Hope B. McCormick Swan Pond overlook Hope B. McCormick Swan Pond overlook

Dedication & Tribute Opportunities

Tribute plaques are a unique way to establish an enduring link to Lincoln Park Zoo, whether celebrating a loved one, a special occasion, or your own love for the zoo. Choose from a variety of dedication opportunities to leave a lasting honor or memorial.

Illustration of The Pride of Chicago donor wall

The Pride of Chicago Tribute Wall

The Pride of Chicago Tribute Wall, located in the Pepper Family Wildlife Center, recognizes contributors to Lincoln Park Zoo with personalized plaques on natural wood tiles. The wall’s design pays homage to the rich history and architecture of this landmark 1912 building.

For more information, contact Senior Director of Principal Gifts Elizabeth Gillette at 312-742-2332 or prideofchicago@lpzoo.org.

Levels

SOLD OUT Grassland: Gift of $10,000
21” x 5” gold plaque metal inscription plaque over a wood tile
Up to 30 characters per line and up to three lines


Savanna: Gift of $5,000
13.75” x 5” silver plaque metal inscription plaque over a wood tile
Up to 30 characters per line and up to four lines


Desert: Gift of $2,500
5.6” x 5” bronze plaque over a wood tile
Up to 14 characters per line and up to six lines

Dedication Opportunities

Bronze leaves for dedication

Bronze Leaves

Honor a loved one with a personalized tribute inscribed on a bronze leaf.

  • American Beech Leaf: A gift of $1,000
  • Sugar Maple Leaf: A gift of $3,000
  • American Linden Leaf: A gift of $5,000
  • Bur Oak Leaf: A gift of $10,000

Contact Director of Annual Giving Mariah Cunnick at
312-742-2171 or mcunnick@lpzoo.org.

Bench plaque

Benches

With gifts of $5,000 or more, benches can be dedicated at various locations across the zoo. Bench plaque inscriptions can accommodate up to five lines of text with up to 50 characters per line.

Contact Director of Annual Giving Mariah Cunnick at
312-742-2171 or mcunnick@lpzoo.org.

Rock-embedded dedication plaque

Special Opportunities

For gifts starting at $25,000, special naming opportunities are available for gardens, habitats, buildings, and more.

Contact Senior Director of Principal Gifts Elizabeth Gillette at 312-742-2332 or egillette@lpzoo.org.

Eastern black rhinoceroses

Tribute Gifts

Make a donation to Lincoln Park Zoo in honor of a loved one. A tribute card will be sent to the recipient.

Make a Tribute Gift

Legacy Tribute Gifts

Create a memorial for yourself or a loved one with a future gift through your estate plan. Contact Director of Planned Giving Sarah Rutledge at 312-742-9570 or srutledge@lpzoo.org.

Learn More