CINCINNATI (May 19, 2021) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Ambassador Council has selected its latest class. The Ambassador Council was formed in 2009 to engage young professionals throughout Greater Cincinnati to support its mission, vision, and values.
This year’s class starts their six-year term on July 1, 2021:
|Andrew Kiley||PickMe! Consulting|
|Alana Tucker||Government Strategies Group|
The current Ambassador Council members deserve special recognition for stepping up when the Zoo was down!
Complete Council List (2020-2021):
Ambassador Council Chair:
“I’ve never worked with a more engaged and energetic group of people,” said Cincinnati Zoo’s director of annual giving, Amy Fecker. “They take their role to ensure the Zoo is here for generations to come very seriously but have tons of fun in the process! We really needed that infusion of energy when one of our biggest fundraising events went from in-person to drive-thru last year.”
Over the past eleven years, the Ambassador Council has:
- Hosted Zoo La La, an annual fundraising event that supports the Zoo’s Education Department, including the Living Classroom Education Access Fund, providing free field trips to schools in need. In ten years, over $1.3 million dollars has been raised through this event.
- Worked with local schools to recycle cell phones which contain coltan, a metallic ore that is mined in endangered habitats in Africa, which causes gorillas to be displaced or poached due to the destruction of their homes.
- Conducted donor club membership drives to engage new Zoo donors
- Contributed to new Zoo habitats and habitat enhancements
“The Ambassador Council has made an enormous impact on the Zoo over the last decade,” said Fecker. “I can’t wait to see what they will do in the next 10 years!”