Zoo Lecture Series Gets Grant From Bank Of America

The Palm Beach Zoo recently received an $80,000 grant in support of its award-winning Conservation Leadership Lecture Series from corporate sponsor Bank of America.

“We are so proud to support the conservation initiatives of Palm Beach Zoo,” said Stephanie Glavin, vice president and Palm Beach County market manager at Bank of America. “This partnership allows Bank of America the opportunity to partner with another green organization, and that is a huge win for educators and the environment.”

It should come as no surprise that the $80,000 grant, which will support two years of programming for the conservation leadership series, was drawn on a dry-erase, reusable check. “Addressing global conservation efforts and wildlife issues speaks to the core of our mission and the reason that the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society exists,” said Andrew Aiken, president and CEO of the Palm Beach Zoo. “We look forward to another exciting lineup of internationally acclaimed scientists, explorers and conservationists.”

The Palm Beach Zoo’s Conservation Leadership Lecture Series allows the zoo to bring in outside professionals to have in-depth conversations about conservation. The series won Florida Atlantic University’s 2016 Environmental Education Program of the Year award for inspiring participants to become engaged, informed citizens of South Florida and stewards of the natural world.

The Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches aims to inspire action on behalf of wildlife and the natural world. It advances its conservation mission through endangered species propagation, education and support of conservation initiatives in the field. The zoo’s commitment to sustainable business practices elevates its capacity to inspire others.

The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is located at 1301 Summit Blvd. in West Palm Beach and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. To learn more, visit www.palmbeachzoo.org.

ABOVE: At the check presentation were Amanda Joy, membership manager at the Palm Beach Zoo; Nikki Morley and Stephanie Glavin of Bank of America; and Andrew Aiken, president and CEO of the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society.