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David Morris Cocktail Reception
Honors the 2012
Palm Beach Zoo Chairwomen
Samantha Storkerson, Whitney Bylin
Eileen Burns and Tim
DAVID MORRIS, THE LONDON JEWELER HONORS PALM BEACH
ZOO DINNER DANCE CHAIRWOMEN & HONORARY
CHAIRWOMEN WITH PRE-EVENT
by: Lucien Capehart Photography
(January 15, 2012) – On Tuesday evening, January 10, the
David Morris boutique on Worth Avenue held a cocktail
reception honoring the 2012 Palm Beach Zoo Chairwomen,
Lillian Ferndandez, Karin Luter, Carol Mack and Honorary
Chairwomen, Bridget Koch, Darlene Jordan and Kristi
Hosted by Mr. and Mrs.
David Morris and Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Morris, the evening
was a sparkling spectacular with the chairwomen and
event chairs adoring the jeweler’s latest creations. The
reception was a pre-curser for the Born To Be Wild
Dinner Dance, which will take place this Friday, January
20, 2012, at The Breakers in Palm Beach. In addition to
hosting the pre-event, David Morris is donating a
signature necklace to be auctioned off the night of the
dinner dance valued at $54,500.
For over four
decades, royalty and discerning international collectors
have composed the clientele of the venerable British
fine jewelry brand in which David Morris established in
1962. Today, Jeremy Morris, his son, is managing
director and principal designer of David Morris. David
Morris luxury boutiques can be found around the world
including Palm Beach, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Moscow,
Riga and Riyadh.
Close to selling out, the
Born To Be Wild Dinner Dance promises to be one of Palm
Beach’s wildest nights. The theme for the 2012 event is
a most appropriate choice honoring the arrival of the
three Malayan tiger cubs born in May. Last year, the
Palm Beach Zoo was one of only two institutions to
successfully breed Malayan tigers. In Partnership with
Panthera and the Wildlife Conservation Society through
their Tigers Forever project, The Palm Beach Zoo is
proud to be a part of a global effort to help protect
tigers and their habitat. Tigers are nearly gone and
three subspecies of tigers are already extinct. The
worldwide wild tiger population has dropped from more
than 100,000 in 1900 to fewer than 3,200 today. The
World Wildlife Fund estimates that at the current rate
of decline, tigers will be extinct within a generation.
The Palm Beach
Zoo’s Born To Be Wild Dinner Dance begins at 7 o’clock
with cocktails and mingling with some of the zoos most
adorable and fascinating zoo animals. Following dinner,
the night will get roaring with a live auction by
Sotheby’s own Jamie Niven and dancing with music by
Lillian Fernandez, Karin
Luter, and Carol Mack are serving as Chairwomen for the
Dinner Dance. Honorary Chairwomen include Kristy Clark,
Darlene Jordan, and Bridget Koch. Event Committee
Chairmen are Whitney Wood Bylin and Thomas C. Quick with
Samantha Storkerson serving as Auction Chairwoman.
Host Committee members
include: Mr. and Mrs. Kane Baker, Ms. Lavinia Baker, Mr.
Donald Burns and Gregory Connors, Mrs. Kim K. Campbell,
Mr. and Mrs. Roberto de Guardiola, Mr. and Mrs. J. Pepe
Fanjul, Jr., Mrs Tina Fanjul, Mr. and Mrs. James Fifield,
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Freitas, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Gannon,
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Goldsmith, Mrs. Robert M. Grace, Mrs.
Martin D. Gruss, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Busch Hager, Jr.,
Mr. and Mrs. William Hamm, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Kessler,
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Lamb, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Malloy,
Mrs. Talbott Maxey, Mr. and Mrs. Dale McNully, Mr. and
Mrs. James Meany, Mr. Stephen Myers, Mrs. William Pitt,
Ms. Patricia Quick, Ms. Tiffany Reborn, Mr. and Mrs.
John Raese, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ramos, Mr. and Mrs.
Patrick J. Rooney, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Ross, Mrs.
Frances Scaife, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Van der Grift.
Proceeds from Born To be
Wild will help the zoo to advance its mission to protect
wildlife and wildlife habitat, and to inspire others to
value and conserve the natural world. The Palm Beach Zoo
has become a national leader in conservation and
endangered species survival and is committed to the
highest professional standards of animal care, providing
high quality exhibits and facilities that sustain its
growing collection of wildlife. Since 1969, the Palm
Beach Zoo has been a place where children can
participate in an open-air classroom of living creatures
while fostering an awareness, appreciation, and respect
for animals. The Palm Beach Zoo is one of the largest
educational institutions in Palm Beach County, reaching
more than 100,000 individuals over the past year alone.
The Palm Beach zoo is home to more than 1,400 animals
and is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos
and Aquariums (AZA). For more information on the zoo,
please visit www.palmbeachzoo.org