Thank You Art Donors

 

The list below acknowledges the donors who gave $25 or more to help fund the public art pieces the Zoo will install in the Asian continental region when it opens in 2026.

The Zoo Society is deeply grateful to everyone who donated to this collection. The North Carolina Zoo’s public art collection is ranked among the best in the United States. The collection’s poems, sculptures, paintings, and mosaics enrich the Zoo experience by adding whimsy, delight, reflection, and gratitude to a Zoo visit. Except for one sculpture, private donations to the North Carolina Zoo Society have funded every artwork in the Zoo’s collection. 

We are indebted to the generosity of each of these donors for adding beauty and complexity to the Zoo experience.

 

A – K Listing

Luwa Bahnson, Inc.
Bell Family Foundation
The Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation
Eagle Point Golf Club, Inc.
Boys & Girls Club
St. Andrews Anglican Church
Ms. Ellen B. Adelman
Mr. & Mrs. Norman Aldridge
Mr. Ross O. Allen
Mr. Richard R. Allen
Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Alston
Ms. Avery Alston
Mr. Christopher Anderson & Ms. Melissa Anderson
Ms. Russellene J. Angel
Mr. & Mrs. George D. Armstrong
Mr. & Mrs. Bruce D. Augsburger
Ms. June Avery
Mr. Rolly Bannister & Ms. Gail Bannister
Mr. & Mrs. William F. Barker
Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Barnhardt
Ms. Wanda M. Barrett
Mr. Edward Baumbach & Ms. Lorraine Baumbach
F. James & Betty Becher
Mr. John Becton & Ms. Nancy Tannenbaum
Dr. & Mrs. James E. Bedford
Mr. Neil Bezuyen
Ms. Greer Bigham
Ms. Judith L. Birchfield
Kathryn Blackwood
Mr. & Mrs. William J. Blanton
Mr. & Mrs. Lennitt Bligen
Mr. & Mrs. Eric Blinka
Ms. Amy R. Bloomfield
Mrs. Susan Bobinyec & Ms. Karen Bobinyec
Mr. & Mrs. Don Bobo
Drs. Terrence & Ann Bogard
Mr. & Mrs. Brian P. Bois
Mr. James Booker & Ms. Taya Radabaugh
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Borden
Ms. Debbie Y. Bost
Mr. & Mrs. Chad Bowers
Mrs. Nadine Bowers
Ms. Kim S. Bradford
Marilynn Bragg
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Braier
William Bridges & Erin Bridges
Mr. & Mrs. Parker Britt Jr.
Dr. & Mrs. Jonathan E. Brower
Mr. & Mrs. William S. Brown
Ms. Mary L. Brugler
Richard Bryant
Mr. & Mrs. Dave Bryant
Richard & Sylvia Budd
Jeff Bulluck
Mr. & Mrs. Peter T. Bundy
Mr. & Mrs. Mac Burgess
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry W. Burke
Mrs. Susan Busch
Mr. & Mrs. Marc Bush
Mr. & Mrs. Richard W Butler
Mr. & Mrs. Fred E. Byerly
Dr. & Mrs. Tom Byrnes Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Cameron
Ms. Mary C. Irving Campbell
Hunter & Charity C. Campbell
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Canoy
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin E. Carroll
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Carroll
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Carter
Mr. Neil Carter & Ms. Teresa L. Carter
Ken & Chris Carter
Mr. & Ms. Joseph Cavalluzzi
Dr. & Mrs. Steven D. Cecil
Capt. & Mrs. Emil L. Cekada
Ms. Patricia A. Chamings
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Chester
Mr. & Mrs. David M Chisholm
Mr. Jan Chopel & Ms. Patricia Shackleton
Mr. & Mrs. Hugh W. Clark
Mr. & Mrs. Aaron D Clinard
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel L. Coble
Mr. & Mrs. Roy Coble
Dr. Gerald Cochran & Timothy Gudger
Ms. Anne F. Coenen
Mr. Devin Collins & Ms. Mary Collins
Mr. & Mrs. Monty E. Combs
C. Franklin Corriher Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Terry C. Cox
Mr. & Mrs. David Craft
Mr. Van Crandall & Ms. Linda Crandall
Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Czosek
Ms. Renate Dahlin
Celeste Davis & Emily Miller
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Davis
Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie H. Davis
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Davis
Ms. Sharon R. Davis
Dr. & Mrs. Ralph Davison
Richard C. Day
Ms. Fe de la Torre & Ms. Peggy Joubert
Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Deaton
Mrs. Suzanne M. Dedrick
Mr. & Mrs. Nick Del Rosso
Anthony & Mary Dogan
Mr. & Mrs. Mitch W. Dotson
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Downes
Sally Duff
Mr. Thomas Duncanson
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Dunnavant
Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Eaton
Dr. & Mrs. Gordon Edwards
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Eggers
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Ellerbe
Mrs. Clarita F. Emory
Dr. Herman Eure & Dr. Kelli Sapp
Mr. & Mrs. Lee Evans
Kirk & Mary Margaret Faust
Mr. Tom Feldbush
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Ferree
Kathy B. Fletcher
Ms. Susan Flood
Mr. & Mrs. David Fraser
Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Freebourn
Dr. Bryan & Dr. Cheryl G. Freeman
Mrs. Eugenie M. Frick
Mr. & Mrs. Erwin Fuller
Mr. John Gagliardi & Ms. Ruth A. Gagliardi
Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Garkalns
Mr. & Mrs. Larry W. Garner
Mr. & Mrs. Frank O. Gibson Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Marion H. Godlewski
Vann A. Godwin
Mr. & Mrs. William Goldsmith
Mr. & Mrs. Norman L. Good
Dr. Richard Goulah & Ms. Donna Elliott
Mr. & Mrs. Patrick W. Gould
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Graff
Mr. & Mrs. Charles P. Green
Dr. & Mrs. Bill Griffin
Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Grigg
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Grissom
Mr. & Mrs. R. G. Grubb
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A Hall
Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence T Hammond Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph L. Hardison
Mr. Ray R. Hare
Mr. & Mrs. Randy J. Harper
Mr. & Mrs. Eric Harrison
Ms. Sharon Harvey
Mr. & Mrs. Sam Heath
Dr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Hedgpeth
Dr. & Mrs. William R. Henrick
Mr. Chuck Hicks & Ms. Sandra Hicks
James & Margaret Hill
Mr. & Mrs. William V. Hinkle Jr.
Sharon Hinson & Jennifer McGinnis
James & Victoria Hoff
Mr. J. Henry Hogan
Mr. & Mrs. Claude Eugene Holder Jr.
Mrs. Jo Ellen Holder
Dr. William Holt & The Honorable Shelly Holt
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Homolya
Mr. & Mrs. Eric Hooks
Mrs. Ann Hoover
Mr. & Mrs. C. M. Hughes
Ms. Joan Humphreys & Mr. Vincent Rash
Pat B. Hurley
Honorable Jeanette W. Hyde
Mr. & Mrs. Dick Ives
Ms. Jennifer Jackson
Mr. Ronald Johnson & Mr. William Roane
Ms. Cynthia Johnson & Ms. Katie Johnson
Mr. & Mrs. Paul B. Johnson
Dr. Robert Johnston & Dr. Laura White
Mr. Victor A. Jones
Dr. & Mrs. David M. Jones
Mrs. Frances F. Jones
Kay Judge
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph V. Jurczak
Mr. & Mrs. Kerry A Justice
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Kaczmarek
Cynthia Kager & Lauren Whyman
Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Kahn
Ms. Louise L. Kamp
Mr. Daniel Kavanaugh & Mrs. Silke Havely
Merle Kemp & Yvonne Miller
Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Kerber
Dr. & Mrs. John R. Kesler, D.D.S.
Mr. Kelvin Kestner
Ms. Nancy Lou G. Kiessler
Mr. & Mrs. Philip G. Kinken Jr.
Ms. Virginia Knight
Mr. & Mrs. Gary G. Koch
Mr. & Mrs. Darrell Kornegay
Dr. & Mrs. Arthur F. Kriner
Mr. William Kruse
Mr. John E. Kuras
Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Kyles

L – Z Listing

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Lancaster
Ms. Vicky Langley
Mr. & Mrs. William B. Lawrence
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Lawrence
Mr. & Mrs. Keith Leister
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel E. Leonard
Mr. & Ms. Robert W. Lewis Jr.
Dr. Martha S. & Mr. Charles A. Lewis
Mr. & Mrs. Anthony M. Liberatore
Mrs. Anna Lindsay
Mrs. Dorothy J. Lineberger
Dr. Clarence Lloyd, M.D.
Mrs. Dawn Lowder
Mr. Robert F. Lowe
Mr. William Lowe & Mr. Matthew Lowe
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Lowery
Dr. Deborah Lucas & Mr. Richard Lewis
Mrs. Myrna Mackin
Mr. & Mrs. James V. Maddox
Mr. & Mrs. Mark J. Mailhot
Mr. & Mrs. Shane W Malone
Mr. W. Manchester & Ms. Allison Covington
Mr. & Mrs. Don Mangum
Mr. & Mrs. James T. Manning
Mr. Ray Marley
Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Marlin
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Mast
Mr. & Mrs. R. E. Matthews
Richard & Lucy Mauger
Mr. Michael Mavretic
Mr. & Mrs. William G. Maxson
Mrs. Jeanne McCarthy
Donna J. McCaskill
Herbert & Betsy McKenzie
Elizabeth & Joseph McOwen
Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Meeker Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Merrill
Christine C. Merriman
Bernard & Diana Michalski
Mr. Derek A. & Ms. Lacey D. Miller
Mr. & Mrs. Ron Mitchell
Mrs. Peggy Mora
Mrs. Pat Morgan & Mr. Nicholas Long
Mr. & Mrs. William H. Moss
Mr. William Mosteller & Ms. Sarah Fleming
Mrs. Cheryl Muller & Mr. Jim Little
Dr. & Mrs. Brian Munley
Mr. & Mrs. John J. Myers
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Nasko
Mr. & Mrs. David Neal
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Neal
Dr. & Mrs. Alan V. Nealeans
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Nealen
Mr. & Mrs. James Nedoff
Mr. & Mrs. Benton Neese
Ms. Ingrid Neilson & Mr. John Torrico
Mr. & Mrs. Richard N. Nelson
Ms. Brenda Newsome
Mr. & Mrs. Jim North
Ms. Sandra K. O’Briant
Mr. Charles F. Odom Jr. & Ms. Jean-Marie Odom
Mr. & Mrs. Jan Ollry
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas L. Olson
Mr. John Orth & Ms. Katherine Orth
Dr. Marty Pate & Ms. Linda Pate
Mrs. Sandy G. Patterson
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Pattison
Mr. & Mrs. Dave Pauly
Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Payne
Mr. Larry W. Pearce
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew C Pearson, III
Dr. Robert Peet & Ms. Katherine Rankin
Mr. & Mrs. Blaise M. Pena
Ms. Judy Penny & Ms. Lily Carden
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy A. Peppe
Mr. & Mrs. Terry Perkins
Ms. June Perry
Mr. & Mrs. Jay L. Peters
Mr. William T. Peters
Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Peterson
Mr. Richard Petty
Mr. & Mrs. Jim Phelps
Mr. Mark Pichon & Ms. Mary Beth Pichon
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Pickens
Mr. & Mrs. John Pitts
Mr. & Mrs. C. Edward Pleasants Jr.
Ms. Karla Plyler
Mr. & Mrs. Walter R. Poole
Mr. & Mrs. James Brandon Poole
Alyson Poole
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Porter
Mr. Liam Porter
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Pracht
Mr. & Mrs. Lucas Prillaman
Dr. & Mrs. Alan D. Proia
Mr. & Mrs. Jesse T. Pugh III
Mr. & Mrs. Mac Pugh
Mr. David Qualls & Ms. Lynne Qualls
Mr. & Mrs. Sam A. Rankin Jr.
Ms. Camey Reid
Rev. Rick A. & Virginia A. Reid
Jessica Rhodes
Dr. & Mrs. James M. Rich Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Sam K. Ritch
Mr. & Mrs. Mike Ritter
Ms. Barbara L. Roberts
Mr. & Mrs. Michael S. Robinson
Dr. Linda & Mr. Fred Robinson
Ms. Jo Ellen Robison & Mr. Lynn Butts
Tirso & Margarita Rojas
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Rose
Willard and Libby Ross
Mr. & Mrs. Don Rousseau
Dr. & Mrs. Ranjan S. Roy
Mr. & Mrs. John L. Ruffin
Dr. Tonya Rutherford-Hemming
Mr. & Mrs. Joe Ryan
Mr. & Ms. Jan F. Sassaman
Mr. Edward D. Sawicki
Mr. & Mrs. James Sawyer
Mr. & Mrs. Terry L. Scarlette
Dr. Timothy Scheetz & Ms. Pamela Scheetz
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Schindler
Mr. & Mrs. George Schloetzer
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen B. Schmidt
Mr. & Mrs. Merlyn Schuh
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph L. Schuhbauer
Ms. Regan Sears
Mr. Robert A. Sebrosky
Ms. Linda Selsor
Mr. & Mrs. Ryan S. Severance
Mr. Stanley Shuman & Ms. Crystal Dillard
Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Shute
Mr. & Mrs. Noah M. Sites
Mr. Truman Smith
Mr. Marshall Smith & Mr. David Hathaway
Mr. & Mrs. Wade Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Smith
Ms. Susan E. Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Alan W. Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Don Smith
Clark & Diane Smith
Terry Snow & Stephanie Chisholm
Mr. & Mrs. Richard C Snyder
Ms. Mary A. Sowers
Drs. Scott & Lauren Spillmann
Mr. & Mrs. Jason Spruill
Mr. & Mrs. Ross Staffhorst
Mr. & Mrs. William P. Steele
Mr. & Mrs. Ned W. Steele
Mrs. Mary J. Stewart
Odes & Lillian Stroupe
Robin Swaim & Tara Vasilos
Ms. Dianna L. Swift
Mr. Rodney Swink & Mrs. Juanita Shearer-Swink
Ms. Kay Taylor
Dr. Peggy & Mr. Robert Terhune
Mr. & Mrs. Christian Thoma
Mr. & Mrs. Mike Thompson
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Thomson
Ms. Eleanor Tomlinson
Ms. Lynne Y. Tuggle
Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Tuohig
Dr. Charles E. Twine Jr.
Mrs. Emily Vannoy
Mr. & Mrs. K. M. Vestal Jr.
Ms. Frances Villiers-Fisher
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Wainwright
Ms. Sue F. Walker
Nancy Walker & Marion Czaja
Mr. & Mrs. Jason D. Warren
Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Wasylak
Mr. John Waszak & Ms. Cecelia O’Farrell
Mr. Brian Waterhouse & Mrs. Peyton Johnson-Waterhouse
Mrs. Susan A. Watson
Mr. & Mrs. William Watson
Mr. Terry Weaver
Mr. & Mrs. James R. Weaver
Mr. & Mrs. John Weinerth
Dr. & Mrs. Edward A. Wenda
Mr. & Mrs. Marshall White
Larice White
Monty White & Nancy Hanes White
Mr. James Whitley & Mr. Jason Coughlin
Mr. & Mrs. T. M. Williams
Melissa Williamson Simpson & Joe Simpson
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Wilson
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Wilson
Mr. & Mrs. David Womack
Mr. & Mrs. Fred P. Wood
Cletra Wormley & Heather Choate
Ford S. Worthy
Mary Denny & Wray
Mr. & Mrs. S. Paul Wright
Mr. & Mrs. Chad Wylie
Mr. & Mrs. G. Smedes York
Ms. Nancy York & Ms. Julie Bass
Ms. Casey J. Younts
Mr. & Mrs. David Zumbro
Mr. & Mrs. John Zylka