Guardian Program

Zoo Guardians are an esteemed group of supporters who contribute a minimum of $1,000 annually to the San Francisco Zoological Society. They provide core support that enables the Zoo to offer the highest quality animal care, leadership in conservation, unique educational opportunities and a safe family-friendly destination.

The generosity of Guardian Members enables the Zoo to pursue innovative animal care and education programs and to expand its conservation and wellness efforts. Guardian donors are central to the Zoo’s success in fulfilling its mission to connect people with wildlife, inspire caring for nature and advance conservation action. The San Francisco Zoo recognizes the generosity of Guardian donors in Zoo publications and communications as well as on the donor board in Entry Village.

The Guardian Program's four levels are listed below. Guardians enjoy unique benefits at each of these levels including VIP admission cards, free parking, special event invitations, exclusive exhibit previews, and behind-the-scenes access. If you are interested in learning more about the Guardian Program, please call Cheryl Santos, Deputy Director of Development, at (415) 753-7173 ext. 6 or email at or Deb Howe, Development Events Manger at (415) 753-7173 ext. 3 or email

Keeper Level $1,000 - $2,499

Benefits include:

Curator Level  $2,500 - $4,999

Benefits include all of the above, plus

Director Level $5,000 - $9,999

Benefits include all of the above, plus:

Chairman Level $10,000+

Benefits include all of the above, plus: