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Sustainer Society

Annual Giving Opportunity

You are invited to become part of an exclusive group of donors offering significant support to the Louisville Zoo’s Annual Fund. Gifts to the Sustainer Society are an investment in your Zoo and aid in providing exemplary animal care and enrichment; offering an array of education programs; and maintaining innovative and vital species conservation and scientific research efforts at your Zoo.

Sustainer Society members are people like you — individuals who support wildlife conservation, education, environmental sustainability and a financially strong future for your zoo. Please review the information below and consider becoming a member of our Sustainer Society today.

Levels of Support

A portion of each level of giving is tax deductible.

Sustainer Society members receive year-round access to the Zoo for two adults and up to 10 dependent children living in the same household 3–18 years old (or grandchildren).  This includes unlimited rides on the carousel for everyone on the membership (weather permitting, during regular operating hours); recognition in the Zoo’s Trunkline publication; discounts on food/beverage purchases at the Zoo; access to member events; free parking during regular operating hours; and the member rate on special events such as summer camps and Boo at the Zoo. Sustainer Society members also receive passes for 2 Lorikeet feedings and 2 Giraffe feedings per year.

$1,200  Little Penguin

All of the benefits above, plus:

  • Invitations to exhibit openings and previews
  • Invitations to after-hours gatherings at the Zoo
  • 6 Zoo admission passes to share with your favorite charity or loved one

$2,500  Snow Leopard

All of the benefits above, plus:

  • 2 tickets for Brew at the Zoo and Wine and Food, Too!
  • 1 animal adoption (adoption certificate and plush)

$5,000  Orangutan

All of the benefits above, plus:

  • 2 Mix & Mingle tickets to Zoofari
  • Commemorative personalized plaque in Irvin & Alice’s Garden

$10,000  Polar Bear

All of the benefits above, plus:

  • 2 Dinner tickets to Zoofari
  • Zoo membership package (Family level) to share with your favorite charity or loved one

$15,000  Gorilla

All of the benefits above, plus:

  • Behind the scenes tour certificate to share with your favorite charity or loved one
  • Use of one of the Zoo’s meeting spaces for private event (Catering to be separately arranged by you with the Zoo’s onsite partner Service Systems Associates. Subject to date/time restrictions).

$25,000+ – Rhinoceros

All of the benefits above, plus:

  • A private cocktail reception for you and 9 guests with the Zoo Director at the exhibit area of your choice (some restrictions may apply)

To learn more about this annual giving initiative or to join the Louisville Zoo’s Sustainer Society, please contact the Development Office:

Kelly Grether: / 502-238-5615

Lori Hagest: / 502-238-4134