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Planned Giving


Include Akron Zoo in your Long-Range Financial Planning

However you and your professional advisor structure your planned gift, you will leave a legacy for future generations.  There are many options available to include Akron Zoo in your long-term financial planning.  Including the Akron Zoo in your estate planning can be as simple as naming the zoo as a beneficiary in your will, or as sophisticated as establishing a charitable gift annuity which would provide you with an income stream for life, helping you meet your current and long-term financial and philanthropic needs.  You also can designate the zoo as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, a life insurance policy or of a bank account or security.

Including the zoo as part of your estate plan provides many significant benefits today including tax savings, increased cash flow or reduced estate taxes.  Perhaps the most important benefit is the peace of mind knowing that you have made a difference to the future of animal well-being.

You should consult your tax, legal or financial advisers concerning the specific details and consequences of making a Planned Gift to Akron Zoo and to help you determine which approach is best for you.

Wild Society

The Wild Society recognizes and honors donors who have included Akron Zoo in their estate plans. Such farsighted philanthropic support helps ensure sufficient resources will be available in future years to fulfill our mission for generations to come.

 To explore the tax-wise benefits of planned giving, please contact the Development Office at p.holtz@akronzoo.org or 330-375-2550, ext. 7220.