Commemorative Giving

Elmwood Park Zoo offers many wonderful opportunities to pay tribute to loved ones or to commemorate special occasions. No matter what opportunity you choose, take comfort in knowing that your gift will make a significant impact on the zoo, the animals, and the guests that visit each day.

 

Bench Tributes

Create a lasting monument to your loved one by purchasing one of the zoo’s custom benches. For $1,000 to $3,500, your preferred name or personal message will be engraved or mounted on a handcrafted piece by artist Mike Wood. These eye-catching benches are both beautiful works of art and comfortable resting places for zoo guests! Commemorative benches are a five-year tribute.  At the five year mark, the zoo will contact you regarding the continuation of the memorial – we will be happy to work with you on continuing the legacy and beatification of Elmwood Park Zoo.  

 

Memorial Gifts

Pay tribute to a loved one that has passed by giving a gift to the Elmwood Park Zoo. The family of the departed will receive a sympathy card informing them of the donation (amount not disclosed). Additionally, the donor will receive an acknowledgement letter verifying that the family has been made aware of the donor’s generosity. Memorial Gifts can be given at any dollar amount. They are used to improve the zoo’s facilities and enhance the visitor experience.

 

Planned Giving

Your planned gift is foremost a legacy; an expression of your passion, belief, and commitment to the future of Elmwood Park Zoo. Leaving a gift to the zoo is the best way to affirm your connection to the institution for years to come.

 

Merriment Gifts

Giving a Merriment Gift is a thoughtful way to celebrate a birthday, wedding, anniversary, birth, graduation, or any special occasion. Your gift will be acknowledged with a letter informing the recipient that a donation (amount not disclosed) has been made in their honor. Merriment Gifts can be given at any dollar amount. They are used to improve the zoo’s facilities and enhance the visitor experience.

 

Engraved Brick

Pay tribute to a loved one, commemorate a special occasion, or simply support the zoo by purchasing an engraved brick to be placed among the thousands that adorn the entrance to the Powell Pavilion. Click here for more information.

 

For more information regarding Elmwood Park Zoo’s Commemorative Giving program, please contact our Development Department at 610.277.3825 x229.