Gifts That Pay You Income

Many loyal Zoo supporters have chosen to establish a gift that pays income for life. They way it works is simple – make a gift and in return receive income for life, based on your age when the gift is established.
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gift of assets graph

Receive Income Today,
Save Wildlife Tomorrow

How It Works

  1. You donate $5,000 or more in cash, securities or other property to Denver Zoo.
  2. You and/or your beneficiary receive fixed annual payments for life at a very attractive rate based on the age of the beneficiaries (for example: age 65 – 4.2%, age 70 – 4.7%, age 75 – 5.4%).
  3. You can begin receiving payments immediately (if you are 50 or older) or defer payments for a year or more (most people choose to start receiving income around retirement age).
  4. You are eligible for an immediate tax deduction. If you donate appreciated assets, you may save on capital gains taxes as well.
  5. The remainder passes to Denver Zoo after your lifetime.
benefits to you crane
benefits to you crane

Holly & Gary Gibson

Holly and Gary Gibson appreciate, that because of Denver Zoo, over two million people a year have the opportunity to see animals they might not otherwise get to see.

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Josie Stewart
Gift Planning Manager

This information is not intended as legal, accounting, or other professional advice. For assistance in planning your legacy gift, please consult a lawyer and/or financial advisor for professional advice.