The Zoological Society established the Endowment Fund so that the growth and quality of the NEW Zoo programs will continue to expand well into the future.
Funds are used to insure the Zoo’s continued success by upgrading and expanding exhibits and facilities to educate the zoo visitors about wildlife both here in Northeastern Wisconsin and worldwide.
Why Should I Give to The Endowment Fund?
To date, private funds from individuals, corporations, and foundations have totaled several million dollars to the NEW Zoo. Funds are necessary to insure that the quality and upkeep of the NEW Zoo continues to move forward. The NEW Zoo relies solely on the generosity of people in the community, such as you, who have a genuine love, not only for the animals but also, for the environment in which they live.
How Are Funds Used?
Gifts to the Endowment Fund will be protected for generations to come. The principle of any gift to the Endowment will not be spent, as long as the Zoo is in existence. The earnings from the Endowment Funds will be used for Zoo activities, and through this process they will protect the Zoo for many years.
The Endowment Funds are deposited and invested through the combined efforts of local investment institutions. Gifts in excess of $50,000 can be individually invested and managed with specific requirements. They can also be directed toward certain projects at the Zoo to insure their continued existence for many generations of Zoo visitors.
Funds given to the Zoological Society are used only for Zoo projects. Please consider making the Zoological Society a beneficiary in your estate. Other possibilities include donating monies, for specific items at the Zoo, in the name of your loved one(s). What better way to recognize your family’s efforts in the community than to have a living exhibit in memory of them?