Natalie Stephens, a longtime Zoo donor and volunteer, supports the Zoo with her legacy gift because she values conservation, education programs, and sharing an appreciation for animals with the community. “I want to leave my estate to causes I believe in, and I can ensure that with a planned gift,” explains Natalie. “The process was so easy,” she continues. “I read the information, talked with a staff person, and went online to add the Minnesota Zoo Foundation as a beneficiary as part of my retirement fund.”
Natalie hopes that sharing her story will inspire other people who care about the Zoo and its future to join her as a member of the Circle of Life with a legacy gift. “Any size gift helps the Zoo…anyone can do this."
If you value the Zoo and its work, you can follow in Natalie's steps by including the Minnesota Zoo Foundation in your estate. Your gift will help the Zoo provide animal care, education programs, and conservation efforts for years to come.