Donors Over 70 ½

Dear Friend and Supporter:

We were so pleased to learn that the legislation has been passed to make permanent the IRA Charitable Rollover provision. We reach out again to encourage you to contact your financial advisor. Using this instrument, support Philadelphia Zoo with a philanthropic contribution using the IRA Charitable Rollover. This is an exciting opportunity for you to invest in the nation’s first Zoo with its innovative design for animal welfare and premiere conservation education programs.


The guidelines related to the IRA Charitable Rollover are:
  1. Donors must be 70 ½ years or older
  2. The gift cannot exceed $100,000
  3. If passed, the rollover must be completed by year’s end
  4. Rollovers can only be made from traditional IRAs and must come directly from the plan administrator to the Philadelphia Zoo
Thank you for considering the extraordinary programs at Philadelphia Zoo with this prospective philanthropic opportunity. Your contribution makes a world of difference for the animals and the more than 1,200,000 children and adults annually who learn, through visiting the Zoo, that it is critical to animals and people to be a steward of this precious planet that we all share.

Please contact Damaris South with questions: or 215-243-5227