Ensuring the Future of the Zoo

There is nothing new about the concept of charitable giving. Millions of thoughtful people give generously each year in support of their charitable interests.

These days, your gifts to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium are more important than ever as we enrich our community’s quality of life and inspire a greater appreciation of wildlife for the advancement of conservation action. Your support allows us to continue to fulfill the vision of Jack Hanna, who over three decades ago began the Zoo’s transformation into the world-class facility it is today.

There are a number of ways you can make meaningful contributions while at the same time meeting personal planning goals. On the following pages, you will:

  • Discover ways to make gifts to the Zoo you may not have thought possible.
  • Learn how to give in ways that can actually "give back" for a time, providing extra income in retirement years or to help fund educational expenses and other needs.
  • See how to save money on income, gift, and estate taxes and redirect those amounts for use in ways you choose.
  • Enjoy your giving more, knowing you are investing in the future of the Zoo in ways that allow you to give the most you can at the lowest possible cost.

That is what effective gift planning is all about. We trust the information presented here will help you maximize the potential of your resources through preserving financial security for yourself and your loved ones while continuing your support of the Columbus Zoo.