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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

Dr. Janice M. Brown, Ed.D - Secretary
The Kalamazoo Promise
Air Zoo Executive Committee

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

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

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

Troy A. Thrash
President & CEO
Air Zoo
Air Zoo Executive Committee

David J. Campbell
Kalamazoo RESA
Air Zoo Advancement Committee

  Jerry A. Culp
Vice President & General Manager
Stryker IMT

Judy K. Jolliffe
Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo
Air Zoo Advancement Committee

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

Preston L. Parish
The Landing Restaurant
Air Zoo Education Committee

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


Robert E. Ellis
Air Zoo
Lifetime Trustee Emeritus

Preston (Pete) S. Parish
Parish Associates
Chairman Emeritus

Mary L. Tyler
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 Form 990 (PDF)
Air Zoo 2013-2015 Funders Report (Michigan Cultural Data Project) (PDF)

Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program