Planned Giving

Legacy Circle

Membership in this circle is extended to anyone who has remembered Reid Park Zoo in their estate or life income plans or made a gift to Reid Park Zoological Society’s Endowment Fund.

Reid Park Zoological Society is proud to honor these very special contributors. Through planned gifts, the Legacy Circle offers donors the opportunity to fund various programs and exhibits well into the future. These gifts enrich the Reid Park Zoo for many generations to come and they insure the financial sustainability of the Zoo.

There are a number of ways to make a planned gift to Reid Park Zoological Society.  To learn more about any of the options below:

  • Bequests – making the Zoological Society a sole beneficiary, beneficiary of a percentage or a remainder beneficiary after other specific needs have been met.
  • Insurance Policy – naming the Zoological Society as a primary or secondary beneficiary is a very simple way to make a significant gift.
  • Retirement Plan – Reid Park Zoological Society can be named as the beneficiary of all or a percentage of a qualified retirement plan.
  • Gifts to the Zoo that create a stream of income and charitable income tax deduction for you include charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder unitrusts.

The anteater logo pin is given to each member to recognize the donors’ intentions to insure the future of Reid Park Zoo. Their names are recognized in the Zoo’s newsletter and other written promotional materials unless they request to remain anonymous. Members of the Legacy Circle are considered an exclusive group of zoo friends and are invited to all Reid Park Zoo events.

Legacy Circle Members

George & Barbara Ball
Mica & Jeffrey Bane
*Estate of Susan Banfield
Susan Basford
Gail Brown
Jeffrey Baymor & Elizabeth Cullen
Sharyn & Al Chesser
John Clark
Janet Corber
John Doyle & Ann Forsberg-Doyle
Bruce & Gilda Eneboe
Jerry Felmley
*Estate of Kristiana Foss
Jaz & Yui Garewal
Ann Gillette
Michael Halle
Anonymous
Michael & Ruth Hannley
Syndenn K. Harmon 
Robert & Trudy Hersch
 Anonymous
Mary Huffman
*Estate of Linda Hulse
Paula Hunsley
Jason Jacobs
 Sheldon & Dr. Xenia King
Steve Larsen
Ellen W. Lewis
Anonymous
*Estate of Frann Miescher
Hanna Miller
Wendell Long
Melissa A. & Manuel G. Mendibles
Brooke Miner
Kassi Molfetas
*Estate of Estelle Oelzner
Dorothy M. Pellegrino
*AJ & MD Ruggiero Trust
William D. Sawyer
Nancy Schlegel
Joann Schultz
Denice Shepherd
Mrs. Bernadine Shirley & Joseph Shirley
Mr. Gail Harold Skinner & Mrs. Marlene Carol Skinner
*Estate of Evelyn A. Sterling
*Estate of Barb Unger
Joanie VanCase
Nancy VanCase

Diana Whitman
Anonymous


For help in making a planned or estate gift to benefit Reid Park Zoo, please contact the Diana Whitman via
email or phone (520-837-8217).  The preparation of wills and trusts needs an attorney’s professional training.  For your specific circumstances, professional legal and tax advice should always be sought.

Tax ID: 94-2379052

For help in making a planned or estate gift to benefit Reid Park Zoo, please contact the Diana Whitman via email or phone (520-837-8217).  The preparation of wills and trusts needs an attorney’s professional training.  For your specific circumstances, professional legal and tax advice should always be sought.

Tax ID: 94-2379052