June 2015


You can make a difference!

Your charitable gift to the Akron Zoo will provide care for animals at the zoo, support educational programs and wildlife conservation projects.

As conservators of wildlife, our purpose is to provide an enlightening and affordable animal experience that is fun for the families of our community. Active promotion and continually improving service and facilities will ensure our goals of financial security and international involvement in wildlife conservation efforts.

Due to the financial resources contributed by zoo supporters the zoo is able to achieve these goals and standards on a daily basis.

You can make a general donation to support the zoo and its critters for years to come, or specifically make a memorial donation to honor the loss of a loved one or commemorate a particular moment. You could also specifically designate your gift to go to the Akron Zoo’s Conservation Fund, supporting field projects and educational messaging.

Other ways to show your support and passion for wildlife at the Akron Zoo that are unique are: Care for a Critter program, purchase a tile, planned gift, annual fund, or sponsor an animal exhibit.

We also offer corporate sponsors amazing opportunities with wild benefits for our various special events and education programs.


Honor your loved one by making a donation on their behalf tothe Zoo. You and your beloved’s name will be recognized in an issue of ZooTales, the Zoo’s quarterly newsletter.
Care for a Critter
Wish you could help take care of one of the animals at the Zoo? Well now you can! Adopt an animal in your name, in honor of a loved one, for a school group, a business or a club that you’re a member of and be a proud sponsor of an animal of your choice for an entire year. This is a unique gift that gives year round. Sponsors receive a picture of their sponsored animal, an animal fact sheet, and certificate of sponsorship.
Tile Wall
Leave your family name or special message for generations to see in the new environmentally friendly education center. The tile wall is a bamboo mural with a variety of glass tiles available for engraving. Tiles are in limited supply so order soon and help the Akron Zoo complete their bamboo mural in this state-of-the-art education center with your very own tile.
Sponsor an Exhibit
This is the perfect contribution for a corporation to show their support of the Akron Zoo. Your company name will be placed on an exhibit for one year.


Planned Giving

You can leave a legacy at the Akron Zoo by remembering us in your will. Making plans now for future gifts will ensure that your wishes are met.

How to donate

You may contribute online. For your security, all online gifts are transacted by a secure server to ensure confidentiality of all financial information.

Or you may send your gift by mail to:

Akron Zoo
Development Office
500 Edgewood Ave.

Akron, OH 44307

Contact the Development Office at 330-375-2550 ext. 7231 or cawargo@akronzoo.org with any questions or to make your donation today.