Heritage Society

Members of the Lincoln Park Zoo Heritage Society enjoy an inside look at conservation and care, including updates on rhino recovery from Rachel Santymire, Ph.D., director of the Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology.

Supporting Lincoln Park Zoo for Future Generations

The Heritage Society is a special group of friends of Lincoln Park Zoo who have included the zoo in their estate or financial plans. As a member of the Society, you will receive an invitation to the annual luncheon for members of the Society, private lectures and other special events, and previews of upcoming exhibits and habitats. You will also enjoy special zoo tours and insider information from Lincoln Park Zoo’s donor newsletter.

If you have included the zoo in your plans, it would be our pleasure to welcome you to the Heritage Society. Simply complete the Heritage Society Intent form and send it to the Planned Giving office. And, of course, you may always choose to join and remain anonymous.

Heritage Society Membership Form

Mail your completed form to:

Lincoln Park Zoo Heritage Society
2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614


Mary and Bruce Feay are among the Heritage Society members profiled in the triannual Heritage Society newsletter.

Heritage Society Newsletter

Published three times a year, the Lincoln Park Zoo Heritage Society newsletter features Heritage Society members and shares ways to support Chicago's free zoo.

Heritage Society members enjoyed cocktails at Cafe Brauer for the fall reception.

Fall Cocktail Reception Slideshow
Heritage Society members gathered for the  Fall Cocktail Reception at Cafe Brauer. Vice President of Conservation & Science Lisa Faust enlightened the group with her talk, "Can Zoos Save Species? The Role of the Modern Zoo in Wildlife Conservation."

Leaving a Legacy
Heritage Society members enjoy an inside look at the zoo they've planned to preserve.

For more information about how Planned Giving can benefit both the zoo and your family, contact Marilyn Schaffer, Director of Planned Giving, at 312-742-2167 or mschaffer@lpzoo.org.