Wildlife Conservation Society

Registered Name
Wildlife Conservation Society
Tax ID


The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), founded in 1895 saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. We currently manage about 500 conservation projects in more than 60 countries; and educate millions of visitors at our five living institutions in New York City on important issues affecting our planet. Our parks include: the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo. The WCS parks in New York City welcome 4 million visitors each year, including helping the city to educate millions of schoolchildren in science and conservation issues.


Annual Budget
June 2018
+6% Growth
Program Spending
Fundraising Spending
Management Spending


Global Conservation and Health Programs


Global conservation and health programs are funded primarily by restricted gifts, grants and contracts from private individuals, foundations, federal agencies and other sources.

Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium


Total attendance at all five WCS facilities was 3,923,933. At the Bronx Zoo attendance totaled 1,820,766 and at the New York Aquarium attendance totaled 490,239.

City Zoos


Central Park/Prospect Park and Queens Zoos; Central Park Zoo (CPZ) attendance 991,698; Prospect Park Zoo (PPZ) attendance 303,316; Queens Zoo attendance 317,914.


Antonia M. Grumbach Chair & Trustee
Jonathan D. Green Vice Chair & Trustee
Alejandro Santo Domingo Vice Chair & Trustee
Brian J. Heidtke Trustee
Frederick W. Beinecke Secretary
Gordon E. Dyal Treasurer
Hamilton E. James Vice Chair & Trustee
John F. Calvelli Evp Public Affairs
John G. Robinson Evp Conservation
Paula Hayes From 040317 Evp Chief of Global Resources
Robert Calamo VP & Comptroller
James J. Breheny Evp Director of Zoos/aquarium
Laura Stolzenthaler Svp & CFO
Christopher J. Mckenzie Svp General Counsel
Robert Menzi Evp Chief Operating Officer
Niko Radjenovic VP Business Services
Hon Bill De Blasio Ex Officio Trustee
Scott Stringer Ex Officio Trustee
Corey Johnson Ex Officio Trustee
Mitchell Silver Ex Officio Trustee
Tom Finkelpearl Ex Officio Trustee
Ruben Diaz Jr. Ex Officio Trustee
Eric Adams Ex Officio Trustee
Thomas Edelman Trustee
Andrew H. Tisch Trustee
David B. Schiff Trustee
C. Diane Christensen Trustee
Katherine L. Dolan Trustee
Christopher J. Elliman Trustee
Thomas Dan Friedkin Trustee
Bradley L. Goldberg Trustee
Paul A. Gould Trustee
Wellington J. Denahan Trustee
Judith H. Hamilton Trustee
John N. Irwin III Trustee
Rosina M. Bierbaum Trustee
Ambrose K. Monell Trustee
Adebayo O. Ogunlesi Trustee
Ward Woods Chair Emeritus
Walter C. Sedgwick Trustee
Caroline N. Sidnam Trustee
Roselinde Torres Trustee
Julia Marton-lefevre Trustee
Elizabeth Ainsle Trustee
Katherine Sherrill Trustee
Dr Cristian Samper President & CEO
Herman Smith VP Human Resources
Mary Dixon Svp Communications
Carolyn Gray VP Institutional Advancement
Joseph Walston VP for Field Conservation
Valerie Kind Exec. Direc. Global Resources
Source: IRS 990