Brookfield Zoo

Chicago Zoological Society Memorials and Tributes

CZS offers a number of ways for donors to make a gift in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one while providing financial support to the zoo and our mission.

Tribute Benches 
Benches are available at various locations throughout the park. Bench plaques may be personalized and inscribed with brief text before being affixed to the bench. The zoo pledges to display the plaques on the bench for no less than 15 years from the time of installation. At the end of this time, the donor will have the opportunity to renew this recognition with an additional gift at the prevailing gift amount. Bench tributes are priced at the following ranges: $10,000, $25,000 or $50,000 depending on the selected location.

Stadium Plaques
Stadium plaques are available for personalization and placement in the Seven Seas Dolphinarium. The zoo pledges to display the plaques for no less than 15 years from the time of installation. At the end of this time, the donor will have the opportunity to renew this recognition with an additional gift at the prevailing gift amount. Cost determined by proximity to the main dolphin pool, with closest seats being the highest in value. Stadium plaques are priced at the following ranges: $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000.

Tree Plaques
Tree plaques are available at various locations throughout the park. Tree plaques may be personalized and inscribed with brief text near the selected tree.

Tree plaques at the $1,500 level are offered next to an existing tree at Brookfield Zoo and are displayed for no less than 5 years from the time of installation. At the end of this time, the donor will have the opportunity to renew this recognition with an additional gift at the prevailing gift amount.

Tree plaques at the $5,000 level may select a new tree or sapling to be planted in a location the Society’s horticulture team could use it most and will be displayed for no less than 15 years from the time of installation. At the end of this time, the zoo will offer an opportunity to renew this recognition with an additional gift at the prevailing gift amount.

Please note: The zoo reserves the right to relocate any tribute to an adjacent area, if the zoo determines such relocation is required. All plaques ordered have a line and character limit.

For more information on CZS Memorials and Tributes, please call: 708.688.8670 or Fax: 708.688.7670

 

If you would prefer to send in a donation by mail please send to:
Chicago Zoological Society
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road
Brookfield, IL 60513

If you would prefer to talk to someone about making a donation please call:
708-688-8670