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Smart Ways to Give Before 2023 Ends

Would you like to finish this year with a gift that maximizes your impact and reduces your taxes? Consider the four smart options below. Make an Immediate Difference When you support our mission by simply writing a check, you make great things... Read More

Why Your Legacy Matters

You may have heard that “leaving a legacy” is important to nonprofits like the Minnesota Zoo. But what makes legacy giving so different from writing a check or donating online? Legacy gifts… Focus on the future. The support we receive... Read More

New Retirement Laws

2023’s new laws include retirement changes that may affect your saving and your giving. Increase in required minimum distribution (RMD) age Retirees must now begin taking taxable withdrawals at age 73 in 2023, up from the previous 72. (That... Read More

Circle of Life Society

What is the Circle of Life Society? The Minnesota Zoo’s Circle of Life Society honors and thanks individuals today for the support they will provide in the future through their estates or other planned gifts. This long-term support has helped... Read More

Bequest Language for a Gift In Your Will

Planning for the future and creating the legacy you wish to leave is one of the most effective ways to ensure a lasting impact. Making a gift in your will or living trust, known as a bequest, can guarantee that your legacy endures. Your gift may be... Read More