2015 Supporters

With the help of our generous supporters, Save the Golden Lion Tamarin and the Associação Mico-Leão-Dourado have made significant progress in 2015 toward our goal of saving golden lion tamarins in their native habitat in Brazil in perpetuity.  THANK YOU for believing in our work.  There is much left to be done.  We hope you will continue your support in 2016.


* Sustaining Supporters (through monthly recurring donations)


American Forests, Washington DC, USA

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Conservation Grants Fund, USA

Disney Conservation Fund, USA

$1,000 - $9,999

Atlanta Chapter, American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK), Atlanta, Georgia, USA 

Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Dr. Anne Baker and Dr. Robert Lacy, Jonesbororo, Maine, USA

Brandywine Zoo Chapter, American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK), Wilmington, Delaware, USA

Bryan and Virginia Burney, McCordsville, Indiana, USA

Minnesota Zoo Foundation, Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA

Rhode Island Zoological Society, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Zoo Atlanta Reeder Conservation Fund, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

$500 - $999

Toni Allen, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Cathie Alderks, Rockville, Maryland, USA

Jeremy Mallinson, Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom

in honor of Jeff Taylor and Casey Robinson wedding, Washington, DC, USA: gifts by Sean Wolridge, Catherine Hughes, Anon, Kenton Kerns, Jennifer Mickelberg, Laura Taylor, Amanda Collins, Lauren Smyth

Leslie Wilkes, Alexandria, Virginia, USA

ZuPreem Future Generations Fund, Mission, Kansas, USA

$100 - $499

Ben and Beate Beck, Newark, Maryland, USA

Lisa Dabek, Seattle, Washington, USA

Nancy de Moraes, Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Susan Dietz, Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA

*Deborah Edlin, Sussex, UK

Education Department, Zoological Society of Florida, Miami, Florida, USA

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Gail Lee, USA

Patricia Roberts, Washington, DC, USA

Aquila Robinson, Rochester New Hampshire, USA

*Maria Sarno, Miami, Florida, USA

David Shepherdson, Portland, Oregon, USA

Van Tomasic, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Kevin & Diane Wilshere, USA

$50 - $99

Amazon Smile Foundation

Cedar and Natalia Beck, Washington DC, USA

Douglas Reber Dunkel, Hanover, Virginia, USA

Lorraine Heidrich, Newark, Maryland, USA, in honor of Beate Beck

Mary Alice Shinall, Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Anonymous, Washington, DC, USA

Janice Boston, Santa Ana, California, USA

Marion Capriotti, New York, NY, USA, in honor of The Wrong Reverend Mr. Little Bingo, creamsicle cat

Nancy DeMoraes, Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Sandra Elvin, USA

Cynthia Frasier, USA

Jan and Kristen Hibbetts

Madara Jayatilake, USA, in honor of Wayne Jacobson

Ethan Ngo, Arlington, Virginia, USA

Kathryne Rosen, Washington DC, USA

Kirstin Schoeninger, Washington DC, USA

Amanda Wittrup



Karen Bonnin, Esquire, Colesville, Maryland, USA

George Burkes, Washington, DC, USA – Camera Equipment for Associação Mico-Leão-Dourado

Diatomic Design Studio LLC, Minnesota, USA  - web hosting

Friends of the National Zoo, Washington, DC, USA - graphic designs

Ian Yeomans, Manchester, England, UK – Items and photos from the collection of Dr. Devra Kleiman

Donations of items to the Friends of the National Zoo 2015 ZooFari Auctions, raising funds for the Associação Mico-Leão-Dourado’s work in Brazil:

Dr. Andrew Baker, Philadelphia Zoo

Dr. Jennifer Mickelberg, Zoo Atlanta

Dr. Benjamin and Beate Beck

Rebecca Miller, Smithsonian National Zoo

Larry Broadwell

Dr. Don Neiffer, Smithsonian National Zoo

Steve Conners, Zoo Miami

Clyde Nishimura and Don Johnson, Friends of the National Zoo Photo Club

Conservation International

Lynn Parsons

Dr. Sian Evans, Dumond Conservancy

Dr. David Powell, Bronx Zoo

Debbie Forde, Audubon Zoo

Rebecca Spindler, Taronga Zoo Foundation

Dr. Jane Goodall

Laurie Thompson, Smithsonian National Zoo

Jennifer Holland

Genevieve Warner

Ken Howell & Brent Whitaker, National Aquarium in Baltimore

Wellington Zoo Trust

Kenton Kerns, Smithsonian National Zoo

Wylie Wagg

Dr. Nancy Knowlton, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Ian Yeomans

Esther Langan, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History




Events Banner Design - Kathleen Primrose; Events Banner Printing - Color Reflections

Website Design – Matt Hankerson of Diatomic Design

Website Hosting & Cloud Management– Daniel de Moraes

Website & Blog Writer/Editors: Kenton Kerns, Nancy DeMoraes, Lou Ann Dietz, James Dietz, Ben Beck

Facebook & Website Manager – Kenton Kerns

Fundraising – Toni Allen, Ben Beck, Maria Inês Castro, Nancy DeMoraes, James Dietz, Lou Ann Dietz, Kenton Kerns, Jennifer Mickelberg

Legal Services – Karen Bonnin Esquire

Scientific Advisement – Ben Beck, James Dietz, Jennifer Mickelberg

Capacity Building and consulting in the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation (Adaptive Management) – Lou Ann Dietz

Translations from Portuguese – Nancy DeMoraes, Maria Inês Castro, Lou Ann Dietz