Planned giving

You love wildlife – its diversity and its beauty – and know that each animal contributes to the health of our planet. With thoughtful planned giving, you can ensure that even after your lifetime, you can continue to make a difference for the animals at the Oregon Zoo and for all the earth's inhabitants.

The Oregon Zoo Foundation works with individuals of every income level. OZF staff can help you plan gifts that meet your financial goals while helping the zoo continue its mission to create a better future for wildlife while ensuring that the zoo remains a treasured community resource for generations to come.

Ways to give

There are myriad options for planning gifts for the Oregon Zoo: Leave a bequest through your estate to make a meaningful gift that doesn't cost you anything during your lifetime. Invest in the zoo and in your own financial security with a charitable gift annuity. Convert an asset into a revenue stream through a charitable remainder trust. Leverage your estate and retirement plans to provide for your family and for the zoo's future. There are many ways to leave a legacy for the future of wildlife by contributing:

  • retirement plan assets
  • life insurance
  • appreciated securities, such as stocks or mutual funds
  • real estate
  • personal property
  • business interests

Getting started

The Oregon Zoo Foundation is available to help get you started and assist you at any stage in your gift or estate planning process. OZF staff will answer your questions, provide details and help you transform your concern for wildlife, conservation and the future of the Oregon Zoo into a plan that will have impacts for generations to come.

Contact

Shannon Christianson
Major gifts/gift planning manager
shannon.christianson@oregonzoo.org
503-914-6029