Make a Tribute Gift

Does someone in your life have a special connection to the Minnesota Zoo? Tribute gifts are the perfect way to honor them while supporting the Zoo’s long-term sustainability. Tribute gifts support the general endowment—a fund established to support the future of the Zoo. The general endowment is a critical fundraising tool that combines the power of community giving. When you make a gift toward the Foundation's general endowment, your gift earns interest and grows with other donor gifts to make an even bigger impact. Your special gift will help to save wildlife for years to come.

A $5,000 tribute gift comes with the unique opportunity to dedicate a hand-crafted Minnesota Zoo-themed art pole at the Zoo. The art pole will be installed on the Zoo campus for five years and include an engraved plaque with your gift recipient's name(s). Donors will have the opportunity to renew their support after five years and have a new art pole installed.

About the Artist: Annie Guldberg is a visual artist living in Southeast Iowa. Annie has created over 60 unique peace poles. She says, “I am part of the worldwide movement to create peace poles and spread the message of peace in my community and beyond.” Annie has been commissioned to create a custom designed “Tribute Art Pole” for the Minnesota Zoo Foundation. For more information and to see examples of her work please visit her website.

Other information: For the purposes of future campus planning, we cannot guarantee replacement art poles will be placed in the same location as your previous art pole. Donors will be notified of their art pole location once installed.

Tribute Opportunities

One Time Gift Below $5000

Make a gift in honor of someone you love. Click below to make a gift online or click here to mail in your gift.

Tribute Art Poles $5,000

Extend a loved one’s legacy with a custom tribute art pole at the Minnesota Zoo.

$50,000+ Opportunities

Visit the link below to learn more about major giving and planned giving opportunities.

Questions about tribute giving? Please contact the Minnesota Zoo Foundation at 952.431.9237 or [email protected].

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