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2018 Gala Co-Chairs

Kelley and Stephen Lubanko

Featuring Guest Speaker

Carter Smith
Executive Director of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Special Performance By

Country Artist Pat Green

For the 11th annual Wildlife Conservation Gala at the Houston Zoo, we’re shining a spotlight on the species and habitats of the Lone Star State! We’ll come together as Texans to raise the funds our Zoo needs to keep saving Texas wildlife. We’ll also take this opportunity recognize H-E-B for their support of the Zoo for many years and of our community after Hurricane Harvey.

Guest speaker Carter Smith, Executive Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will share stories from his years as a leader in Texas conservation. You’ll enjoy cocktails, a seated dinner, a silent auction, and the Zoo’s ambassador animals. For the first time in this event’s history, we’ll have an after party with a live musical performance by Texas’ very own Pat Green!

2018 Wildlife Conservation Gala  Underwriting Opportunities

Texas Wild! - $100,000
Whooping Crane Warrior - $50,000
Black Bear Champion - $25,000
Sea Turtle Saver - $15,000
Houston Toad Hero - $10,000
Prairie Chicken Protector - $5,000
Friends of Ocelots - $1,000 (tickets)



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Please contact Ginger Moon at or 713.533.6584 if you have any questions.

After Party

Kaia Kessler and Elise Lubanko

Stay tuned for details on the After Party featuring a live performance by Texas’ very own Pat Green. Guests who buy tables or tickets to the Gala do not need to buy separate tickets to the After Party.

Host Committee

As of 5.15.18

Denise and Philip Bahr
Peggy and Bill Barnett
Kristy and Chris Bradshaw
Cathy and Gary Brock
Julie and Stephen Chen
Cathy and Joe Cleary
Trang and Alan Cormack
Elizabeth Cosgrove and Cameron Smith
Caran Crooker
Mindy and Josh Davidson
Susie and Joe Dilg
Sidney and Don Faust
Mr. and Mrr. Richard Finger
Robin and Sammy
Ellie and Michael Francisco
Trish Freeman and Bruce Patterson
Cathryn Gabor and Rob Fuller
Kat Gallagher
Kerry Galvin
Cullen K. Geiselman
Annie and Bob Graham
Claire and Joe Greenberg
Debbie and Mark Gregg
David Hills
Cynthe and Brian Hughes
Jill and Dunham Jewett
Victoria and Parker Johnson
Ann and Stephen Kaufman
Diane and Donald Kendall
Robin and Danny Klaes
Peggy Kostial
Jennifer and Chris Laporte
Shelley Taylor Ludwick
Christina Lyons
Beth Madison
Dee Dee and Wallis Marsh
Kathrine G. McGovern
Nancy McGregor and Neal Manne
Dixie Meynier and Fred Stow
Stacy and Dee Methvin
Laurie and Reed Morian
Bobbie Nau
Suzanne and Bob Nimocks
Noel and Toni Noble
Mary Virginia McCormick Pittman-Waller
Beverly and Jim Postl
Tommye and David Powell
Carol and Dan Price
Nancy and David Pustka
Demi and Ron Rand
Sharon Roark
Beth Robertson
Mrs. Sybil F. Roos
Susan D. Sarofim
Cindi and Richard Scruggs
Charlotte and Terry Strange
Candace and Brian Thomas
Stephanie and Frank Tsuru
Mardi and Mark Turner
Kim and Dan C. Tutcher
Molly and Coert Voorhees
Kelli and John Weinzierl
Jeanie Kilroy Wilson and Wallace S. Wilson
Susan and Austin Young
Nina and Michael Zilkha

After Party Host Committee

As of 5.15.18

Jennifer and John Barron
Julie and Stephen Chen
Sarah Connelly
Camille and Patrick Connelly
Amber Elliott
Joseph Francisco
Mari and Bryan Glass
Corey Howell
Jack and Sarah Jane Howell
Meghan McCormick and Lance Cavazos
Tamar Mendelssohn
Greg Ring
Lexi Sakowitz
Kimberly and Evan Scheele
Laura Elizabeth Stein
Christina Stith
Jessica and John Stribling
Austin Thomas
Audrey and Matthew White