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Como Friends envisions a future where Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is a global leader in conservation, animal care and horticulture with barrier-free access for all.

  • Major Gifts – Horace Cleveland Society

    The Horace Cleveland Society is a major gift program committed to preserving Como’s long history and bright future. When you make 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 & Conservatory
    • Daily education programs that are offered free of charge to every visitor
    • Keeping 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.

  • Planned Gifts – Leave a Legacy

    Boost your impact with a planned gift to Como Friends, the nonprofit partner to Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Consult your financial advisor to choose the type of gift that works for you. To include Como Friends in your estate plan, provide your legal or financial advisor with the following information:

    Organization Name: Como Friends  |  Tax Identification Number: 41-1943928

A charitable bequest to Como Friends can be a specific amount or a percentage of your estate. Consult your legal or financial advisor to include Como in your estate, and choose the type of gift that works best for you.rnrnWe encourage you to notify Como Friends if you have included us in your estate plan so we may thank you for your gift. All information will remain strictly confidential.

List Como Friends as a beneficiary of your retirement plan. Consult your retirement plan advisor to include Como in your estate, and choose the type of gift that works best for you.rnrnWe encourage you to notify Como Friends if you have included us in your estate plan so we may thank you for your gift. All information will remain strictly confidential.

List Como Friends as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy. Consult your legal or financial advisor to include Como in your estate, and choose the type of gift that works best for you.rnrnWe encourage you to notify Como Friends if you have included us in your estate plan so we may thank you for your gift. All information will remain strictly confidential.

To donate stock shares, proceeds from mutual funds, retirement accounts or other brokerage holdings to Como Friends contact your Stockbroker and request a stock transfer to Como Friends.

Provide your Stockbroker with the following information:

Account Title: Como Friends
Tax Identification Number: 41-1943928
Account Number: 7C1448121
Name of Brokerage: UBS
DTC Number: 0221
Brokers: Brian Kamin or Grant Kamin
Broker Code Number: 0221
Email addresses: brian.m.kamin@ubs.com or grant.kamin@ubs.com
Office Contact: Susan Seidl
Phone Number: 651-298-1619
Fax Number: 1-855-544-4057
Email: susan.seidl@ubs.com

Notify Como Friends a gift of stock from your broker has been gifted to Como Friends on your behalf.
Contact: Laurel Lundberg, Director of Individual Giving | Email: laurel.lundberg@comofriends.org | Phone: 651-487-8296

Make a tax-deductible qualified charitable distribution from your IRA directly to Como Friends.

Have you set up a donor advised fund (DAF)? Make a donation to Como Friends through Donor Advised Fund (DAF). Contact your DAF financial sponsor and request a donation go to Como Friends.

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Laurel Lundberg

Director of Individual Giving

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