More Info


More Info


Barn Cam
Platform Cam

More Info

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Honoring Jim Postl

Co-Chairs: Peggy Kostial and Macey Reasoner Stokes

Can you hear it? It’s the sound of orangutans and siamangs calling. It’s the sound of frogs, hornbills, and the steady drop of rain on the forest floor. It’s The Rhythm of the Rainforest—and our theme for Zoo Ball 2018 at the Houston Zoo!

Set for Saturday, May 5, An Evening in Borneo Presented by Phillips 66 will raise vital funds for our Houston Zoo, which works on the front lines in Borneo to protect its precious wildlife from deforestation caused by unsustainable palm oil production and poaching.

The annual Zoo Ball is a black-tie event with a wild twist—there’s nothing else quite like it in Houston! You’ll meet Ambassador Animals, bid on exclusive silent and live auction items, and enjoy a fabulous seated dinner and dance ‘til midnight to live music from Taylor Pace Orchestra. We’ll also take this opportunity to honor Houston Zoo Board Member Jim Postl for helping grow the Zoo to unimagined heights through his leadership and generosity.

We can’t wait to celebrate and support our Houston Zoo with you at Zoo Ball!

Zoo Ball 2018 Underwriting Opportunities

Bornean Orangutan Benefactor - $100,000
Clouded Leopard Champion - $50,000
Sumatran Tiger Sponsor - $25,000
Helmeted Hornbill Hero - $15,000
Pygmy Elephant Protector - $10,000
Sun Bear Supporter - $7,500 (limited availability)
Flying Squirrel Friends - $1,000 (tickets)

Reserve Your Place at Zoo Ball


Unable to attend? You can make a contribution here.

Print & Mail

Zoo Ball 2018 Underwriting Form

For questions, please contact Ginger Moon at or call (713) 533-6584.

Tickets on sale April 5

After the main Zoo Ball event, join Flock for an exciting evening of cocktails, late night bites and dancing to live music by Taylor Pace Orchestra.
8:30 p.m. to Midnight
Black Tie
Open Bar

$125 per person for non-members
$100 per person for Flock and Ambassadors members

Alfredo Arvide
Cody Carpenter
David Chapa
Lindsay Hyman
Amy Miers
Summer Reeves
Sarah Worley

Tickets not required for guests already attending Zoo Ball.


As of 2.16.18

Presenting Sponsor

Clouded Leopard Champions


Peggy Kostial/Macey and Bob Stokes


Sumatran Tiger Sponsors

Lisa and Dave Blackwood/Debby and Jeff Young
Beverly and Jim Postl
Macey & Harry Reasoner

Helmeted Hornbill Heros

Baker Botts L.L.P./Mindy and Josh Davidson
Susie and Joe Dilg
Leticia and Steve Trauber

Pygmy Elephant Protectors

Anne Griffin Bike
Mary S. and Jack Dawson
Debra and Mike Dishberger
Katherine Shanks Dodd/Josie and Michael Jones/Carol and Dan Price/Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Shanks
Lorrie and Mike Foreman/Tellepson
Heidi and Luis Galito/Elizabeth and Nick Karam/Nicole
and Brian Miller
Kat Gallagher
Marty & Kathy Goossen
Annie and Bob Graham
Tandra Jackson
Memorial Hermann
Amy and Jeff Miers

Sun Bear Supporters

Atlantic Trust/Courtney and Bas Solleveld
Dave Black
Trang and Alan Cormack
Jenny Elkins
Cathryn Gabor and Rob Fuller/Ann and Gene Wheeler
Amy and Blair Garrou/Jennifer and Chris/LaPorte/Molly
and Coert Voorhees
Rosi and Jorge Hernandez

Flying Squirrel Friends

Elizabeth Cosgrove and Camron Smith
Ann and Stephen Kaufman In Honor of Jim Postl
Diane and Donald Kendall
Suzanne and Bob Nimocks In Honor of Jim Postl
Shawn Raymond
Linda and Jerry Rubenstein
Ileana Trevino In Honor of Jim Postl
Betty and Jess Tutor In Honor of Peggy Kostial
Randa and Charlie Williams

Host Committee

As of 1.15.18

Anne Griffin Bike
Jane Block
Cathy and Dr. Gary Brock
Deborah and Gardner Cannon
Ben Carey
Cathy and Joe Cleary
John B. Connally IV
Trang and Alan Cormack
Elizabeth Cosgrove and Cameron Smith
Mindy and Joshua Davidson
Carolyn and Platt Davis
Mary S and Jack Dawson
Linnet F. Deily
Susie and Joe Dilg
Debra and Mike Dishberger
Katherine Shanks Dodd
Jenny Elkins
Sidney and Don Faust
Lorrie and Mike Foreman
Kevin J. Foyle
Cathryn Gabor and Rob Fuller
Heidi and Luis Galito
Kat Gallagher
Amy and Blair Garrou
Cullen Geiselman
Barbara Segal Goldfield
Kathy and Marty Goossen
Annie and Bob Graham
Rosi and Jorge Hernandez
Winell Herron
Leslie and Tom Hix
Tandra C. Jackson
Jill and Dunham Jewett
Myrtle Jones
Diane and Donald R. Kendall
Jennifer and Chris Laporte
Harriet and Truett Latimer
Mike Mahlstedt and Kyle Dutton
Kathrine McGovern
Nancy McGregor and Neal Manne
Stacy and Dee Methvin
Amy and Jeff Miers
Bobbie Nau
Anne E. Neeson
Suzanne and Bob Nimocks
Stacy Perlitz
Beverly and Jim Postl
Alie and Dave Pruner
Alicia and Shawn Raymond
Macey and Harry Reasoner
Susan and Barrett Reasoner
Laura and Tim Roberts
Sybil Roos
Leslie and Shannon Sasser
Rosemary and Matt Schatzman
Stephanie and Kirby Shanks
Courtney and Bas Solleveld
JJ and Gerry Spedale
Leigh and Bill Stubbs
Leticia and Stephen Trauber
Betty and Jess B. Tutor
Molly and Coert Voorhees
Randa and K. C. Weiner
Randa and Charlie Williams
Susan and Austin Young