Friday, September 16, 2016
6:30pm – Midnight

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Purchase tickets now for the wildest charity event of the year! Zoofari was Voted #1 Charity Event in Cincinnati in City Beat’s Best of Cincinnati Issue 2015!

Ticket sales now closed.


Presenting Sponsors:

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Donate to Zoofari

Each year at Zoofari, we sell “Zooloons” during the Cocktail Reception portion of the event. Zooloons are $100 restaurant gift certificates attached to a large mylar balloon shaped like an animal—an extremely popular and very fun way to raise money at Zoofari! In order to make our goal this year, we are asking you to consider donating a restaurant gift certificate in the amount of $100. To make it as easy as possible the Zoo staff can also purchase the gift certificate on your behalf.

All donations are tax-deductible!

Please contact Christina Anderson at 513.487.3318 or [email protected]


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Behind the glamour of the animal kingdom grows a lush backdrop of botanical wonders. Branches, roots and blossoms intertwine to provide a natural habitat that nourishes, protects and beautifies the wild animals hidden within. At the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, these habitats are thoughtfully, artfully constructed, providing both refuge for our animals and exploration for our visitors.

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Event Chairs Maribeth & Marty Rahe

This year, on September 16, we invite you to celebrate this legacy with us at Zoofari 2016: A Botanical Dream. Zoofari is the Zoo’s premiere party with a purpose – complete with delightful libations, dinner-by-the-bite from 60 remarkable restaurant, wild animal encounters, an extraordinary silent auction and  “GiRaffle,”high-energy entertainment and dancing under the stars. Foliage from many climates, both towering and delicate, will be punctuated by moody, evocative illuminations to create a stunningly  saturated, expressive canopy under which you will dine, relax and unwind. Join 2500+ corporate leaders, zoo supporters, and philanthropists for a fashionably fabulous evening.

Special thanks to the event chairs, Maribeth & Marty Rahe and the Event Committee: Cathy Crain, Eileen Barrett, Cathy Caldemeyer, Milly Huffman, Dr. Renu Kotwal, Debbie Oliver, Dianne Rosenberg, Nancy Rosenthal, Anne Zaring, Jane Votel and Cincinnati Horticultural Society. 


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2015-09-18 Zoofari 2015 400Young Professional Late Night Ticket

The Zoo is excited to provide an opportunity for young professionals (YPs) to attend Zoofari, the Zoo’s largest fundraiser, with the addition of a “Late Night Ticket” (LNT). For $75, YPs can join the fun from 9:30pm – Midnight and experience one of the region’s most exciting fundraisers at a discounted rate!  The LNT includes fare from popular local eateries, an open bar and dancing to live entertainment.

Bring your friends and SAVE! Buy a bundle of 4 tickets for $240 and save $60!

Tickets sales now closed.

Each guest must have a ticket and be 21 years or older to attend the event. Guests should be prepared to show ID at the time of entry.


Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors!

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors!

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As of August 16, 2016

RESTAURANT CHEF
A Tavola Chef Jared Wayne
Abigail Street Chef Daniel Wright
Alfio’s buon cibo Chef Alfio Gulisano
Art Versatile Chef Anisha Sanghani
Barresi’s Italian Restaurant Chef Sarah Wagner & Chef Delaney
Bistro Grace Chef David Bever
Boca Chef Jeremy Lieb
Bouquet Restaurant Chef Stephen Williams
Brio Liberty Center Chef Pedro Zuniga
Chart House Chef Patrick Kenyon
City Barbeque Chef Emmanuel Morales
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant
CRAVE Restaurant Chef David Miller
eat well celebrations and feasts Chef Renee Schuler & Danielle Browning
Forno Osteria + Bar Chef Cristian Pietoso & Chef Stephen Carnes & Chef Mike Mueller
French Crust Café Chef Jean Philippe Solnom
Fresh Table Chef Meredith Trombly & Chef Milique
Fusian Chef Dustin Lee
Gabby’s Café Chef Christopher Singleton
Gigi’s Cupcakes of Kenwood Chef Amy Jones
Graeter’s
Grateful Grahams Chef Rachel Desrochers
Harvest Bistro & Wine Bar
Holtman’s Donuts Chef: Danny Plazarin
Jean-Robert’s Le Bar A Boeuf Chef Jean-Robert
Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment Chef Jason Rose & Chef Chad Monk
Kabobske Chef Andy Hajjar
Keystone Bar & Grill Chef Greg Peck
Kroger Chefs Chef Brian Whisman
La Grassa Chef Jared Wayne
La Petite Pierre Chef Nathan Jolley
Lachey’s Bar Chef Orlando Caraballo
Madisono’s Gelato + Sorbet Chef Matt Madison
Maribelle’s eat + drink Chef Mike Florea
Masterpiece Creations by Centerplate
at the Northern Kentucky Center
Chef Sean Schmidt
Mazute Chef Josh Wamsley
Metropole Chef Jared Bennett & Pastry Chef Suzanne Church
Mita’s Chef Jose Salazar
Mitchell’s Fish Market Chef Jon Ashby
Morton’s The Steakhouse Chef Mark Deaton
Mt. Adams Pavilion Chef Danny Krzynowek
nada Chef brendan Martin
New Riff Distillery Event Center Chef Jay Dickerson
Nothing Bundt Cakes Chef: Cinja Heiss & Mary Thress
Orchids At Palm Court Chef Todd Kelly
Oriental Wok Chef Guy Burgess
Paella At Your Place Chef Hector Esteve
Parkers Blue Ash Tavern Chef Joel Gregorcyk
Pit to Plate Barbeque Chef Dianne Creech
Red Feather Kitchen Chef Brad Bernstein & Chef Andrew Mersmann
Ruth’s Chris Steak House Chef Luis J. Nolasco
Sotto Chef Danny Combs
Skyline Chili Chef: Tom Yunger
Tano Bistro & Catering Chef Gaetano Williams & Chef Sharon Nobis
Taste of Belgium Chef Jason Greenman
Taste of the Wild ~ Cincinnati Zoo Chef David Miller
Teller’s of Hyde Park Chef Brendan Hurley
The BonBonerie Chef Mary Pat Pace & Chef Mary Lee Jaeger
The Palace at The Cincinnatian Hotel Chef Nathan Sheatzely
Tres Belle Cakes Chef Tracy Bellman
Trio Bistro Chef Adam Wylie
Walt’s Hitching Post Chef Neil Smith
Whole Foods Market Chef James O’Connor

Creative Partner of Zoofari 2016

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Official Soft Drink:

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