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Giving Programs

Giving Programs

Make a Difference. Many Ways to Save Desert Wildlife and Environments

For almost five decades The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens has championed the well-being of desert flora and fauna through the generous support of donors like you. Together we are standing on the front lines of the fight to save species. Collectively we will build a better tomorrow for generations to come

Join us on our mission of desert conservation through preservation, education and appreciation. You’ll be a part of a community, both locally and around the world, supporting biological diversity, intact ecosystems and sustainable communities to secure the future of wildlife and wild places.

Make a tax-deductible gift today. The cheetahs, bighorn sheep, Mexican wolves, desert tortoises, Joshua Trees, and Mecca Asters are counting on you.

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Champions of Conservation

Are you ready to make a big impact? Join our monthly giving program. Any size monthly donation adds up to support zoo operations and our conservation work all year long.

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Annual Giving

Demonstrate your dedication to The Living Desert by making an annual gift during the Fall and Spring Appeals. Your annual gift supports daily operations of the Zoo and Gardens.

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Memorial/Tribute Donation

Show your support and appreciation for desert wildlife, both flora and fauna by honoring the remarkable people in your life.

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Gift Planning

Leave a legacy of your dedication to the conservation work of The Living Desert by leaving a gift in your will or trust. A charitable bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make.

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The Heritage Society

Join the Heritage Society and be a part of a select group who have stated their intentions to leave a deferred gift in their estate: a bequest in a will.

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The Living Legacy Endowment

Endowment fund donations are structured so that the principal amount is kept intact while the investment income is available for use by The Living Desert, thus sustaining the Zoo and Gardens for the future.

For any of the above programs, contact us:
Development Department
47900 Portola Ave.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 346-5694, ext. 2166

Animal Adoptions

Be a part of our conservation efforts! Adopt an animal or a train. Makes a great gift for those you love! Email or call (760)346-5694, ext. 2126.

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