Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Columbus is home to one of North America’s most successful zoos. For eight years, Benefactor Group has been instrumental in strengthening every aspect of this zoo’s fundraising operations. Counsel conducted an assessment of the Zoo’s governance and evaluated and fortified its development and membership programs; created a strategy to increase gifts of $1,000 and above through an upper-level membership/donor society; and worked closely with senior staff to implement this strategy. Benefactor Group has guided the solicitation of leadership gifts, assessed the giving potential of the zoo’s more than 49,000 member households, and created appropriate materials to reach these members, as well as prospective members and donors.