The Women’s Board of the Chicago Zoological Society

The mission of the Women’s Board is to advance the Society’s mission by securing financial resources, providing services and programs, and extending the Society’s presence in the greater Chicago community.

2013 Women’s Board Scholarship Recipients

Formally established in 1992, the Women’s Board of the Chicago Zoological Society is comprised of nearly 70 dynamic women leaders from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs with a shared passion for animal care and conservation. Women’s Board members are dedicated volunteers who play a vital role in helping the Society advance its mission by providing philanthropic and community support, engaging in outreach programs, and promoting animal care and conservation of the natural world.

2013 Whirl

Events & Outreach
The Women’s Board hosts the largest fundraiser for the Chicago Zoological Society, Whirl, which raises over $1,000,000 annually. Other important projects include the Women’s Board Scholarships, which rewards students in the pursuit of conservation leadership; and Community Outreach Events, increasing the reach of the Society by partnering with organizations that may not have the opportunity to experience the zoo’s magnificent animals. Over the years, the Women’s Board has contributed millions of dollars to maintain the Society’s long-standing history of being at the forefront in animal care and conservation.

Membership is by invitation and is limited to 75 active members. For additional information, please call (708) 688-8393.