Events

Zoo Ball 2017: Black Tie & Tails

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Zoo Ball

Cocktails at 6 p.m.,
seating for dinner begins at 8 p.m.
Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd.

Cost: Prices start at $300 per person* (includes 5.6% WI sales tax).

We will be celebrating the Milwaukee County Zoo’s 125th anniversary at this year’s event. Zoo Ball has raised almost $10 million for the nonprofit Zoological Society. Last year’s event raised over $498,000 for the Zoological Society and its support of the Milwaukee County Zoo.
The evening includes cocktails, gourmet dining and dancing. The event’s extensive auction will feature prizes such as dining experiences, travel packages, sporting event tickets, spa specials and much more.

Individual tickets start at $300. Consider supporting the event at a higher level at the second-tier ticket price of $350 per person or through a table sponsorship:

$30,000 Presenting Level

  • Table of 10, including:
    • Zoo VIP seated at your table
    • premium wine service
    • commemorative animal artwork for each guest
  • Full-page ad in Zoo Ball program
  • Logo identification
    • event invitation
    • online auction book
    • event program
    • plasma TVs in dining, auction and late-night venues
    • electronic bidding device screen
    • Zoological Society website with link to sponsor’s site
    • email blast to Society members
  • Name recognition
    • marquee at Zoo entrance on the day of Zoo Ball
    • Wild Things member newsletter
    • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel guide to Summer Fun supplement
    • calendar of events mailed to Society members
    • news releases
  • Recognition in the Zoological Society’s Serengeti Circle*

$15,000 Platinum Level

  • Table of 10, including:
    • premium wine service
    • commemorative animal artwork for each guest
  • Logo identification
    • event invitation
    • online auction book
    • event program
    • plasma TVs in dining, auction and late-night venues
    • Zoological Society website with link to sponsor’s site
    • email blast to Society members
  • Name recognition
    • Wild Things member newsletter

$10,000 Gold Level

  • Table of 10, including:
    • commemorative animal artwork for each guest
  • Name recognition
    • event invitation
    • event program
    • Zoological Society website
    • email blast to Society members
    • signage at event

$7,500 Silver Level

  • Table of 10
  • Name recognition
    • event program
    • signage at event

$5,000 Bronze Level

  • Table of 10
  • Name recognition
    • event program

* Your fee, minus $90 per person, is tax-deductible.

Register Now

For an invitation or additional information (including other sponsorship opportunities), please contact the Zoological Society Special Events Department at 414-258-2333 or via email at specialevents@zoosociety.org.

Support Zoo Ball and Donate!

The Zoo Ball Auction Committee is looking for outstanding auction items for this year’s event. Gift certificates to local retail shops, restaurants and lodging are always popular. If your business would like to be part of this exclusive evening, please contact Nicole at 414-258-2333, ext. 216, OR fill out a donor information form online.

Donate Now

Zoo Ball Photo Gallery

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