Become one of Danny the
Dragon's Dreambuilders!




Dreambuilders invest in Happy Hollow Foundation with annual gifts of $1,000 or more and support our mission of advocating for, supporting and enhancing Happy Hollow Park and Zoo.

Dreambuilders enjoy unique benefits at every level, including memberships, day passes, special event invitation, exclusive exhibit previews and behind-the-scenes access.

To join Danny the Dragon's Dreambuilders, call the Foundation at 1-408-277-3498 or email Executive Director Amy Pizarro at [email protected].


Dreambuilder Levels and Benefits

Creators Corner:  $1,000 to $2,499

  • Four individual memberships, valid for one year
  • Two day passes for Dreambuilder guests
  • Behind-the-scenes Habitat Excursion
  • Invitations to exclusive Dreambuilder annual event and exhibit previews
  • Recognition on the donor board in Entry Plaza, on the website and annual report

Memory Makers:  $2,500 to $9,999
Benefits include all of the above, plus:

  • Two additional memberships (6 total)

Adventure Ambassadors:  $10,000 - $24,999
Benefits include all of the above, plus:

  • Two additional memberships (8 total)
  • Free annual parking pass

Destination Directors:  $25,000 and above
Benefits include all of the above, plus:

  • Two additional memberships (10 total)
  • Additional Habitat Excursion (2 total)
  • Private lunch and tour with Zoo Director

Habitat Excursions

Habitat excursions are designed to give you and your family a sneak peek into the lives of the beloved residents of Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. These personalized tours feature behind-the-scenes access to three exhibits plus an up-close encounter with an animal ambassador.

Rainforests and Forests
Happy Hollow houses animals found in the rainforests of South America, Madagascar and the Solomon Islands. Join us as we explore what makes these habitats so special and how you can protect them for generations to come.

Desert ecosystems are home to some of the world’s most unique animals. Whether they are solitary or social, these animals know how to survive. Join us as we explore the deserts of the Americas and Africa and make new friends in unexpected places.

Grasslands and Wetlands
The grasslands are home to some of the world’s fastest animals while the wetlands are home to some of the world’s most ferocious. Join us as we explore the delicate ecosystems of the Americas, Africa, and Australia.

Habitat excursions are available Tuesday through Saturday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Duration is approximately one hour. Group is limited to 5 people and minimum age is 5.

**New** Animal encounter for the under-5 set
Dreambuilder groups with children under age 5 may instead opt for a special up-close experience with some of Happy Hollow’s education ambassador animals. You will learn about the habitats, diets and backgrounds of our critters, as well as have an opportunity to create enrichment treats for them!

Up-close encounters are available Tuesday through Saturday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Duration is approximately one hour and group is limited to 5 people.

Please note: Due to the special nature of working with living beings, please understand that for a variety of reasons, certain animals or exhibits may not be available on your tour. Happy Hollow staff will do their best to accommodate both donor wishes and animal needs to ensure a memorable experience!


Thank you Dreambuilders!

Destination Directors
Linda Lee Lester
Patty O`Malley

Adventure Ambassadors
Hilary Valentine and Don Listwin

Memory Makers
Tracy and Gregg Baeckler
Leanne Bernhardt and John Bernstein
Vikki Bowes-Mok and H.B. Mok
Mary Ellen and Mike Fox
Bob Kieve
Lissa Kreisler
Lori and John Manfroy
Cindy and Rob Newberry
Adi and Guy Rom
Marianne and Carl Salas
Rhonda and Jimm Vosburgh

Creators Corner
Laura and Jason Bennert
Michael Borkenhagen
Rebecca and Matt Bright
Reena and Michael Brilliot
Kif Davis
Chris and Gene del Pilar
William Del Biaggio, Jr.
Angela and Dave Delgado
Gretchen and F. Matthew DiNapoli
Vanessa and Clayton Fiske
Paul Franson
Shellie and David Fry
Laura Henderson and Jason Silva
Cecile and Manny Hernandez 
Hoefer Family Foundation
Judy and Warren Kaplan
Kristine Kelly and Arthur Gleckler
Barbara and Austin Kilburn
Kat Killeen and Justin Cassidy
Lori and John Manfroy
Judith and Angelo Marchi
Alicia and Philip Martin
Char McCaskey
Charlie McCollum
Melissa and Jared Miller
Helen and Eddie Owen
Amy and Sal Pizarro
William Posey
Elaine and Alan Salmassian
Sonya Schaefer
Max Schultz
Laura and Russ Smith
Debbie Tidwell Bylina
Bill Tuttle
Ronda and Tony Vierra
Melody Walsh
Kirk Walukiewicz
Shannon Wass and Dan Kelmenson
Christine and Bob Young
Jane Zahra

*As of December 13, 2018

 Association of Zoos and Aquariums Happy Hollow FoundationSpecies Survival Plan