The Henry Vilas Zoo has many ways to publicly recognize charitable giving in support of the zoo. If you would like to honor a friend, memorialize a loved one, or show your or your company's support of the zoo, please consider one of the zoo's naming opportunities or a general honorary gift recognized by a card sent to the recipient of your choice.
Naming Opportunities at the Zoo
Naming a feature on the grounds of the Henry Vilas Zoo allows us to recognize you
for your contribution to the zoo, in a special way that can be seen and visited here at the zoo. Naming opportunities also can also be used to honor a loved one in our special setting by creating a lasting public tribute. Inscriptions are personalized to your specifications
and your donation is a fully tax-deductible contribution to Friends of Henry Vilas Zoo, a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization. Your donation
assists The Henry Vilas Zoo in its mission to be committed to conservation, preservation
of the species, and teaching: locally, nationally & internationally. Naming opportunities are available for donations of $500 or more and include:
- Giraffe Wall of Honor
Capital Campaign Naming Opportunities (when available)
For more information about specific naming opportunities, please contact Friends of Henry Vilas Zoo:
Friends of the Zoo
606 S. Randall Ave.
Madison, WI 53715-1665
FAX: (608) 258-1490
Other Memorials or Honorary Gifts
To make a donation to the zoo of less than $500 in honor of a loved one, please use our secure online giving page, call us at (608)258-9490 or mail a check to Friends of Henry Vilas Zoo at the address above with a note specifying that it is a memorial gift. For donations of $25 or more, we are happy to send a card notifying the person of your choice of your gift along with a gift message (donation amount will not be listed).