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Memorial Bench Donor Program

Donate a Memorial or Tribute Bench at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Honor a family member or friend.
Help beautify zoo grounds.
Provide a place for rest or reflection.
Mark a favorite or significant spot.
Place a park bench bearing your loved one’s name at the zoo!

Leave a lasting legacy at the zoo by donating a park bench commemorating a loved one at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. A memorial donor bench is the perfect way to honor a loved one who loved the zoo and support the zoo’s conservation mission in their memory.

A gift of $5,000 will place a bench at an available location of your choice on zoo grounds, including the new Animal Health Center’s beautifully landscaped courtyard, for the next 10 years. An inscribed plaque affixed to the top of the bench will dedicate it to your loved one with up to 200 characters of text.

Memorial bench contributions will also be recognized in the Friends of the Zoo’s annual report under the name of your honoree. All contributions will go to benefit the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.

To arrange a memorial bench, please contact the zoo’s Development Department at (315) 435-8511 x8518 or email Heidi Strong at [email protected].

Memorial Bench Photo
Memorial Bench Plaque