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Buttonwood Park Zoological Society

The Buttonwood Park Zoological Society (BPZS) is a private, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), nonprofit corporation founded in 1969.

BPZS’ mission is to support the Buttonwood Park Zoo in creating experiences for exploring and enjoying the natural world. The BPZS is partially funded by the Mass Cultural Council.

The Society supports the Zoo by managing the membership program, operating the concessions, producing family events and coordinating fundraising activities. BPZS is also proud to support the Zoo’s educational programming. The Society is overseen by the Board of Directors.

The Zoological Society and the BPZOO make a great team! Take a look at our 2019 Impact Report to see all that we accomplished with the help of our determined staff, supportive community and learners of all ages!

2022 Board of Directors


  • Marion Wainer, President
  • Patrice Coholan, Vice President
    Horizon Marine, Inc. (Ret.)
  • Joseph Nauman, Vice President
    Acushnet Holdings Corp. (Ret.)
  • Chris Jacobsen, Treasurer
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Rene Moniz, Secretary
    Menard Lawyers, LLC


  • Maureen Armstrong
    Sylvia Group
  • Roz Bernheimer
    Williams College Museum of Art, Fellow Committee
  • Adrienne Beauregard-Rheaume
    Beauregard, Burke & Franco
  • William Coquillette
    Jones Day (Ret.)
  • Keith Dubois
    Rockland Trust
  • Honorable Armand Fernandes, Jr.
  • Sarah Dupre Maurer
    Lilly Pulitzer
  • Harry Jacobvitz
    BQC, Inc.
  • John Mannix
    Baldwin Brothers
  • Jeffrey Martin
  • Michael Patacao
    Bristol County Savings Bank 
  • Michael (A.R.) Silva
    Coastal Financial
  • George Sine
    Acushnet Company

A Gift That Lasts All Year! 

BPZOO Memberships make a perfect gift for the animal lover in your life.