You can simply name Denver Zoo as a beneficiary of your retirement plan to foster a more sustainable world for animals.
Income taxes to your beneficiaries on retirement assets can be as high as 35 percent. This means, for example, that a $100,000 IRA will be worth only $65,000 when it gets to your loved ones.
Naming Denver Zoo as a beneficiary of your retirement assets generates no income taxes. Denver Zoo is tax exempt and eligible to receive the full amount, bypassing any income taxes. This means, for example, that a $100,000 IRA given to Denver Zoo will be worth the full $100,000.
To name Denver Zoo as a beneficiary of a retirement plan, simply contact your plan’s administrator. Our Federal Tax ID number is 84-0502539.
Do you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose? You can use it (or a percentage of it) to reduce your taxes and create a gift for Denver Zoo that demonstrates your commitment to making a positive impact on species and habitats worldwide.
You can use stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that have grown in value to create your legacy with Denver Zoo.
You could consider donating real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property.
You can transfer funds from your IRA directly to Denver Zoo. This is an effective way to have an immediate impact and ensure our work on sustaining animal life here and around the globe continues.
Here’s how it works:
If you’re interested in this popular way to support Denver Zoo download a sample letter for your IRA administrator here.
Hannah Yaritz is passionate about Denver Zoo’s mission and believes that the Zoo “talks the talk and walks the walk, and truly cares about the animals in their care as well as animal conservation efforts around the world.”