Katie and Martin Oberlander are both passionate about the Zoo’s conservation and education outreach programs and commitment to building enhanced exhibits for animals.
Martin grew up visiting the Zoo as a boy with his mom and brothers. He continued to come to the Zoo as an adult, enjoying the Zoo after work to “decompress” and be around nature and animals. He brought Katie on several dates to Denver Zoo and now they come often with their two kids.
When completing their wills and beneficiary designations for their IRA and life insurance, it was Martin’s idea to name Denver Zoo as a 1/3 beneficiary of his life insurance policy. Katie quickly stole his “great idea” and named the Zoo as a 1/3 beneficiary of her life insurance policy. While they both wish they could give more now, they love the idea that they will leave a significant gift to help the animals and educational programs.