This page honors the extraordinary and beloved Ron Deaton, and we invite you to make a donation to support the Zoo he loved most.

Dear Friends,
Ron Deaton was devoted to the Los Angeles Zoo. During his L.A. government career, he supported the zoo in its mission to create safe, natural environments for animals. All his children and grandchildren also fell in love with the zoo as they visited and attended events with him. To his family, the zoo is a beautiful example of how Ron Deaton’s work behind the scenes bore positive fruit for the community, both human and animal. In addition, it was a passion he could readily share with the oldest of his children to the youngest of his grandchildren, so it became a place of connection for the family. Therefore, his impact will continue to encourage the discovery and appreciation of wildlife for all Los Angelenos. For all this and more, his family would like to further this legacy by establishing the Ron Deaton Memorial Fund.

Ellery Deaton and Family

$17,660 RAISED

$25,000 GOAL

This Campaign 65 71%
has ended. Believers Funded
This campaign has ended.