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Planned Giving

Looking at the Future is All About Perspective
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For some, you may consider your past and all that you’ve accomplished in life already, while considering the kind of legacy you can provide in the future. For others, like the tens of thousands of children that visit Zoo Miami every year, the future is an adventure into the unknown; a future that Zoo Miami Foundation is committed to preserving when it comes to education and conservation.

Make Wildlife a Part of Your Legacy

Did you know there are many ways to support Zoo Miami Foundation? Legacy giving techniques are called "planned gifts," because with thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you and your loved ones, and Zoo Miami Foundation.

A well-planned gift communicates your legacy; it tells a story of what you hold as most important and valuable in your life and community. Leaving a gift to the Zoo Miami Foundation through your will or trust is an easy and impactful way to benefit education and conservation efforts for years to come. Zoo Miami Foundation is the independent fundraising agent of Zoo Miami and is the preferred designee for estate gifts.


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Please explore the links below to learn more about different ways to give and contact us with any questions.

In thanks for your support, ZMF is here to help you protect your loved ones as you create your legacy gift. ZMF has partnered with Life Legacy to make it easier than ever to protect wildlife globally and in our own backyard, while inspiring tomorrow’s conservationists, at no immediate cost. With Life Legacy you can create your legal will for free in under 20 minutes.  Plus, you can browse other services such as a legacy life insurance policy that may supplement your current gifts to your impact is felt today and tomorrow.

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Ready To Take The Next Step?

To share your interest in giving and request more information please contact:

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   Jose Romano
   President & CEO


Zoo Miami Foundation (ZMF) is the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports Zoo Miami.  Founded in 1956, we are now one of the largest membership organizations in South Florida, with more than 20,000 member households.  While Miami-Dade County operates and maintains Zoo Miami, ZMF supports Zoo Miami's programs and enhancements.

Our mission is to foster community pride and involvement with Zoo Miami and secure financial support for the zoo.  Our current endowment funds of nearly $18M support wildlife conservation, animal care, and general operations.

Through award-winning camps and education programs, we strive to inspire future environmental leaders. Through our conservation efforts, we broaden our reach globally to protect and preserve wildlife.  Through our membership programs and fundraising efforts, we connect with our local community to strengthen our mission together.

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