More than 1,000 Valley philanthropists, leaders and supporters of the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo gathered for an unforgettable evening. Party goers enjoyed an array of delicacies and beverages from more than 30 of the Valley’s best known restaurants and caterers, bid on an array of unique and exquisite auction items and danced under the stars to the sounds of 2nd Shift and Patrick Sieben amid the beautiful atmosphere of the Zoo.

The Phoenix Zoo, the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation Board of Trustees and the ZooFari Committee would like to thank everyone for their generous support of this year’s ZooFari event. While this year’s celebrations were undeniably unforgettable, the merits of ZooFari truly commence after the evening concludes. Proceeds benefit the Zoo’s world-renowned conservation initiatives, excellence in educational programs and mission. 


 


 

 

What
ZooFari 2018: An Island Soirée

Adults Only
21 and Older
When
Friday, October 5, 2018

ZooFari Premium Experience: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
ZooFari Party: 7 11 p.m.

Where
Phoenix Zoo

455 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Attire
Tropical Cocktail

(comfortable shoes
recommended)

The “WILDEST” party in the Valley returns to the Phoenix Zoo!

2018 ZooFari Honorary Chairs: Mary and Mark Bonsall

Trade in your gowns and black ties for island chic attire and join us in support of one of the largest non-profit, privately funded zoos in the country, the Phoenix Zoo.

ZooFari, the Valley’s iconic tasting event will include delicious cuisine and tempting libations served by notable Arizona chefs and beverage purveyors. Guests will be greeted by our animal residents and treated to an outdoor tropical celebration like no other. Peruse select auction items and enjoy an opportunity to win exclusive raffle prizes. Dance to live music under the stars, and experience a glimpse of ZooLights.

Host or join your friends, family, clients, or colleagues, all while demonstrating your stewardship to one of Arizona’s most treasured conservation organizations.

  • Tickets
  • Hosting & Sponsorship
  • Underwriting
  • ZooFari 2018 Supporters
  • Culinary & Beverage Sponsors
  • Auction
  • Raffle
  • Volunteer
  • Entertainment
  • Proceeds to Benefit
  • Contacts

ZOOFARI PARTY TICKETS | $250 PER PERSON
ZooFari Party guests will receive 2 full drink tickets along with 10 sample drink tickets and access to all food tasting.

ZOOFARI PREMIUM TICKETS | $350 PER PERSON
Tickets for this unique experience are limited, purchase now.

ZooFari Premium guests will receive premiere entry at 5:30 p.m., access to the exclusive Tiki Lounge, hosted bars within the Silent Auction until 7 p.m., 3 full drink tickets along with 10 sample drink tickets and access to all food tasting.

Tiki Lounge guests will enjoy 2 bars, comfortable seating, easy access to the dance floor, surrounded by privately hosted suites.

ADDITIONAL DRINK TICKETS | $4 PER TICKET
Beer and Wine require 1 ticket
Mixed Drinks require 2 tickets
Complimentary water and soft drinks will be provided throughout the event to ensure guests stay hydrated.
Drink tickets will be distributed upon arrival at guest check-in.

RAFFLE TICKETS | $20 PER TICKET OR SIX FOR $100
Raffle ticket proceeds benefit the non-profit Phoenix Zoo.

To purchase tickets and for more information:

Amanda Crossland
Corporate Relations Manager
Corporate Tickets
Sponsorships & Underwriting
acrossland@phoenixzoo.org
602.286.3851
Shannon Kinsman
Individual Giving Manager
Individual & Foundation Tickets
Hosting & Underwriting
skinsman@phoenixzoo.org
602.914.4346

Did you know that any amount of your ticket purchase over the fair market value is tax deductible and considered a contribution to the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo?

The fair market value of each respective ticket is: ZooFari Party – $50 | ZooFari Premium – $60

Many companies offer a matching gift program to support worthy organizations in the community.

If your company offers a match, your contribution may be eligible.

Federal tax ID number 86-0174843

ZooFari hosting and sponsorship allows you to connect with other Zoo supporters and entertain clients, employees, family or friends. All sponsors will receive their own private suite to mingle with guests. Suites will include signage, tables, seating and more.

ZooFari, presented by SRP, offers fantastic hosting and sponsorship opportunities, allowing you to connect with other Zoo supporters and entertain clients, employees, family or friends.

All Borneo, Madagascar and Sumatra hosts and sponsors will receive their own private suite to mingle with guests. Suites will include signage, tables, seating, bar service, catering opportunities and more.

Hosts and sponsors will also receive ZooFari Premium tickets allowing their guests premiere entry at 5:30 p.m., access to the exclusive Tiki Lounge, hosted bars within the Silent Auction until 7 p.m., 3 full drink tickets along with 10 sample drink tickets and all food tasting. Tiki Lounge guests will enjoy 2 bars, comfortable seating, easy access to the dance floor, surrounded by the privately hosted suites.

BORNEO | $25,000 (60 PREMIUM TICKETS)

MARKETING AND RECOGNITION
Logo and/or name within/on:

  • Paid Media – Digital and social
    • Zoo Media
      • ZooFari web page on phoenixzoo.org with link
      • Wild Times magazine
      • zNews email newsletter
      • Facebook and Instagram
      • Promotional signage
    • Event invitation and stage mentions
    • Half-page ad in event program
    • Media alerts

EVENT HOSPITALITY

    • 60 ZooFari Premium tickets
    • Private suite and bar service for 60 guests
    • Guest access to the Tiki Lounge, exclusive to Premium Guests
    • Exclusive rate for additional tickets: ZooFari Premium – $275 | ZooFari Party – $180

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

    • Right to use the Phoenix Zoo and ZooFari logos in your marketing and public relations
    • Opportunity for your employees or designees to volunteer at the event

MADAGASCAR | $15,000 (36 PREMIUM TICKETS)

    • 36 ZooFari Premium tickets
    • Private suite and bar service for 36 guests
    • Guest access to the Tiki Lounge, exclusive to Premium Guests
    • Exclusive rate for additional tickets: ZooFari Premium – $275 | ZooFari Party – $180

SUMATRA | $10,000 (24 PREMIUM TICKETS)

    • 24 ZooFari Premium tickets
    • Private suite and bar service for 24 guests
    • Guest access to the Tiki Lounge, exclusive to Premium Guests
    • Exclusive rate for additional tickets: ZooFari Premium – $275 | ZooFari Party – $180

All Madagascar and Sumatra hosts and sponsors will receive recognition within the following: ZooFari web page on phoenixzoo.org with link, Phoenix Zoo’s Wild Times magazine, zNews email newsletter, event program and Arizona Center for Nature Conservation annual report.

THIRSTY AND HUNGRY FOR MORE?

Enhance your private suite experience by offering your guests select menu items prepared by our
Premier Caterer, Lancer Catering. Catering deadlines apply. You may also purchase 6 drink ticket packs for $20.
Beer and Wine require 1 ticket | Mixed Drinks require 2 tickets

JAVA PREMIUM TICKET PACKS | $5,000 (16 PREMIUM TICKETS)

Java hosts receive 16 ZooFari Premium tickets which includes premiere entry at 5:30 p.m., access to the exclusive Tiki Lounge, hosted bars within the Silent Auction until 7 p.m., 3 full drink tickets along with 10 sample drink tickets and all food tasting. Tiki Lounge guests will enjoy 2 bars, comfortable seating, easy access to the dance floor, surrounded by privately hosted suites. Hosts may also purchase additional tickets at exclusive rates: ZooFari Premium – $300 | ZooFari Party – $200

All Java hosts will receive recognition within the following: ZooFari web page on phoenixzoo.org with link, Phoenix Zoo’s Wild Times magazine, event program and Arizona Center for Nature Conservation annual report.

For more information on hosting and sponsorship opportunities:

Amanda Crossland
Corporate Relations Manager
Corporate Tickets
Sponsorships & Underwriting
acrossland@phoenixzoo.org
602.286.3851
Shannon Kinsman
Individual Giving Manager
Individual & Foundation Tickets
Hosting & Underwriting
skinsman@phoenixzoo.org
602.914.4346

All ZooFari Underwriters will receive Premium tickets, guest access to the Tiki Lounge, exclusive rate for ZooFari Party tickets and recognition within the following: ZooFari web page on phoenixzoo.org with link, Phoenix Zoo’s Wild Times magazine, event program and Arizona Center for Nature Conservation annual report.

PRINTING | $20,000

    • 10 ZooFari Premium tickets
    • Recognition on ZooFari save-the-date, invitation,tickets and program
    • Exclusive rate for ZooFari Party tickets: $180

MAIN STAGE | $20,000

    • 10 ZooFari Premium tickets
    • Recognition within stage announcements and onprominent stage signage
    • Exclusive rate for ZooFari Party tickets: $180

SILENT AUCTION | $10,000

    • 6 ZooFari Premium tickets
    • Recognition on auction entry and item bid signage
    • Exclusive rate for ZooFari Party tickets: $180

TIKI LOUNGE | $10,000

    • 6 ZooFari Premium tickets
    • Recognition on lounge entry and tabletop signage
    • Exclusive rate for ZooFari Party tickets: $180

ENTERTAINMENT | $10,000

    • 6 ZooFari Premium tickets
    • Recognition on entertainment signage
    • Exclusive rate for ZooFari Party tickets: $180

SOUVENIR PHOTO | $7,500

    • 4 ZooFari Premium tickets
    • Recognition on photo signage and name/logoplacement on photo
    • Exclusive rate for ZooFari Party tickets: $180

VALET | $5,000

    • 4 ZooFari Premium tickets
    • Recognition on valet signage
    • Exclusive rate for ZooFari Party tickets: $200

BEVERAGE | $5,000 (one available)

    • 4 ZooFari Premium tickets
    • Recognition on hosted and cash bar signage
    • Exclusive rate for ZooFari Party tickets: $200

DÉCOR | $2,500 (two available)

    • 2 ZooFari Premium tickets
    • Recognition on tabletop signage
    • Exclusive rate for ZooFari Party tickets: $200

ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS | Funded

    • 2 ZooFari Premium tickets
    • Recognition on animal encounter signage
    • Exclusive rate for ZooFari Party tickets: $200

For more information on underwriting opportunities:

Amanda Crossland
Corporate Relations Manager
Corporate Tickets
Sponsorships & Underwriting
acrossland@phoenixzoo.org
602.286.3851
Shannon Kinsman
Individual Giving Manager
Individual & Foundation Tickets
Hosting & Underwriting
skinsman@phoenixzoo.org
602.914.4346

Presenting Sponsor

SRP

Sumatra Host

BMO Private Bank
Yvonne and Steve Betts | American Express | McNichol/Alexander Family
Barry and Jean Bingham | Brookfield Communities, Inc. | Harvard Investments, Inc.
Mary and Mark Bonsall
Michelle and Henry Clarke | Nanci and Steve Fisher
Delta Diversified Enterprises, Inc.
Phil and JoEllen Doornbos
First International Bank & Trust
Rose and Harry Papp
WDM Architects and Wood, Patel & Associates


Java Ticket Package

Deloitte
Ernst & Young
Freeport-McMoRan
Homes & Son Contractors
OdySea Aquarium
Art Pearce
Ann Siner / My Sister’s Closet
TMD & Associates, Inc.
Wells Fargo

Underwriters

THE CHACOPULOS GROUP
AT MORGAN STANLEY
Maja Wessels and Charles Covington
Karl LeClaire
Lovitt & Touché, Inc.
Midwestern University
Payden & Rygel

ZooFari will feature some of Arizona’s finest chefs and beverage purveyors. See the full list of participants here!

Interested in showcasing your organization at ZooFari? Download our Culinary and Beverage sponsor opportunities.

For more information on culinary and beverage sponsor opportunities:

Amy Sutherland
Special Events Manager
Culinary & Beverage Opportunities
asutherland@phoenixzoo.org
602.914.4390

Silent and live auctions are a major component of the ZooFari fundraising efforts. Donations of exceptional items and packages from the community ensure the success of the event, as well as help the Zoo continue its mission of providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world. 

Live Auction Items

Premiere Auction Items

All generous donations received by September 17, 2018 will receive:

  • Recognition on ZooFari 2018 auction signage
  • Inclusion on phoenixzoo.org/zoofari, with a link to the donor website
  • Recognition in the Zoo’s Wild Times magazine with a circulation of over 50,000

All of the proceeds from ZooFari benefit the Zoo’s world-class conservation initiatives, engaging educational offerings, school and family activities, and statewide outreach programs.

Download Donor Form

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Thank you to our 2018 ZooFari Auction Donors!

View our 2017 Auction Donors here.

For more information on auction donation opportunities:

Niki Wilson
Special Events
Coordinator
Auction & Raffle
nwilson@phoenixzoo.org
602.286.3855
Kristi Nelson
Donor Programs &
Events Administrator
Auction & Raffle
knelson@phoenixzoo.org
602.286.3830

Announcing the Zoopendous Raffle!
$20 PER ENTRY OR SIX FOR $100

Bundles of six come in the following options: six entries for a Staycation at The Hermosa Inn, six entries for a White Gold and Sapphire Angel Fish Pendant, six entries for $1,000 Cash or two entries for each of the three prizes. No alternative mix-and-matching of entries is available.

One winner for each item will be selected during ZooFari on Friday, October 5, 2018. Winners need not be present to win. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Phoenix Zoo.

Staycation at The Hermosa Inn

Relax and restore with a two-night stay at The Hermosa Inn, Paradise Valley’s premier boutique hideaway with authentic Southwestern flare. In addition, indulge your taste buds with breakfast for two each morning, plus one $100 dining credit for dinner at LON’s, The Hermosa Inn’s award-winning restaurant featuring delicious, globally-inspired Arizona cuisine.

Reservations based on availability and must be made in advance. Not valid March 2019. Additional blackout dates may apply. Expires 10.5.2019.

Generously donated by The Hermosa Inn 

White Gold and Sapphire Angel Fish Pendant

This stunning white gold angel fish pendant hangs delicately from an 18-inch long box link chain and features 13 glimmering, individually-set diamonds as well as 45 brilliant-cut natural pink sapphires. The total weight of the stones in this gorgeous pendant is 1.03 carats. This necklace is perfect for any Island Soirée!

Generously donated by Gael Parks

$1,000 Cash

The holidays are coming and what better way to celebrate than with $1,000 cash.

Generously donated by Susan and Ron Telesko

Multiple volunteer opportunities are now available!

For more information on volunteer opportunities:

Volunteer Coordinator, Events
Volunteer Opportunities
mlight-pacheco@phoenixzoo.org
602.286.3800 x7335

2nd Shift (7 p.m.)

2018 ZooFari Honorary Chair, Mark Bonsall

This 5-piece band brings energy, camaraderie and a broad scope of musical genres to the stage making every performance entertaining and fun. Together, they have opened for hundreds of nationally acclaimed artists, from Lady Antebellum and Phil Vassar, to Marshall Tucker and The Barenaked Ladies, to LeAnn Rimes and Sawyer Brown, and so many more. Each musician in 2nd Shift has decades of professional experience and have played for audiences all across the country. No venue is too big or small because it’s the music and the connection that is so inspiring.

Patrick Sieben (9 p.m.)

Dance and sing along with Patrick Sieben who has quickly become one of Las Vegas’ top performers. He currently holds a four-night per week residency at Aria Resort and Casino located at the heart of the Las Vegas strip, performing a young and energetic mix of modern pop tunes, classic hits and originals. While maintaining his residency in Vegas, Patrick and his band travel across the country performing.

Nā Leo Kūpono Productions

Our goal, at Nā Leo Kūpono Productions, is to allow others the opportunity to further appreciate the traditions of our Polynesian ancestors. We aim to perpetuate the Polynesian cultures authentically and professionally. We strive to share our love and Aloha with all.

​Can’t make the trip to Hawai’i to enjoy a lū’au with authentic entertainment? Sit back and relax at ZooFari as Nā Leo Kūpono Productions “takes you there!”

Proceeds to Benefit
Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo’s world-class conservation initiatives, excellence in educational programs and mission of advancing the stewardship and conservation of animals and their habitats while providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.

Amanda Crossland
Corporate Relations Manager
Corporate Tickets
Sponsorships & Underwriting
acrossland@phoenixzoo.org
602.286.3851

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Shannon Kinsman
Individual Giving Manager
Individual & Foundation Tickets
Hosting & Underwriting
skinsman@phoenixzoo.org
602.914.4346

*

Amy Sutherland
Special Events Manager
Culinary & Beverage Opportunities
asutherland@phoenixzoo.org
602.914.4390