Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society (The Friends of the Zoo
), has been the Henry Vilas Zoo's member-supported fundraising organization since 1914. The Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society Inc. is a legally recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and it is also exempt from state sales tax.
The Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society, promotes the Zoo's mission to conserve and protect the wonders of the living natural world, to build an understanding by people of animals by promoting conservation, and to provide high quality recreational and educational experiences to over 500,000 annual visitors. Annual fund raising revenue is used to support capital improvements or maintenance projects at the Henry Vilas Zoo.
For all donations, bequests and charitable gifts the proper legal designation is as follows:
Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society Inc, 606 S. Randall Ave, Madison WI, 53715.
Tax Identification Number 39-6077008.
By including the Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society Inc. in estate planning, donors realize a host of tax advantages while helping ensure that the Henry Vilas Zoo continues to thrive for generations to come. Bequests can be as simple the following:
"I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to the Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society Inc. the amount of $___ for its exempt purposes."
Please contact The Friends of the Zoo
, office at 608-258-9490 for any additional information.