Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation
About the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation
The Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation is a 501(c)(3) established in 2004 and is the philanthropic, nonprofit partner that supports the Sequoia Park Zoo. The Foundation has raised more than $13 million since its inception. The Foundation has been successful in securing funding for many capital projects at the Zoo, including the construction of new animal habitats, ongoing maintenance, exhibit renovations and building facilities to support animals, education, guest services and conservation efforts. The Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation promotes and stimulates interest in the Sequoia Park Zoo, and supports the Zoo’s development and programs through fundraising, promotions and other initiatives designed to enhance the Zoo experience.
Working in close partnership with the City of Eureka to provide the North Coast with a spectacular zoological facility, the Foundation is responsible for fundraising, promotions, and special events.
The Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation works successfully as a philanthropic partner with the City of Eureka and supports conservation, education, and future economic development. The Foundation advances the Master Plan by assisting with the planning and development of major projects, pursuing grants, and growing donor and community relationships.
The Foundation helps to promote and maintain the excellent reputation of the Sequoia Park Zoo & Foundation within the community by developing sponsorships and cultivating relationships with local news and media.
The Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation hosts a variety of special events, from family-friendly celebrations to black-tie galas, that support the Zoo and conservation efforts worldwide. The Foundation's signature fundraising events and "ZooXclusive" auction items support the Zoo and engage with donors while providing one-of-a-kind experiences that create lifelong connections to our animals and the Zoo. Please visit the Zoo's calendar of events for all the details!
Acting Executive Director; President
Roy E. Corsetti
Treasurer; Chair of Finance Committee
Secretary; Chair of Events Committee
Annette De Modena
Chair, Board Development Commitee
Chair, Projects Committee; Co-Chair, Fund Development Committee
Founding President; Co-Chair, Fund Development Committee
Mayor of Eureka; City Liaison
Open Space, Parks & Recreation Commission Liaison
Besides the personal satisfaction of giving to a cause close to your heart and making a difference in your community, donors directly impact the quality of our zoo through annual giving. We rely on the generosity of our zoo friends for the ongoing progress and improvements made at Sequoia Park Zoo.
There are many ways for zoo enthusiasts to contribute to the zoo; every dollar helps and is more than appreciated. To make an online donation, click the button below. Thank you for your support!
Redwood Sky Walk Sponsorship Program
A rotating recognition program to provide community members, businesses and donors the opportunity to actively support the ongoing maintenance of this unique asset through the Redwood Sky Walk Perpetual Fund while providing an avenue for business advertising, special tributes and honorariums.
You’re invited to join the Zoo’s Flamingo Society! Members of the Flamingo Society belong to a distinctive family of generous and community minded friends and share a love for animals, education and conservation. Besides the personal satisfaction of giving to a cause close to your heart and making a difference in your community, Flamingo Society members directly impact the quality of our zoo through annual giving. Your gift is tax-deductible and supports the ongoing progress and improvement of Sequoia Park Zoo. We look forward to welcoming you to the Flamingo Society!
Animal Enrichment Fund
You can support the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation's Animal Enrichment Fund and make a difference in the lives of our beloved animals! Your generous donation will help provide stimulating toys and activities that promote physical health, mental well-being, and an environment that fosters their natural instincts.
Bequests, Wills & Trusts
There are many ways to ensure your family is cared for and to include the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation in your legacy. We encourage you to explore the variety of options with your financial advisor.
- Designate a percentage of your estate through your will or living trust
- Give only the remainder, or residue, of your estate—that which remains after bequests to loved ones have been made
- Leave a specific dollar amount
- Provide for a gift of specific property—real estate, stocks or other items
Charitable Gift Annuities
A charitable gift annuity is a contract between you and the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation that enables you to make a gift that guarantees payments to you and/or a loved one for life. A portion of your annuity payments may be tax free. A charitable gift annuity also entitles you to partial income tax charitable deduction and may provide capital gains and estate tax benefits. After your lifetime, the remainder of your gift will support the work of the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation.
You can create a legacy by naming the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation as a beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of an IRA, 401(k), 403(b), Keogh account, or other qualified retirement plan. Upon your death all or a portion of the unused balance in your account is transferred to the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation as a charitable gift.
Life Insurance Gifts
Life insurance policies are a meaningful and often overlooked way to make a charitable gift. One way to do this is to make the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation a beneficiary on your life insurance policy. Another is to transfer ownership of a paid up policy to the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation, thus receiving an immediate tax deduction. You can also take out a policy and make the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation owner and beneficiary—the annual premiums become a tax deduction for you.
Memorial & Tribute Gifts
Thank you for considering the Sequoia Park Zoo as a recipient of a memorial or tribute gift. Memorial and tribute gifts are wonderful ways to honor a loved one while supporting their connection with the zoo and wildlife.
Checks can be made out to the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation. (Please note who the gift is made in honor of. We will notify the loved one’s family of each gift made, without specifying the amount.)
Checks can be mailed to:
Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation
P.O. Box 123
Cutten, CA 95534
*Please include who the gift is made in honor of so that we can notify the family and/or recipient.