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Legacy Giving


History is the story of people and their legacies.  How do you want to be remembered? While you’re remembered for your kindnesses and accomplishments throughout your lifetime, you can also ensure being remembered with admiration and gratitude for years to come through the provisions you make for the distribution of your assets (items of value, such as cash, securities, life insurance, retirement accounts) after your lifetime.

Live on through a legacy at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

There are simple ways for you to create your legacy at The Maryland Zoo, for generations to come, in ways that directly benefit you, your loved ones, and the Zoo all at the same time.  These gifts are called Legacy Gifts, and they can help you make the most of your assets by reducing your estate taxes.  The links below will help you discover their substantial benefits.

How can you get started? 

Join The Maryland Zoo Legacy Society

We hope you will tell us if you decide you’d like to leave a legacy gift to The Maryland Zoo.  With your permission, we would like to recognize your gift through membership in our Legacy Society, a distinguished group of Zoo lovers who have generously made legacy gifts to The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

Your willingness to be listed as a member of our Legacy Society encourages others to follow your example, which is another way you can help your Zoo.


Contact us privately at or call 443.552.5290 to learn more.  We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

Please recognize that The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is not in the business of giving tax advice. Please consult your legal counsel when considering these types of gifts, and please see our full disclaimer by clicking here.