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LPZoo 26.2

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Kaitlyn Perisin

THE STORY:

Support Kaitlyn Perišin with LPZoo 26.2!  Your donation will help provide support for animal care, wildlife conservation and public programs at Chicago’s free zoo. Help keep America's oldest privately funded zoo free for all. Donate to LPZoo 26.2! Follow us on Twitter @lpzoo26_2

Hi! My name is Kaitlyn Perišin, and I am proud to be running with the Lincoln Park Zoo 26.2 team! I grew up in Dyer, Indiana with my loving parents, Jill & John Hayhurst and my older twin sisters, Ashley & Aimee. I have always had a strong interest in the zoology field. I can’t decide on just one favorite animal and I never could – it’s a toss-up between the snow leopard, arctic fox, Grevy’s zebra, burrowing owl & klipspringer (seriously, do your day a favor and go Google “baby klipspringer” – you will not be disappointed).                 

When I graduated from Indiana University in December 2009, I moved to Chicago with my husband/best friend/greatest supporter, Ryan Perišin, & we began volunteering at Lincoln Park Zoo in February of 2010. After volunteering & working in the Guest Services department for some time (yep, that was me driving that tiny children’s train around in circles!) I applied for & obtained an internship in the Alexander Center for Applied Population Biology. Then, in December of 2011, I became the Studbook Analyst for the Population Management Center at Lincoln Park Zoo.

The Population Management Center advises the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan® (SSP) Programs & creates management plans for each species that is a part of these cooperatively managed animal programs. The management plans outline the demographic & genetic status of the zoo population, as well as the breeding & transfer recommendations for individual animals. These recommendations are created with the intent of maintaining genetic diversity & minimizing inbreeding in the population, as well as taking each zoo and aquarium’s needs into account. Additionally, the recommendations endeavor to meet demographic goals for the future, including how many offspring a population needs to keep stable and how many individuals will be needed for conservation & education programs. The recommendations seek to maintain genetically & demographically healthy and sustainable zoo populations for many years to come.

I’m extremely proud to be working for such an amazing cause, and to be employed by an institution with an extensive history of remarkable animal care that speaks for itself. I absolutely love running in and around the zoo, and thanks to the bravery of my sister Ashley, who completed a marathon in 2012, I have been inspired to run this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon. I’m excited for what is sure to be a long & arduous (but rewarding) journey with Team LPZoo 26.2!

$1,472

MONEY RAISED
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  • Michael, Kim & Rachel Nolan

    $50

  • Steve Rogers

    $10

  • Alex

    $20

  • Schmoozie

    $30

  • Bluebird

    $26

  • Chuck and Jan Mackie

    $50

  • Mark Myers

    $20

  • Jenny

    $25

  • Kristine

    $25

  • Emerson

    $50

  • Sean

    $15

  • Lisa Faust

    $100

  • Seth Magle

    $25

  • Michelle & Jimmy

    $100

  • Gwen & Mikey

    $100

  • Kevin & Beth Hayhurst

    $25

  • Stephen E. Moore

    $50

  • Brian Erickson

    $40

  • Finnegan's Pub Fundraiser Night 9/21

    $315

  • Amanda Wirtz

    $30

  • Nicole

    $10

  • LPZ Volunteers & Volunteer Office

    $46

  • Karen G.

    $25

  • The Barton Family

    $50

  • Karen, Gary, Jane Gillespie

    $50

  • Pat Reavy

    $100

  • Byron Roussin

    $20

  • Cary

    $25

  • Char Dudak

    $20

  • Cara Bryan

    $20

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98% Raised of $1,500 Goal

The Team: $24,535 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Celli

Amount Raised

$3,371

 

112% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erin O'Brien

Amount Raised

$2,635

 

132% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joe Miller

Amount Raised

$2,061

 

103% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ray Winn

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

100% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kaitlyn Perisin

Amount Raised

$1,472

 

98% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mary McDonagh

Amount Raised

$1,340

 

67% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ellie Pearlman

Amount Raised

$1,125

 

113% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Steve Gray

Amount Raised

$1,050

 

105% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Cara Bryan

Cara Bryan

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Char Dudak

Char Dudak

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Cary

Cary

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Byron Roussin

Byron Roussin

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Pat Reavy

Pat Reavy

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Keo and Adelor 5 years ago

Karen, Gary, Jane Gillespie

Karen, Gary, Jane Gillespie

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

The Barton Family

The Barton Family

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Karen G.

Karen G.

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

LPZ Volunteers & Volunteer Office

LPZ Volunteers & Volunteer Office

DONATION: $46

cash donations collected from the Lincoln Park Zoo volunteers & volunteer office 5 years ago

Nicole

Nicole

DONATION: $10

5 years ago