Each year, Riverbanks Society sets aside a special fund to assist with the areas of greatest need within the Zoo and Garden. Donations are tax-deductible and help fulfill the Riverbanks mission.
No need to travel around the world to see exotic animals. Some of the most popular animal sightings at Riverbanks Zoo are the exotic animals on the Endangered Species Carousel. Carousel sponsorships are a permanent way to honor family and friends or remember a special occasion while benefiting local, regional and international conservation efforts.
Conservation Support Fund
For more than a decade, Riverbanks’ Conservation Support Fund has provided important assistance to conservation biologists involved an array of local, regional and international wildlife conservation projects. Up to half of all available funds each year may be dispersed to projects developed by Riverbanks’ staff, and the remaining funds are distributed to outside researchers.
Honorary and Memorial Gifts
Honorary or memorial gifts to Riverbanks are a compassionate way to pay tribute to or commemorate a friend or family member while ensuring the animals at the Zoo continue to receive the best care. A personalized letter of acknowledgment will be mailed to the person being honored or to the family of your loved one announcing your generous gift to Riverbanks on behalf of this special person.
Library Wish Fund
Making a donation to Riverbanks’ Library Wish Fund is a thoughtful way to honor or remember a loved one while helping to maintain the highest quality Zoological & Botanical Library in the Southeast. Each book includes a bookplate inscribed with the name of the donor as well as that of the person being honored.
You can double-or even triple-your gift to the Zoo by participating in your employer’s Matching Gifts program. Additional funds raised through matching gifts at Riverbanks enables us to continue to expand, renovate and rebuild, enhancing our ability to remain one of the country’s top zoos.
Silverback Society Planned Giving
The Silverback Society Planned Giving program offers many giving opportunities that benefit you and the Zoo. From gifts of cash, stock, insurance, real estate, lead trusts to bequests, the Silverback Society program is designed to assist you in planning your contributions with the latest tax guidelines in mind.
Tribute Brick Campaign
Looking for a timeless, heartfelt gift for someone wild about the Zoo? Donate a brick in his or her honor and the family name or your special message will become a part of Riverbanks’ history.
Wild Parent Sponsorship
Wild about wildlife? Sponsor an animal at the Zoo. Sponsorship is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Your Wild Parent sponsorship will help provide care to your favorite animal and support the preservation of its species.