The most anticipated event of the summer is back in business – monkey business, that is! On Saturday, July 11, 2014, the Women’s Board of Lincoln Park Zoo presents 37th Annual Zoo Ball, Monkey Business!
From 6:30 p.m. to midnight, the Women’s Board of Lincoln Park Zoo ushers in the 37th annual Zoo Ball. The unforgettable summer soiree invites guests to experience an evening of delectable dining, spirited dancing and lively entertainment – all inspired by the beautiful and playful Japanese snow monkeys that the zoo will welcome to its Regenstein Macaque Forest this fall.
As exquisitely attired guests stroll through the East Gate entrance, Zoo Ball 2014 will transport them to Japan with sights and sensations that mirror visions of the Far East. Among the undisturbed tranquility of the zoo’s gardens and views of the magnificent lions, inspiring East-meets-West décor will envelop the grounds for a captivating ambiance. Attendees can expect elegant Asian inspiration courtesy of Event Creative.
Pops of fuchsia will top highboy tables while delicate cherry blossoms bloom within centerpieces and throughout the event. The seated three-course meal, will be prepared to the highest culinary standards by Jewell Events Catering.
While the silent auction tent will entice bidders with charming offers, including trips to exotic locales, collectible wines and tickets to exclusive events, volunteers with Fund-A-Need will accept donations throughout the evening, passing out plush stuffed animals to those who generously donate.
When guests’ appetites begin to roar, the sound of a lion’s bellow will signify the start of dinner. The seated three-course meal, prepared to the highest culinary standards, will pay homage to Zoo Ball’s Asian influence with an enchanting menu.
Following the feast, guests can spend the evening swaying to the sounds of Rendezvous – and perhaps engage in a bit of monkey business on the dance floor.
The current president of the Women’s Board of Lincoln Park Zoo is Peggy White; co-chairing this year’s benefit are Katie Gledhill and Caroline Huebner. Karen Krehbiel is serving as the Board of Trustees liaison. This year, Zoo Ball acknowledges the support of several recurring sponsors and partners. The Women’s Board is pleased to recognize its Presenting Sponsor for the fourth consecutive year, Guggenheim Partners, LLC. Fellow longtime supporter, J.N. Pritzker/Tawani Foundation/Pritzker Military Library, will once again be honored as the Grant Patron Sponsor.
Lathrop & Gage LLP will serve as the Technology Sponsor of Zoo Ball. Additional partners for Zoo Ball in 2014 and for the past several years include Neiman Marcus Chicago, Paul Stuart, The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel), Bochic Jewelry and Abbott Nutrition.
Women’s Board leadership pledge to provide critical support to maintain this community treasure that stands as one of the only free zoos in the nation. This year’s ball will specifically help to fund exciting additions to the zoo, such as the first new exhibit in nine years, Regenstein Macaque Forest, as well as the new Lionel Train Adventure, an improved west entrance, and an expanded plaza surrounding Eadie Levy’s Landmark Café.
WHEN: Saturday, July 11, 2o14 from 6:30 p.m. – midnight
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
$700.00 a person and table packages for $7,000. Can be purchased online here. For more information on table packages or sponsorships, or to make reservations by phone, contact the Zoo Ball office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 312-742-2296.