In the Support The Zoo section:
Support the Zoo Through the Birdies for Charities Program
Charity begins on the golf course at the Regions Tradition! You have the opportunity to make the Birmingham Zoo a big winner by participating in Birdies for Charities. The Zoo will receive every single penny of the donations generated on its behalf. Simply make a pledge of $0.02 or more per birdie or make a flat pledge of $15 or more.
You also have a chance to win great prizes when you make a donation. The Regions Tradition will have weekly giveaways every Friday for all donors with great prizes such as restaurant gift certificates, tickets to local sporting events and even a $1,000 gift certificate to Diamonds Direct.
The top 10 charities that raise the most money will receive Red Diamond “Bonus Bucks,” with the top charity receiving $10,000 from the Regions Tradition.
Please help make the Zoo the top charity by pledging here.
You can also make your pledge by printing this pledge card and mailing it to:
100 Grandview Place, Suite 110
Birmingham, AL 35243
The Birmingham Zoo is the proud recipient of the 4-Star Rating by Charity Navigator. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that the Zoo consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Approximately a quarter of the charities evaluated have received the highest rating, indicating that the Zoo outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates the Zoo from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.
Contribute to the Endowment Fund
The Zoo’s Endowment Fund will ensure the preservation and growth of our Zoo for future years to come. Currently, 10% of all capital contributions go to our Endowment Fund, unless directed otherwise. If you are interested in making a gift to our Endowment Fund or leaving a lasting legacy for future generations, please contact the Development Office at 205.397.3856.
The Zoo helps to create memories everyday. People also leave an impression or memory of his or her life with others. Donors make an impression on the community through gifts, volunteer work, membership and participation in special events.
Another means of making a lasting impression is through thoughtful estate planning. When you include the Birmingham Zoo, Inc., a 501 c (3) organization, in your estate plan you are leaving a lasting legacy to our community. An estate gift can provide needed funds to maintain existing operations, expand international species survival research, establish an education center, purchase animal provisions or build a playground.
For more information about Planned Giving, please click here.
Honorariums and Memorials
You can make a lasting tax-deductible gift to the Birmingham Zoo in memory or honor of a special person in several ways. For more information, please contact the Development Office at 205.397.3856.
The Adopt-An-Animal program benefits the animals directly with all proceeds going toward the care of the animals at the Birmingham Zoo. You can help by supporting an animal for one year through the Adopt-an-Animal program. The animal you choose will remain at the Zoo, receiving proper care and enjoying the many visitors! As a Zoo Parent, you will have the pride of knowing your gift helps to care for the animal.
All the animals at the Birmingham Zoo are available for adoption support. In return for your support, you will receive the sponsorship package that accompanies that particular level.
For more information and to adopt an animal, please click here.
You can donate online. The Birmingham Zoo also accepts cash, checks, all major credit cards, and stock. To make a stock gift, please contact us at 205.397.3856.
The Birmingham Zoo, Inc. Donor Policy
The Birmingham Zoo, Inc. recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of the individuals and organizations maintained in our database. Personal information gathered by our organization is kept in confidence. Safeguards are in place to ensure that donor records are not disclosed or shared with outside parties. The Birmingham Zoo only collects identifying information for specific purposes relating to our initiatives and campaigns. We uphold high standards in maintaining data accuracy and ensuring the appropriate use of information.
The Birmingham Zoo’s Mission
“Inspiring Passion for the Natural World…through emphasizing Conservation, Education, Scientific Study and Recreation in all aspects of the Birmingham Zoo’s exhibits, programs, facilities and activities.”
The Birmingham Zoo’s Vision
“To be a leading zoological and botanical conservation, education and scientific study resource within the United States and the family attraction of choice throughout the entire region.”