Karamu Fundraising Event Coming Back April 1st 2023

Karamu - Champions for Wildlife

Karamu Gala

Thank you to everyone who attended this year's Karamu gala and participated in the virtual auction. Your support helps provide critical funds to our conservation programs. For more information on Karamu 2023 Fundraising Event reach out to Amanda Cook for more information.

If you could not attend Karamu but would still like to support ZooTampa, you can make a donation here

Karamu Gala

Saturday, April 9, 2022

ZooTampa's annual signature black-tie gala, Karamu, returns Spring 2022 featuring an unforgettable evening of sumptuous cuisine, fabulous live entertainment, and an auction full of unique items and adventures. The best part of the evening is knowing your support helps raise critical funds which directly support animal care, education, and wildlife conservation efforts.

Interested in attending Karamu? Learn how to reserve your spot

If you cannot attend Karamu but would still like to support ZooTampa, you can make a donation here

Karamu XXXIV Silent Auction

April 6-9th

Register for our Karamu online silent auction and bid on amazing artwork, memorabilia, experiences, and more! All proceeds help provide crucial support for our animal care, education programs, and wildlife conservation efforts.

Register here

Help us make our silent auction a

Wild Success!

Sponsored By

Raymond James and Raymond James Bank

The Stohler FamilyRod and Kim Dick, Marilyn, and Doug

Triad Foundation

Donor Bill of Rights

Trustees of the Lowry Park Zoological Society, Directors of the Lowry Park Zoo Endowment Foundation, and the Employees and Volunteers at ZooTampa understand and appreciate the vital role of philanthropy to accomplish our work. That’s why we subscribe to the Donor Bill of Rights developed by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, National Society of Fund Raising Executives:

“Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes that they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.”

Donor Privacy Statement

ZooTampa at Lowry Park is committed to protecting your privacy. We value the trust of our donors, volunteers, employees and other supporters and recognize that maintaining this trust requires us to ensure the confidentiality of personal information that you share with us.

As a nonprofit organization, ZooTampa relies on your support, depends on the support of generous contributors, and achieves ambitious fundraising objectives by communicating with and understanding donors. We know that it is essential to protect the privacy of that information. ZooTampa, the Lowry Park Zoological Society, and the Lowry Park Zoo Endowment Foundation will neither sell nor trade a donor’s personal information to any other entity without the written permission of the donor.

ZooTampa Public Disclosures

We are committed to financial transparency. You can download the following financial documents to learn how your donation dollars are allocated to conserve and protect wildlife at ZooTampa.

Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa, INC. is a 501(c)(3) Organization; TIN# 59-2328289.


Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa, INC.: Registration No. CH140
Lowry Park Endowment Foundation, INC.: Registration No. CH20389

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.


Phone: (800) 435-7352