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The Jazzoo Story


Money raised at Jazzoo supports more than 1,700 animals at the Kansas City Zoo. Jazzoo funds also support the Zoo’s education programs, which reach over 228,000 participants annually.

We’re grateful for the phenomenal support we receive, including:

• More than 400 volunteers

• Over 200 sponsors

• Over 100 restaurant and beverage partners

• An average attendance of 5000 supporters each year

Thanks to them, Jazzoo has raised more than $12 million over the years. 

Jazzoo is consistently voted as one of Kansas City’s best charitable events.

Past and Present Jazzoo Chairs

2022 Chuck and Susie Caisley
2021
Tracy and Jeff Dillon, Nancy and Todd LaSala

2020 Event canceled due to COVID-19

2019 Yvette and Joe Miceli

2018 Kelly & Ron Lockton

2017 Trish & John Dorsey

2016 Nancy & David Yeamans, Deanna & Greg Graves

2015 Debby & Gary Ballard

2014 Sandy Johnson

2013 Laurie Ingram

2012 Carol & Allan Hallquist, Ann & Frank Uryasz

2011 Bobby Grant, Shanna & Joey Grant, Sarah & Bill Grant, Janie & Tom Grant

2010 Janet & Kevin Pistilli

2009 Bill Fromm

2008 Emily & Rick Boeshaar

2007 Katie Gerson

2006 Kathy Smith

2005 Kathy Smith

2004 Gail Cluen & Gayle Krigel

2003 Laura Greenbaum & Vicky Reisler

2002 Nancy Dillingham & Marianne Kilroy

2001 Nicky Deramus Bunch, Jill Deramus Dean, Jean Deramus Wagner, Bob Sullivan, Jr.

2000 Diane Johnson & Leslie Whitaker

1999 Jackie Johnson & Dianne Cleaver

1998 Carol McTavish & Andrea Presson

1997 Georgia Buchanan

1996 Jennifer Breedlove & Susanne Jantsch

1994 Patty Garney & John Palmer

1995 Patty Garney & John Palmer

1993 Laura Crowe & Kathy Wells

1992 Sue Esrey & Cheryl Williams

1991 Julie Clarkson & Dianne Hogerty

1990 Jackie Johnson

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