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Evening in the Gardens Fundraiser Philly Zoo

Evening in the Gardens

On October 7, the Zoo will host the inaugural Evening in the Gardens, an in-person outdoor event that will generate funds to support animal care at Philadelphia Zoo.

Evening in the Gardens is not your typical fundraiser.

Take a stroll through our beautiful Victorian gardens, visit our majestic wildlife up close, and meet our veterinary and animal experts during this immersive outdoor celebration. Throughout the night, we will celebrate Philadelphia Zoo’s animals and their caregivers who create joyful discovery and inspire action for wildlife every day.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
Outdoors & Socially Distanced | Rain or Shine
Cocktail Attire – Comfortable Shoes Recommended

Please note: Philadelphia Zoo will comply with all regulations outlined by local and federal agencies at the time of this event which may include wearing a mask and/or asking for vaccination status.

Schedule

4:30 p.m. — VIP Sponsor Reception
5:00 p.m. — Registration Opens
5:15 p.m. — Animal Experiences and Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. — Food and Refreshments
8:30 p.m. — Event Ends

Special thanks to presenting sponsors Dick and Marilyn Faris

Host Committee

Susan L. Anderson, Esq.
Mrs. Sandra K. Baldino
Lisa Bonnell
Bill and Laura Buck
Ann and Jerry Calvert
Julie and Ron Fairman
Dick and Marilyn Faris
Jean and Joel Frank
Katie and Jack Ginter
Carole H. Gravagno
Kamla and Raj Gupta
Charles Haub
Shaina and Nathaniel P. Hamilton, Jr.
Peter and Louise Havens
Susan Hollenstein and Howard Ross
Martha Geiger King
Joanna McNeil Lewis
Christopher Luning
Ann and Charlie Marshall
Fran McGorry
Katie and Bill McNabb
Joe Meterchick
Patti Owens
Robin M. Potter and Peter G. Gould
Caroline B. Rogers
Marcy Rost
Daniel, Laura, and Lauren Romano
Melissa and Drew Smith
Carolyn and Robert Turner

*Listing as of September 22, 2021

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Presenting
Dick and Marilyn Faris

Gold
Katie and Bill McNabb

Silver
Kamla and Raj Gupta
Susan Hollenstein and Howard Ross
Joanna McNeil Lewis

Champion
Susan L. Anderson, Esq.
Anonymous
Lisa Bonnell
Bill and Laura Buck
Ann and Jerry Calvert



Julie and Ron Fairman
Carole H. Gravagno
Shaina and Nathaniel P. Hamilton, Jr.
Peter and Louise Havens



Martha Geiger King



Ann and Charlie Marshall


Robin M. Potter and Peter G. Gould
Caroline B. Rogers
Daniel, Laura, and Lauren Romano
Melissa and Drew Smith
Carolyn and Robert Turner



Ambassador
Ballard Spahr LLP
Christine and Lawrence Smith Charitable Trust
Harmelin Media
Dr. Ramon K. Kemp
Mrs. Robert P. Hauptfuhrer
Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP
Deborah and Zachary Klehr
Steven and Linda Korman
Richelle Sandmeyer Maestro
Eve and Leo Pierce
Jay and Susie Shah
Stephanie Simmerman
UGI Corporation
WSFS CARES Foundation

Hero
Mrs. Sandra K. Baldino
Lin and Jim Buck
Community Marketing Concepts
Cozen O'Connor
Alice and George Day
Kate Dean and Dan Kadlecek
Diversified Search
Jennifer and Scott Fisher
Jaime L. Howard
Sally and Anthony Jannetta
Maureen McDermott
NJM Insurance Group
John Paone, Thomas Mill Associates, Inc.
The Ramsay Group
VoIP Networks
Wedgewood Pharmacy
Doris and Tom Williams

*Listing as of September 22, 2021
Sponsorship Levels

Presenting | $100,000 ($97,400 tax deductible)
Gold | $50,000 ($48,050 tax deductible)
Silver | $25,000 ($23,700 tax deductible)
Champion | $10,000 ($8,700 tax deductible)
Ambassador | $5,000 ($4,350 tax deductible)
Hero | $2,500 ($2,240 tax deductible)
Patron | $1,000 ($740 tax deductible)
Young Supporter Ticket | $350 ($220 tax deductible)