On July 13, 2018, the Women’s Board of Lincoln Park Zoo will host its annual Zoo Ball, the zoo’s largest fundraising event of the year. Themed “Zoobilee,” this year’s event will honor Lincoln Park Zoo’s 150-year-long commitment to connecting people with nature as it sets the tone for future support of this beloved institution.
The highly anticipated gathering attracts nearly 1,000 local philanthropists and zoo supporters each year, inspiring and enchanting guests with an evening of dining and dancing among the wonders of wildlife in the heart of Chicago. More than simply a celebration, Zoo Ball generates a significant financial contribution. Funds raised at the event have supported a number of Lincoln Park Zoo capital projects over the years; last year’s event helped fund the soon-to-be-unveiled Searle Visitor Center, for which the Women’s Board raised $3 million.