Major Gifts

Horace Cleveland Society

Yesterday’s Vision is Today’s Legacy

“Look forward a century, to the time when the city has a population of a million, and think what will be their wants.”

–Horace Cleveland, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory’s original landscape designer

Join the Horace Cleveland Society

Laurel Lundberg
Director of Individual Giving
phone: 651-487-8296

Jackie Sticha
phone: 651-487-8225

The Horace Cleveland Society is a major gift program committed to preserving Como’s long history and bright future. By making an unrestricted annual gift of $1,000 and above to Como Friends, you help Como thrive by investing in:

  • Priority improvements at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
  • Daily education programs that are offered free of charge to every visitor
  • Operations to help keep Como free and accessible 365 days a year

As a member of The Horace Cleveland Society, you’ll also enjoy access to special events at Como as well as benefits in appreciation for your gift.

Increase your impact to Como Friends by participating in your employer’s nonprofit matching gift program. Check if your company participates

Company Match



Receive a “behind-the-scenes” tour of Como Zoo or the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory


Bring Como to you with an education program at a location of your choice


Celebrate with a private party or a “Discovery Series” class for up to 10 participants


Bring a Como animal ambassador to your business or family gathering


Enjoy a three-hour weekday rental of the Polar Bear Lodge, or host a 90-minute weeknight reception in the Sunken Garden

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  • Sponsor an Animal

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  • Sponsor a Garden

    Help the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory grow.