a virtual GALA event

6:30 P.M.

benefitting the dallas zoo

This event has ended, but you can still watch the fun!

Get an up-close look at some of your favorite faces from the Zoo and help support our mission of Engaging People & Saving Wildlife.


Download our free digital event guide! From social media stickers and recipes for sips and snacks, to a “party animal” playlist for your evening – it’s a must-have to make this event a Wild Night In!


Auction and raffle winners will be contacted directly by Friday, February 5. Please watch your inbox!


While this virtual event is free and open to the public (we’re also counting on you to help spread the news), your gift will help ensure we remain open and accessible to our friends and neighbors during this difficult time. In spite of the pandemic, we have continued to provide outstanding care to 2,000+ animals in our care and the humans who care for them. We need your help to continue this important work.


The Eugene McDermott Foundation

Troop of Gorillas

Diane and Hal Brierley 
Ruth O’Donnell Mutch 

Tower of Giraffes 

Jennifer and Peter Altabef
Kate and Lane Britain
The Gummer Gang 
Carol and John Levy 
Locke Lord / Carol and Don Glendenning 
Dawn and Steve Moore 
PetroCap LLC 
Gayla and Jim Von Ehr 
Lori and Chuck Whitten 

VIP Couple

Barbara and Don Daseke 
Alina and Ruben Esquivel
Lois and Ross Finkelman 
Laree Hulshoff and Ben Fischer 
Sarah and Alan Losinger 
Jill and David Mellinger 
Jeff and Darrel Rice 
Gloria and Juan Ernesto Snead 
Ellen and Donald Winspear 

Flamboyance of Flamingos 

Amanda and Michael Andereck 
ANDRES Construction
Jackson Walker 
Charles Jones
Overhead Door Corporation 
Aimee and Royce Ramey Tolleson Wealth Management 
Nancy and Doug Rabe 
Ruth Robinson and Family 
Lisa K. Simmons 
Joan and Alan Walne 

VIP Individual

CLR Design
Julie and Bill Evans 
Kathy and Kevin Hanrahan 
Sharon and Gregg Hudson 
Dan Patterson 
Gail and Bill Plummer 
Carolyn and Karl Rathjen 

Waddle of Penguins

Bill and Purvi Albers
Mrs. Mary Anne Cree
Barbara and Steve Durham
GuideIT, LLC
Kim and Greg Hext
Kathy and Greg Nelson
Janiece and Jimmy Niemann
Stephen Penrose
Steven J. Roth and Thai-lan Tran 


Tiffany and Bobby Abtahi 
Nicole and Justin Anderson 
Lee Bailey 
Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce
Rebecca and Ronald Gafford 
Tiffani and Steven Mackenzie 
Alice and Erle Nye 

Thank you to our Wild Night In Host Committee:

Tiffany and Bobby Abtahi
Purvi and Bill Albers
Jennifer and Peter Altabef
Amanda and Michael Andereck
Mary and Travis Andres
Lee Bailey
Jayda Batchelder
Diane and Hal Brierley
Kate and Lane Britain
Connie and Denny Carreker
Robyn and Chris Chauvin
Mary McDermott Cook
Emily and David Corrigan
Barbara and Don Daseke
Alina and Ruben Esquivel
Julie and Bill Evans
Lois and Ross Finkelman
Marena and Roger Gault
Carol and Don Glendenning
Cindy and Chuck Gummer
Alisha and Chris Gummer

Cameron and Jay Gummer
Michelle and Ryan Gummer
Karen and Wayne Hamilton
Erin and Paul Haney
Kathy and Kevin Hanrahan
Kim and Greg Hext
Laree Hulshoff and Ben Fisher
Laura and Tom Leppert
Carol and John Levy
Sarah and Alan Losinger
Tiffani and Steven Mackenzie
Maria Martineau
Pat and Charles McEvoy
Jill and David Mellinger
Jared Miller
Jerry Miller
Dawn and Steve Moore
Ruth O’Donnell Mutch
Kathy and Greg Nelson
Dan Patterson

Stephen Penrose
Nancy and Doug Rabe
Jeff and Darrel Rice
Helen and Frank Risch
Ruth Robinson
Stefanie Schneidler and Jeffery Robinson
Gretel and Justin Shipley
Gloria and Juan Ernesto Snead
Tamela Thornton
Margaret and Mark Walsh
C.W. Whitaker
Lori and Chuck Whitten
Aimee Williams-Ramey and Royce Ramey
Ellen and Don Winspear
Thai-Ian Tran and Steven Roth
Joan and Alan Walne
Cynthia Yung

*as of 1.26.21


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