Some of the Zoo’s best friends support the Minnesota Zoo financially, while others are generous with their time. Pat Koors does both.
“After 35 years of volunteering at the Minnesota Zoo, I feel at home,” she says. “There is great camaraderie and I have good friens among the volunteers and staff. It almost becomes a family.”
Beyond volunteering, Pat has been generous when it comes to charitable support. Each year, Pat makes a generous gift to the Zoo Fund as a founding member of the Director’s Circle. These important gifts sustain the Zoo’s vital operations. And she’s joined the Circle of Life Society by including a bequest in her will for the Zoo. “I updated my estate plans after some changes in my life,” she explains. “It seemed natural to leave gifts for my favorite charities along with gifts for loved ones and nieces and nephews.”
Pat continues, “People should support the things they believe in. The Minnesota Zoo is a statewide treasure, and I hope those who believe in it will join me in supporting it financially.”