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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


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


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


Clifford J. Mulder - Treasurer
Senior Vice President, Investments
Wealth Management Specialist
Raymond James
Air Zoo Executive Committee
Air Zoo Finance & Audit Committee - Chair
Air Zoo Advancement Committee


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


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 Strategic Planning Committee
Air Zoo Advancement Committee
Air Zoo Building & Grounds Committee


  David J. Campbell
Superintendent
Kalamazoo RESA
Air Zoo Education Committee

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


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


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


Jamie G. Pleune
Tour Pilot & Flight Instructor
Anthelion Helicopters


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 2015-2017 Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) Funder Report (PDF)

Air Zoo Form 990 for 2016

2017 Air Zoo Impact Statement (PDF)

Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program