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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

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Latest News

May 25, 2021

We are thrilled by the response so far to Zoo Ball 2021. The main event is at full capacity, but if you would like to add yourself to the waitlist in case a table is turned around, please email Ginger Moon at gmoon@houstonzoo.org. You can also purchase tickets to the After Party – Night in the Pacific, sponsored by Accenture! Get your tickets here and be sure to use promo code PARTY21.

Here are more ways you can help us make this the most successful Zoo Ball yet:

  • Sponsorships are still available. Scroll down for details to see how your company can be part of the event!
  • The online auction will go live before Zoo Ball and will be accessible from anywhere. To get notified, sign up for our email updates below.
  • Donate directly to Zoo Ball here and help support the Zoo’s animal care, education, and wildlife-saving programs.

Thank you for your incredible support.

Alie & David Pruner
Zoo Ball 2021 Chairs

 

honoring

Peggy Kostial

CHAIRS

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
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

humboldt penguin standing
LIVE AND IN PERSON

With the health and safety of our guests and our community top of mind, we are looking forward to bringing back Zoo Ball as an in-person event this year.

The Black and White Ball, presented by Phillips 66, will serve as a celebration of Humboldt penguins, arriving in fall 2022 with the opening of the new Galápagos Islands exhibit. It’s time to dust off those tuxedos and gala dresses and get ready to celebrate and support the Houston Zoo!

 

What to expect at Zoo Ball 2021
  • Cocktail hour with your favorite ambassador animals followed by a seated dinner
  • New underwriter benefits to make your evening truly special
  • Exciting auction line-up featuring exclusive Zoo experiences
  • After Party that will keep you dancing ’til midnight

…and much more! Sign up for our email list below to get the latest updates.

Underwriting Opportunity Levels

$100,000 - Humboldt Penguin

  • One premium table set for ten at Zoo Ball 2021
  • 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 Zoo’s Asante Society

Fair market value $2,500

$50,000 - Zebra

  • One prominent table set for ten at Zoo Ball 2021
  • 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 Zoo’s Asante Society

Fair market value $2,000

$25,000 - Sifaka

  • One prime table set for ten at Zoo Ball 2021
  • 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 membership in the Zoo’s Asante Society

Fair market value $1,930

$15,000 - Coscoroba Swan

  • One premier table set for ten at Zoo Ball 2021
  • Name recognition in all Zoo Ball materials and on Zoo website
  • Name listing in the Zoo’s annual report
  • Special Place Cards for your table guests
  • One Silver Level membership in the Zoo’s Asante Society

Fair market value $1,740

$1,500 (Single Ticket) - Black and White Tegu

  • One reserved seat at Zoo Ball 2021
  • Name recognition in all Zoo Ball materials and on Zoo website

Fair market value $150

To inquire about availability, please email Ginger Moon at gmoon@houstonzoo.org.

Donate to Zoo Ball

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 gmoon@houstonzoo.org.

Get email updates

The After Party

Thank you to our underwriters

As of June 7, 2021

Presenting Sponsor

Phillips 66

 

Zebra

Kathrine McGovern/McGovern Foundation

 

Sifaka

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

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

 

Coscoroba Swan

Anne Bike and Kai Bike

Amanda and Robert Brock/Myrtle Jones

Ben Carey and John B. Connally IV

Friends of Peggy Kostial I

Friends of Peggy Kostial II

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

Jennie and Richard Buxbaum

Linda and Willie Chiang

Emily and Steve Dalicandro and Val and Martial Burguieres

Mike and Debra Dishberger

Harriet Foster

Frost Bank

Kat Gallagher

Kerry Galvin

Cullen Geiselman

Fred and Betsy Griffin/Dan and Kim Tutcher

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

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

Kimberly and David Sterling

Carl Stutts
In Memory of Tessa Lesley

Tellepsen

Texas Medical Center

Phoebe and Bobby Tudor

UTHealth

Cynthia and Mac Walker

Waste Management

Wellbore Integrity

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

Jenny Elkins

Friends of the Zoo

Deborah Ginsburg

Lisa and Sanjay Kalavar

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

Becky Roof & Gary Smith

Leslie and Shannon Sasser

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

Mark and Judy Blanchard

Milton and Laurie Boniuk

Mr. 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

Kate and Steve Gibson

Clare Liu and Joe Greenberg

Suzanne and Bob Nimocks

Jamie and Dave Patterson

Tommye and David Powell

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

Thank you to our event sponsors

 

Bar Sponsor

 

 

Special Thanks

 

For questions, please contact Ginger Moon at 713.533.6584 or gmoon@houstonzoo.org.

This event is for adults ages 21+ only.