Oakland Zoo is a vital asset in the Bay Area, providing a safe, family-friendly place for all to enjoy. As a not-for-profit that is publicly funded, they needed a financial partner that understood the complexity of the business and the importance of fulfilling their unique role in the community. As the Bay Area’s premier community bank, Fremont Bank has been a perfect fit.
Fremont Bank has collaborated with Oakland Zoo on a myriad of projects throughout the years. This video tells the story of one of the most significant, the California Trail, a $75 million expansion that more than doubled the size of the zoo. The Zoo’s executives declare that none of it would have been possible without the support and partnership of Fremont Bank.
“Fremont Bank has gone beyond good banking services. They’ve also provided advice and expertise,” said Dr. Joel Parrott, Oakland Zoo President & CEO. Our partnership with Oakland Zoo extends even further. We were among the first to step forward and help finance the zoo’s $10.5M state-of-the-art veterinary hospital, one of the best in the country. We’ve also enabled them to provide free education programs for Title 1 schools.
Fremont Bank shares the values of community citizenship with Oakland Zoo. We are so proud to partner with them in expanding this magnificent resource and making it accessible to all.