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Board of Trustees and Financial Information

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Board of Trustees

The Air Zoo, under provisions of our Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Statutes, is governed by a Board of Trustees. Our Board of Trustees represents a cross section of southwest Michigan's civic, corporate, professional, and philanthropic communities.

The Trustees are responsible for ensuring the capacity of the Air Zoo to fulfill its mission today and for generations to come. They provide leadership and oversight regarding strategic direction and financial resources. The President/CEO is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization and reports to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Donald R. Parfet - Chair
Managing Director
Apjohn Group, LLC
Air Zoo Executive Committee - Chair
Air Zoo Advancement Committee


Dr. Janice M. Brown, Ed.D - Secretary
Trustee
The Kalamazoo Promise
Air Zoo Executive Committee
Air Zoo Committee on Trustees
Air Zoo Strategic Planning Committee


Ronald N. Kilgore - Treasurer
Chief Executive Officer
Greenleaf Trust
Air Zoo Executive Committee
Air Zoo Finance & Audit Committee - Chair


Jon H. Bowers
Owner
WACO Classic Aircraft Corporation
Retired
Bowers Manufacturing
Air Zoo Executive Committee
Air Zoo Finance & Audit Committee
Air Zoo Committee on Trustees
Air Zoo Strategic Planning Committee


Dr. Randall W. Eberts
President
W.E. Upjohn Institute
Air Zoo Executive Committee
Air Zoo Education Committee - Chair
Air Zoo Finance & Audit Committee
Air Zoo Building & Grounds Committee


Troy A. Thrash
President & CEO
Air Zoo
Air Zoo Executive Committee
Air Zoo Education Committee
Air Zoo Finance & Audit Committee
Air Zoo Advancement Committee
Air Zoo Strategic Planning Committee


David J. Campbell
Superintendent
Kalamazoo RESA
Air Zoo Education Committee


  Jerry A. Culp
Vice President & General Manager
Stryker IMT
Air Zoo Strategic Planning Committee

Judy K. Jolliffe
Retired
Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo
Committee on Trustees - Chair
Air Zoo Advancement Committee
Air Zoo Strategic Planning Committee


Clifford J. Mulder
Senior Vice President, Investments
Wealth Management Specialist
Raymond James
Air Zoo Advancement Committee


Preston L. Parish
Owner
The Landing Restaurant
Air Zoo Education Committee


Marc A. Schupan
Chief Executive Officer
Schupan & Sons, Inc.


BOARD EMERITI

Robert E. Ellis
Retired
Air Zoo
Lifetime Trustee Emeritus


Preston (Pete) S. Parish
Retired
Parish Associates
Chairman Emeritus
Air Zoo Strategic Planning Committee


Mary L. Tyler
Retired
Tyler Supply Company
Burrough's Corporation

Trustee Emeritus

Financial Information

The Air Zoo is grateful to the many individuals, organizations, corporations, and partners that support our work every day and ensure the successful achievement of our mission: to preserve the legacy of flight for present and future generations.

We at the Air Zoo embrace the values of accountability & transparency and maintain a high level of ethical leadership in an effort to preserve the trust of our valued donors, partners, and volunteers.

The following reports and financial documents are provided here for your reference and review:

Air Zoo 2014-2016 Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) Funder Report (PDF)

Air Zoo Form 990 for 2015

2016 Air Zoo Impact Statement (PDF)

Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program