There are several ways you can help Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo accomplish its mission of conservation, education and fun! Support the Zoo today and help us share the wonders of animals and nature with the more than 280,000 visitors annually at the Zoo and around the state and region through our outreach efforts. All gifts are greatly appreciated and go a long way toward saving wildlife and protecting wild places.
The Society’s Development Department coordinates and plans the Zoo’s fundraising efforts. The Department identifies individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations who care about the mission of Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. Contributions of cash, stocks, in-kind, and planned gifts result in enhanced animal exhibits, expanded educational programming, important conservation and breeding efforts, additional visitor services, and the long-term sustainability of the Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo.
The Development Department also ensures that all CZS fundraising efforts comply with applicable ethical and non-profit standards.
If you would like to help or have questions, please contact our Development Office at 203.394.6573.
Interested in Naming Opportunities at the Zoo? Please click here.
Amazon Smile - Consider adding Connecticut Zoological Society to your account via Amazon Smile. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to the Zoo.
Animal Adoption - Our "Adopt an Animal" program is a great gift for the animal lover in your life! With 8 animals to choose from, this is the perfect way to show someone you care while supporting conservation.
Corporate Partners – Reach hundreds of thousands of people every year. Our Corporate Membership Program combines charitable giving with marketing, employee, and community benefits. The rewards are priceless!
Donate – You make the difference! Donate your time or dollars and help Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo accomplish its mission of conservation, education, research and family recreation.
Fundraising Events - Attend one of the Zoo's multiple fundraising events throughout the year. All proceeds benefit the Zoo's mission.
Gregg Dancho Endowed Chair Fund - Honor Zoo Director Gregg and his 40+ years of service to the Zoo by supporting the Zoo's long-term sustainability!
Membership – What is our Zoo without you? Choose a membership package that best suits you.
Monthly Giving - Support the Zoo year-round by becoming a Zooper Hero!
Wish List – You never know what you will find on the Zoo’s Amazon wish list. Your assistance will contribute to the Zoo’s mission while providing significant budget relief. Please note: We do not always receive notification of who has given, and what they have given. If you would like a formal acknowledgement, please email a copy of your order to firstname.lastname@example.org.