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Patrons & Donors

Riverview Park and Zoo Gifts
$100,000 or Greater
Ray James
Elizabeth Mary Barrett Estate
James Hamilton Estate
Alexander Elliott Estate
$25,000 to $99,999
Ross and Anne Dobbin
Muriel Dixon Estate
Roger Veinot Estate
Kiwanis Club of the Kawarthas
Anonymous Donor
$5,000 to $24,999
GE Canada
SSFC Construction Trades Program
Peterborough Kinsmen
Kawartha Street Rods Ltd.
Kiwanis Club of Scott's Plains
Canadian Foresters Court Peterborough
Peterborough Horticultural Society
 Rocco and Grace Caravaggio In Memory of Laird Thomas Meleney
$1,000 - $4,999 
The Late Gary Moore
Brown Electric
Jeff Parnell Contracting Ltd.
Rotary Club of Peterborough
Clifford Maynes
The Late Dick Beck
David and Patricia Morton
Nassau Hills Farm
Eddie LePage
Otonabee Meat Packers
Lorne's Slinger Service
Elizabeth Williams
Nancy Searchfield
  1. Your Generosity
    The Riverview Park and Zoo recognizes and appreciates the generosity of individuals, businesses and organizations that invest in our facilities, programs and services. Recognizing the financial investment made by our private supporters demonstrates the importance of these partners in the fulfillment of our vision and plans. This policy will ensure appropriate and timely recognition for all charitable gifts.

  2. Criteria
    The following criteria will be used to determine which gifts will be recognized:
    • All charitable gifts and/or documented pledges from individuals, corporations, foundations, associations and organizations will be recognized at the appropriate level and in a timely manner.
    • Accurate record-keeping will ensure that gifts given over time will also be recognized when the appropriate level has been reached (including the yearly Adopt-an-Animal program)
    • Gift-in-kind donors will be listed in the appropriate category for the fair market value of their gift.
    • In the case of realized bequests, donors will be listed as 'The Estate of ...'
    • Donors requesting anonymity will be omitted from all public displays and publications.

  3. Recognition Levels and Benefits
    The yearly Adopt-an-Animal program will be recognized by:
    • Official (tax) receipt and an unframed certificate and program sticker
    • Gifts exceeding $100 will result in the donors name displayed on the Adopt-an-Animal sign for one year.
    • A permanent donor recognition installation, listing all those who contributed $5000 and greater to the Park and Zoo, will be established in an appropriate central location.

The following Chart is to be used as a guideline for determining benefits at each gift level:

Gift Amount Benefits
$10 - $999
  • Official (tax) receipt and letter of appreciation from the Curator, Riverview Park and Zoo
1,000 - $4,999
  • Official (tax) receipt and letter of appreciation from the Curator, Riverview Park and Zoo
  • Presentation of framed Certificate of Appreciation at annual meeting
  • Recognition on the Riverview Park and Zoo web site
$5,000 - $24,000
  • Official (tax) receipt and letter of appreciation from the Curator, Riverview Park and Zoo
  • Presentation of framed Certificate of Appreciation at annual meeting
  • Placement on permanent donor recognition wall or installation
  • Recognition on the Riverview Park and Zoo web site
$25,000 - $99,999
  • Official (tax) receipt and letter of appreciation from the Chair, Peterborough Utilities Commission
  • Placement on permanent donor recognition wall or installation
  • Recognition on the Riverview Park and Zoo web site
  • Personalized gift
  • Recognition through a news release to media
$100,000 or over
  • Official (tax) receipt and letter of appreciation from the Chair, Peterborough Utilities Commission
  • Placement on permanent donor recognition wall or installation
  • Recognition on the Riverview Park and Zoo web site
  • Personalized gift
  • Cheque presentation and news release with media
  • Brass plaque installed at an appropriate location