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Giving Programs

Giving Programs

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

We’re on the brink of the largest mass extinction since the dinosaurs. Species are going extinct at a rate 10,000 times faster today than ever before. But by bringing people together like you that care, we can and are bringing species back.

Join us on our mission of desert conservation through preservation, education and appreciation. You’ll be a part of a community that stands on the front lines of the fight to save wildlife and desert environments, both local and around the world, to secure their future.

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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Annual Giving

The Living Desert executes two campaigns annually in the Fall and Spring to solicit gifts that help us maintain the 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. Contact us to discuss your wishes.

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Gift Planning

Your dedication to the conservation cause is as strong as ours. If you’re considering a gift of any size, please contact us to discuss.

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The Heritage Society

Make arrangements for deferred gifts in your estate plan, such as a bequest in a will, a charitable gift annuity, a life insurance policy, real estate property, stock, etc. by naming The Living Desert as beneficiary.

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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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