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Zoo Ball 2017
An Aquatic Affair

Saturday, April 22

Black Tie
Complimentary Valet

Co-Chairs: Susie and Joe Dilg
Honorees: Suzanne Nimocks and Phillips 66
Auction Chair: Roxanne Almaraz

Presented By

Celebrate The Enchantment of Sea Life

The Houston Zoo is the place to be this spring when we explore the limitless wonders of Earth’s oceans at the annual Zoo Ball!

Zoo Ball 2017 will celebrate The Enchantment of Sea Life while raising valuable support for the mission of the Houston Zoo. This annual affair is a springtime celebration like no other. The black-tie evening will feature animal ambassadors, live and silent auctions, a seated dinner, and dancing to the tunes of IDT Band.

Join Us

Please consider being an underwriter for Zoo Ball 2017. Your generosity will help care for the Zoo’s many animals, fund the Zoo’s engaging educational programs, and save wildlife and wild places right here in Texas and around the globe.

 Zoo Ball 2017 Underwriter Opportunities

 Donate an Auction Item


If you have any questions about Zoo Ball, please contact Ginger Moon at 713-533-6584 or

Zoo Ball – After Hours

Following the main Zoo Ball event, After Hours offers an exciting evening of cocktails, late night bites and dancing to live music by IDT Band.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:00 p.m. to Midnight
Black Tie (Tuxedos and long gowns)
Chairs: Houston Zoo Flock Committee
Amber Akers
Sam Cole
Kendall and Christopher Hanno
Tamar Mendelssohn
Marie Newton
Selena Sykowski
Michelle Udayamurthy

Tickets go on sale soon!
$150 per person for non-members
$125 per person for Flock, Ambassadors, and Asante Society members

For guests already attending Zoo Ball, additional After Hours tickets are not required.

For more information on Zoo Ball – After Hours, please contact

Zoo Ball 2017 Host Committee

Roxanne Almaraz and Chrissy Stegemoller

Monica and Fox  Benton

Carole and Bruce Bilger

Jane and Doug Bland

Jane Block

Amanda and Robert Brock

Ben Carey

Cathy and Paul Chapman

Cathy and Joe Cleary

Rachel Giesber Clingman

John B. Connally IV

Claudia and Roberto Contreras

Trang and Alan Cormack

Elizabeth Cosgrove and Cameron Smith

Stacey and Peter DallePezze

Mindy and Joshua Davidson

Carolyn and Platt Davis

Mary S. and Jack Dawson

Debra and Mike Dishberger

Ellen and Frank Donnelly

Anne and Charles Duncan

Robert Edwards

Jenny Elkins

Claire and Mike Farley

Sidney and Don Faust

Lorrie and Mike Foreman

Kevin J. Foyle

Kat Gallagher

Kerry Galvin

Amy and Blair Garrou

Cullen K. Geiselman

Barbara Segal Goldfield

Kathy and Marty Goossen

Annie and Bob Graham

Georga and Judd Harrison

Rosi and Jorge Hernandez

Leslie and Tom Hix

Gillian and Don Hobson

Paige Jackson and Mike Manley

Drs. Allison and Jack Jensen

Jill and Dunham Jewett

Victoria and Parker Johnson

Diane and Donald Kendall

Peggy Kostial

Jennifer and Chris Laporte

Harriet and Truett Latimer

Ping Sun and David Leebron

Mike Mahlstedt and Kyle Dutton

Kathrine G. McGovern

Nancy McGregor and Neal Manne

Stacy and Dee Methvin

Betty and Stephen Newton

Suzanne and Bob Nimocks

Mary and Larry Peterson

Susan and Antone Peterson

Beverly and Jim Postl

Alie and David Pruner

Dr. Camaran Roberts

Sybil F. Roos

Leslie and Shannon Sasser

Doris and Thomas Seitz

Cathryn and Doug Selman

Martha Ann and Byron Snyder

Macey and Bob Stokes

Shannon and Nick Swyka

Leticia and Stephen M. Trauber

Betty and Jess B. Tutor

Molly and Coert  Voorhees

Leslye and David Weaver

Jeanie Kilroy Wilson and Wallace S. Wilson

Lori and Scott Wulfe

Susan and Austin Young