Memorials and Tribute Gifts

Honor Someone Special With a Gift in Their Name

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by The Zoo Society, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor them or celebrate a special occasion, such as a birthday, while supporting our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and will make a difference.

An Example of How It Works

mother and daughter touching a starfish in a fish tank When John's mother passed away, he knew he wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for her. He remembered that during her lifetime she was always praising the Zoo for its tireless efforts to better the community.

John decided to make a gift to the Zoo in his mother's name using appreciated securities. Not only will his mother's legacy live on at the Zoo thanks to the gift, but John also qualified for a federal income tax charitable deduction and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Ruthann Howell at 253.404.3663 or rhowell@thezoosociety.org for additional information on creating a memorial gift at the Zoo.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to the Zoo through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: Point Defiance Zoological Society
Address: 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
Federal tax ID number: 91-6066667

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