Annual Fund


Thank you for your gift to the Spring Annual Fund campaign.  Know that your gift will go to help our Animal Care staff ensure the animals in our care will receive the best possible care. 

Thank you!

The Chicago Zoological Society can accept donations through the PayPal Giving Fund. If you would like to donate via PayPal, please click here. Please note, you will be taken off the website managed by the Chicago Zoological Society to the charity page for the Society on the PayPal website. When donating, you have the option to make your donation anonymous. We would prefer you do not, so we can properly thank you for your gift. Also, anonymous donations will not be considered if you are attempting to attain an Elite Status. If you have any specifics around the gift you make via PayPal (i.e. honor or memorial gift, or a gift to a specific fund), please contact us at or 708-688-8560.

If you would like to know your current progress towards status, have any questions about this program, or would like to know more about the even more exciting perks offered at the higher Elite levels, se do not pleahesitate to contact us at or (708) 688-8560.

Earning Elite Status is based on qualifying activity during the previous calendar year (January 1 - December 31). Once you qualify for Elite recognition, the status is valid from the date when you qualified through the end of the following Program year (ex: join today and your benefits last until December 2024). Qualifying activities include:

Membership purchases
Animal adoptions
Annual Fund donations
Fundraising Event participation

The efforts of the Chicago Zoological Society would not be possible without your support. Working together, we can ensure that future generations have the opportunity to enjoy wild things and wild places.