Forever Wild Society

Use your estate to impact the future. Learn more about planned giving.

You can also support the zoo & enjoy exclusive perks by becoming a member today.

Create your Zoo legacy by joining the Forever Wild Society

Forever Wild Society members are visionary supporters who have made a planned gift to perpetuate the future of education and conservation programs at the Seneca Park Zoo for future generations.

To become a member of the Forever Wild Society you simply need to notify the Seneca Park Zoo Society that you have included a deferred gift of $2,000 or more in your estate planning. To learn more, or to join the Forever Wild Society, contact Chuck Levengood, Director of Development at [email protected] or 585.336.7205.

Forever Wild Society Benefits

• Framed Certificate of Appreciation

• Forever Wild Society pin

• VIP mailings

• Annual recognition event

• Invitation to exclusive donor events

• Recognition on Zoo grounds and in the Zoo Society’s Annual Report

• Satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference

Planned Gift Options

Gifts Through Your Estate
You can name the Seneca Park Zoo Society as a direct beneficiary of specific assets, or a percentage of your estate, or of your residual estate.

“Signature” Gifts
Add the Seneca Park Zoo Society as a beneficiary on your IRA or life insurance policy. It’s quick and easy.

Life Income Gifts
Life-income gifts enable you to make a lasting gift to the Zoo Society while providing you or another beneficiary with income for life.

• Charitable Gift Annuities
• Charitable Remainder Unitrusts
• Pooled Income Fund

Other Ways to Give

• Charitable Lead Trust
• Donor Advised Fund

To direct your planned gift to impact the future of Seneca Park Zoo’s education and conservation programs please designate your support toward the Seneca Park Zoo Society Endowment Fund of the Seneca Park Zoo Society. (Federal Tax Identification Number 16-0905390) We encourage you to consult with your legal and financial advisor(s) and accountants to make the gift that best meets your needs.

Other Ways to Donate

Honors and Memorials

To make a donation to commemorate a loved one over the phone with a credit card, through the mail with a check payable to Seneca Park Zoo Society, or in person with any payment method you’d like. We will notify the family that a gift has been made by you, although we do not disclose the amount. If you would prefer, you may also remain anonymous.


Call 585.336.7217 or contact us.


ZooParent program funds are used by the animal care team to purchase enrichment items or materials that encourage mental and physical stimulation.


Become a permanent part of the Zoo, with a commemorative, engraved brick in honor of your donation.

Corporate Support

The Zoo’s mission-based work and valued brand provide exciting and unique opportunities to align your organization’s goals with support of a premier resource in the community.

Donated Items

We are always looking for items for animal enrichment, operations, and grounds keeping. Your support helps us provide great experiences for guests and the animals in our care.