Honor a Loved One

Pay tribute to a friend, colleague or loved one when you make a donation in their name. We have several options for tributes and memorials, from animal sponsorships starting at just $25 to major contributions.

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Sponsor an Animal

Most animals at the Milwaukee County Zoo are available for sponsorship. Sponsorships start at $25 and are renewable annually. Your loved one’s name will be displayed on our “All in the Family” donor board in the Peck Welcome Center for one year, and you will receive additional benefits depending on giving level. Sole animal sponsorships are also available for certain animals. Funds from the Sponsor an Animal program support our mission to conserve, educate and support the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Sponsor an Animal

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Contribute to Our Annual Appeal

Each year, the Zoological Society selects a project to fund through its annual appeal. This year, the appeal is raising money for a filtration system in the elephants’ outdoor pool. Donations of $100 or more, including memorial donations, will be recognized on an electronic sign in the Conservation Outpost in Adventure Africa.

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Join Our Capital Campaign

The Zoological Society is currently raising $25 million to support Adventure Africa, a new area at the Milwaukee County Zoo that encompasses 25% of the Zoo’s developed footprint. Donations of $100 or more to the campaign, including memorial donations, will be recognized on an electronic sign in the Conservation Outpost in Adventure Africa. The campaign also includes naming opportunities starting at the $100,000 level. For more information about naming opportunities, contact Mary Kay Gundlach at 414-918-6155 or marykayg@zoosociety.org.

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Donate a Memorial Bench

A memorial bench creates a beautiful physical remembrance of your loved one at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Benches cost $2,500 and include a nameplate to honor your loved one. Funds from the memorial benches support our mission to conserve, educate and support the Zoo. For more information, contact Julie Brellenthin at 414-258-2333 or julieb@zoosociety.org.

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Major Gift Contributions

At the major gifts level, there are many ways to memorialize a loved one including restricted funds, endowments, and naming opportunities. For more information, contact Mary Kay Gundlach at 414-918-6155 or marykayg@zoosociety.org.

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