Ritz is back for the first time since 2020. This is the Zoological Society’s second largest fundraising event – second to Zoo Ball. Puttin’ on the Ritz, sponsored by Wintrust Commercial Banking at Town Bank, takes place inside Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. The evening starts with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m., followed by a gourmet dinner at 7:30 p.m. There are dozens of amazing items to bid on during the silent auctions. Then get ready for the main event. Some of the best amateur boxers in the country, arranged by The Wisconsin Local Boxing Committee, duke it out in three-round bouts. The boxing ring is sponsored by Bridgewood Advisors.

The Zoological Society expects to raise more than $100,000 during the event.

What: 26th Annual Puttin’ on the Ritz fundraiser, sponsored by Wintrust Commercial Banking at Town Bank.

When: Jan. 26, 2023.

Where: Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee.

Visuals: Media is invited to capture the hundreds of local businessmen and women enjoying a night out. (Attendance is about 360.) Visuals also include the boxing matches.