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Zoo Ball 2020 - Moonlight Soirée

In the wild, nocturnal species rise when night falls. At Zoo Ball 2020 Moonlight Soirée Presented by Phillips 66, we’re staying up late to celebrate nature’s nocturnal wonders and support our Houston Zoo!

6:00 p.m. to Midnight, Saturday, November 7

Presented by

New Date

Saturday, November 7, 2020

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. Join us at Zoo Ball 2020 for an unforgettable evening. The event will begin with cocktails and mingling with ambassador animals. You’ll browse the exciting auction items and experiences. Following dinner, the After Party will keep us on the dance floor late into the night!

Honoring Jane Block

In addition to raising funds supporting the Zoo’s wildlife-saving mission, Zoo Ball presents an opportunity to 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.

Underwriting Opportunities

African Lion - $100,000

• One premium table set for ten at Zoo Ball
• Logo/name recognition in all Zoo Ball materials, on website
and in emails promoting Zoo Ball
• Special VIP animal experience 30 minutes before Zoo Ball begins
• Private wait staff exclusively for your table
• Premium wine and champagne service at your table
• Special place cards for your table guests
• Name listing in Zoo’s annual report
• Two Platinum Level memberships in the Asante Society

Swift Fox - $50,000

• One prominent table set for ten at Zoo Ball
• Logo/name recognition in all Zoo Ball materials, on website
and in emails promoting Zoo Ball
• Private wait staff exclusively for your table
• Premium wine and champagne service at your table
• Special place cards for your table guests
• Name listing in the Zoo’s annual report
• One Platinum Level membership in the Asante Society

Screech Owl - $25,000

• One prime table set for ten at Zoo Ball
• Logo/name recognition in all Zoo Ball materials, on website
and in emails promoting Zoo Ball
• Premium wine and champagne for your table
• Special place cards for your table guests
• Name listing in the Zoo’s annual report
• One Gold Level memberships in the Asante Society

Gray Wolf - $15,000

• One premier table set for ten at Zoo Ball
• Name recognition in all Zoo Ball materials and on Zoo website
• Special place cards for your table guests
• Name listing in the Zoo’s annual report
• One Silver Level memberships in the Asante Society

Two-Toed Sloth - $10,000

• One preferred table set for ten at Zoo Ball
• Name recognition in all Zoo Ball materials and on Zoo website
• Name listing in the Zoo’s annual report
• One Bronze Level memberships in the Asante Society

Leaf-Tailed Gecko- $7,500 (limited availability)

• One reserved table set for ten at Zoo Ball
• Name recognition in all Zoo Ball materials and on Zoo website
• Name listing in the Zoo’s annual report

Firefly - $1,000

• One reserved seat at Zoo Ball
• Name recognition in all Zoo Ball materials
and on Zoo website

Thank You to Our Underwriters

Presenting Sponsor

 

Swift Fox

 

Screech Owl

Neelo and Sami Ahmad/Trecora Resources

Cathy and Joe Cleary

Sara and Randy Ortwein

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

Carl Stutts
In Memory of Tessa Lesley

Tellepsen

 

Two-Toed Sloth

Trang and Alan Cormack

Mindy and Josh Davidson/Baker Botts

Deloitte/Heidi and Luis Galito

Mike and Debra Dishberger

Frost Bank

Kat Gallagher

Kathy and Marty Goossen

Annie and Bob Graham

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

Karri and Joey Mahmoud

Kathrine McGovern/McGovern Foundation

Stacy and Dee Methvin

Brett Mossman

Cassie and Wesley Sinor

Service Systems Associates

 

Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Bastion Technologies

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

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

Jonathan Ishee and Emily Downing-Ishee

Peggy Kostial and Suzanne and Bob Nimocks

Tim and Laura Roberts

UT Health

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Kassia Yanosek and Chris Gurr

 

Firefly

Mickey and Dorothy Ables
In Honor of Sara and Randy Ortwein

Joan and Stanford Alexander

Cheryl Ballard

Cathy Chapman

Jenny Elkins

Lorrie and Mike Foreman

Cathryn Gabor and Rob Fuller

Cullen Geiselman

Kate and Steve Gibson

Hildebrand Fund

Jill and Dunham Jewett

Myrtle Jones

Just Water

Sylvia and Matt Kerrigan
In Memory of Tessa Lesley

Neal Manne and Nancy McGregor

Mr. and Mrs. Terence Mullervy

Jeffrey C. Newman

Brenda Peters-Chase

Patricia Pratt

Beth Robertson
In Honor of Jane Block

Dr. Richard and Inga Ruckman

Leslie and Shannon Sasser FAMILY Fund

Gerry and JJ Spedale

Sterling Associates

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