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When you include Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in your estate plan, your generosity inspires every visitor with wildlife every day. Thank you for ensuring that the Zoo can impact those we serve well into the future.

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Ways to Give

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A Gift in Your Will or Trust

With as little as one sentence, you can make a gift in your will or trust that significantly impacts the efforts of Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Whether you choose to give a set amount or a percentage of your estate, your support ensures we are able to continue our mission for years to come.

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Beneficiary Designations

Naming Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden as a beneficiary of one of your assets, such as your retirement plan or life insurance policy, is a convenient way to support our mission. All it takes are a few minutes and a simple form.

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Donor Advised Funds

Did you know that you can use your donor advised fund to build a lasting legacy at the Zoo? Learn about simple options to make the most of your giving.

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IRA Charitable Rollover

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to give to Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity without having to pay income taxes on the money.

Retirement Plan Assets

Retirement plan assets are a great way to support the work at the Zoo because they not only help expand community and conservation efforts, but they also can provide tax relief for your loved ones. Consider leaving your loved ones less heavily taxed assets and leaving your retirement plan assets to Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

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Gifts of Stock

By giving appreciated stocks to the Zoo, you can eliminate capital gains tax, receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value when you itemize and feel good about giving wildlife better places to thrive. For more information, please contact Mary Ann Remke, MBA at 513-487-3342 or

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