2023 VIP TOUR dates: may 13 & september 23
The Sanctuary's VIP Program offers the opportunity to gain a deepened understanding of our mission and the complex needs of elephants living in captivity. By making a commitment of $10,000 or above, you help ensure the lifetime care of elephants currently living at The Sanctuary and those to come. With the fulfillment of your commitment, you and one guest will receive an invitation to meet staff and join a behind-the-scenes tour of The Sanctuary.
Your VIP commitment helps The Sanctuary to provide safe haven and individualized care for life to captive elephants retired from performance and/or exhibition. To date, this program has helped to:
- Expand to 3,060 acres
- Build state-of-the-art African and Asian elephant barns
- Install 20 miles of fencing
- Continue to recruit, hire, and train additional Caregivers
- Purchase buildings in downtown Hohenwald for The Elephant Sanctuary’s Elephant Discovery Center
- Establish endowments for resident elephants
We invite you to become a VIP Member and receive an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of The Sanctuary by making a commitment of support of $2,000 or more every year for five years.
In keeping with our mission, the elephants are not put on exhibit. If VIP Members are fortunate to see elephants at a distance in the habitat, that will be an unscheduled added bonus. A VIP may bring one guest on the tour. (The entire commitment must be met before scheduling a tour.)
We have room for approximately 22 people on each tour, and names will be placed on the reservations list on a first come first-served basis. Please note: Tour participants must be able to walk up to ½ mile unassisted over rough, uneven terrain. Participants must be able to stand in unshaded areas, sometimes in extreme heat.
If you would prefer not to make your initial gift online, please contact Lorenda Rochelle, Donor & VIP Programs Manager at 931-796-6500 ext. 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a downloadable form that you may mail or fax to:
Address: PO Box 393 Hohenwald, TN 38462
For additional information, please contact Lorenda Rochelle, Donor & VIP Programs Manager at 931-796-6500 ext. 105 or email@example.com
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What safety protocols are the sanctuary taking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic? All VIP members, their guests and participating staff must submit proof of vaccination prior to the VIP Day experience. Masks will be worn indoors and outdoors where social distancing is not feasible.