Friday, June 19, 2015
7 p.m. to 12 midnight
-Music by Kenny Loggins
-Food, drinks from area restaurants
-Fabulous silent auction
This year ZOOFARI is celebrating its golden anniversary! The event started 50 years ago in 1965 and has become the "best party in town."
Dine and dance under the stars at the Zoo's biennial creative black-tie party. Get wildly creative with your attire! Formal wear from coats and ties, or tails and claws, to spots, stripes and animal patterns of all kinds will abound. "Graze" from over 60 area restaurants, bars and caterers.
Proceeds from the fundraiser help the Zoo in its efforts to save endangered species at home and around the world.
The Zoo will close to the public at 12 noon on June 19.
ZOOFARI 2015 Entertainment sponsored by Fifth Third Bank
Kenny Loggins’ remarkable career has brought him to the top of the charts and to the toast of the Grammys. He has had hits on Hollywood’s favorite soundtracks, rocked worldwide stages, while bringing his soulful voice to platinum albums of a variety of genres. Loggins recorded so many successful songs for films that he was referred to as "King of the Movie Soundtrack" — beginning with "I’m Alright” from Caddyshack, and continuing with “Footloose” and "Danger Zone."
Charles Glenn Duo
Miss Jubilee & the Humdingers
North of the Quarter
Delectable Food and Drink
Saunter in and "graze" the night away as you sink your teeth into tantalizing fare from St. Louis' finest restaurants and enjoy spirits, wines and beers. Elegant desserts and drinks, tempting appetizers and savory main dishes will be served up at lavishly decorated booths throughout the party area.
Sponsored by Albarré Jewelry
Swing in and gaze over the extravagant silent auction items. Make a bid on some spectacular distinctive treasures.
ZOOFARI Golden (Anniversary) Ticket
Get your ZOOFARI Golden (Anniversary) Raffle Ticket and you could win a luxury ZOOFARI auction item before the auction even opens! For each $100 ticket you purchase, you will be entered into a drawing that will take place on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. The winner gets to choose from one of our luxury auction items, including trips, jewelry, unique experiences, and more to come. Maximum of 200 tickets available. Sales end at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, or at sell-out.
The Diamond Dig presented by Albarré Jewelry
Dig for gold, diamonds or custom jewelry in the Diamond Dig. For $25, you can "dig" for a token that has a number on it. That number could be the winning draw for a $5,000 shopping spree at Albarré Jewelry! The winner will be announced at 10:30 p.m. at ZOOFARI. Participants who do not attend ZOOFARI will automatically be given a raffle number. Maximum of 250 digs available. Twenty-five "runners up" will win a $100 gift card to Albarré Jewelry.
Zoo Friends members: $200 per person, general admission (open seating)
Non-members: $250 per person, general admission (open seating)
Swimming Sea Lion: $1,000 per couple (includes reserved seating, invitation to VIP reception at 6 p.m., event memento and program listing)
Leaping Lemur: $3,500 (reserved table for 10 includes early admission and program listing)
Jumping Jaguar: $7,500 (reserved accommodations for 20, invitation to VIP reception at 6 p.m., event memento and program listing)
Purchase tickets online or by calling (314) 646-4771. Tickets are non-refundable. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Event will be held rain or shine.
General Admission and Leaping Lemur ticket holders should report to the South Entrance on Wells Drive at Tamm Ave. Complimentary parking provided on the South Lot.
Sponsors, Jumping Jaguars, Swimming Sea Lions and underwriters should enter through the North Entrance/The Living World on Government Drive. Complimentary parking provided on the North Lot. For directions to the Zoo, click here.
For any accessibility needs (audio amplification devices, sign-language, interpreters, wheelchair assistance, etc.), please contact the Zoo Friends Office at (314) 646-4771 at least 48 hours prior to the event so that the Zoo can be sure to meet your needs.
Proceeds from the fundraiser help the free, world-class Saint Louis Zoo in its efforts to save endangered species at home and around the world.
ZOOFARI 2015 Chairs
Chairs: Susan Block and James Sansone
Honorary Chairs: ZOOFARI Event Chairs for the Past 50 Years
Underwriters & Sponsors
Leader of the Pack
Wells Fargo Advisors
Plunging Polar Bear
Fifth Third Bank
Mid America Chevy Dealers
Tip of the Iceberg Sponsor
World Wide Technology, Inc.
Rest Your Paws Sponsor
Kick-off Party Sponsor
August A. Busch, III Charitable Trust
Cequel III/Judy and Jerry Kent
Centene Charitable Foundation
David B. Lichtenstein Foundation
Denise and Drew Franz
Graybar Electric Company, Inc.
The Kiesel Company
Lodging Hospitality Management
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Jack C. Taylor
James Trogolo Company
Thompson Coburn LLP