Memorial and Tribute Gifts

Thank you for considering San Diego Zoo Global in planning a memorial or tribute to your loved one. The contribution you make is a gift that helps us create and maintain a living legacy enjoyed by millions of people each year.


Memorial Gifts and Recognition Options

All gifts create a lasting impact and allow us to continue our mission of saving species worldwide. If you wish to make a memorial gift but are not seeking a form of recognition, please click here or call us at 619-685-3222.

Recognition of a loved one is available at the San Diego Zoo or San Diego Zoo Safari Park for gifts of $1,200 or more. For information regarding available recognition options, please call the Development Department at 619-685-3222 or email ezelinski@sandiegozoo.org

Obituary Language

If you want to direct family and friends to make gifts to the San Diego Zoo, the following is suggested wording for an obituary:
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the San Diego Zoo in memory of {deceased name}, San Diego Zoo, P.O. Box 120551, San Diego, CA 92112 or online at sandiegozoo.org/memorial.

Tribute Gifts and Recognition Options

A tribute donation is a wonderful way to commemorate a special occasion such as a birthday, wedding, graduation, holiday, retirement, or other joyful occasions as well as accomplishments. If you wish to make a tribute gift, please click here or call us at 619-685-3222 to learn more or find out about the recognition options available for tribute gifts of $1,200 or more.

Receipt of Gift

When you make a memorial or tribute donation you will receive a receipt acknowledging your gift. If you choose, we will also send a letter to the individual(s) being honored or a family member of your loved one who has passed, informing them of your gift but keeping the amount of your gift confidential.


Please contact us at 619-685-3222 or via email at ezelinski@sandiegozoo.org

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