Capital Campaign

Envision Extraordinary Capital Campaign
Public support accounts for 80% of our capital funding. And thanks to the generous support from the people of Lucas County, we are able to create exhibits and experiences that any organization would be proud to call their own.

But you know that this is not just any institution – this is your Toledo Zoo. And for more than a century, we’ve provided families just like yours with a lifetime full of memories and experiences that are truly extraordinary. We’ve been able to do that because of the partnerships we’ve established with people like you.

We’ve envisioned a Zoo that’s even more engaging, even greener, and sets an even higher standard for animal care. That’s why we’ve initiated the Envision Extraordinary Capital Campaign, which enabled us to build upon the solid foundation of public funds and develop amazing new features that ensure that The Toledo Zoo remains a cut above.

You’ve already seen the results in the one-of-a-kind Nature’s Neighborhood children’s zoo. At Tembo Trail, our state-of-the-art new elephant exhibit, you’re seeing that same commitment to providing up-close animal encounters and educational messaging that inspire visitors to care about animals and conserving the natural world. As we move forward with our brand new Penguin Beach exhibit and renovation of our WPA-era Aquarium, capital campaign donors are once again given an opportunity to be a part of an exhibit that’s like nothing else, anywhere.

Online Donations

Our online donation system will allow you to choose one of our capital funds categories and you can also select a donation amount of $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or $2,000.

Contact Us

To donate a specific amount of your choice, or to make arrangemnets for a pledge paid over multiple years to the Envision Extraordinary Capital Campaign, contact Mary Fedderke, the Zoo’s Director of Institutional Advancement at (419) 385-5721, ext. 2074 or via email at

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