Ivett Iglesias is the new director of corporate and individual giving for the Zoological Society of Florida (ZSF).
With five years of experience in development and advancement, Iglesias will manage the development, implementation and operation of fundraising activities that target primarily corporate and individual donors.
Iglesias’ primary responsibilities will be to solicit new donations and sponsorships from corporations and individuals in general and specifically for special annual fundraisers including Feast with the Beasts and Monster Masquerade. She also will plan and execute annual mid-year and year-end direct mail appeal campaigns.
In addition, Iglesias will be managing programs like Friends of Zoo Miami that encourages members to become generous supporters of the zoo’s efforts while receiving unique benefits and recognition and Wild For Kids, an extension of Zoo Miami’s Adopt-an-Animal program, that connects the zoo’s family of wildlife enthusiasts with organizations that serve the community’s children.
“As a native Miamian, I have been a witness to Zoo Miami’s impressionable growth throughout the years,” Iglesias said. “I am both honored and passionate to work towards continuing to ensure that we fulfill our mission of encouraging an appreciation for the world’s wildlife and helping conserve it for future generations.”
The Zoological Society of Florida, founded in 1956, is the non-profit support organization for Zoo Miami that encourages an appreciation for the world’s wildlife and helps conserve it for future generations. Today, it is one of the largest membership organizations in South Florida with more than 16,000 members with activities and programs that include: volunteer services, education programs, special events, and member programs. During its 56-year history, the ZSF has served as the principal private fundraising arm for Zoo Miami and since 1998 as its principal marketer. The ZSF and Zoo Miami currently are planning to build the Florida: Mission Everglades exhibit and a new front entry plaza set to open in 2015-16.