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The Pride of Chicago

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The Pride of Chicago capital campaign is a $135 million effort committed to advancing Lincoln Park Zoo’s reputation as an immersive home for wildlife; an inspiring and free experience for guests; and a leader in conservation, science, and learning. Now in the campaign’s home stretch, the zoo has begun construction on the capstone project: Pepper Family Wildlife Center.

Show Your Pride

Illustration of The Pride of Chicago donor wall

Support the Zoo, Leave a Legacy 

The Pride of Chicago donor wall inside the historic lion house recognizes contributors to the zoo’s current capital campaign. Located in Pepper Family Wildlife Center (opening in 2021), the wall pays homage to the building’s rich history and architectural integrity, drawing inspiration from the decorative mosaic tiles at the entrances. The design will include individual square tiles—fabricated from beautiful, natural wood—inscribed with the names of zoo supporters whose generosity helped transform this historic landmark into a priceless wildlife experience and an innovative home for big cats.

Levels 

$10,000 

18.5” x 4.25” metal inscription plaque over a 4.25” x 6.25” wood tile Up to 80 characters, 80-point font

$5,000

11.875” x 4.25” metal inscription plaque over a 4.25” x 6.25” wood tile Up to 60 characters, 68-point font

$2,500

6” x 4.25” metal inscription plaque over a 7” x 6.25” wood tile Up to 44 characters, 56-point font

Purchase a Tile

For more information or to purchase a tile, email prideofchicago@lpzoo.org or call 312-742-5842.

About the Campaign

Thanks to The Pride of Chicago capital campaign, Lincoln Park Zoo has opened three innovative animal habitats, completed a full makeover of the Main Mall, built the state-of-the-art Hurvis Family Learning Center, and opened Searle Visitor Center.

Show Your Pride