In April 2019 the NEW Zoological Society was notified by the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation that the Society is one of the nonprofit recipients of the “Ronald C. and Pauline P. Heim Charitable Fund: A fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation”. The letter included that “The Heims were humble people who cared about our community. This planned gift was established by Mrs. Heim to endow support for more than 30 nonprofit organizations in our community forever”.
The Board of Directors issued the following news release: “Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for Ron and Pauline Heim. We are deeply indebted to these incredibly generous donors for their support of the environmental conservation of animals of the world that live within our local community. We understand that Ron and Pauline were known for their love of nature and animals and we’re beyond honored to fulfill their desire to keep that love going strong through their financial support. Their donation will benefit generations of families and children to come. Given that the N.E.W. Zoo does not receive tax payer dollars, significant contributions such as these are vital to continue providing public education, conservation and medical support to our zoo residents. It is generosity like this that benefits the Northeast Wisconsin community and our collective mutual love for animals as a whole.“