Generous supporters Peggy Herz and Colonel Phil Smith were believers in the Phoenix Zoo’s great value from their very first visit. They thought to include the Zoo in their estate plan so future generations can enjoy all we offer as much as they have.
When Connie Pope became a volunteer at the Zoo she realized she "knew nothing about animals." So she decided to do whatever it took to become the best volunteer possible for a zoo she and her husband, Larry, had come to love.
As a supporter of the ASPCA and the adopter of an orphaned baby elephant, it comes as no surprise that Bernice Grassel loves animals. Through her planned gift to the Phoenix Zoo, she's leaving a legacy that echoes her beliefs for generations to come.
Linda Budge has been fascinated with wildlife since her childhood visits to the zoo. Now, along with her husband, John, she has found a way to help fund conservation programs through the Phoenix Zoo for years to come.
On Warren and Ghislaine’s first date, they ended up making an emergency trip to the National Zoo, where Warren worked to save a sick gorilla. Their legacy of love for animals continues today thanks to their gift.
Can you imagine taking home and caring for a baby chimp or tiger? Jayne and Robert Rowe were tasked with just that when the Zoo was starting out. See how Jayne is continuing to care for animals at the Zoo, even after her lifetime.
Retired Mesa Public School teachers Cindy Eckert-Timm and Damon Timm enjoyed bringing their classes to the Zoo and watching children encounter the animals and connect with nature. Now they're ensuring that future generations of children will experience those same interactions.
Longtime volunteer and Antler Society member, Bobbie Dapeer, passed away last summer just shy of her 92nd birthday. Bobbie had many friends at the Phoenix Zoo and volunteered here for more than 30 years.
Jay and Dee Epstein are leaving their legacy through their financial support in annual and planned gifts. They are also leaving their legacy by teaching their children, grandchildren and future generations to care for the natural world.