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What Are Your Goals?


What are your goals?

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Make a gift for the Zoo’s future that costs you nothing now. Include a gift in your will or trust. A great way to help the Zoo build financial strength and provide resources for a strong future.

Avoid capital gains liability and take an income tax deduction. Give appreciated securities instead of cash to make your gift. Buy low and give high-while avoiding capital gains tax.

Leave more of your estate to your heirs. Name the Zoo as beneficiary of your retirement plan, and leave lower-taxed assets to your family. Eliminate income tax on retirement plan assets, and free up other property to pass to your heirs.

Create a long-term gift that won’t draw funds from your estate. Create a new life insurance policy, or donate a paid-up policy of coverage you no longer need. Increase your ability to make a significant gift to the Zoo.

Get back income for life from the assets you give to the Zoo. Create a new life income plan with a charitable annuity trust. Receive income for your lifetime receive a charitable deduction, and diversify your holdings.


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

Please note 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.