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Chicago Zoological Society

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Chicago Zoological Society is a zoo based in Brookfield, IL that was founded in 1921. As of 2018 they had $75 million in revenue and $218 million in assets.

The mission of the Chicago Zoological Society is to inspire conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature. They had an international reputation for taking a cutting-edge role in animal care and conservation of the natural world.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: The Northern Trust Company; and Brookfield Zoo.

(708) 688-8000
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Form 990s for Chicago Zoological Society

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2017-12Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Oct 27, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Jan 5, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Jan 8, 2016990View PDF
2013-12Oct 28, 2014990View PDF
...and three more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Chicago Zoological Society

Total grants, contributions, etc.$39,723,641
Program services$22,571,849
Investment income and dividends$1,014,980
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$52,400
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$2,436,177
Net income from fundraising events$-371,168
Net income from gaming activities$36,649
Net income from sales of inventory$10,325,014
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$75,789,542

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Vendors for Chicago Zoological Society

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Plante and Moran PLLCTax accounting; Audit accounting2019-04-16
███████████ ████████ ███Third Party Exhibit Fees$421,8402017-12-01
████████ ██████ ███ ██████████Consulting Fundraising Dinner$70,0462017-12-01
██████████ ███Payment Card Processing$606,5592017-12-01
███ ███Benefits Administration$436,0282017-12-01
███ ██ ████Advertising$1,100,9582017-12-01
██████████ ██ ████████Veterinary Pathology Lab Research Services$458,7392017-12-01
████████ ██████ ████████Investment management2016-12-31
...and 11 more vendors

Personnel at Chicago Zoological Society

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Stuart D. StrahlPresident and Chief Executive Officer$491,746July 17, 2019
Rich GambleChief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President-Sept. 26, 2018
█████ ███████Chief Advancement Officer-July 17, 2019
████ █████Senior Vice President of Finance-July 17, 2019
████ █████Vice President , Marketing and Communications-Sept. 11, 2018
███████ ██ █████Vice President , Information Technology / Vice President Information Technology$171,619Sept. 12, 2018
█████ █████Vice President , Membership-July 19, 2018
████████ ██████Vice President of Government Affairs-Aug. 29, 2018
██████ █ ██████████Vice President , Human Resources / Vice President Human Resources$156,725Aug. 30, 2018
███████ ████████Vice President , Clinical Medicine-Sept. 20, 2018
...and 55 more key personnel

Peer zoos and acquariums

1National Aquarium501(c)(3)$51 millionBaltimore, MD
2Lincoln Park Zoological Society501(c)(3)$43 millionChicago, IL
3Shedd Aquarium501(c)(3)$65 millionChicago, IL
4Clearwater Marine Aquarium501(c)(3)$36 millionClearwater, FL
5San Francisco Zoo and Gardens501(c)(3)$31 millionSan Francisco, CA
6Nashville Zoo501(c)(3)$29 millionNashville, TN
7San Antonio Zoological Society501(c)(3)$33 millionSan Antonio, TX
8Philadelphia Zoo501(c)(3)$38 millionPhiladelphia, PA
9Detroit Zoological Society501(c)(3)$46 millionRoyal Oak, MI
10Zoo Atlanta501(c)(3)$40 millionAtlanta, GA
11Woodland Park Zoo501(c)(3)$44 millionSeattle, WA
12Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's501(c)(3)$65 millionOmaha, NE
13Georgia Aquarium501(c)(3)$93 millionAtlanta, GA
14Denver Zoological Foundation501(c)(3)$45 millionDenver, CO
15Dallas Zoo501(c)(3)$28 millionDallas, TX
16Columbus Zoological Park Association501(c)(3)$78 millionPowell, OH
17Toledo Zoological Society501(c)(3)$36 millionToledo, OH
18San Diego Zoo Global501(c)(3)$342 millionSan Diego, CA
19Tennessee Aquarium501(c)(3)$24 millionChattanooga, TN
20Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens501(c)(3)$19 millionJacksonville, FL
21ZooTampa501(c)(3)$24 millionTampa, FL
22Houston Zoo501(c)(3)$71 millionHouston, TX
23Audubon Nature Institute501(c)(3)$34 millionNew Orleans, LA
24The Phoenix Zoo501(c)(3)$30 millionPhoenix, AZ
25Pittsburgh Zoological and PPG Aquarium501(c)(3)$21 millionPittsburgh, PA

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