Sponsor an Animal or Garden

Be a Friend to Como Zoo’s Animals and the Gardens of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

Sponsoring an animal or garden is a unique way to connect with conservation efforts at home and around the world and keeps the Conservatory’s gardens and horticultural collections growing.

When you sponsor an animal or garden you support innovative veterinary care for the animals of Como Zoo and preserve the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory historic gardens for future generations. Your support allows for progressive new habitats like Como Harbor and specialized equipment to care for Como’s diverse plant collection.

Sponsor an animal or garden by filling out the form below or calling 651-487-8229.

Sponsorship packages include an animal plush* for an animal sponsorship or a set of conservatory note cards for garden sponsorships, a certificate of sponsorship and a fact sheet. Sponsorship packages make great gifts for any occasion. Please allow 10 business days for processing and delivery.

*Plush species are subject to availability and similar species plush will be substituted if necessary. Please call 651-487-8229 or email comomembership@comofriends.org for up-to-date availability.

Please indicate on the form if you wish to have your gift be fully tax-deductible by waiving benefits and we will not send the sponsorship package (note cards or plush animal).

Animal and Garden Sponsorship levels and benefits:

Adventurer – $55

  • Shipping included
  • Animal Plush or Conservatory note cards
  • Certificate of sponsorship
  • Photograph and fact sheet of your chosen animal or garden
  • Subscription to our quarterly newsletter, Como Friends Insider
  • Invitations to supporter-only events
    (value of goods and services: $15)

Steward – $100

  • Previous level benefits
  • A set of Como Park Zoo and Conservatory postcards
    (value of goods and services: $16)

Guardian – $250

  • Previous level benefits
  • A Como Park Zoo & Conservatory water bottle or tumbler
    (value of goods and services: $31)

Protector – $500

  • Previous level benefits
  • Invitation to a private annual reception
    (value of goods and services: $55)

Horace Cleveland Society – $1,000

  • Previous level benefits
  • A guided tour for 6 at Como Zoo with a zookeeper or a guided tour of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory with a gardener to learn more about the garden you sponsored.
    (value of goods and services: $130)

If you are looking to fundraise as a school group or classroom, learn more about our group sponsorship program here.

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