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Planned Giving

Since the opening of the Brookfield Zoo in 1934, the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) has set the global standard in animal care and conservation. And with an increasing need to protect the world’s threatened species and ecosystems, our mission to inspire conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature has never been more important.

Would you like to be part of this meaningful legacy? Through planned giving with the Chicago Zoological Society, you can.

Through planned giving, you may be able to structure a contribution that is larger than you ever thought possible. Did you know that, with proper planning, you may even increase the size of your estate while decreasing the tax burden your heirs will face?  Additionally, you can have the assurance your legacy will inspire generations to come as they experience a connection with wildlife and nature through the work of the Chicago Zoological Society.

Explore on these pages the many ways you can support future generations of conservation leaders.

Benefactors who support CZS through a bequest in their will or another type of planned gift become joined with other members of our Living Legacy group. If you have already remembered CSZ in your estate plans, please let us know so we can thank you and ensure that your intentions are honored properly.

Contact Information
Chicago Zoological Society
Denise L. Bartolotta
Director of Major Gifts
3300 Golf Road
Brookfield, Illinois 60513
(708) 688-8392
Fax: (708) 688-7392
denise.bartolotta@czs.org



For more information about Planned Giving, please contact:
Denise L. Bartolotta
Director of Major Gifts
Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo
3300 Gold Road
Brookfield, Illinois 60513
Denise.Bartolotta@czs.org
(708) 688-8392
Fax (708) 688-7392
www.czs.org