Are you a professional with a passion for conservation, wildlife and community leadership?

The Wildest Club in Town (WCIT) is for professionals and animal enthusiasts age 21 or older. Meet and network with other members who share a passion for wildlife conservation and seek to engage with energetic and like-minded leaders. Membership provides an enriching experience through environmentally focused volunteer opportunities, professional networking activities, collaborative group projects and exclusive invitations to WCIT member events.

~ Roar With Us! ~

WCIT Membership Benefits Include:

  • Group Service Projects
  • Leadership and Membership Positions
  • Networking
  • Speakers and Workshops
  • Inside Access to Zoo Events
  • Zoo Wide Discounts

WCIT Membership Requirements:

  • Passionate about the Zoo, wildlife conservation and the local community
  • Attend monthly meetings
  • Participation in events, projects, speakers and workshops
  • Help fundraise to support the Zoo’s initiatives
  • Current Zoo membership
  • Annual Dues

How long will my WCIT Membership last?
Your membership will last a full calendar year from the date you join.

Is my contribution tax deductible?
Yes, your membership fee of $200* is a donation to the Phoenix Zoo and is 100 percent tax deductible and you will receive a tax acknowledgement. 

Will Your Employer Match Your WCIT Membership Contribution?
Did you know you may be able to multiply your support of the Zoo? Many employers will match your WCIT membership contribution, providing additional funds to further support our animal care, education outreach and wildlife conservation programs. Contact your Human Resources department to learn if your employer has a matching gift program.

Upcoming WCIT Events

  • October
  • November
  • December

Date: October 2, 2018
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Event: Monthly Meeting
Location: Phoenix Zoo, Doornbos Boardroom

Date: October 13, 2018
Time: 9:00am
Event: Wild Saturday with the Wildest Club in Town
Location: Phoenix Zoo
Description: Horticulture Talk

Date: October 13, 2018
Time: 10:00am
Event: Service Project with the Wildest Club in Town
Location: Phoenix Zoo
Description: Conservation Center Service Project

Date: November 6, 2018
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Event: Monthly Meeting
Location: Phoenix Zoo, Doornbos Boardroom
Description: Wildest Club in Town Speaker Series: ZooLights

Date: November 10, 2018
Time: 9:00am
Event: Wild Saturday with the Wildest Club in Town
Location: Phoenix Zoo
Description: Conservation Center

Date: December 4, 2018
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Event: Monthly Meeting
Location: Phoenix Zoo, Doornbos Boardroom

Date: December 8, 2018
Time: 9:00am
Event: Wild Saturday with the Wildest Club in Town
Location: Phoenix Zoo
Description: Goats with AAR

Member Spotlight

Hello, my name is Andrea Stroud and I have lived in Arizona for over 30 years. I was born (and grew up) in Wyoming.

I have worked at Quality Home Maintenance for about 13 years. I have seen it grow from a small company of about 20 employees to a large company of about 200 employees. I work in the purchasing dept & I’m a team lead for Contracts. I have a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.

I have two grown daughters who are married; one lives in Maricopa and one lives in Wyoming. I have a 5-year-old granddaughter that I take care of after school every day. She is a lot of fun, very smart and very funny. 

I recently signed up to be a volunteer at the Zoo and will start in the Horitculture department next month.

I like to knit, watch movies, go to wine tastings and hang out at the spa.

I joined the WCIT because I wanted to learn more about the animals and help with conservation efforts. 

I look forward to the upcoming year & what we will be able to accomplish with this group.

Join Us
Interested in becoming a member of the *Wildest Club in Town? Complete the WCIT application today!

*Limited time offer: $50 off annual dues!

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*Paid annual membership of the Zoo is required.


Wildest Club in Town Officers

President, Kelley Durham, K Durham Law PLLC | kd@kndlegal.com

Vice President, Andrea Stroud, Quality Home Maintenance | alasmom@yahoo.com

Secretary, Natasha Stewart, Isagenix, | nkaraczan@yahoo.com

Phoenix Zoo Staff Liaison

Shannon Kinsman, Individual Giving Manager | 602.914.4346; skinsman@phoenixzoo.org