Though I spend a lot of time at the zoo, I've never had the opportunity to run into her. Betty serves as Co-chair on the Board of Trustees for the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) - the nonprofit sector of the zoo. GLAZA provides fundraising, conservation projects, education, and outreach programs for the zoo which the city doesn't provide.
She also supports many other animal organizations, like Morris Animal Foundation, Actors for Animals, and spcaLA.
Betty and my girls Kalim and Elka
To celebrate her birthday, the Los Angeles Zoo is taking donations for Betty's favorite conservation programs. Got a dollar to help? You can donate here.