Zoo Ball is Lincoln Park Zoo’s largest fundraiser hosted by the Women’s Board of Lincoln Park Zoo. Since its inception in 1977, Zoo Ball has raised millions of dollars for a wide range of capital projects at the zoo and has annually drawn more than 1,000 civic and social leaders from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Most importantly, its reputation as “THE party of the summer,” according to Chicago Magazine, holds true year to year.
Lincoln Park Zoo, a historic Chicago landmark founded in 1868, is dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience. A leader in conservation science both locally and globally, the zoo exemplifies the highest quality animal care and educational outreach. The not-for-profit zoo, managed by The Lincoln Park Zoological Society, is a member supported organization and the nation’s only free, privately-managed zoo housing more than 900 animals, many of which are endangered in the wild.
Zoo Ball 2013: "Wild at Heart"
More than 900 guests joined the Women’s Board of Lincoln Park Zoo on July 12, 2013 for the 36th annual Zoo Ball: Wild at Heart, presented by Guggenheim. Chaired by Jennifer Caruso, Charlotte Monhart and Vasiliki Weiden, this elegant event featured dancing, dining and a luxurious silent auction
A surprise appearance by KC and the Sunshine Band ended the night on a high note, as did the knowledge that guests helped raised more than $1 million to support Chicago’s free zoo.
Thanks to Presenting Sponsor Guggenheim Partners, LLC and Silver Sponsors J.N. Pritzker/Tawani Foundation/Pritzker Military Library and Emily and John Alexander. Additional supporters included Entertainment Sponsor Marcus Lemonis and Beth Levine/Camping World, Paul Stuart, Media Partner Make it Better Foundation, John Reilly Photography, United Airlines, Graff Diamonds, The Four Seasons Chicago, Lathrop & Gage LLP and Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue.
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