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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.

All members of the Sustainer Society receive year-round access to the Zoo for seven people and ten children ages 3-18; use of the train, carousel and tram (weather permitting, during regular operating hours); eight guest passes; recognition in the Zoo’s Trunkline publication; discounts on food/beverage purchases at the Zoo; access to member events; and the member rate on special events such as The World’s Largest Halloween Party and Santa Safari.

As a member of the Sustainer Society, ten percent of your gift will be directed toward a special Louisville Zoo initiative of your choice. Donors will select one of the following:

  • Black Footed Ferret Conservation Program
  • Polar Bear/Grizzly Bear Cognitive Research
  • Scientific Research: Polar Bear Cortisol Study
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Field trip scholarship fund

$1,200 Little Penguin
All of the benefits above, plus:

  • Invitations to exhibit openings & previews
  • Invitations to after-hours, Sustainer Society gatherings at the Zoo
  • Summer Safari Camp early registration opportunities

$2,500 Snow Leopard
All of the benefits above, plus:

  • Brew at the Zoo and Zoofari early ticket sales opportunities
  • An animal adoption

$5,000 Orangutan
All of the benefits above, plus:

  • Framed animal artwork
  • Unique Behind the Scenes encounter with the Zoo Director
  • 2 Mix & Mingle tickets to Zoofari!

$10,000 Polar Bear  
All of the benefits above, plus:

  • Lunch or Breakfast with Zoo Director and Polar Bears, Orangutans or Gorillas
  • 2 Dinner tickets to Zoofari!

$15,000 Gorilla
All of the benefits above, plus:

  • 4 Dinner tickets to Zoofari!

$25,000 Elephant
All of the benefits above, plus:

  • One table of 8 at Zoofari!

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

Kelly Grether: kelly.grether@louisvilleky.gov / 502-238-5615

Lori Hagest: lori.hagest@louisvilleky.gov / 502-238-4134