Donor Society

Join the Family & Future of Nashville Zoo

Over the past 15 years, Nashville Zoo’s Claws, Paws and Jaws Society (CPJ) has been our most dedicated group of supporters, playing an invaluable role in the growth and expansion of the Zoo. In 2014, we expanded this program to add more levels and unique benefits to thank those that continue to join us in creating a world-class zoo. From VIP parking to behind-the-scenes tours and preview parties for our newest exhibits – our donors will have the chance to become a part of our Zoo family – and we want you to join them!

With an annual gift of $1,000 or more, you can visit any time you want and enjoy many wonderful benefits in addition to the satisfaction that comes from knowing YOU made a difference at Nashville Zoo. 


Donor Society Levels and Benefits

$1000 – Claws, Paws and Jaws Society I

All the benefits of membership

$2500 – Claws, Paws and Jaws Society II

Adds invitation to preview events for new exhibits to all previous benefits

$5000 - Claws, Paws and Jaws Society III

Adds exclusive animal experience opportunities (3+ times a year) to all previous benefits

$10,000 – Claws, Paws and Jaws Society IV

Adds available VIP parking to all previous benefits

$25,000 – Claws, Paws and Jaws Society V

Adds custom animal experience for your family at the Zoo to all previous benefits

$100,000 – Richard J. Schwartz Society

Adds "Zoo to You," a private, unique animal experience in YOUR home, to all previous benefits



Join by donating today!




For more information about the Donor Society and its benefits, please contact Suzanne Iler at 615-833-1534 ext.128 or siler@nashvillezoo.org.