YOUR GIFT MATTERS
Thank you for choosing Loveland Living Planet Aquarium (LLPA) as the grateful recipient of your generosity. Your caring makes a profound difference for the animals living within the Aquarium and truly makes the world a better place.
LLPA is a nonprofit organization. As such, all gifted funds are used to provide the best care for our animals, support our Education Outreach programs, and further our mission—to inspire people to Explore, Discover, and Learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems.
Each gift, no matter the amount, is important and valued.
The reasons for making a gift are personal and varied, ranging from wanting to leave a legacy, corporate community support, paying tribute to a loved one, supporting a favorite animal, or taking advantage of the tax benefits of making a charitable contribution.
Your gift can take a variety of forms, including cash, stocks and bonds, planned estate gifts, and pledges. Gifts may be restricted and used only as you specify, or unrestricted and applied to the area of greatest need within LLPA. Private philanthropy is essential to realizing our shared vision and we are honored by your trust.
WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE
Help us build our Science Learning Campus
What value can be placed on the gift of one child experiencing for the first time the wonders of the oceans, the deserts of Utah, or a tropical rain forest? What does it feel like to gaze into the eyes of an endangered Clouded leopard? At Loveland Living Planet Aquarium we see the answers to these questions every single day.
We offer many unique sponsorship opportunities, from entire exhibits and singular Aquarium features, to individual animals and habitat plant life.
When you adopt an animal at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium (LLPA), you help us provide the best possible animal care. We take our responsibility for the animals living within the Aquarium very seriously. We are dedicated to providing engaging environments and high-quality nutrition tailored to their individual needs.
Employer Matching Gifts
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees to qualifying nonprofits such as LLPA. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, check with your Human Resources department and obtain the necessary form if applicable.
Scales and Tails Gala
LLPA’s popular annual fundraising gala, Scales and Tails, has a variety of sponsorship opportunities available. Sponsorship benefits may include event marketing collateral, on-site recognition, event tickets, and more. All gala proceeds benefit the Aquarium’s education and priority initiatives.
Honor a friend or loved one with a contribution in their name. Honorees or their families will be notified of your donation to LLPA and a permanent record will be maintained.
Planned Estate Gifts
For many donors, an outright gift is not the best option. Through thoughtful planning, there are a number of ways you can make meaningful contributions while at the same time meeting personal planning goals. Bequests, retirement assets, life insurance, stock, and gift annuities are all ways to benefit the Aquarium while providing potential income tax and estate tax benefits for the giver and their estate.
HOW TO CONTRIBUTE
Send a check or money order to:
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
12033 South Lone Peak Parkway
Draper, UT 84020
Gifts of securities, including closely held stock and mutual funds may be donated to LLPA directly from your brokerage account to the Aquarium’s account. Individuals who transfer stock may receive a charitable tax deduction and avoid capital gains tax. As always, consult your tax advisor before transferring stocks or bonds.
For information on these options and any other philanthropic questions you may
have, please contact:
Heidi Sheridan, Director of Philanthropy
(801) 355-3474 ext 220
Lorraine Clark, Director of Development
(801) 355-3474 ext 223
DeeDee Mintey, Development and Special Projects Manager
(801) 355-3474 ext 235