Your zoo needs you now
more than ever.
A beautiful thing is happening. As we collectively move through grief, fear, uncertainty and finally, recovery from this unforeseen time – many of us are realizing how profoundly we need nature. As much as nature needs us. From the solace of a wooded path to the curiosity and joy of animal behavior, nature helps restore. We invite you to help us restore nature. Because together, there’s nothing we can’t do. Together, we can build strong connections between people and the natural world, bettering the lives of animals and humans alike. Join us in keeping the Minnesota Zoo as a natural wonder for generations to come. Join us in being a true force for nature.
Join a Giving Community
You are a Friend of the Zoo when you give a gift at any level that works for you. Donors giving $250+ annually receive the benefits of a Friends Plus membership, providing admission for your household and two free guests each visit.
They need us as much as we need them.
The need for your support continues to be great. Your donation this Give to the Max Day will help ensure the resources are available to continue caring for the animals you love. Your gift supports the people in your community who dedicate their lives to protecting wildlife. Your investment today will ensure the Minnesota Zoo remains a safe place to build strong connections between people and the natural world. Join us in keeping the Minnesota Zoo as a natural wonder for generations to come.
$100,000 MATCHING FUNDS AVAILABLE
Carmen and Jim Campbell, longtime advocates for the Minnesota Zoo, have generously offered the largest match ever made available for this fundraising campaign, as this is the most important Give to the Max Day ever. All donations made to the Minnesota Zoo Foundation will be matched up to $100,000 — meaning you will be helping twice as many animals at the Zoo.
Special Giving Opportunities
Welcome your favorite critter into your home by sponsoring an animal! With a custom certificate and plush toy, this is a great way to introduce children to helping care for wildlife.
Contact the Minnesota Zoo Foundation
We're here to help!
It is important to us that we are able to connect you to the Minnesota Zoo in a meaningful way that aligns with your philanthropic goals. Whether you have a quick question about your support of the Zoo or would like to explore opportunities to expand your giving, we’re here to help you find the right option for you.
Quarterly Donor Newsletter
Invitation to Donor Appreciation Day
Friends Plus Membership
Invitations to donor events throughout the year
Annual Report Recognition
Invitations to VIP events and activities
Invitation to annual Director’s Crawl event
On-Site Donor Wall Recognition
Designated staff liaison to assist with Zoo questions
Reserved Parking Spots
Private Zoo Tour
Gift Membership to Give Away
Recognition on Medtronic Minnesota Trail
Choice of Exclusive Gift
Personalized based upon your specific interests
Here is some information that your managing company may require in order to direct a contribution to the Minnesota Zoo Foundation from your Donor Advised Fund:
Minnesota Zoo Foundation
13000 Zoo Blvd
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Federal Tax ID: 51-0147653
Many companies offer a matching gifts program, which is a great (and often easy) way for you to strengthen the impact of your support! For most companies, you as the donor submit a request to your employer, indicating the dollar amount you have donated. Once approved, the company then makes a donation to the Minnesota Zoo Foundation. Wondering if your company offers a matching gift program? Your human resources department can often be a good place to ask.
Here are the details needed in order to initiate a transfer of appreciated assets in support of the Minnesota Zoo Foundation. Please note that the Foundation is not automatically informed of donor information when these transfers are made. Please notify us of your transfer so we can properly acknowledge your gift ([email protected]).
Bank: Wells Fargo
Name on Account: Minnesota Zoo Foundation
Account #: 23253001
Federal Tax ID: 51-0147653
David Hancks, Client Service Consultant
Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust
550 South 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Email: [email protected]
For mutual fund transfers, please reach out to the bank contact listed above to arrange for a shell/bin account number. The bank will require the following information to begin the process:
- Delivering Firm Name
- Delivering Firm Account Number
- Delivering Firm Client Account Name
- Delivering Firm Client Account Number
- Asset Information (cusip number, name, and share amount)
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Zoo Director & Zoo Foundation President
Annual Fund Manager
Donor Programs Officer
Donor Relations Coordinator
Major Gifts Manager
Director of Individual Giving
Gift Entry Specialist
Director of Major Gifts
13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN 55124
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