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Gift of Insurance

A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a contribution to the San Diego Zoo.

If your life insurance policy is no longer needed or will no longer benefit your survivors consider making a gift and help further our mission.

Flowchart: Donor makes a gift of an insurance policy to . either keeps the policy until maturity or cashes in the policy for its cash value.

Make a Gift of Life Insurance Today

Did you know that you can give your life insurance policy to the San Diego Zoo today and receive a charitable income tax deduction? You can also make deductible contributions to the San Diego Zoo each year that can be used to pay the premiums. Ultimately both you and the Zoo benefit from your policy.

Designate Us as Beneficiary of Your Policy

You can also designate the San Diego Zoo as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy. You will continue to own and can make use of the policy during your lifetime. The policy will be included in your taxable estate when you pass away, but your estate will benefit from an estate tax charitable deduction for the value of the gift to us.

Contact Us for More Information

If you have any questions about making your gift of life insurance, please click here to send us an email with your questions or comments.