Donor Societies

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE MARLIN PERKINS SOCIETY?

PLEASE CONTACT CATHERINE LANGREDER AT (314) 646-4859

Marlin Perkins Society

Animal Kingdom Club $1,000
- Annual behind-the-scenes tour (for you and up to six guests)
- Unlimited free parking and Anywhere Plus™ Passes
- Invitation to Annual Marlin Perkins Society Celebration at $100 per ticket**
- 20% gift shop and 10% food purchase discount at most Zoo venues
- New animal/exhibit sneak previews
- Annual report, honor roll and recognition board listing 
- stlzoo member magazine, Nature's Best Photography magazine and Zoo Calendar**
- Early registration for education programs and Zoo summer camps
- Zoo birthday party discounts
- First-year member event
- Invitation to Marlin Perkins Society Night at US Bank Wild Lights
- 10% discount on rentals of Zoo banquet and meeting facilities
- 10% membership discount for company employees (Corporate Members Only)

Safari Circle $1,500
- All of the benefits of Animal Kingdom Club level, plus:

- Complimentary invitation to Annual Marlin Perkins Society Celebration**
- Complimentary Adult Education Program at the Zoo
- 50 complimentary Anywhere Plus™ Passes for employees or clients (Corporate Members Only)

Wildlife Circle $2,500
- All of the benefits of Animal Kingdom Club level, plus:
- Complimentary Adult Education Program at the Zoo
- 75 Complimentary Anywhere Plus™ passes for company employees* (Corporate Members Only)
- Invitation to annual Marlin Perkins Society Curator Breakfast
- 20% discount on rentals of Zoo banquet and meeting facilities

Steward's Circle $5,000
- All of the benefits of Animal Kingdom Club level, plus:
- Complimentary Adult Education Program at the Zoo
- 100 Complimentary Anywhere Plus™ Passes for company employees* (Corporate Members Only)
- Invitation to annual Marlin Perkins Society Curator Breakfast
- Invitation to annual Marlin Perkins Society President's Dinner
- 20% discount on rentals of Zoo banquet and meeting facilities

Conservationist Circle $10,000
- All of the benefits of Animal Kingdom Club level, plus:
- Complimentary Adult Education Program at the Zoo
- 150 Complimentary Anywhere Plus™ passes for company employees* (Corporate Members Only)
- Invitation to annual Marlin Perkins Society Curator Breakfast
- Invitation to annual Marlin Perkins Society President's Dinner
- 20% discount on rentals of Zoo banquet and meeting facilities
- Corporate Day at the Zoo (Corporate Members Only)
- Private lunch with Zoo curator or scientist

President's Circle $25,000
- All of the benefits of Animal Kingdom Club level, plus:
- Complimentary Adult Education Program at the Zoo
- 250 Complimentary Anywhere Plus™ passes for company employees* (Corporate Members Only)
- Invitation to annual Marlin Perkins Society Curator Breakfast
- Invitation to annual Marlin Perkins Society President's Dinner
- Corporate Day at the Zoo (Corporate Members Only)
- Private lunch with Zoo curator or scientist
- Donor profile in Zoo publication
- One annual complimentary Zoo banquet/meeting facility rental; 20% off all subsequent rentals

*Zoo banquet facility discount and number of complimentary passes for company employees vary for each level of membership. Please contact the Development Office at (314) 646-4859 for more information.

** Non tax-deductible item

Heritage Society

Members enjoy invitations to events, including the Heritage Society annual breakfast. All Heritage Society members receive a special Zoo memento and may choose to be listed on our donor board and other Zoo publications, or may remain anonymous.  We respect your privacy.


Marlin Perkins Society

In 1991, the Marlin Perkins Society was formed in honor of one of our Zoo's great directors as a way to recognize those individuals, corporations and foundations who generously support the Zoo with an annual gift of $1,000 or more. When the Society was formed, it was comprised of only 48 members. Today, we have more than 1,100 members and have raised more than $23 million in revenue for the Zoo. These contributions enable us to remain a free world-class destination for millions each year and we are fortunate to have the opportunity to not only bring people and animals closer together, but to also educate children and adults on the importance of conservation and preserving these amazing creatures for future generations.

Over the years, our Marlin Perkins Society members have become some of the closest and most dedicated members of the Zoo family.  By taking advantage of the wonderful membership privileges, they have been able to enjoy special behind-the-scenes tours and up close and personal experiences with many of our animals, meet keepers and curators and learn some of the inside information about animal training, breeding and conservation programs as well as attend some of the best events the Zoo has to offer.

With an annual gift of $1,000 or more, you too can enjoy so many wonderful benefits in addition to the satisfaction that comes from knowing YOU have made a difference at the Zoo. For more information on becoming a member, please click the "How to Give" button at the bottom of the screen. 

Heritage Society

The Saint Louis Zoo Heritage Society is a recognition program to thank and honor individuals for the support they provide the Zoo in the future through their estate plans or life income gifts. There are no membership fees involved in the Heritage Society. It is simply our way of thanking those who have remembered us with support for our mission to conserve animals and their habitats for generations to come.


Marlin Perkins Society

Marlin Perkins Society memberships begin at the $1,000 level and a full listing of privileges by level can be found by clicking on the "Benefits of Giving" button at the bottom of the screen.

If you work for a company with a matching gift program, you may be able to become a Marlin Perkins Society member for as little as $500. You may obtain matching gift information from your employer's Human Resources department or may contact Catherine Langreder, Manager of Annual Gifts, (314) 646-4859 for more information on Matching Gifts or the Marlin Perkins Society program. A list of known matching gift employers can be found on our website at www.stlzoo.org/matchinggiftcompanies

To become a member of the Marlin Perkins Society, you may:

1. Submit a secure online contribution form, which can be found here: www.stlzoo.org/mps

2. Pick up a membership brochure at the Welcome Desk located on the upper level of this building.

3. Mail your contribution to the address below, or call (314) 646-4859 for information on joining over the phone, to schedule a payment plan, or with a gift of stock or appreciated securities.

Marlin Perkins Society
Saint Louis Zoo
PO Box 798256
St. Louis, MO 63179-8000


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Heritage Society

Members of the Heritage Society have remembered the Saint Louis Zoo in their estate plans in one or more of the following ways:

- Bequest in will or trust
- IRA beneficiary designation
- Life insurance policy or beneficiary designation
- Annuity beneficiary designation
- Transfer on death (TOD), or Pay on Death designations (POD)
- Charitable gift annuity
- Charitable remainder trust 
- Charitable lead trust 

Please contact Lori A. Sullivan with any questions on how to make a legacy provision for the Saint Louis Zoo in your plans.  She can help get things started for a meaningful plan for you and your loved ones.

Lori A. Sullivan
Director of Planned Gifts
Saint Louis Zoo
One Government Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110


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