Planned Giving

You love Zoo Boise, its animals, and its mission. When you include the Friends of Zoo Boise in your will or estate plans, you are ensuring the future of your zoo. You can support the zoo while also providing for your own personal, financial, and philanthropic goals.

Gifts Through Your Will

In order to make a bequest, you should speak with your attorney. Your attorney can help you include a bequest to the Friends of Zoo Boise in your estate plan. We have provided some basic bequest language to assist you and your attorney. 

Unconditional Bequest

I hereby give, devise, and bequeath _________ and No/100 dollars ($DOLLARS) to the Idaho Zoological Society, dba Friends of Zoo Boise, a nonprofit organization located at 355 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, ID, 83702, Federal Tax ID #82-6005995 for the Idaho Zoological Society’s general use and purpose. 

Conditional Bequest

I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to the Idaho Zoological Society, dba Friends of Zoo Boise, a nonprofit organization located at 355 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, ID, 83702, Federal Tax ID # 82-6005995 the sum of $____ to be used for the specific purpose of _______; however, if in the event the specific purpose should no longer be necessary or appropriate, I give the Board of Directors the authority to use the sum of money however it deems best.

Beneficiary Designation 

A beneficiary designation gift is a simple and affordable way to make a gift to support the Idaho Zoological Society. You can designate us as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy.

Other Gift Options  

Through guided estate planning, you and your financial advisors can create a life-income gift that provides estate tax benefits to you and your family, while supporting the future of Zoo Boise. 

For information on planned giving options that include income for life, please contact us about Charitable Remainder Trusts and Charitable Gift Annuities.

Planning Your Gift 

Speaking with reputable financial or legal advisors is essential to help you decide which gift is best for you and your family.  

Looking for someone to work with? Call our Development Coordinator, Mackenzie Platt, at (208) 608-7737 and we can share recommendations.

Please Let Us Know 

If you complete your estate plan and include the Friends of Zoo Boise, please let us know. While we are honored to acknowledge your contribution, we also respect any desire you may have for anonymity.

The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor.