mandy-planned-giving-graphic-700pxSanctuary Society Membership

Planned and deferred gifts have become increasingly important to Save the Chimps financial strength and long-term security. Such gifts provide funding for special projects as well as unrestricted funds that supports the daily operations of the Sanctuary. Most importantly the generous gifts of our Sanctuary Society members supports the ongoing care of over 250 chimpanzees and allows for our continued commitment to rescue chimpanzees today and in the future.

By becoming a member of our Sanctuary Society and including Save the Chimps in your estate planning, you play a vital role in ensuring the organization’s sustainability and financial health for years to come. One of the most significant ways to show your support and passion for the well-being and lifelong care of our chimpanzee residents is to make a bequest to Save the Chimps in your will. Click to view or print Save the Chimps’ sample beneficiary language.

If you have already included Save the Chimps in your long-term financial plans, please let us know. With your permission we’d like to recognize you as a Sanctuary Society member. For more information about planned giving or to be included in our Membership listing, please complete this Planned Giving Form.


Members of the Sanctuary Society feel a special bond with the organization, knowing their contributions have a lasting impact on the care provided to over 250 chimpanzees.


“I am grateful to be able to be a part of making a safe, happy place for these dear souls to live out the rest of their lives…happy and whole!” ~Jennifer Oh

After two years as volunteers at the Sanctuary, Art and Jean Zbinden moved from Florida. Art and Jean were determined that their move would not make their chimpanzee family part of their past. In fact, Art and Jean made chimps part of their future — by including Save the Chimps in their estate plans. “After we moved, we had to redo our will, so it was a perfect opportunity to remember the chimpanzees that are so near and dear to our hearts.” ~ Jean and Art Zbinden


We are pleased to recognize the following individuals for their generous planned gifts to Save the Chimps.


Lourdes Alvarez-Rogers Marianne Arbuckle Jeff Arnstein
Jocelyn Bezner Catherine Bonanno Marilyn Bronner
Cheryl Cheney Danielle Christmas Laurie Cillo
Leslie Devereux Carolyn Elisius Madeline Grant
Sarah Haney Natalie Hayes Linda Hughes
Darlene Klinger Catherine Korda Marie-Lise Laramee
Cody Larimore Patricia Lindner Ray Lubecki and Charles Higgins
Gerry Lukos Lupe Marquez Michael & Jennifer McFerron
James Melton Lucien Meyer Mary Monk
Paul Morsey Jason North Jennifer Oh
Chip Owen Nancy Racine Triana Romero
William and Barbara Rottler Barbara Sands Dennis Schaefer
Deb Shafer Margaret Swartzlander Eusebio M. Vestias
Donna Willis Joann P. Wooley  Art and Jean Zbinden


For more information about making a planned gift to Save the Chimps or to be included in our Sanctuary Society Membership listing, click here.

For questions, please contact Director of Development and Communications, Janet Rose at