-- Sally Veitch, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s largest donor of all time, recognized
during today’s awards ceremony for her continued support in the community --

October 5, 2011, Colorado Springs, CO – The Center for Nonprofit Excellence recognized Cheyenne Mountain Zoo board member and long-time supporter Sally Veitch as Outstanding Individual Donor during the 12th Annual Partners in Philanthropy Awards held at The Broadmoor today. Sally is one of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s most loyal and generous donors, and has been instrumental in helping move the zoo forward.

“Sally is a remarkable example of someone who made an organizational impact so deep, she’ll be remembered for generations to come, both by her family and families all around the Pikes Peak region,” said Cheyenne Mountain Zoo President Bob Chastain. “We can’t imagine a more meaningful way to thank a person who’s done so much for the zoo and the community.”

Sally’s support of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo began in 1990 with a gift to help renovate Primate World. Since then, her contributions have been an integral component of other zoo improvements, including African Rift Valley, Rocky Mountain Wild and now, Encounter Africa. The impact of her generosity spans not only capital improvements, but also conservation efforts, education programs and animal care. Sally’s significant cumulative giving makes her the zoo’s largest donor of all time.

Sally’s remarkable financial support is matched equally by her donation of time and expertise. As a member of the board of directors, Sally served on several committees and currently chairs the Animal and Missions Committee. She also helped educate thousands of school children through her role as a docent, providing countless tours, talks and up-close experiences. 

Sally is a passionate supporter of animals and the work Cheyenne Mountain Zoo does. She has inspired staff with her infectious spirit, truly exemplifying the title of Outstanding Individual Donor.

Click here for a picture of Sally.