2013 Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

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2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Start Date
December 2011
End Date
September 2013
Project Overview

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is one of the top visited cultural destinations in the state of Minnesota, with over 2 million visitors each year, because it’s free, interactive, welcoming, and accessible for families. Como Park Zoo and Conservatory celebrates diversity in many forms, across cultures, ethnicity, economics and generations and visitors come from all over the state. Como has executed the following projects that interweave the arts, culture and history into the guests that participate, along with increasing the number of participates and students that are exposed to the arts and culture.

Projects include:
Music Under Glass
Interpretive Graphics
EdZoocation Programs
Special Exhibits
Children’s & Formal Garden Planning
Theatrical Show Presentation

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Recipient Board Members
Diana Allen Realtor, Minnesota Home Ventures Jo Bailey Community Volunteer Sheila Brown Assistant Treasurer and Vice President, Travelers Arta Cheney Community Volunteer Jennifer Denys Investment Counsel, Advantus Capital Management, a subsidiary of Securian Financial Group Scott Dongoske President, Winthrop & Weinstine PA Peter Everett Marketing Director of Adult Cereals, General Mills Anne Hazelroth Field Chair – Community Volunteer David Gabel Finance, Ecolab Tom Hodnefield Treasurer – CPA, Tautges Redpath, Ltd. Robert Hoke District Manager of Saint Paul and Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Jennifer Huelsmann Executive, Accenture Bill Kaphing Vice President, Xcel Energy Joe Nayquonabe Corporate Director of Marketing, Grand Casino Mille Lacs/Hinckley Nancy Nelson Vice Chair – Consultant, The Nelson Group Marla Ordway Pratt Ordway Properties Lynette Palmgren Community Volunteer Bill Parker Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer, US Bancorp Ed Pendergast Community Volunteer Susan Roeder Vice President, Andersen Corporate Foundation Wendy Rubin CEO, Wendy Rubin Ltd. Kathleen Schubert Organizational Consultant Peter Thrane Attorney, Leonard Street & Deinard Keith Wietecki Former President & CEO, Seren Innovations & Xcel Energy Leonard Wilkening Emeritus Director Ex Officio Mike Hahm Director, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Michelle Furrer Campus Manager, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Jackie Sticha President, Como Friends
Project Manager
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Organization Name
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
Street Address
1225 Estabrook Drive
Saint Paul
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200 Administration Building
50 Sherburne Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55155