ZooFari at the Phoenix Zoo
The “WILDEST” party in the Valley!

ZooFari Honorary Chairs, Beth McDonald and Mike Biehler

Trade in your gowns and black ties for tropical cocktail 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. 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.

Proceeds to Benefit

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.

What
ZooFari: Tropical Nights

Adults Only
(21 and Older)

When
Friday, October 4, 2019

6 – 10:30 p.m.

Where
Phoenix Zoo

455 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Attire
Tropical Cocktail

(comfortable shoes recommended)

  • Hosting & Sponsorship
  • Underwriting
  • Tickets
  • Zoopendous Raffle
  • Culinary & Beverage Sponsors
  • Auction
  • 2019 ZooFari Supporters
  • Event Details
  • Contacts

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

All 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 access to exclusive areas with hosted bars, unique tastings, featured entertainment and complimentary photo with animal ambassadors.

ZOOFARI PRESENTING SPONSOR

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

  • Paid Media – targeted social
  • Zoo Media
    • ZooFari web page on phoenixzoo.org with link
    • Phoenix Zoo’s Wild Times magazine
    • zNews email newsletter
    • Facebook and Instagram
    • Promotional signage
  • Event save-the-date, invitation, tickets, signage, lanyards and stage mentions
  • Full-page ad in event program
  • Media alerts
  • Arizona Center for Nature Conservation annual report

EVENT HOSPITALITY

  • Private suite with hosted bar for 130 guests, see map
  • Guest access to premium areas and hosted beverages
  • Opportunity to enhance host package within private suite to include custom menu provided by Zoo Premier Caterer, Lancer Catering

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

  • Invitation for 20 guests to attend the 2019 ZooLights Preview Night – November 24, 2019
  • Certificate for a Backstage Adventure Tour for 12 guests, to be scheduled at a later date
  • 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

 

FEATURED | $25,000 (60 PREMIUM TICKETS)

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

  • Paid Media – targeted social
  • Zoo Media
    • ZooFari web page on phoenixzoo.org with link
    • Phoenix Zoo’s Wild Times magazine
    • zNews email newsletter
    • Facebook and Instagram
    • Promotional signage
  • Event invitation and stage mentions
  • Half-page ad in event program
  • Media alerts
  • Arizona Center for Nature Conservation annual report

EVENT HOSPITALITY

  • Private suite with hosted bar for 60 guests, see map
    for location options
  • Guest access to premium areas and hosted beverages

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

PATRON | $15,000 (36 PREMIUM TICKETS)

  • Private suite with roaming bar servers for 36 guests, see map for location options
  • Guest access to premium areas and hosted beverages

SUPPORTING | $10,000 (24 PREMIUM TICKETS)

  • Private suite with roaming bar servers for 24 guests, see map for location options
  • Guest access to premium areas and hosted beverages

All Patron and Supporting 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.

LOOKING TO SHARE A SUITE?

Co-hosting and sponsorships are allowed with a maximum of 2 hosts per suite. Due to the roaming nature of ZooFari and exclusive areas provided for Premium ticket guests, suites are designed to comfortably accommodate approximately half of suite guests.

HUNGRY FOR MORE?

Enhance your private suite experience by offering your guests select menu items prepared by our Premier Caterer, Lancer Catering.

~ View Suite Menu ~

PURCHASING AND MORE INFORMATION

All support opportunities may be purchased at phoenixzoo.org/zoofari or by contacting a Zoo representative directly:

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

Show your support by underwriting a portion of the evening’s expenses. Your underwriting contribution is 100% deductible. Underwriters will receive recognition based on area of event and level of support. All underwriters will receive recognition on the ZooFari web page on phoenixzoo.org with link, Phoenix Zoo’s Wild Times magazine, event program and Arizona Center for Nature Conservation annual report.

$5,000

In appreciation, all $5,000 Underwriters will receive a 1/4 page ad in the ZooFari program.

Printing | 4 available
Recognition on ZooFari save-the-date, invitation, tickets and program

Main Stage | 4 available
Recognition within stage announcements and on prominent stage signage

Entertainment | 3 available
Recognition on entertainment signage at multiple locations throughout event

Libations | 3 available
Recognition on hosted and cash bar signage

Premium Lounges | 2 available
Recognition on lounge entry signage

Souvenir Gift | 1 available
Recognition on or attached to guest gift items

$2,500

Décor | 10 available
Recognition on table-top signs

Silent Auction | 4 available
Recognition on auction entry signage and bidder cards

Animal Encounters | 4 available
Recognition on animal encounter signage

Live Auction | 3 available
Recognition within stage announcements

Registration | 3 available
Recognition at registration table signage

Valet | 2 available
Recognition on valet signage and opportunity to place branded item in guests’ vehicle

Security | 2 available
Recognition on signage near event entry

Photography & Videography | 2 available
Recognition on signage near event entry

Welcome Drink | 1 available
Recognition on signage at location of drink distribution

Souvenir Photo I
Premium experience with animals | 1 available
Recognition on photo signage and name/logo placement on photo

Souvenir Photo II
Party experience with props | 1 available
Recognition on photo signage and name/logo placement on photo

$1,500

You can make a difference by supporting ZooFari. Your underwriting contribution allows the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo to focus our operating funds toward conservation initiatives, animal care and educational programs.

We are pleased to offer all ZooFari Underwriters an exclusive rate.

Premium Ticket – $250 each | Party Ticket – $175 each

PURCHASING AND MORE INFORMATION

All support opportunities may be purchased at phoenixzoo.org/zoofari or by contacting a Zoo representative directly:

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

ZOOFARI PREMIUM TICKETS
ZooFari Premium guests will receive access to exclusive areas with hosted bars from 6 – 8 p.m., unique tastings, featured entertainment and complimentary photo with animal ambassadors. Guests will also receive 3 full drink tickets along with 10 sample drink tickets and access to all culinary offerings.

Ticket Packages
20+ Premium Ticket Pack | $250 each
10+ Premium Ticket Pack | $300 each
Individual Ticket | $350 each

ZOOFARI PARTY TICKETS
ZooFari Party guests will receive a complimentary photo, 3 full drink tickets along with 10 sample drink tickets and access to all culinary offerings.

Ticket Packages
20+ Party Ticket Pack | $175 each
10+ Party Ticket Pack | $200 each
Individual Ticket | $250 each

PURCHASING AND MORE INFORMATION

All support opportunities may be purchased at phoenixzoo.org/zoofari or by contacting a Zoo representative directly:

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? 

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 Premium – $60 | ZooFari Party – $50

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

Bundles of six come in the following options: six entries for any one prize or two entries for each of the three prizes. No alternative mix and matching of entries are available. 

One winner for each item will be selected during ZooFari on Friday, October 4, 2019. Winners need not be present to win. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Phoenix Zoo.

COZY CABIN PLAYHOUSE

Designed like a cozy cabin, this piece will be perfect for your little adventurers to make memories. This western red cedar playhouse with a beautiful porch will inspire their imaginations for years to come.

Generously donated by: Home Depot / Brookfield Communities 


14-KARAT GOLD CITRINE AND DIAMOND NECKLACE

This elegant three-stone necklace features a 3.87-carat orange-yellow citrine and diamonds. The stones are bezel set and surrounded on either side by a snake chain – both of which are 14-karat yellow gold. Citrine is not only November’s birthstone but also honors Demeter, the Greek Goddess of the Harvest making this 17-inch necklace the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe.

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

 

ZooFari will feature some of Arizona’s finest chefs and beverage purveyors

MORE INFORMATION

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.

Past ZooFari Auction Donors: 2018 | 2017

All generous donations received by September 17, 2019 will receive:

  • Recognition on ZooFari 2019 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.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about donating to the auction,
contact a Zoo representative directly:

Niki Wilson
Donor Programs and
Events Administrator
Auction & Raffle
nwilson@phoenixzoo.org
602.286.3800 x. 7345

PRESENTING SPONSOR

SRP

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Beth McDonald and Mike Biehler
BMO Wealth Management
Brookfield Communities, Inc. and Sunbelt Holdings

Gammage & Burnham
JoEllen and Phil Doornbos
Nanci and Steve Fisher
Rose and Harry Papp

UNDERWRITERS
L. Roy Papp & Associates
MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Mary Alexander and Chris McNichol
Barry and Jean Bingham

 

2019 ZooFari Entertainment: Lucky Devils Band 

Founded in 2012, the Lucky Devils Band has been setting the industry standard for event music in the United States ever since. Our musicians are passionate about creating memorable events. Their talent and experience guarantees that every Lucky Devils event is seamless, so clients can focus on life rather than stressing over the details.

2019 ZooFari Signature Drink:
3 Amigos Tequila Margarita 

Lyft

We are partnering with Lyft again this year for ZooFari! Check out these exclusive codes below:

ZOOFARI – Good for new Lyft users to receive $5 off their first 4 rides

ZOOFARI19 – Good for existing Lyft users to receive 10% off their rides to and from ZooFari on October 4

Stock the Bar Pull

Guests will have the opportunity to choose a number that is associated with a beverage. All participants will win beer or various spirits to stock their home bar. Cost: $25 per opportunity*

Wine Pull

Guests will have the opportunity to choose a number that is associated with a bottle of wine. All participants will win a bottle of wine to take home. Cost: $25 per opportunity* 

*Both Pulls are only available at the event. Must be present to enter and win!

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

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

Niki Wilson
Donor Programs and
Events Administrator
Auction & Raffle
nwilson@phoenixzoo.org
602.286.3800 x. 7345