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Zoo Ball 2020 - Moonlight Soirée

Going virtual!

Saturday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Presented by

Chairs

Sara and Randy Ortwein

Auction Chair

Peggy Kostial

After Party Chairs

Courtney and Zac Harmon

Honoring

Jane Block

The Event

Each year, Zoo Ball raises critical funds supporting the Houston Zoo’s animal care, education, and wildlife conservation efforts. As the Zoo continues to feel the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the success of this Zoo Ball is more critical this year than any other. For our virtual Ball, we’ll still have a unique auction, animal appearances, and more all in a safe online environment.

Honoring Jane Block

In addition to raising funds supporting the Zoo’s wildlife-saving mission, at Zoo Ball we recognize those who have led our Zoo’s transformation. During her decades of volunteer leadership, Jane has helped our Zoo improve and flourish in ways too numerous to count. We’re thrilled to honor Jane and all of her accomplishments at Zoo Ball 2020.

Program - 7:00 p.m.

You can expect under an hour of content starring our animals and wildlife-saving heroes. The livestream will be accessible on this page,  so share the link with your friends! Use two devices to watch the stream and bid in the auction or give to the paddle raise.

Paddles Up

The live paddle raise is our opportunity to come together and raise critical funds for our Zoo and save wildlife. Plus, your impact could be doubled thanks to an anonymous donor who will match the first $100,000 in Paddles Up gifts!

Online Auction

The online auction is live now and ends the night of the event at 9:00 p.m. From one-of-a-kind animal experiences to Astros tickets, there is something for everyone—and you might check off your holiday shopping list.

Start Bidding!

Underwriting Opportunities

Reimagined for the virtual event! We appreciate every contribution during this incredibly challenging time for our Zoo.

please send your contribution by October 30 to receive catered items

African Lion - $100,000

  • Logo/name recognition in all Zoo Ball materials, on website and in emails promoting Zoo Ball
  • Dinner for two prepared by City Kitchen delivered to your home the day of Zoo Ball including two (2) bottles of champagne, two (2) bottles of red and two (2) bottles of white wine
  • Custom charcuterie board prepared by City Kitchen and set of cheese knives delivered to your home the day of Zoo Ball
  • Custom cooler with Zoo logo
  • Two (2) Zoo Ball T-shirts
  • Name listing in the Zoo’s annual report
  • Two Platinum Level memberships in the Zoo’s Asante Society

Swift Fox - $50,000

  • Logo/name recognition in all Zoo Ball materials, on website and in emails promoting Zoo Ball
  • Dinner for two prepared by City Kitchen delivered to your home the day of Zoo Ball including two (2) bottles of champagne, two (2) bottles of red and two (2) bottles of white wine
  • Custom charcuterie board prepared by City Kitchen and set of cheese knives delivered to your home the day of Zoo Ball
  • Custom cooler with Zoo logo
  • Two (2) Zoo Ball T-shirts
  • Name listing in the Zoo’s annual report
  • One Platinum Level membership in the Zoo’s Asante Society

Screech Owl - $25,000

  • Dinner for two prepared by City Kitchen delivered to your home the day of Zoo Ball including one (1) bottle of champagne, one (1) bottle of red and one (1) bottle of white wine
  • Custom charcuterie board prepared by City Kitchen and set of cheese knives delivered to your home the day of Zoo Ball
  • Custom cooler with Zoo logo
  • Two (2) Zoo Ball T-shirts
  • Name listing in the Zoo’s annual report
  • One Gold Level membership in the Zoo’s Asante Society

Gray Wolf - $15,000

  • Name recognition in all Zoo Ball materials and on Zoo website
  • Dinner for two prepared by City Kitchen delivered to your home the day of Zoo Ball including one (1) bottle of champagne, one (1) bottle of red and one (1) bottle of white wine
  • Charcuterie board prepared by City Kitchen delivered to your home the day of Zoo Ball
  • Custom cooler with Zoo logo
  • Two (2) Zoo Ball T-shirts
  • Name listing in the Zoo’s annual report
  • One Silver Level membership in the Zoo’s Asante Society

Two-Toed Sloth - $10,000

  • Name recognition in all Zoo Ball materials and on Zoo website
  • Charcuterie board prepared by City Kitchen delivered to your home the day of Zoo Ball including one (1) bottle of red wine and one (1) bottle of white wine
  • Custom cooler with Zoo logo
  • Stainless steel waiter’s corkscrew
  • Two (2) Zoo Ball T-shirts
  • Name listing in the Zoo’s annual report
  • One Bronze Level membership in the Zoo’s Asante Society

Leaf-Tailed Gecko- $7,500

  • Name recognition in all Zoo Ball materials and on Zoo website
  • Dessert for two prepared by City Kitchen and one (1) bottle of Champagne delivered to your home the day of Zoo Ball
  • Custom cooler with Zoo logo
  • Two (2) Zoo Ball T-shirts
  • Name listing in the Zoo’s annual report

Firefly - $1,000

  • Two (2) Zoo Ball T-shirts
  • Name recognition in all Zoo Ball materials and on Zoo website

Contribute to Zoo Ball at Underwriter Levels

Make a Donation

For questions or if you would like a pledge form, please contact Ginger Moon at 713.533.6584 or gmoon@houstonzoo.org.

Thank You to Our Underwriters

Presenting Sponsor

 

Swift Fox

Sara and Randy Ortwein

 

Screech Owl

Neelo and Sami Ahmad/Trecora Resources

Cathy and Joe Cleary

Peggy Kostial

Beverly and Jim Postl

Macey and Harry Reasoner/Macey and Bob Stokes

 

Gray Wolf

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

Anne and Charles Duncan

Stacy and Dee Methvin

Carl Stutts
In Memory of Tessa Lesley

Tellepsen

UT Health

 

Two-Toed Sloth

Trang and Alan Cormack

Mindy and Josh Davidson/Baker Botts

Deloitte/Heidi and Luis Galito

Mike and Debra Dishberger

Frost Bank

Kerry Galvin

Cullen Geiselman

Annie and Bob Graham

Paula and Mark Hurd

Kelley and Steve Lubanko/Bobbie Nau/Kelli and John Weinzierl

Karri and Joey Mahmoud

Kathrine McGovern/McGovern Foundation

Memorial Hermann

Brett Mossman

Studio Hanson | Roberts

Service Systems Associates

Cassie and Wesley Sinor

 

Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Meg and George Basu

BBVA

Bessemer Trust

CIBC PWM/Caven and Solleveld Families

Elizabeth Cosgrove and Cameron Smith/Diane and Don Kendall

Harriet and Joe Foster

The Wayne Fox Family

Margaux & Adam Harbin, Leigh & Chris Joseph, Jennifer & Chris Laporte, Alison & Cullen Powell, Kelley & Jeff Scofield

Cynthe and Brian Hughes/Nancy and David Pustka/Alison and Jim Tennant
Diana and Chase Untermeyer/Randa and KC Weiner

Jonathan Ishee and Emily Downing-Ishee

Paige Jackson and Mike Manley/Stephanie and Rich Langenstein

Suzanne and Bob Nimocks

Tim and Laura Roberts

Vinson & Elkins LLP

The Walker Family

Kassia Yanosek and Chris Gurr

 

Firefly

Mickey and Dorothy Ables
In Honor of Sara and Randy Ortwein

Joan and Stanford Alexander

Cheryl Ballard

Peggy and Bill Barnett

David B. Jackson/Benchmark Mortgage

Cathy and Dr. Gary Brock
In Honor of Jane Block

Cathy Chapman
In Honor of Paul D. Chapman

Carolyn and Platt Davis

Janet Denton

Jimmy Dunne

Jenny Elkins

Lorrie and Mike Foreman

Cathryn Gabor and Rob Fuller

Kate and Steve Gibson

Kathy and Marty Goossen

Claire Liu and Joe Greenberg

Courtney and Zac Harmon

Hildebrand Fund

Jill and Dunham Jewett

Myrtle Jones

Sylvia and Matt Kerrigan
In Loving Memory of Tessa Lesley

Knobloch Family Foundation

Neal Manne and Nancy McGregor

Ellie and Greg Meyers

Mr. and Mrs. Terence Mullervy

Jeffrey C. Newman

Brenda Peters-Chase

David and Tommye Powell

Patricia Pratt

Margaret Preston

Chris and Olivia Rivers

Beth Robertson
In Honor of Jane Block

Dr. Richard and Inga Ruckman

Leslie and Shannon Sasser Family Fund

Gerry and JJ Spedale

Sterling Associates

Charlotte and Terry Strange

Florence and Hans Tang
In Memory of Kuang Shy Tang

Katherine Tanner & Kyle Wolski
In Memory of Boyd King

Brian Thomas

Claudia Thornton

Mardi and Mark Turner

Randa and KC Weiner

Dava and Jim West

Jim P. and Jane B. Wise

Host Committee

Sami Ahmad
Peggy and Bill Barnett
Amanda and Robert Brock
Deborah and Gardner Cannon
Cathy and Joe Cleary
Trang and Alan Cormack
Elizabeth Cosgrove and Cameron Smith
Mindy and Josh Davidson
Susie and Joe Dilg
Debra and Mike Dishberger
Anne and Charles Duncan
Jenny Elkins
Sidney and Don Faust
Kevin J. Foyle
Cathryn Gabor and Rob Fuller
Heidi and Luis Galito
Kat Gallagher
Cullen Geiselman
Annie and Bob Graham
Rosi and Jorge Hernandez
Emily Downing-Ishee and Jonathan Ishee
Jill and Dunham Jewett
Myrtle Jones

 

Diane and Donald Kendall
Peggy Kostial
Jennifer and Chris Laporte
Harriet and Truett Latimer
Mike Mahlstedt and Kyle Dutton
Karri and Joey Mahmoud
Kathrine G. McGovern
Nancy McGregor and Neal Manne
Stacy and Dee Methvin
Amy and Jeff Miers
Bobbie Nau
Anne Neeson
Suzanne and Bob Nimocks
Mary and Larry Peterson
Beverly and Jim Postl
Macey and Harry Reasoner
Laura and Tim Roberts
Leslie and Shannon Sasser
Courtney and Bas Solleveld
JJ and Gerry Spedale
Macey and Bob Stokes
Brian J. Thomas
Molly and Coert Voorhees

Special Thanks