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Wildlife Conservation Gala - Pantanal

Each year, the Houston Zoo's Wildlife Conservation Gala raises vital funds to save species and habitats around the world. On Thursday, October 10, join us as we journey to the Pantanal - South America's Wetland Jewel!

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m

Co-Chairs

Ginger Renfroe Blanton and Renee Renfroe

Auction Chair

Christina Lyons

The Pantanal

South America’s Pantanal is a lush wetland environment inhabited by a stunning variety of species including jaguars, capybaras, giant river otters, giant anteaters, and tapirs. The Houston Zoo provides salaries and support for our conservation partners to conduct research, educate and engage local people, and find solutions to protect wildlife.

The Wildlife Conservation Gala

We’re joining together with Houston Zoo supporters and wildlife enthusiasts like you at this year’s Gala to protect animals in the Pantanal, Brazil. All proceeds will go directly to conservation projects in the Pantanal and around the world.

We’re flying in two of our conservation project partners, Dr. Arnaud Desbiez and Dr. Patricia Medici, from Brazil, so that you can meet them and hear about the work we do together to protect wildlife in the Pantanal.

South America’s Pantanal

Opening in 2020, this new exhibit will allow guests to explore the tropical wetlands of Brazil right here at the Zoo. The lush habitat will highlight animals we are working to protect in the wild, including giant anteaters, tapirs, and more. Partnered with on-the-ground conservationists, the Zoo will offer visitors the chance to see these animals in an immersive and engaging way. Featuring large glass windows and areas to walk under, this exhibit gives guests the opportunity to view these animals up close and personal.

Your generous support will make this evening a success. For questions, please contact Ginger Moon at 713.533.6584 or gmoon@houstonzoo.org.

Underwriting Opportunities

Jaguar - $100,000

Two Premium Tables for 10

•Logo/Name recognition on printed materials and Zoo’s website
• Name recognition on e-blasts promoting the Gala
• Name listing in the Zoo’s annual report
• 100 one-time-use free admission passes to the Zoo
• Private behind-the-scenes tour for six people
• One Platinum Level membership in the Zoo’s Asante Society
• 20% discount on one event venue rental, subject to availability and does not include catering fees

Tapir - $50,000

One Prominent Table for 10

• Logo/Name recognition on printed materials and Zoo’s website
• Name recognition on e-blasts promoting the Gala
• Name listing in the Zoo’s annual report
• 50 one-time-use free admission passes to the Zoo
• Private behind-the-scenes tour for four people
• One Gold Level membership in the Zoo’s Asante Society
• 15% discount on one event venue rental, subject to availability and does not include catering fees

Giant Anteater - $25,000

One Prime Table for 10

• Logo/Name recognition on printed materials and Zoo’s website
• Name listing in the Zoo’s annual report
• 25 one-time-use free admission passes to the Zoo
• One Silver Level membership in the Zoo’s Asante Society
• 10% discount on one event venue rental, subject to availability and does not include catering fees

Giant River Otter - $15,000

One Premier Table for 10

• Logo/Name recognition on printed materials and Zoo’s website
• Name listing in the Zoo’s annual report
• 15 one-time-use free admission passes to the Zoo
• One Silver Level membership in the Zoo’s Asante Society
• 10% discount on one event venue rental, subject to availability and does not include catering fees

Anaconda - $10,000

One Preferred Table for 10

• Name recognition on printed materials and Zoo’s website
• Name listing in the Zoo’s annual report
• 10 one-time-use free admission passes to the Zoo
• One Bronze Level membership in the Zoo’s Asante Society

Macaw - $5,000 (SOLD OUT!)

One Reserved Table for 10

• Name recognition on printed materials and Zoo’s website
• Name listing in the Zoo’s annual report

Single Tickets - $1,000

Limited Availability

• One seat at the Gala
• Name listing in the Zoo’s annual report

Reserve a Table

Buy Tickets

Make a Donation or Pledge Payment

Download and print the underwriting form (PDF)

 

Reservations must be received by August 16, 2019 to be listed in the invitation.

Thank You to Our Underwriters

GIANT RIVER OTTER

Susie and Joe Dilg/Jenny Elkins/Jill and Dunham Jewett/Nancy McGregor and Neal Manne
Betty and Steve Newton

Barbara and Charles Hurwitz/Ann and Stephen Kaufman/Bobbi and Vic Samuels
Beth and Lee Schlanger/Susan and Austin Young

ANACONDA

Cathy and Gary Brock/Cynthe and Brian Hughes/Robin and Danny Klaes/Nancy and David Pustka

Mindy and Josh Davidson

Kerry Galvin

Cullen K. Geiselman

Annie and Bob Graham

Susan and Earl Hesterberg/Charlotte and Terry Strange

Demi and Ron Rand

SSA

Texas Capital Bank

MACAW

Kathy Arthur

Bailey and Greg Binion/Tena Chamberlain/Trang and Alan Cormack


Ileana Blanco and Gerard Desrochers

Ginger Blanton/Tracie Renfroe and Amber Alonso

Ginger Blanton’s SAWA Fan Club
Leslie and Jack Blanton, Jr./Elizabeth and Peter Wareing
In Honor of Ginger Blanton and Renee Renfroe

Christine Truong Buck and Michael Buck/Ellen Chin and Bing Yao/Dr. Tejal Shah and Joshua Newcomer/Florence and Hans Tang/Drs. Christy Wang and Brandon Fuqua

Kate and Robert Byars/Kelley and Stephen Lubanko/Jessica and Ben Rumbaugh/Kelli and John Weinzierl

Elizabeth Cosgrove and Cameron Smith/Diane and Donald Kendall

Julie and Clay Edwards/Stephanie and Richard Langenstein/Paige Jackson and Mike Manley

Helen and Randolph Ewing

Ewing & Jones, PLLC

Ginger Falgoust/Janice Kemp/Ed and Alma Novotny/Margaret and Bob Preston/Cindi and Richard Scruggs/
Mardi and Mark Turner

Robin and Sammy Fleschler

Harriet and Joe Foster

Cathryn Gabor and Rob Fuller/Ann Wheeler and Gene Evans

Maria and Rex Grey

Katrina and Andrew Husmann

John and Vicki Lange

Lumato Lighting/Stacey and Peter DallePezze

Christina Lyons/Renee Renfroe

Posse Resources, LLC

Beverly and Jim Postl

Professional Directional

Zelma and William Reid

UTHealth

WRB Interests, Ltd.

CAPYBARA

Cheryl Ballard

Debra and Mike Dishberger

Emanual J. Petru Family Foundation
Claudette Danna/Kathleen Mulacek

Tommye and David Powell

Edlyn and David Pursell

Angela and Chris Roth

Sterling Associates

James West

DONATIONS

Burke Edwards

Cheri and Andy Fossler

Suzanne and Bob Nimocks

Sharon Roark

Beth Robertson

Regina Rogers
In Honor of Ginger Blanton and Renee Renfroe

Betty and Jess B. Tutor
In Honor of Ginger Blanton and Renee Renfroe

Randa and K. C. Weiner

Mr. Jim P. and Mrs. Jane B. Wise
In Honor of Ginger Blanton
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