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The Futures Society
Newest inductees to the Futures Society of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Since its founding in 1873, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has evolved into one of the finest zoos in the world. Six generations of Cincinnatians have ensured the financial stability of this beloved community resource by including the Cincinnati Zoo in their estate plans. Thanks to their generosity and foresight, the Zoo has a world class research team, an award-winning botanical garden, exceptional educational programs and unique exhibits.
The Futures Society was established in 1985 to recognize and honor those individuals who have established a living legacy through a bequest or other planned gift arrangement. Member benefits include:
- Lifetime membership in the Futures Society (no change)
- Annual Recognition Luncheon and Lecture
- Quarterly Coffee Chats
- Invitations to Zoo events/openings
- One-time private tour for up to five people
- Exclusive framed commemorative gift
View some photos of our annual spring dinner!
Today there are over 330 Futures Society members. If you would like more information about becoming a Futures member, please contact the planned giving team at 513-487-3342.
A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.
You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to the Zoo as a lump sum.
You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to the Zoo as a lump sum.