The ZooKeepers' Circle VIP Membership Brochure
When you join the Cleveland Zoological Society as a member of the ZooKeepers' Circle, you provide significant support for our vision of conserving wildlife and wild places and help advance rhe mission of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and the Zoo Society.
The ZooKeepersâ€™ Circle VIP Membership with the Cleveland Zoological Society Inside the Circle Members of the ZooKeepers’ Circle receive the basic benefits of Zoo membership, plus an exciting array of programs and events designed to bring you closer to the heart of what we do every day – we create compelling experiences that connect people with wildlife and inspire personal responsibility for conserving the natural world. When you join the Cleveland Zoological Society as a member of the ZooKeepers’ Circle, you provide significant support for our vision of conserving wildlife and wild places and help advance the mission of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and the Zoo Society. All members enjoy free admission to the Zoo and The RainForest for one year, discounted admission to more than 130 other zoos, a subscription to Z magazine, and much more. In addition to the basic package, ZooKeepers’ Circle members enjoy enhanced benefits at select levels: Joining the C ircl e... • Opportunity to select up to six VIP Experiences • An exclusive evening reception with the Zoo Executive Director (Member adults only) • Recognition on prominent Zoo signage • Facility rental discounts – 25% off first rental, 20% off subsequent rentals • Recognition in the Annual Report and Z magazine Plus all benefits below Founders’ Club ($10,000 or more) Naturalists’ Club ($1,000 to $2,499) • Special exhibit sponsor – Choose an annual sponsorship from a select list of traveling or permanent exhibits • One FREE facility rental during year of membership Plus all benefits below Benefactors’ Club ($5,000 to $9,999) • Enjoy a tasty lunch while hearing the inside scoop about our animals from the Zoo’s General Curator • An exclusive evening of gourmet delights, great conversation with the Zoo’s Executive Director and curators • Facility rental discounts – 75% off first rental, 20% off subsequent rentals Plus all benefits below • Opportunity to select up to four VIP Experiences • Separate invitation to attend the David Steffee Address Plus all benefits below Explorers’ Club ($500 to $999) Directors’ Club ($2,500 to $4,999) OR Keepers’ Club ($250 to $499) • Invitation to four Curator Walks which includes exclusive behind-the-scenes tours sites • One behind-the-scenes-private cart tour with a Zoo Docent (for up to six people, ages six and over). Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance • Facility rental discounts – 50% off first rental, 20% off subsequent rentals • Opportunity to select up to VIP Experiences • Separate invitation to attend ZooFriends’ Night • Six complimentary guest passes to use year-round, PLUS four free guests on each visit • Subscription to the VIP newsletter ZtoU • Free gift with enrollment Unlimited VIP Experieces to all lower levels Experience Mar. 6, Jun. 19, Oct. 1 or Dec. 11 (8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.) Curator Walks A light breakfast and an exclusive walking tour with a curator. Two adults, age 21 & over. Invitation mailed separately. OR Private Golf Cart Tour (on a mutually set date) April 10 (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Lunch with the General Curator Hear all the inside scoop about our animals during an exclusive private lunch with the Zoo’s General Curator. Invitation mailed separately. Date TBD Summer Kickoff (family-friendly) Bring the kids along to celebrate the beginning of summer and catch up with all there is to see and do at your Zoo! Date TBD Summer Kickoff (family-friendly) Celebrate the beginning of summer and see what the Zoo has planned for the year. May 13 & 15 “Mystery Tour” An experience that includes a few surprises. Take a chance and sign up! June 17, 19 & 25 Browse Garden/Potting Demonstration Visit the browse garden and learn from the pros how to make your own herb garden. July 8, 10, 22 & 24 Carnivore Connection Visit tigers and then indulge your inner carnivore with a delicious food tasting by the Zoo’s Executive Chef. July 9 ZooFriends’ Night (family-friendly) In appreciation of our ZooFriends, you’re invited to a fun-filled after-hours party at the Zoo. Invitation mailed separately. (This event does not count towards your alotted number of tours.) July 16 Australian Adventure Join us for several behind-the-scenes tours and enjoy delicious dishes courtesy of Outback Steakhouse. August 5, 7 & 13 (8:00 a.m. to 10 a.m.) Zoo Scavenger Hunt Enjoy a buffet-style family breakfast plus healthy smoothies from Vitamix. Then explore Australian Adventure to gather items for a scavenger hunt. Limit of four attendees per family. August 20, 26 & 28 African Elephant Crossing with Enrichment Demonstration Visit elephants and learn how we keep our herd active and in shape. September 9 & 11 Primal Instincts Learn about the mating habits of the animals in the Primate, Cat & Aquatics building. September 30 David Steffee Address Tour the Sarah Allison Steffee Center for Zoological Medicine and enjoy a lecture by zoo leaders. Invitation mailed separately. (This event does not count toward your alotted number of tours.) October 7, 9 & 15 Tasty (and Safe) Treats Eating sustainably can be good for you and for orangutans. Learn about what our orangutans eat while you enjoy some sweet treats. October 14 Benefactors’ Dinner An intimate dinner in Wolf Wilderness with the Zoo’s Executive Director and animal Curators. Invitation mailed separately. November 19 ZooKeepers’ Circle Reception Join us as we give thanks to you, our most generous supporters. Invitation mailed separately. (This event does not count toward your alotted number of tours.) VIP Keepers’ Club $250+ 2 Tours included Explorers’ Club $500+ Select 4 tours Naturalists’ Club $1,000+ Select 6 tours Directors’ Club $2,500+ Benefactors’ Club $5,000+ Founders’ Club $10,000 + Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • All tours start at 6:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) and last approximately 90 minutes; light refreshments will be served. Tours occur rain or shine. Some tours will require walking. If you need assistance, please contact the Development Office. Tour Registration Dates March 12, 2014 (for May & June tours) May 28, 2014 (for July & Aug. tours) August 6, 2014 (for Sep. & Oct. tours) Tour dates are subject to change and are updated at Monthly Giving Options Enroll in our Monthly Giving Club and your membership dues may be billed automatically each month to your credit card until you tell us to stop. Some VIP members prefer to make a single contribution annually, others quarterly, and still others opt for the Monthly Giving Club. Whatever your preference, we will customize a pledge schedule just for you. Please call (216) 661.6500 x4440 to discuss the right option. If you wish to increase deductibility of your gift, you may decline some or all of your benefits. Declined guest passes are distributed to area nonprofits serving children and families. Events.ClevelandZooSociety.org (registration opens at 9:00 a.m.) Matching Gifts Many companies offer matching gift programs. Please check with your employer. Youâ€™ll increase your donation â€” and receive enhanced VIP membership benefits. Terms and Conditions Unless otherwise specified, tour participants must be 16 years or older. Cleveland Zoological Society membership terms and conditions apply. Please visit ClevelandZooSociety.org for details. We create compelling experiences that connect people with wildlife and inspire personal responsibility for conserving the natural world. Cleveland Zoological Society 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109 ZKC@Cleveland ZooSociety.org (216) 661.6500 x4440