The Fowler Society

A legacy gift to save zoo animals & wildlife

We are proud to announce the launch of the Wild Animal Health Fund's Fowler Society. By including us in your long-term charitable plans, you're making a lasting legacy that will impact the lives of zoo animals and wildlife for generations.

Dr. Murray Fowler was known as the "Grandfather of Zoological Medicine." Dr. Fowler paved the way for zoo animals and wildlife and his legacy will carry on with each zoological advance.

We encourage you to let us know if you decide to include the Wild Animal Health Fund in your estate plan. Sharing this information will enable us to welcome you into the Fowler Society, designed to honor those who have chosen to leave a legacy gift.

Will or Estate Plan

Ensure the future of wild animals by including the Wild Animal Health Fund in your will or estate plan. A simple way to make a huge impact, it's as easy as designating the Wild Animal Health Fund as a recipient organization.

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Life Insurance Policies

When you name the Wild Animal Health Fund as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, your gift will unlock more of the crucial answers to solve wild animal health problems.

Gifts of Assets


If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can use your required minimum distributions to make gifts from your IRA. 

Personal Property

Donations of art, rare coins, jewelry, and other valuable personal properties are a great way to support conservation and wild animal health.

Real Estate

You can donate residential, commercial, or undeveloped real estate. The Wild Animal Health Fund will sell the assets and use the proceeds to save generations of animals to come.


Why should I have a legacy gift?

Giving is more than your income, charitable donations, and tax bracket. A legacy gift provides a meaningful difference to those we leave behind.

When should I start planning?

Now is the time! It's never too early or too late to be prepared and organized for your future. 

An estimated 70% of Americans don't even have a will. Don't contribute to this number by planning your distribution of assets.

Do I have to decide right now?

Absolutely not! The Wild Animal Health Fund is here for you, we know that such an incredible gift takes consideration. If you have more questions, feel free to contact:

Adine Nicholson

Director of Development and Operations

Sydney Kirk

PR and Fundraising Associate

What's the most common planned gift?

A bequest is the most common gift. That means a percentage or dollar amount will be left to the organization in a will or living trust. 

What is my next step?

The Wild Animal Health Fund is honored that you are here. When you're ready to contact us, you can do so via email: OR call us at 904-618-3654.

Can I be anonymous?

Absolutely! However you choose to plan is up to you. The animals appreciate you either way.

The material presented is not legal or tax advice.

The Wild Animal Health Fund cannot provide legal or tax advisory service. For advice or assistance in specific cases or whether to make certain a gift fits into your circumstances and planning, an attorney or other professional advisor should be obtained.

Questions? Let us know!

Thank you for helping us fund critical research to improve the health and well-being of wild animals everywhere.

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