Fundraising Tips

Fundraising Franklin Blackshear ©WCS

The Run for the Wild is virtual this year and fundraising is not required. But your support is needed now more than ever.

The Bronx Zoo is open now but throughout our recent 126 day closure, the zoo's committed keepers, veterinarians, and support staff continued to work every day to provide world-class care for our animals. All without the support of visitor admission to our parks. Around the world, our conservationists in the field have continued under unprecedented conditions to protect rhinos, elephants, tigers, and other wildlife.

We hope we can count on you to continue to fundraise on behalf of WCS, rhinos and other endangered animals.

Your Run for the Wild donation is tax deductible.  Please check with your employer about matching your gift to the WCS Run for the Wild. Matching gift forms can be emailed to devcontribs@wcs.org or mailed to

2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10460
Attn: WCS Run for the Wild.


Start a Facebook Fundraiser

You can start a Facebook Fundraiser to support your run - and the funds raised will count towards your fundraising goal and prizes! Please note that there may be a delay of a day or two before donations made through Facebook are reflected in your Run for the Wild fundraising total.

Facebook Fundraising Instructions >>


Fundraising Toolkit

Ready for a wild run for wildlife? Whether you're new to raising funds or have participated before, you'll find helpful tips and resources here.