ZooLA

ZooLA (Zoo Live Auction) is an intimate evening attended by approximately 200 guests, featuring a live auction, hors d’oeuvres and cocktail reception. The party unfolds in a beautiful private club, setting the stage for a very personal, philanthropic experience.

The select and limited number of items featured at this very elegant affair are luxurious, rare, unusual and often exclusive to Lincoln Park Zoo. Past items include exotic trips to Africa, Asia and Europe, wine tastings at world-leading vineyards, custom couture, dazzling haute jewelry, stays at breathtaking golf and ski homes, in-home dinners prepared on site by celebrity award-winning chefs and other rare and unusual experiences. The last Live Auction raised over $180,000 for the zoo. 

Guests at the Zoo Live Auction are affluent and sophisticated. The party appeals to business, social and civic leaders who have attended most of the black-tie events in the city and crave a more intimate setting. While guests indulge in delicious treats and tempting treasures, they generously support one of Chicago’s cultural gems.

The press coverage from the event and the visibility of the items and donors offer a fantastic marketing opportunity to a desirable demographic. The proceeds from the evening will provide critical support to keep Lincoln Park Zoo free and open to all 365 days a year.