Zoofari 2015: A Celebration of 140 Years

Posted September 9, 2015

zoofari-rasterCINCINNATI (September 4, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden cordially invites you to attend the 33rd  annual Zoofari – Zoofari 2015: A Celebration of 140 Years– presented by Performance Lexus and Performance Lexus Rivercenter, which takes place Friday, September 18, 2015.  Join 2500+ corporate leaders, zoo supporters and philanthropists for a fabulous evening, named #1 charity event in Cincinnati in City’s Beat’s “Best of Cincinnati” 2015 issue!

This year the Zoo is celebrating the 140th anniversary of the date the Cincinnati Zoological Garden opened its doors with a menagerie of animals rarely seen at that time. Cathryn Hilker, whose legendary career at the Zoo spanned fifty years, will serve as the Honorary Chair of Zoofari 2015. “Cathryn Hilker played a key role in the establishment and growth of the Zoo’s education and outreach program and founded our Cat Ambassador Program. It’s fitting that we honor her on a night dedicated to celebrating the Zoo’s rich history,” said Thane Maynard, Director of the Cincinnati Zoo.

Funds raised at Zoofari 2015: A Celebration of 140 Years will provide important support for the Zoo’s initiatives which  include the care of 500 animal and 3,000 plant species, ground-breaking conservation and reproduction work, and educational outreach programs that reach more than 330,000 students annually.

The Zoo encourages fashionistas to flaunt their best black and white formal attire or give a nod to retro or vintage styles to fit the throwback theme. As always, animal prints are in vogue too.  Check out the Zoofari 2015 Pinterest board for more party attire ideas. Zoofari is the Zoo’s premiere party with a purpose, complete with delightful libations, dinner by the bite from 60 remarkable restaurants, wild animal encounters, an extraordinary silent auction and “GiRaffle,” high-energy entertainment and dancing under the stars.

NEW! Late Night Tickets are available for a special price. Join the party at 9:30pm and enjoy dancing, an open bar and late night fare.  For more information, or to purchase tables & tickets, please call 513-487-3328 or visit us online at http://cincinnatizoo.org/events/zoofari/.