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One visit later: A Zoo love story

Betsy Schutte

Betsy Schutte reluctantly accepted her daughter's invitation to visit Denver Zoo with her and her two grandchildren shortly after moving to Denver. After that visit, she just loved the Zoo. Betsy enjoyed that first visit so much, especially seeing all the Zoo volunteers in their green vests grinning (and thinking, they can't really be having that much fun), she decided to check out becoming a volunteer. More

Staying connected to the Zoo through giving

Hannah Yaritz

Hannah Yaritz is a former Denver Zoo employee and has seen firsthand how the Zoo works to secure a better world for animals. That's why she's doing her part to ensure the Zoo's future by leaving a legacy gift. More

Giving back to do more for the Zoo

Katie Oberlander and Martin Schnitger

Denver Zoo just celebrated its 120th year and Katie Oberlander and Martin Schnitger are leaving a legacy for the Zoo to support the next 120 years. More

Lifelong passion inspires gift to Denver Zoo

Felicia Diamond and Gene Bloom

Felicia Diamond and Gene Bloom grew up spending their summers at Denver Zoo. After visiting Africa as adults, Felicia and Gene realized the importance of supporting the zoo's work saving and protecting animals. More

Love for animals inspires giving

Holly and Gary Gibson

Holly Gibson fell in love with animals and Denver Zoo when she participated in a Zoo explorer scout program in high school. "It was a very hands-on experience; I got to touch and learn about a variety of animals and have had an appreciation of Denver Zoo ever since." More

Wildlife Heritage Society member gives back

Rosemary McManis

Rosemary McManis' love of animals began in childhood. It is not easy to get her to name her favorite animal, but the decision to include Denver Zoo in her estate plan was a no-brainer. More

Love of animals leads to love of the Zoo

Becky Sloan and Sandy Berry

The Zoo is a major part of Becky Sloan's and Sandy Berry's lives. Having logged thousands of hours of volunteer service, they also have planned several gifts to support the Zoo. One of those gifts also provides them with lifetime payments. By establishing a charitable gift annuity, you can help animals at the Zoo live happy lives and, in return, you can supplement your income with fixed payments for life. More

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