Investing in the Zoo

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Honorariums and Memorials

Commemorate important milestones in a loved one’s life, or memorialize an entire lifetime, with a gift to the NC Zoo Society. Your gift will support the NC Zoo’s most precious living assets: the animals, the visitors and the professionals that keep joy and wonder alive at the Zoo.

Please note that you will have the opportunity to select a program to benefit from your donation. To learn more about the various programs available, please use the links below:

Once you have determined your preferred program, return to this page and click on the icon to the right to get started.

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  • Honorariums & Memorials

    Honorariums & Memorials

    $10.00
    Thank you for investing in the North Carolina Zoo! Please provide your honorarium or memorial amount ($10.00 minimum) and the additional information requested below and then click the ADD TO CART button to complete your donation.
    Honorariums & Memorials

    Honorariums & Memorials

    $10.00
    Thank you for investing in the North Carolina Zoo! Please provide your honorarium or memorial amount ($10.00 minimum) and the additional information requested below and then click the ADD TO CART button to complete your donation.

    Honorariums & Memorials

    $10.00
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Randolph Friends of the Zoo Fund This fund was established to help Zoo and Society employees grow their capacity to contribute to the well-being of the world’s wildlife. The Randolph Friends of the Zoo board accepts written proposals from staff each spring and, after reviewing these proposals, awards grants to the projects that hold the greatest promise of achieving the missions supported by the fund. The Randolph Friends of the Zoo has defined those missions as:

  • Implementing activities that enrich the lives of animals living at the Zoo
  • Enrolling in classes, conferences, and training that will sharpen an employee’s professional skills and knowledge.
  • Conducting research that advances the Zoo’s commitment to provide the best care possible to its animals and its plants
  • Establishing programs that inspire Zoo guests to learn about and protect the Earth’s wildlife
  • Contributing to conservation programs that protect species living in the wild as well as species living inside the Zoo
  • Promoting sustainable management practices at the Zoo
  • Developing campaigns that engender public support of the North Carolina Zoo and Zoo Society.

To donate a preset amount ($2500, $1000, $500 or $150) to the Randolph Friends of the Zoo Fund, please start by clicking the icon to the right. If you would prefer to donate a different amount, please click here and you will be directed to the donor-selected donation page.

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The Lion’s Pride

Lion’s Pride honors donors who have taken steps to ensure the Zoo’s future. This organization recognizes donors who have named the Zoo Society in their wills, on a life insurance policy or in some other estate planning arrangements. The Zoo Society recognizes their generosity by presenting Lion’s Pride members with a commemorative lion and by inviting them to a private Lion’s Pride luncheon or dinner each year. The meeting includes a behind-the-scenes tour for members and guests and offers them the opportunity to learn firsthand about the Zoo’s programs and plans.

Your Lion’s Pride membership lets us thank you today for the benefits your gifts will ensure tomorrow. It also lets us share our hopes for the Park with the friends and the families who will keep it great. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your gift plans, please contact the North Carolina Zoo Society’s Planned Giving Team at 336-879-7251, or via e-mail at lsmith@nczoo.com. You may also visit the Zoo Society’s legacy planning website at

http://nczoo.planmylegacy.org/