Matching Gifts

Make a Gift. Get it Matched. Double the Contribution!

Giving to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden has never been so easy. You can double—or even triple—your gift to the Zoo by participating in your employer’s matching gift program. Through this matching funds program, your company will match your gift, thus doubling your contribution. The additional funds Riverbanks receives through matching gifts enables us to continue to expand, renovate and rebuild, enhancing our ability to remain one of the country’s top zoos.

Don’t see your employer on the list below?

Check with your benefits coordinator or human resources department to find out if your employer offers a matching gift program and ask how to get involved.

Participating Employers Riverbanks thanks the following companies for matching their employee gifts in support of the Zoo and Garden.

  • Altria
  • Bank of America
  • BellSouth
  • Bituminous Insurance Companies
  • Caterpillar
  • Central Carolina Community Foundation
  • Exxon/Mobil
  • Fidelity Investments
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • IBM International
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Maytag
  • NCR
  • Progress Energy
  • Prudential
  • Safeco
  • Sara Lee
  • Square D
  • Telcordia Technologies
  • Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
  • Unilever United States, Inc.
  • UPS
  • Verizon
  • Wachovia
  • Washington Mutual

About Riverbanks Society

Established in 1976 by a group of concerned citizens, Riverbanks Society started out with a base of 200 members and has grown far beyond expectations with more than 30,000 member households representing 140,000 individuals, making it one of the largest nonprofit zoo societies per capita in the United States. Members and donors provide important resources for the research, education and conservation efforts of the Zoo and Garden, strengthening Riverbanks’ position as a world-class zoo and leader in wildlife conservation.

Wild adventures begin with Riverbanks membership! Learn more.

803.779.8717 (and press “1”)
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It is the mission of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden to foster appreciation and concern for all living things. Riverbanks Society is the registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting the needs of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.
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