Give the Gift of a Lifetime
Nashville Zoo recently established the Croft Society, a planned giving recognition group. Membership is available to individuals who include the Zoo in their estate plans. The Zoo’s endowment will be the beneficiary of these gifts and will certainly have a lasting impact, enabling this organization to thrive for generations to come.
As you may know, the Zoo’s presence at Grassmere was founded in a legacy gift from Margaret and Elise Croft, the last remaining descendants of the property’s original owner. The sisters often spoke of the importance of the land which they considered far greater than its monetary value. It was their love and respect for the property that led them to donate the farm, which eventually became home to our Zoo, to the people of Nashville. Given the Croft family’s significance to Nashville Zoo, it seems extremely befitting that the planned giving society be named in their honor. Doing so allows us to share the historic nature of the property while ensuring that the Croft legacy continues in perpetuity.
Join the Croft Society
Please consider including Nashville Zoo in your estate plans, and become an inaugural member of the Croft Society. No matter the size of the gift, which may include bequests, charitable trusts, beneficiary designations, or remainder interest in a residence, donors will be remembered as friends and benefactors of Nashville Zoo for generations to come.
If you do not have an up-to-date plan in place, you can create your legal will for free using this trusted resource from our partners at FreeWill, which makes it simple to start your legacy with the Zoo in a few minutes online.
If you would prefer to finalize your will with an attorney, you can also save time with your lawyer by using FreeWill to document your wishes first.
Let Us Know Your Intentions
Have you included a gift in your will or trust to Nashville Zoo? Please take a minute to fill out this form so we can thank you for your lasting commitment to the Zoo, and ensure our records are up-to-date.
For more information on the Croft Society and designating a planned gift for Nashville Zoo, please contact Emma Harwell at 615-833-1534 x219 or firstname.lastname@example.org.