Planned Giving


As someone who cares about animals, you are invited to become a member of Wildlife Legacy Society, our special giving society, by providing for the Potawatomi Zoological Society in your estate plans. Through your thoughtful vision the Wildlife Legacy Society will help the Zoo thrive for future generations of families like yours and help protect endangered species by securing our conservation efforts. As a member of Wildlife Legacy Society you will receive recognition in special publications, and invitations to special events.

Through our wide array of options, you can benefit your loved ones and enjoy such benefits, as:

  • Guaranteed income during your lifetime
  • An immediate charitable tax deduction
  • The avoidance or reduction in estate taxes and probate costs
  • The elimination or decrease of capital gains taxes
  • Knowing that you are part of a worldwide effort to encourage the protection and propagation of endangered species

We can work with you and your advisor to help determine the most appropriate way for you to give while achieving your goals.

For Advisors: Please let us know when a client provides for the Potawatomi Zoological Society in their estate plans, so we can invite them to enjoy the benefits of membership in Wildlife Legacy Society. When naming Potawatomi Zoological Society, Inc. in your estate plans, please use our legally incorporated name: The Potawatomi Zoological Society, Inc. Our Federal Tax ID# is 35-1183974 and our legal address is 500 South Greenlawn Ave, South Bend, IN 46615. Our contact address is PO BOX 1764, South Bend, IN 46634. For more information please e-mail or call 574-235-7583 and ask for Marcy Dean, Director.