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The Black and White Ball

Zoo Ball 2021 will return to the Houston Zoo as an in-person event this Fall. Join us for a spectacular celebration of our Zoo's bright future!

6:30 p.m. to Midnight, Saturday, October 30

Presented by

Auction and Raffle



Peggy Kostial


Alie & David Pruner

Auction Chairs

Leigh Stubbs
Anita O’Shaughnessy

After Party Chairs

Alex & Daniel Gottschalk
Carina & Brooks Antweil

Host Committee

Dorothy and Mickey Ables
Carina and Brooks Antweil
Traci Arellano
Melinda and Greg Armstrong
Brenda and Tommy Atkins
Meg and George Basu
Carole and Bruce Bilger
Dr. Milton and Laurie Boniuk
Amanda and Robert Brock
Dr. Gary  and  Cathy Brock
Christy Brown
John Burgess
Katy  and  Dan Burton
Jennie  and  Richard Buxbaum
Deborah and Gardner Cannon
Rene Chapman-Wood
Cathy and Joe Cleary
Alan and Trang Cormack
Elizabeth Cosgrove and Cameron Smith
Molly and Jim Crownover
Bailey Dalton-Binion and Greg Binion
Josh and Mindy Davidson
Susie and Joe Dilg
Michael and Debra Dishberger
Anne and Charles Duncan
Robert and Leigh Edwards
Jenny Elkins
Natalie Emge and Jeremy Smith
Sidney and Don Faust
Shari and Tom Fish
Lorrie and Mike Foreman
Cheri and Andy Fossler
Kevin J. Foyle
Ellie and Michael Francisco
Cathryn Gabor and Rob Fuller
Heidi and Luis Galito
Kat Gallagher
Mary Jane  and  Mike Gallagher
Kerry galvin
Amy  and  Blair Garrou
Cullen K. Geiselman
Deborah Ginsburg
Kathy and Marty Goossen
Alex and Daniel Gottschalk
Annie and Bob Graham
Courtney and Zac Harmon
Sheila and Ron Hulme
Catherine and Brian James
Jean and Rick Jenner
Drs. Allison and Jack Jensen
Jill and Dunham Jewett
Victoria and Parker Johnson
Myrtle Jones
Lisa and Sanjay Kalavar
Diane and Donald Kendall
Jen and JC Kneale
Harriet and Truett Latimer
Jenna Anne Lindley
Kelley and Stephen Lubanko
Martha and James Madget
Mike Mahlstedt
Karri and Joey Mahmoud
Mary Lynn and Dave Mannon
Diana and J Martin
April and Wells McGee
Kathrine G. McGovern
Nancy McGregor and Neal Manne
Michael and Karen McMurray
Stacy and Dee Methvin
John and Kelly Mooz
Betty and Erich Mundinger
Bobbie Nau
Suzanne and Bob Nimocks
Anita O’Shaughnessy
Sara and Randy Ortwein
Dianna and Eddie Patterson
Dee Ann Pederson and Shaun P. Mooney
Jan and George Pilko
Beverly and Jim Postl
Nancy and David Pustka
Demi and Ron Rand
Carroll Ray
Renee Renfroe
Carol and Rob Richardson
Becky Roof  and  Gary Smith
Mary Rose
Polly and David Roth
Leslie and Shannon Sasser
Rosemary and Matt Schatzman
Courtney and Bas Solleveld
Jan  and  Christine Spin
Kimberly  and  David Sterling
Macey and Bob Stokes
Charlotte  and  Terry Strange
Carl Stutts
Julie and Mike Taetz
Jennifer and Tadd Tellepsen
Brian Thomas
Phoebe and Bobby Tudor
Betty Tutor and Jess B. Tutor
Juan Valdez
Molly and Coert Voorhees
Cynthia and Mac Walker
Randa and K. C. Weiner
Kelli and John Weinzierl
Randa and Charlie Williams
Jeanie Kilroy Wilson and Wallace S. Wilson
Lori and Dan Wolterman
Monica and Larry Ziemba

The Event

The After Party

Double Your Impact

Our generous partners at Chevron are matching the first $150,000 raised at Zoo Ball! That means your donations, raffle tickets, and auction bids will go twice as far to support the wildlife-saving mission of the Houston Zoo.

Covid Health and Safety Precautions

Health & Safety Statement and FAQ

Health & Safety

To protect people and animals, we request that all Zoo Ball guests and staff/volunteers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Specific event details may change as we prioritize the health and safety of our guests, staff, and animals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be required to wear a mask?
No, guests will not be required to wear masks. Per CDC guidelines, masks are strongly encouraged for all guests inside Zoo buildings and in crowded spaces where social distancing can’t be maintained. We will have masks available for our guests.

What other precautions will be implemented?
Zoo Ball will take place outdoors and under the Masihara events tent, which we will configure to provide maximum ventilation. We are increasing the space between tables. Vendors and waitstaff will be required to wear masks.

Is the event still black-tie?
To allow for more fresh air ventilation and space between tables, we are not air-conditioning the events tent. While we hope guests will still wear their tuxes and gowns, if the weather doesn’t cooperate please free to deem this a “black-tie optional” event and wear cooler cocktail attire.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Entertainment Sponsorship - $15,000

  • Logo and listing as Entertainment Sponsor on website and in emails promoting After Party
  • Name recognition when promoting the After Party and entertainment on the Zoo’s social media channels.
  • Four (4) tickets to After Party
  • Logo recognition on signage at event space the night of After Party

Centerpiece Sponsorship - $7,500

  • Name listing on Menu card at every place setting and Zoo Ball Electronic Program

Live Auction Sponsorship - $5,500

  • Name listing on auction paddles and Zoo Ball Electronic Program

Dessert Sponsorship - $5,500

  • Name listing on Menu cards and Zoo Ball Electronic Program

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email Ginger Moon at

Thank you to our underwriters

As of October 20, 2021

Presenting Sponsor

Phillips 66




Kathrine McGovern/McGovern Foundation



Cathy and Joe Cleary

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

Peggy Kostial

Lisa and Mark Livingston

Beverly and Jim Postl

Alie and David Pruner

Anne Kostial Schwinger
In Honor of Peggy Kostial

Macey and Bob Stokes/Macey and Harry Reasoner
In Honor of Peggy Kostial


Coscoroba Swan

Accenture Friends Celebrating Peggy Kostial

Blue Bar Bunch
In Honor of Peggy Kostial

Anne Bike and Kai Bike

Amanda and Robert Brock/Myrtle Jones

Ben Carey and John B. Connally IV

Annie and Bob Graham

Stacy and Dee Methvin

Brett Mossman and Lisette Galindo

Derick Perkins and Tandra Jackson

Charlotte and Terry Strange


White-Cheeked Gibbon

Melinda and Greg Armstrong

Bessemer Trust

Val and Martial Burguieres

Jennie and Richard Buxbaum

Linda and Willie Chiang

Mike and Debra Dishberger

Harriet Foster

Frost Bank

Kat Gallagher

Kerry Galvin

Cullen Geiselman

Kathy and Marty Goossen

Fred and Betsy Griffin/Dan and Kim Tutcher

Matt & Sylvia Kerrigan
In loving memory of longtime Zoo Benefactor and Volunteer, Tessa Lesley

Jennifer and JC Kneale

The Lindley Family Foundation

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

Mike Mahlstedt

Karri and Joey Mahmoud

Kevin and Janine McArdle

Memorial Hermann

Phillips 66

Jan and George Pilko

PNC Bank

Edlyn and David Pursell

Polly and David Roth

Cyndi Baily/Jereann Chaney/Cindy Dick/Shelley Frisby/Charlotte Hutson/Tammy Norman/Rosemary Schatzman/Kella Smith/Aimee Snoots/Mary Whalley
In Honor of Peggy Kostial

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

Kimberly and David Sterling

Carl Stutts
In Memory of Tessa Lesley


Texas Medical Center

Phoebe and Bobby Tudor


Cynthia and Mac Walker

Waste Management

Wellbore Integrity Solutions

Randa, Charlie and Margaret Alkek Williams
In Honor of Anita O’Shaughnessy


Whooping Crane

Carina and Brooks Antweil/Alex and Daniel Gottschalk

Meg and George Basu

Trang and Alan Cormack

Elizabeth Cosgrove and Cameron Smith/Diane and Don Kendall

Mindy and Josh Davidson/Nancy and David Pustka

Friends of the Zoo
Brenda and Tommy Atkins/Jean and Rick Jenner/Lisa and Dana Roy/Julie and Mike Taetz

Deborah Ginsburg

Lisa and Sanjay Kalavar

Park City Friends of Alie and Dave Pruner
Carole and Bruce Bilger/Sheila and Ron Hulme/Chris Laquer/Anita O’Shaughnessy/Carol and Rob Richardson/Lori and Dan Wolterman

Becky Roof & Gary Smith

Leslie and Shannon Sasser

CIBC PWM/Courtney and Bas Solleveld

 Kassia Yanosek and Chris Gurr


Black and White Tegu

Dorothy and Mickey Ables

Martha and James Adger

Joan and Stanford Alexander

Tiffany and Kenneth R. Baird

Kenny and Missy Baldwin
In Honor of Peggy Kostial

Cheryl Ballard

Mark and Judy Blanchard

Milton and Laurie Boniuk

Dr. and Mrs. William J. Bryan
In Honor of Alie and David Pruner

Nancy Chafe

Molly and Jim Crownover

Bob Edwards

Gregg and Jo Lynn Falgout
In Honor of Dave and Alie Pruner

Lorrie and Mike Foreman

Cheri and Andy Fossler

Ellie Francisco
In Honor of Bobbie Nau

Rob Fuller & Cathryn Gabor

Heidi and Luis Galito

Kate and Steve Gibson

Hildebrand Fund

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Catherine and Brian James
In Honor of Alie and Dave Pruner

David Leebron and Y. Ping Sun
In Honor of Alie and David Pruner

Clare Liu and Joe Greenberg

Suzanne and Bob Nimocks

Jamie and Dave Patterson

Tommye and David Powell

Demi and Ron Rand

Carol Relihan

Laura and Tim Roberts

Regina Rogers

Mary Rose

Linda and Jerry Rubenstein

Becca and Scott Schwinger
In Honor of Peggy Kostial

Marguerite Swartz

Mr. and Mrs. John Sweeney
In Honor of Peggy Kostial

Betty and Jess B. Tutor
In Honor of Alie and Dave Pruner and Peggy Kostial

Jennifer Vogel

Randa and KC Weiner

Dava and Jim West

Randa, Charlie and Margaret Alkek Williams
In Honor of Anita O’Shaughnessy

Jeanie Kilroy Wilson and Wallace S. Wilson

Monica and Larry Ziemba


Thank you to our event sponsors


Matching Gift Sponsor


Bar Sponsor



Golf Cart Sponsor

Standford and Joan Alexander


Valet Sponsor

April and Wells McGee



Special Thanks



For questions, please contact Ginger Moon at 713.533.6584 or

This event is for adults ages 21+ only.