Gifts of Stock


Securities and mutual funds that have increased in value and have been held for more than one year are one of the most popular assets to use when making a gift to the Zoo.  Making a gift of securities or mutual funds to us offers you the chance to support our work while realizing important benefits for yourself.

When you donate appreciated securities or mutual funds you have held more than one year to us in support of our mission, you can reduce or even eliminate federal capital gains taxes on the transfer. You may also be entitled to a federal income tax charitable deduction based on the fair market value of the securities at the time of the transfer.

Please contact [email protected] or call 757-441-2374 ext. 226 for more information on making a gift of stock to the Virginia Zoo.  

If you are 701/2 or older, you can make a tax-free distribution from your traditional or Roth IRA to the Zoo.  It is an efficient way to support the causes that matter to you most. Please consult a qualified advisor before making your gift.

To ensure that your gift is properly processed and that you are listed as the donor of record, please have all checks directed to the address below. it is very important that you also contact us at [email protected] or call 757-441-2374 ext. 226 to let us know to expect your gift.

Virginia Zoo
Attn: Development
3500 Granby Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23504