HOW TO CONTRIBUTE

You Can Create a Legacy! Over 350,000 people visit the El Paso Zoo each year.Meeting high standards in animal care, the El Paso Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). This zoological attraction is critical for patrons of west Texas, southern New Mexico, and the northern Mexico region. Create a family legacy for thousands to see and experience.

Please consider one of the following in the legacy you wish to build with the El Paso Zoo:

WAYS TO GIVE

ZOO BENCHES

Help put more benches under our trees at the Zoo. You can leave a lasting legacy at the El Paso Zoo by purchasing a bench for $1,500. You can recognize a loved one or company with the personalized plate that is attached to the bench. These special benches are made of 100% recycled plastic. Please call (915) 212-0245 for more information.

MEMORIAL BRICK

Have your name permanently inscribed on a brick paver at the El Paso Zoo for $100 donation. Each 4″ x 8″ brick paver can have three lines of inscription, 15 characters per line. Please call (915) 212-0245 for more information.

PLANNED GIVING

A gift to the El Paso Zoological Society can take many forms, ranging from a cash legacy, to a share of your estate. Endow a specific program that especially interests you, or consider a grant to serve as a memorial to yourself, your family or to honor a loved one.

“I have made provisions to leave the Zoo in my estate, through the Zoological society, because I believe in the El Paso’s mission to celebrate the value of animals and our natural resources, and create opportunities for people to discover their connection to nature. I know my bequest is an important gift. It will ensure that the Zoo will have the financial means necessary to continue its vital work of conservation and education for future generations.”

-El Paso Zoological Society Member Since 2008

 

BEQUESTS AND TESTAMENTARY TRUSTS

Giving through an estate gift provides the El Paso Zoo with a gift of a lifetime! Gifts can be made by including The El Paso Zoological Society to an existing will or by writing a codicil. This method of giving may reduce the federal estate tax liability for your heirs.

 

CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST

This type of trust allows you to receive annually either a fixed amount, (which will remain certain and unchanged), or a percentage of the trust assets as valued annually. You create your own separate trust to which you irrevocably transfer money or securities or both. You provide that after your lifetime, the remaining trust principal will be distributed to the El Paso Zoological Society.

 

CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITIES

Charitable gift annuities (CGA, a life income gift, are win-win investment options for donors. Through a CGA, you receive an immediate charitable income tax deduction, as well as an annuity payment over the remainder of your life.

 

LIFE INSURANCE

You may name The El Paso Zoological Society as a beneficiary in your Life insurance policy.

 

REAL ESTATE

Real estate can be donated to the El Paso Zoological Society at any time or as designated through your will.

GIFTS IN KIND

The Zoological Society always needs medical equipment for our AMC (Animal Medical Center) and other gifts In-Kind for our animals, office, or projects.

This information is not intended as financial or tax advice. Please consult with your financial or tax advisor to determine specific tax implications and the right strategy for you.

If you would like to make The El Paso Zoo Society a part of your philanthropic giving plan, please contact our Executive Director, Renee Neuert, to personally meet with you. She can be reached at (915) 212-0245.

CORPORATE

CORPORATE GIFTS

Your corporation can be named as a donor of a special master plan project or as a sponsor of low-income school groups by contacting our Executive Director.

GIFTS IN KIND

The Zoological Society always needs medical equipment for our AMC (Animal Medical Center) and other gifts In-Kind for our animals, office, or projects.

This information is not intended as financial or tax advice. Please consult with your financial or tax advisor to determine specific tax implications and the right strategy for you.

If you would like to make The El Paso Zoo Society a part of your philanthropic giving plan, please contact our Executive Director, Renee Neuert, to personally meet with you. She can be reached at (915) 212-0245.

DONATE ONLINE

Thank you for helping the El Paso Zoological Society carry out its mission to provide funds for capital improvements, conservation, animal care, and educational programming for the El Paso Zoo. The El Paso Zoological Society is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All online contributions to the El Paso Zoological Society are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law.

You will receive a special note from our Executive Director and an official record of your donation for your records.

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