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SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

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Animal Sponsorship Program

By sponsoring an animal, you not only help in the care and feeding of our animals at John Ball Zoo but also support conservation programs near and far. We care for more than 2,400 animals representing more than 200 species. A portion of your contribution through this program supports wildlife conservation both in the Great Lakes region and around the world.

Yes! An Animal Sponsorship is a great gift for any occasion. Simply enter the individual’s name in the “name for recognition materials” section when purchasing a sponsorship.

We care for more than 2,200 animals representing more than 200 species. Your contribution helps fund the care and feeding of the animals here at John Ball Zoo, as well as supporting wildlife conservation both in the Great Lakes region and around the world.

Animal sponsorships are available for animals not listed, however, the benefits materials outlined in this page are specific to this selection of animals. If you choose to sponsor an animal not listed, you will not be eligible for animal-specific benefits.

Sponsor benefits will be shipped via USPS. Shortly after your payment has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email detailing your shipping information. If any of the shipping details in the email are incorrect, please contact Erika Schember at eschember@jbzoo.org or call (616) 336-4301 ext. 4315.

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2022 Animal Sponsorship Levels

$1000 Level

$500 Level

$250 Level

$100 Level

$50 Digital Sponsorship

$150 Group Sponsorship

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Can't get enough of the Zoo? join Conservation Circle!

For a gift of $500, you can join Conservation Circle! Conservation Circle is a group of donors whose annual gifts totaling $500 or more helps to ensure the sustainability of John Ball Zoo’s core values and community. In appreciation of their giving, Conservation Circle donors have access to exclusive special events, early Zoo Camp registration, exclusive digital behind-the-scenes, and much more! 

To learn more about Conservation Circle, please contact:
Amber Krieg, Director of Major Gifts
akrieg@jbzoo.org
616.336.3309

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Conservation Circle Donor Levels

All levels of Conservation Circle donors receive exclusive benefits including special Zoo communications, personal staff concierge, priority Zoo Camp registration, and onsite recognition at the Zoo.

Director: $500 - 999

All of the benefits listed above, plus:

Guardian: $1,000 -2,499

All of the benefits listed above, plus:

Scientist: $2,500 - 4,999

All of the benefits listed above, plus:

Explorer: $5,000 - 9,999

All of the benefits listed above, plus:

Adventurer: $10,000 - 24,999

All of the benefits listed above, plus:

Educator: $25,000 +

All of the benefits listed above, plus: