PROVIDENCE, RI— Effective September 3, Brooke Fairman has taken charge of fundraising and development efforts at Roger Williams Park Zoo. Having completed two stints as donor relations director at Salvation Army corps in Connecticut and Rhode Island, she opted to remain in Rhode Island when she was asked to relocate to New Jersey. As the new director of development at the Zoo, Fairman will oversee the major gifts, membership, grant writing, and fundraising areas. In recent years she also served as the director of development at the Rhode Island Free Clinic, and she previously worked in banking in Rhode Island and Florida. She earned her bachelors degree from Lake Forest College.
Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the oldest in the nation, is Rhode Island’s number one outdoor family and tourist attraction and is also a leader in conservation efforts undertaken by a zoo of its size. The Zoo has received numerous awards for environmental education, and conservation work done locally and around the world, caring for species that without human intervention would face certain extinction. Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and is owned by the City of Providence.