Norristown’s Elmwood Park Zoo Receives Million-dollar Gift from Genuardi Family Foundation

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Images via Elmwood Park Zoo.

Elmwood Park Zoo is excited about its recent $1 million gift from the Genuardi Family Foundation, which is in support of the zoo’s expansion across Stony Creek, writes Justin Heinze for the Patch.  

This million-dollar donation is one of the largest in the zoo’s 97-year history, and the gift will fund the construction of a 100 foot-long vehicle and pedestrian bridge that spans the creek.

“The gift from The Genuardi Family Foundation gets us one step closer to a whole new era for the zoo,” said Jennifer Conti, Elmwood Park Zoo’s Director of Development. “It opens up our ability to enhance our existing facility and create new and exciting adventures for our guests to enjoy.”

Future plans for Elmwood Park Zoo's expansion.
Future plans for Elmwood Park Zoo’s expansion. Images via the Zoo.

The zoo is excited to develop the land for future animal enclosures, guest amenities and more. 

Learn more about the zoo’s Master Plan and Centennial Campaign here.

“Our Board is pleased to support Elmwood Park Zoo at a crucial moment in its expansion,” said Beth Genuardi Borrelli, President of the Genuardi Family Foundation. “Families all over our region will continue to benefit immensely from the Zoo’s commitment to improving its exhibits and facilities, ensuring wonderful memories for future generations.”

“We are deeply thankful for the Genuardi Family Foundation’s tremendous generosity,” said Al Zone, Elmwood Park Zoo’s Executive Director and CEO. “Their support will get the ball rolling on the bridge across Stony Creek as well as our exciting plans for the future.”

Read more about the Genuardi Family Foundation donation to Elmwood Park Zoo.

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