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Save the Date January 27 2017
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Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

Chairwomen: Lillian Fernandez, Michele Kessler, Whitney Bylin 

Chairwomen: Lillian Fernandez, Michele Kessler, Whitney Bylin 


Tropical Safari Gala
 To Benefit
Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society
January 27, 2017
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society will celebrate its annual gala with the theme “Tropical Safari” on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the Mar-A-Lago Club, Palm Beach.  Palm Beach’s wildest night begins at 7:00 pm with cocktails, followed at 8:00 pm by dinner and dancing to the electrifying party-band, the Sultans of Swing.  Whitney Bylin, Lillian Fernandez and Michele Kessler serve as Chairwomen of the Tropical Safari Gala.  Candy Hamm is Honorary Chairwoman. 

Guests of the black-tie gala will have an opportunity to bid on exclusive auction items with live auction host, Jamie Niven.  Some of the spectacular items include Super Bowl tickets and an outing on a luxurious private yacht.  Supporters who attend this exciting celebration will also come face-to-face with some of the Zoo’s most fascinating animals.

On this special evening, Kim K. Campbell will be honored with the 2017 Stewardship Award for her passion and generosity.  Kim's steadfast support continues to further the Zoo's mission of conservation and promote its many programs.    

Benefactors include: Wild Thing- Candy and William Hamm III, Michele and Howard Kessler.  King of the Jungle-Eileen and Jack Connors, Lillian and Luis Fernandez, Florida Crystals and the Fanjul Family, and Claire M. Levine.  Presenting Sponsor- JP Morgan Chase Bank.  Gold Sponsors-Vanessa and Anthony Beyer, Julie and Mike Connors, Cyndy and John Fish, Ann and Charles Johnson, Martha and Kenneth Kessler, Gretchen and Howard Leach, Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, Sandy and Pat Rooney, Sr., and Noreen Zanft.  Silver Sponsors: Atlantic Creek Real Estate Partners, Bank of America, Whitney and Eric Bylin, Diana and Llwyd Ecclestone, Florida Power & Light Company, Gunster, Charlotte Henessey, Vicky and Sam Hunt, Darlene and Jerry Jordan, Jorie Butler Kent, Kochman & Ziska, PLC and Nievera Williams Design, Nicola and Jeffrey Marcus, JoAnna and Stephen Myers, Betsy and Gary Nabel, Mary and Mandell Ourisman, The William H. Pitt Foundation, Moninka and John Preston, Sharma and Paul Schacknow, Leezy Sculley and Margaretta Taylor.  Bronze Sponsors-Janet and Stephen Barr, Ruth and Ted Baum, Cynthia and Theodore Bereson, Kie and Haigh Cundey, Mary and Marvin Davidson, William Flaherty, Kate Ford and Frank Chopin, Diana and Peter Gonzalez, Ellen and Ian Graham, Audrey and Martin Gruss, Ellen and Bob Jaffe, Sandra and Jeremiah Lambert, Jocelyn and Robin Martin, Katherine and William McKnight, Peggy and Dudley Moore, Sallie Phillips, Katharine and William Rayner, Hilary and Wilbur Ross, Ammanda and Jeffrey Salzman, Frances G. Scaife, Amanda and Charles Schumacher, Heidi and Scott Schuster, Elizabeth and Paul Shiverick and U.S. Trust.

Underwriting Sponsors include: Exclusive Jewelry Sponsor- GRAFF. Décor Sponsor-Ann and Charles Johnson, and Thomas C. Quick.  Cocktail Hour Sponsor-Jo Carole and Ronald Lauder.  Video Sponsors-Audrey and James Foster, Sandra and David Mack and Samantha and Christopher Storkerson.
 Environmentalists-William L. Bernhard, Nancy Brinker, Antoinette Guerrini-Maraldi and Hans Kertess, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Foundation, Mariana and George Kaufman, Kitson & Partners, and Roberta and Stephen Weiner.

Proceeds from Tropical Safari Gala will help the Zoo to advance its mission of inspiring people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world. To learn more, or to request an invitation, please contact Pam Viscusi by email  

About the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society
The Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches exists to inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world. We advance our conservation mission through endangered species propagation, education and support of conservation initiatives in the field. Our commitment to sustainable business practices elevates our capacity to inspire others. The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is located at 1301 Summit Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
To learn more visit www.PALMBEACHZOO.ORG  or call 561.533.0887. 

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