To make a donation call us at 651-487-8229 or download and return the donation form or click the button below to donate online via PayPal.
Or, if you prefer, you may give through GiveMN.org
Can’t remember when to renew? Consider becoming a Sustaining Member of Como Friends to make sure you don’t miss out on a minute of our special members-only previews and Membership Appreciation Days this season. For a $5 minimum monthly contribution, you can make easy payments straight from your checking or savings account, while receiving all our great member benefits throughout the year. Call Como Friends’ Jennifer Downham at 651-487-8296, or mail a voided check or deposit slip with the form below to start your Sustaining Membership today!
A Commemorative Donor Bench recognizes your gift to Como Park Zoo and Conservatory while providing a unique enhancement to the grounds. Commemorative benches are a great way to remember a loved one, a special memory or to be used as a memorial.
Benches include a bronze plaque, located on or near your bench, with your custom message.
Plaques are placed in the available bench location of your choice. Locations will be reserved in order of applications received.
Benches are $5,000. They are suitable for both individuals and corporations.
For more information, call 651-487-8229.
In 1999 Como Friends began managing two brick programs, one previously managed by Como Zoo and another by the Conservatory. Now, in 2013, due to space issues and changes to the Campus Master Plan, we are no longer able to continue accepting brick inscription requests.
Donations to Como Friends in support of Como Park Zoo and Conservatory can still be made in honor or memory of someone or something here. Public recognition of these gifts (of $100 and above) is made in the Como Friends Annual Report.
In the event that construction projects interfere with the viability of existing bricks, Como Friends will make every effort to maintain donor sentiment. A new recognition display will be implemented.
Thank you for your past brick purchases and thoughtful support of Como Friends! Effective 10/31/13
Coming in 2015:A habitat make-over for Como Zoo’s African Hoofstock building. Your gift today will help remodel the habitat for our gentle herd of giraffes with improvements that include:
A face-to-fur feeding station that will allow you to GET CLOSER to the giraffe
A mixed-species outdoor habitatlarge enough for zebras, ostriches, tortoises and giraffe
More enrichment opportunities for all of Como Zoo’s African animal species
Take a Sneak Peek! Come to Como and see how community support is helping right now! Improvements to the giraffes’ indoor space happening this year include themed murals; new exhibit space for African reptiles, amphibians and insects; and more enrichment for the giraffes.
Donate today. Community support enables exhibit improvements, funds conservation education, and keeps Como FREE and OPEN 365. Thank you!
Thank you for considering a planned gift to Como Friends to benefit Como Park Zoo and Conservatory!
Como Friend’s Heritage Society honors those who have included Como Friends in their estate plans.
If you have already included Como Friends in your will or retirement plan, please click here and submit a non-binding Letter of Intent. We would like the chance to thank you!
If you are considering leaving a planned gift to Como Friends (to benefit Como Park Zoo and Conservatory), the following information will help you do that.
Como Friends’ tax identification number is 41-1943928
“Como Friends” is the legal name of the non-profit that supports the Zoo & Conservatory
To include Como in your estate, please use this exact designation: Como Friends, a Minnesota non-profit organization with offices currently located at 1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul MN 55105; Federal Tax ID #41-1943928.
Gifts to Como Friends will benefit Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. If you have a preference and want to restrict your gift to either the Zoo or Conservatory, please designate Como Zoo or Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in your plans.
We encourage you to notify Como Friends if you have included us in your will so we may thank you, now, for your thoughtfulness. All such information will remain strictly confidential.
Please contact Jennifer Downham, Director of Individual Giving at 651-487-8296 or email at [email protected] with further questions.