Zoofari Gala - Celebrating 25 years!


Sat., Aug. 26, 5-11:30 p.m. 2017
$300; $3,000 for private tables of 10

Location Info:

Santa Ana Zoo
1801 E. Chestnut Ave.
Santa Ana, CA  92701
The Friends of Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ), a non-profit organization, is pleased to announce its 25th annual “Silver Anniversary” Zoofari gala fundraising event. Tickets sales, media and sponsorship opportunities are now available to the public for purchase online or by calling (714) 953-8555 x10.

With an expected attendance of more than 400 guests, each ticket to the glamorous Zoofari event includes complimentary valet parking service, a first-class dining experience catered by Parties by Panache, and a hosted bar including a special “Satin Sparkle” signature drink.

Partygoers will enjoy a “Silver Anniversary” themed photo op and décor by R.W.B. Party Props, dancing to the “Groove Factory” live band and an opportunity to bid on wonderful trips, unique baskets, artwork and one-of-a-kind gifts during the event's live and silent auctions hosted by renowned auctioneer Glen Fladeboe.

“Zoofari is a first-class fundraising event that demonstrates the love and investment the local community, surrounding businesses and FOSAZ have for the Zoo,” says David Exline, President of the FOSAZ Board. “2017’s ‘Silver Anniversary’ gala promises to be another endearing and festive evening our guests will cherish and a night of giving that will have a lasting and positive impact on the Santa Ana Zoo for years to come.”

Honorees this year are Peggy Baldwin-Butler of the Tudor House Entertainment and James Howe of Bert L. Howe & Associates, Inc. Baldwin-Butler has been a longtime supporter and underwriter for Zoofari and the Santa Ana Zoo while Howe is an instrumental underwriter for the upcoming Fifty Monkey Ferris Wheel set to be unveiled at the end of this year.

“Zoofari has and will continue to play an integral role in raising the funds needed for all the special projects and improvements going on here at our favorite community Zoo including educational programs, breaking ground on new animal habitats, tackling important conservation initiatives, introducing new rides, and upgrading service facilities for our guests to use and enjoy,” says Cathi Decker, event manager and Executive Director of FOSAZ.

Tickets to this exclusive black-tie, fundraising gala under the stars are $300 each. Private tables for 10 are available for $3,000 each. Space is limited. Guests must purchase tickets and tables in advance of the event. The annual gala will take place Saturday, August 26 from 5:30 to 11:30 pm at the Santa Ana Zoo in Prentice Park, located at 1801 East Chestnut Avenue in Santa Ana.

The Santa Ana Zoo is home to more than 260 animals, including 60 of the most interesting and engaging monkeys and several endangered species. The parking, park and grounds are wheel-chair accessible. The Zoo is beautifully landscaped and showcases a wide array of succulents, flowers and other conservation-friendly varietals. Inside the Zoo there is a wonderful playground with nearby seating for parents and guardians. Also available throughout the Zoo are picnic tables and rest areas, and tons of shade.

Open daily from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, the Santa Ana Zoo is AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) accredited and participates in the SAFE (Saving Animals from Extinction) program. To become a Member of the Zoo, please call (714) 953-8555 x13. The Santa Ana Zoo in Prentice Park is located at 1801 East Chestnut Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92701.

For more information call 714-836-4000 or visit our website at www.santaanazoo.org. You can also follow us on Twitter, join us on Facebook, or discover us on Instagram.


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