The Eagle Legacy Circle

Create your lasting gift for the Brandywine Zoo and the Delaware Zoological Society

Planned gifts provide creative and flexible strategies for your estate and charitable needs. By including the Delaware Zoological Society (DZS) in your estate plans, you will help sustain the Brandywine Zoo and its mission.

For more information or to join the Eagle Legacy Circle, call (302) 407-4413 or email

Ways to Give

Wills or Trusts
A bequest is simple. You can name the DZS as a beneficiary of your will or trust. Consider including a percentage or fixed amount bequest.

How to say it: Sample Will or Trust language

I bequeath __________ (dollar amount or % of estate) to the Delaware Zoological Society, a not-for-profit organization supporting the Brandywine Zoo, located at 1001 North Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802 for its ongoing conservation and education purposes (or for a designated program you choose).

Tax ID # 51-0234751

Retirement Accounts and IRAs
Consider adding the DZS as the first, second or final beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) or other retirement account.

Life Insurance
This is a wonderful gift that can reduce taxes that may otherwise be due upon your death. You can name the DZS as a beneficiary or co-beneficiary by amending an existing policy or even purchasing a new policy.

Certificates of Deposits or Bank Accounts
Certificates of Deposits, Savings accounts or other savings plans can pass immediately to DZS as a Payable on Death (POD) beneficiary of the account.

Designate your gift
Do you have a favorite educational program or animal at the Brandywine Zoo? You can protect the future of that program or animal by designating your gift. We are here for you, so please give us a call today to discuss the many possibilities in making your legacy happen.

We invite you to contact us today to talk further about your planned giving options.

Eagle Legacy Circle
The DZS established the Eagle Legacy Circle to honor individuals who have expressed their commitment to ensure the Brandywine Zoo is able to inspire and protect future generations. When you plan a gift, you are enrolled in our Eagle Legacy Circle.

Benefits of our Eagle Legacy Circle

  • Invitations to exclusive events
  • Receive Brandywine Zoo News
  • Exclusive discounts and offers
  • Invitation to annual breakfast for Eagle Legacy Circle Members
  • Opportunity for private tour with Delaware Zoological Society Executive Director