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Zoo Ball--The Original Animal House


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Event: Zoo Ball, June 23, 2012

Sponsor: American Airlines

Location: Milwaukee County Zoo

Why: Fundraiser for non-profit Zoological Society


The Original Animal House

At this year’s annual Zoo Ball, sponsored by American Airlines, we’re not taking you to a Caribbean paradise or an exotic Middle Eastern bazaar. We’re re bringing you back home to the Milwaukee County Zoo. It’s going to be an Animal House Party at the Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s (ZSM) annual Zoo Ball fundraiser on June 25. In the past, cocktails and the auction were held in the pathway between the Flamingo Patio and Peck Welcome Center. This year those events move deeper within the Zoo park, bringing you closer to the animals. Chairing this year’s event are John and Tricia Shinners of Pewaukee, Wis., and Rob and Brookellen Teuber of Waukesha, Wis. Tricia and Brookellen are members of the ZSM’s Associate Board, the fundraising arm of the ZSM. Now in its 29th year, this black-tie event has raised more than $7.6 million for the non-profit ZSM, including $392,000 in 2011.


What: Zoo Ball, sponsored by American Airlines

Where: Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Blue Mound Rd., Milwaukee

When: June 23, 2011, 6 p.m. start time.

Why: Proceeds benefit the non-profit ZSM and its mission to conserve endangered species, to educate the public about wildlife and the environment, and to support the Zoo.

Chairs: John and Tricia Shinners of Pewaukee, Wis., and Rob and Brookellen Teuber of Waukesha, Wis.

Details: Dining venues are made possible thanks to support from U.S. Bank; entertainment is sponsored by Johnson Controls, Inc.; and a late-night venue is sponsored by PS Capital Partners.

Attendance: About 700 guests.

Auction: The multi-pronged auction will feature prizes such as spa specials, sports tickets and transportation on American Airlines.

Invitations: For an invitation, call Laura Knollenberg (414) 258-2333.


The mission of the non-profit Zoological Society of Milwaukee is to conserve animals, to educate people about wildlife and the environment and to support the Milwaukee County Zoo.



For more information, call: Laura Knollenberg at (414) 258-2333 - May 31, 2012