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Planned Giving

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Planned Giving

By making a gift to the Dallas Zoo in your will, trust, or estate plan, you are supporting our efforts to Create a Better World for Animals, while taking care of your loved ones and protecting their wellbeing.

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Create Your Will

If you do not have an up-to-date will, you can create yours for free in just a few minutes using this trusted online resource from our partner FreeWill. This secure tool makes it easy to protect the people, pets, and belongings you love, with the option to include a charitable bequest to the Dallas Zoo.

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Report Your Gift

If you have already included the Dallas Zoo in your estate plans, thank you! Please let us know. Our partners at FreeWill make it easy to notify the Zoo of your plans, providing us the opportunity to properly recognize your generosity. (Note: Notifying the Zoo of your plans and reporting your gift does not obligate you now or in the future.)

Report My Gift
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Designate Beneficiaries

Did you know you may have non-probate assets (like an IRA, 401(k), life insurance policy, or any additional accounts) not covered in your will or trust? Using this free online tool, you can log all of your assets and receive printable instructions on how to set each one up with your broker. You also have the option to name the Dallas Zoo as a beneficiary to support our mission.

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Please consult your tax adviser or qualified attorney for advice on achieving specific goals for your estate.

For further information, please contact the Development Department:
Dallas Zoo
650 S. R. L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75023


The Dallas Zoological Society is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.