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Planned Giving Opportunities
Leave Your Legacy at Manhattan's Sunset ZooThe Sunset Zoological Park and Wildlife Conservation Trust (Sunset Zoo Trust) was created in 1992 to foster the future of Sunset Zoo and provide a means for planned giving. The Sunset Zoo Trust provides many options for individuals to support Sunset Zoo and keep it a vital part of the Manhattan community.
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Tax-Deductible Gifting Options Through the TrustEach of these giving options have tax implications. We strongly encourage you to consult your tax or legal advisor when making decisions about giving to the Sunset Zoological Park and Wildlife Conservation Trust.
Give to Sunset Zoo in lasting way beyond your usual contributions. You may indicate the Sunset Zoo Trust as a beneficiary in your will, gifting a defined sum of money, a particular piece of property, or a percentage of your estate. It is not necessary to rewrite your will, a simple addition with the help of your legal advisor will suffice.
Gifts through Wills
Life Insurance PoliciesExisting policy - Many individuals purchase life insurance policies to provide financial support for loved ones that eventually become unnecessary. Making this policy a gift to the Sunset Zoo Trust is a great opportunity to support the zoo in a meaningful way. Making this gift also allows you to claim a tax deduction equal to the policy's replacement value.
New policy - This opportunity allows you to purchase a policy designating the Sunset Zoo Trust as the owner and beneficiary. Your annual premiums are tax-deductible.