Little Rock Zoo Receives Nearly $3 Million Trust Donation

Jun 14, 2016

The Little Rock Zoo says it's received a nearly $3 million trust donation, making it the largest gift in the zoo's history.

The trust will establish an endowment fund called the Jayne and Fletcher Jackson Foundation and will benefit the Arkansas Zoological Foundation, which raises money for the zoo. The trust was established after Jayne Jackson died in December at the age of 70.

The zoo says Jayne Jackson had decided with her late husband, Fletcher, to set up the trust with the zoo as the benefactor.

The zoo has not yet determined how the money will be used. Previously, the Arkansas Zoological Foundation raised money for the zoo's penguin exhibit, cheetah outpost, children's farm and the Diamond Express Train.