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Your Legacy with America’s First Zoo

When you include Philadelphia Zoo in your legacy, you help to secure ours.

Philadelphia Zoo has a long legacy of inspiring meaningful change for wildlife and sparking joyful discovery by connecting people with animals for nearly 150 years. Your commitment provides meaningful resources that support our mission and our animals.

Together we can fulfill the mission of Philadelphia Zoo for generations to come.

Here are the most common ways you can include Philadelphia Zoo in your legacy plans:

Include Philadelphia Zoo in your Will

Sample wording:

Leaving a specific dollar amount?

I bequeath to Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, a sum of _____ dollars.

Leaving a percentage of your residuary estate?

I bequeath to Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, ______ percent of the value of my residuary estate.

Name Philadelphia Zoo as a beneficiary of your Retirement Account or Life Insurance Plan

To do this, contact your personal retirement account administrator or insurance company to complete a beneficiary form. You may designate a percentage of any amount to be left to Philadelphia Zoo. The Federal Tax Identification Number for Philadelphia Zoo is 23-1352298.

The 1859 Society of Philadelphia Zoo

When you include Philadelphia Zoo in your legacy plans, you are invited to be recognized as a member of the 1859 Society of Philadelphia Zoo. This group honors the thoughtful generosity of individuals who have named Philadelphia Zoo in their future estate plans. Donors may wish to remain anonymous.

Have you already included Philadelphia Zoo in your legacy plans? Let us know so we may recognize you and also ensure that your intentions are documented and followed according to your wishes.

Contact:

Daniele Greiner, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving
[email protected]
215-243-5227