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THE STORY:

Bring back the beloved Burt and Gerry Rissman PlayVenture at the Detroit Zoo!

For more than 15 years, children climbed, tunneled, see-sawed and slid through this amazing play structure while parents got a much-needed break from taking in all the sights at the Detroit Zoo. We miss the Rissman PlayVenture and if you’ve ever visited the Zoo with children in tow, we're sure you do too!

First opened in May of 1997, the Burt and Gerry Rissman PlayVenture provided a dose of Vitamin Z for thousands of children visiting the Zoo. Active play has been proven to help kids develop physically and socially while enhancing their ability to learn. The Rissman family has generously agreed to help fund a new PlayVenture, but we need your support to raise $15,000 to prepare the site and add some exciting new features.

Operated by the Detroit Zoological Society, the Detroit Zoo provides our community with a cherished place to create memories while encouraging a greater appreciation, respect, sense of responsibility, and compassion for nature and all living things. From family outings and school field trips to educational programs and one-of-a-kind experiences, more than 1.2 million visitors annually look to the Detroit Zoo to nourish their minds and souls.

Donations of any size are appreciated and encouraged. Please show your support by making a donation today for the re-construction of the Rissman PlayVenture at your Detroit Zoo, or provide a mega-dose of Vitamin Z by signing up to fundraise for this campaign.

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To This Fundraiser

$4,088

MONEY RAISED
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  • Becky Curtiss

     

  • Jaclyn McClain

    $50

  • David & Stacey Tobar

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • The McNab's

    $10

  • Daniel & Ashley Gloeden

    $50

  • Christina Wentzel-Young

    $25

  • Hogan Family

     

  • Rowan Peacock

    $25

  • Jimena & Larissa Sallee

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Susan and Joe Eggly

     

  • Jones Family

    $25

  • Jane Alessandrini

    $100

  • Gwen & Judah Powell

    $25

  • Hawkins Family

    $100

  • The Aragon Family

    $100

  • The Leman Family

    $25

  • The Mahnke Family

    $20

  • The Brock, Williams and Dawson Family

    $25

  • Cramer Family

    $25

  • Maconochie Family

    $20

  • The Grennan Family

    $25

  • Max & Ben Walker

    $100

  • Gail J. Woodson-Stamps

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Doug & Sue D'Agostino

    $25

  • The Koto Family

    $50

  • Ryan Oswald

    $25

  • Anna House

    $10

  • The Garret Salomon Family

    $25

  • The Mich Family

    $250

  • Alsup's

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Elyse and Jake Levy

    $25

  • Drew and Gwen Gwinnell

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Gary, April, Emmett and Ryan Schultz

    $40

  • David and Jeanne Hoffa

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Vicky Rose

    $10

  • The Jarrett Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Dr. Toni Brem

    $25

  • The Smith Family

    $25

  • The Muller Family

    $25

  • Tracy Artley

    $40

  • McNulty Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Susan Galantowicz

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Seth & Arielle Helfman

    $50

  • Gabriel Carmany

    $35

  • The Moore Family

    $50

  • Schultz/Villar Family

    $25

  • The Rowe Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Monticellos

    $50

  • William A. Mace

    $20

  • The Auger Family

    $25

  • The Baranowski Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Katherine DeGregory

    $100

  • Drew and Gwen Gwinnell

    $50

  • GLJII Family

    $100

  • The Guthrie family

    $100

  • Drs. Carol & Jeremy Fischer

    $100

  • The Linker family

    $13

  • The Oleksinski Family

    $40

  • The Rowland Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Nolan & Sarah

    $25

  • Ellie & Joe Harrison

    $25

  • The Sofinski Family

    $25

  • Warner Family honoring Charity Thomas

    $100

  • The Wilson Family

    $50

  • Heitzmann Family

    $100

  • Herstein Family

    $10

  • The Scott Family

    $50

  • Toni Brem PhD

    $25

  • Pashko, Hana and Jacob Gjonaj

    $10

  • The Dawkins Family

     

  • Gilin-Meller Family

    $50

  • The Oetjens Family

    $25

  • Josh Hurwitz

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sandra Lederman

     

  • Brittany Campbell

     

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27% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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The Team: $4,088 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Detroit Zoological Society

Amount Raised

$3,368

 

22% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Josh Hurwitz

Amount Raised

$320

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Sommer Brock

Amount Raised

$125

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David Tobar

Amount Raised

$125

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Liz Koto

Amount Raised

$75

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Daniel & Ashley Gloeden

Amount Raised

$50

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Mary Renaud

Amount Raised

$25

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Nicole Pagan

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Brittany Campbell

Brittany Campbell

3 years ago

Sandra Lederman

Sandra Lederman

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Josh Hurwitz

Josh Hurwitz

DONATION: $200

Thanks to everyone who donated at and after my Bar Mitzvah! Thanks to you, I was able to donate $200! 4 years ago

The Oetjens Family

The Oetjens Family

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Gilin-Meller Family

Gilin-Meller Family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

The Dawkins Family

The Dawkins Family

4 years ago

Pashko, Hana and Jacob Gjonaj

Pashko, Hana and Jacob Gjonaj

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Toni Brem  PhD

Toni Brem PhD

DONATION: $25

In Memorial to ANNA E. BREM who loved children and was a beloved Mother, Aunt, Grandmother, Teacher, and Social Worker. 4 years ago

The Scott Family

The Scott Family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago