25 years of enriching community life: Phoenix Zoo

This year, the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust celebrates 25 years of community grantmaking in Arizona. To honor Mrs. Pulliam’s legacy and her appreciation for the importance of having vibrant communities, the Trust supports the Phoenix Zoo to enrich community life in Maricopa County.

Mrs. Pulliam had a special passion for the Phoenix Zoo during her lifetime and was instrumental in helping the zoo save the Arabian oryx. The Trust has since aided in preserving the Sumatran tiger, orangutan and the African lion in her honor. Over the past 25 years, the Trust has awarded the Phoenix Zoo $3.3 million. A $1.5 million grant helped create the children’s and school group entrance and the Nina Mason Pulliam Children’s Trail for children’s programming and education. And, $1.5 million was provided for a new Sumatran tiger exhibit and an endangered African lion and spotted hyena habitat.

Find out more about the Phoenix Zoo at www.phoenixzoo.org.