Remembering the Zoo during your estate planning leaves a lasting legacy and ensures that the Zoo and the community it serves will continue to thrive for generations to come.
Since 1882, the Zoo has evolved from a source of community pride to a conservation agency with worldwide influence. Today, the Zoo is a leading provider of informal science education in the region, recognized nationally for its animal welfare standards, and an invaluable partner in the global effort to secure a future for wildlife.
The Cleveland Zoological Society has an excellent track record of funding innovative and mission-critical initiatives at the Zoo that have supported this substantial evolution, including:
You are invited to create your own legacy through ZooFutures. The ZooFutures Heritage Society is open to anyone who invests in the future of the Zoo Society through a planned gift. When you remember the Cleveland Zoological Society in your estate plans, you leave a lasting legacy and ensure that the Zoo and the community it serves will continue to thrive for generations to come.
Many special friends of the Zoo have joined the ZooFutures Heritage Society after expressing their commitment to the Cleveland Zoological Society through their estate plans. There are many ways to make such a gift:
If you have already included the Zoo Society in your plans, we would like to thank you for your generosity by welcoming you to the ZooFutures Heritage Society. Please let us know by contacting the Cleveland Zoological Society Development Department at (216) 635-3329. And, of course, you may always give and choose to remain anonymous.
Benefits of being in the ZooFutures Heritage Society include:
Read stories from some of our ZooFutures Heritage Society members here.
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