John Ball Zoo Announces Continued Conservation Partnership with Fifth Third Bank

John Ball Zoo has announced their continued partnership with Fifth Third Bank that will help guests double their donation to their Round Up for Conservation program.

Round Up for Conservation helps support the Zoo’s mission to save wildlife and wild places by supporting their conservation work done here in the Great Lakes region and globally around the world. John Ball Zoo guests are encouraged to round up their purchases made within the Zoo to the next dollar amount. Fifth Third Bank will then generously match those donations up to $30,000 throughout the 2021 season.

“For Fifth Third Bank, this partnership is important as we are committed to continuing to support the work that John Ball Zoo does to help save animals from extinction and save wildlife and wild places,” says Tom Welch, president of Fifth Third Bank. “We know, more than ever, that this work is vital and we are honored to help support it.”

“We know that John Ball Zoo’s conservation efforts are making a difference for endangered and threatened species both here in Michigan as well as around the world,” said Peter D’Arienzo, John Ball Zoo’s CEO. “We could not be more grateful to our guests and community, and to Fifth Third for their generous match, that they see the importance of wildlife in wild places. We are so humbled that Fifth Third continues to help us make an even greater impact”” added D’Arienzo.

Throughout 2020, John Ball Zoo participated in 16 active conservation projects. Additionally, more than 1,200 hours were given to support regional conservation. The Zoo’s conservation efforts also support field projects internationally. Round Up for Conservation is an important source of funding for these critical efforts to save wildlife in wild places.

If you are interested in learning more about the Round Up For Conservation or other giving opportunities with John Ball Zoo, you can connect by calling (616) 336-3309 or

John Ball Zoo inspires people to be active participants in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment.