In her memory, the family is gathering donations to
The National Zoo in Washington DC
The goal is to reach $5,000 to have a
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commemorative bench placed in her name.
National Zoo Commemorative Benches
A commemorative bench will allow us to honor Barbara and her love for animals while helping to beautify the Zoo and
enhance the Zoo visitor experience. Funds raised from commemorative benches support the Zoo's mission to provide
leadership in animal care, science, education, and sustainability.
Commemorative benches have a classic park bench design and are made of ipe wood and steel. Ipe wood is a durable wood
that is sustainably harvested and does not need to be chemically treated, in keeping with the Zoo's commitment to sustainability.
If funds in excess of $5000 are raised, all additional monies will go towards
the Giant Panda Conservation Fund, also at the National Zoo.