Annual Fund

Mexican Gray Wolves at Brookfield Zoo

The Annual Fund is a critical source of funding the zoo uses wherever it is needed most. Your gift allows us implement best practices in animal husbandry and veterinary care, and helps us inspire conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature.

NEW for the Fall Campaign! As a way to better thank our members and donors for your support, we will be formally launching a new Elite Status Program in January 2018!  This new program will allow many more of our members insider access to some of the exciting activities behind-the-scenes at Brookfield Zoo.

Annual Fund Topaz

Topaz Safari Elite Status

$400 Cumulative Support

Priority Zoo Camp Registration
Private Escorted Golf Cart tour of the zoo
4 additional guest passes
Special Zoo E-newsletter and immediate press release E-blasts
Personal Safari Circle VIP email access for donor requests or questions
Plus all the benefits of your Membership

Annual Fund Sapphire

Sapphire Safari Elite Status

$1,000 Cumulative Support

All unrelated benefits of Topaz Safari level, as well as:
Invitation to a group behind-the-scenes tour of Hamill Family Wild Encounters
6 additional guest passes
Priority registration for Brookfield Zoo travel programs
Plus all the benefits of your Membership

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 2018).  Qualifying activities include:

Membership purchases
Share-the-Care adoptions
Annual Fund donations
Fundraising Event participation

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 benefits offered at the higher Elite levels, please do not hesitate to contact us at or (708) 688-8667.

Payment plans are available – contact us at or (708) 688-8560 to set yours up today.

Thank you for your gift to the Fall Annual Fund and for all you do for the zoo!

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. Here are some ways to help:

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