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Zoo Ball 2013

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Zoo Ball, June 22, 2013
Sponsor: U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo and Wisconsin Energy Foundation
Location: Milwaukee County Zoo
Why: Fundraiser for non-profit Zoological Society


For more information, call:
Laura Knollenberg (414) 258-2333 or Zak Mazur (414) 460-1558
June 18, 2013

Zoo World

The Milwaukee County Zoo is a microcosm of the world. It boasts exhibits representing every continent’s animals. That’s why the theme of this year’s event is Zoo World. Participants can take a “world tour” throughout the Zoo in popular Zoo attractions on June 22 at the Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s (ZSM) annual Zoo Ball fundraiser. The event is sponsored by U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo and Wisconsin Energy Foundation. After registration guests can let out their inner child and hop aboard the Safari Train, sponsored by North Shore Bank. Other attractions include a ride throughout the Zoo on the ever-popular Zoomobile. Guests can even get on the Penzeys Spices Carousel. Event chairs are Caroline Krider, Gina Peter and Thelma Sias—members of the ZSM’s Board of Directors. Krider is senior vice president at U.S. Bank in Milwaukee. Peter is the Wisconsin commercial banking director for Wells Fargo and Sias is the vice president of local affairs for We Energies. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, this swank event has raised more than $7.5 million for the non-profit ZSM, including more than $478,000 in 2012. 

When/Where: June 22, 2013. Milwaukee County Zoo, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Zoo Ball, sponsored U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo and Wisconsin Energy Foundation
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: Caroline Krider, Gina Peter and Thelma Sias
Details: 8:30 p.m. Dining rooms open for seating. Four Corners of the World: Peck Welcome Center. Music by the Davis Family Band. A World of Their Own: Stearns Family Apes of Africa. Music by the Michael Walter Orchestra Quartet. Dining Venues supported by U.S. Bank. Entertainment sponsored by Johnson Controls, Inc. and catering by Shully’s Cuisine & Events. At 10:30 p.m. Out of This World: Late-night venue sponsored by We Energies. Includes after-dinner-drinks, coffee and cigars. Music by The Blooze Brothers Band.
Attendance: About 730 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 - June 18, 2013