Capital Campaign
Our Global Path Campaign

Wildly Ambitious

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The Indianapolis Zoo is a community icon with a global mission. We inspire people of all ages to protect nature, and our team is working to save species around the world.

Our global path includes new and exciting developments like the International Chimpanzee Complex. When you give to support the campaign, you will help create a Zoo-spanning home for thirty chimpanzees. This will be our most engaging encounter to date, and the first of its kind in North America.

Our Capital Campaign: See What's Planned

The Indianapolis Zoo is more than a place. It’s a place with a purpose. Together, we have the power to protect the natural world. Our capital campaign will fund the expansive new International Chimpanzee Complex, the innovative Global Center for Species Survival, and the Indianapolis Colts Welcome Plaza, an entirely reimagined entryway for Zoo visitors. See what's planned and how you can help!

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WELCOMING THE WORLD

The entry experience will become an immersive outdoor walkway, complete with animal encounters. When you give a gift of any amount, you will help us welcome the world in a brand new fashion.

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LAUNCHING MISSION CONTROL FOR CONSERVATION

With your help we will expand our impact. The Indianapolis Zoo will open Mission Control for conservation — serving 10,000 global field scientists in full view of Zoo visitors.

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CREATING A HOME FOR CHIMPANZEES IN INDY

Your gift will help to create a vast environment with multiple outdoor yards and buildings connected by a series of elevated trails, enabling the chimpanzees to travel freely among spaces.

Every gift counts! Support The Campaign for Our Zoo • Our Community • Our World.
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CHIMPANZEE CENTRAL
YOUR GIFT WILL HELP CREATE THIS GROUNDBREAKING EXHIBIT

The International Chimpanzee Complex will span a large portion of the Zoo’s campus and provide an enriching, functional forest for approximately 30 chimpanzees. This innovative exhibit—the first of its kind in a zoo setting—will recreate important aspects of chimpanzees’ natural habitat, allowing them to explore, socialize, and thrive.

Every gift counts! Support The Campaign for Our Zoo • Our Community • Our World.
RECOGNITION AND BENEFITS

GIVE $500 OR MORE TO RECEIVE SPECIAL RECOGNITION AND BENEFITS

Gifts of $500 and more are entitled to special recognition opportunities as outlined below. To learn more, please contact Julie McDearmon, Director of Institutional Advancement, via email or at 317-630-2703.

  • Name included in Indianapolis Zoo 2022 Annual Report
  • Name included on permanent donor recognition signage honoring gifts of less than $10,000 on Zoo grounds
  • Invitation to Donor Preview event unveiling the International Chimpanzee Complex
  • Name included in Indianapolis Zoo 2022 Annual Report
  • Name included on permanent donor recognition signage honoring gifts of less than $10,000 on Zoo grounds
  • Invitation to Donor Preview event unveiling the International Chimpanzee Complex
  • Opportunity for engraved paver in the Zoo’s new entrance
  • Name included in Indianapolis Zoo 2022 Annual Report
  • Name included on permanent donor recognition signage honoring gifts of less than $10,000 on Zoo grounds
  • Invitation to Donor Preview event unveiling the International Chimpanzee Complex
  • Opportunity for engraved paver in the Zoo’s new entrance
  • Name included in Indianapolis Zoo 2022 Annual Report
  • Name included on permanent donor recognition signage honoring gifts of more than $10,000 on Zoo grounds
  • Invitation to Donor Preview event unveiling the International Chimpanzee Complex
  • Opportunity for engraved paver in the Zoo’s new entrance
  • Name included in Indianapolis Zoo 2022 Annual Report
  • Name included on permanent donor recognition signage honoring gifts of more than $10,000 on Zoo grounds
  • Invitation to Donor Preview event unveiling the International Chimpanzee Complex
  • Opportunity for engraved paver in the Zoo’s new entrance
  • Permanent recognition at space on Zoo grounds
  • Name included in Indianapolis Zoo 2022 Annual Report
  • Name included on permanent donor recognition signage honoring gifts of more than $10,000 on Zoo grounds
  • Invitation to Donor Preview event unveiling the International Chimpanzee Complex
  • Opportunity for engraved paver in the Zoo’s new entrance
  • Permanent recognition at space on Zoo grounds
PLEDGES

Gifts can be pledged now and paid over 5 years. To learn more, please contact Julie McDearmon, Director of Institutional Advancement, via email or at 317-630-2703.