Join us as we return to the Zoo to celebrate our 30th anniversary Zoo To Do – an evening full of fun, food, music, memories & beloved animals.


Safari Chic | Comfortable footwear recommended (flats)


Complimentary valet parking at the Dallas Zoo main entrance

30th Anniversary Zoo To Do Chairs

Robyn and Chris Chauvin

The Auction is live!
Get in on the action before the “mane” event by bidding on items in our online auction, open now through Saturday, November 6 at 10 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to snag these wild items!

6:00 p.m.

Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
Enjoy appetizers from top area chefs and restaurants

Big Board and Silent Auction
Animal Adventures Ambassadors

Giants of the Savanna


7:15 p.m.

Strolling Dinner
Sample specialty dishes from your favorite restaurants
Wilds of Africa Plaza

8:30 p.m.

Live Auction
Wilds of Africa Plaza

9:00 p.m.

Music and Dancing
Wilds of Africa Plaza

10:00 p.m.

Big Board and Silent Auction Close


Party Ends

Tickets to Zoo To Do are now

please call 469.554.7341

to confirm any remaining availability.

You can still support your Dallas Zoo with a donation today!

Botolino Gelato Artigianale

Chef Carlo Gattini

Bright Box Foods

Chef Christopher Patrick

Cane Rosso

Chef Jeff Bekavac

Cathedral Italian Bistro with Rosewood Ranches Wagyu Beef

Chef Luke Rogers

Ellie’s Restaurant & Lounge at HALL Arts Hotel

Chef Dan Landsberg

Empire Baking Company

Chef Meaders Ozarow


Chef Stephen Rogers

Home Cooking with Blythe Beck

Chef Blythe Beck

Hypnotic Donuts

Chef Nora Bracy

Imoto/Rathbun’s Curbside BBQ

Chef Kent Rathbun

Lovers Seafood and Market/Shinsei

Sushi Chef Shuji “Elvis” Sugawara

Meso Maya

Chef Nico Sanchez

Mozzarella Company

Chef Paula Lambert

The Restaurants of Neiman Marcus

Chef Matt Zita and Chef Sara Toth

Nothing Bundt Cakes Highland Park

Tara Cooper


Chef/Pitmaster Michael Lane


Chef Janice Provost


Chef Abraham Salum

Sevy’s Grill

Chef Jim “Sevy” Severson and Gerardo Calderon

Sift + Pour

Elizabeth Ging


Chef Gilbert C. Garza

Taco y Vino

Jimmy Contreras

Truluck’s Ocean's Finest Seafood

Chef Manny Vera


Chef José Meza


Robyn and Chris Chauvin

Honorary Chairs

Diane Brierley, Mary McDermott Cook, Ruth O'Donnell Mutch

Underwriting Committee

Alex Arellano, Ryan Gummer, Steven Roth

Live Auction Committee

Jared Miller, Aimee Williams-Ramey and Royce Ramey

Host Committee Chairs

Carol and Don Glendenning

Big Board Chair

Cindy Gummer

Silent Auction and Raffle Committee

Rudy Rodriguez, Gayla Von Ehr

Wine Guys

Greg Hext, Michael Meadows

Beer Guys

Jeff Bekavac, Chris Chauvin

Honorary Chef

Chef Dan Landsberg

Chef Wrangler

Brett Krafft


Carol and Don Glendenning

Tiffany and Bobby Abtahi
Purvi and Bill Albers
Bonner and Thomas Allen
Jennifer and Peter Altabef
Angela and Alex Arellano
Lee Bailey
Cynthia and Brice Beaird
Hal Brierley
Kate and Lane Britain
Phyllis Comu
Emily and David Corrigan
Julie and Bill Evans
Lois and Ross Finkelman

Alisha and Chris Gummer
Cameron and Jay Gummer
Cindy and Chuck Gummer
Michelle and Ryan Gummer
Kathy and Kevin Hanrahan
Kim and Greg Hext
Carol and John Levy
Sarah and Alan Losinger
Tiffani and Steven Mackenzie
Pat and Charles McEvoy
Amy and Michael Meadows
Jill and David Mellinger
Jerry Miller
Dawn and Steve Moore
Dan Patterson

Nancy and Doug Rabe
Jeff and Darrel Rice
Ruth Robinson
Steven Roth and Thai-lan Tran
Stefanie Schneidler and Jeff Robinson
Gretel and Justin Shipley
Chuck Steelman and Scott Kehn
Patricia and Kelly Terry
Gayla and Jim Von Ehr
Joan and Alan Walne
Aimee Williams-Ramey and
     Royce Ramey
Ellen and Don WInspear

Presented by

The Eugene McDermott Foundation

Herd of Elephants

Diane and Hal Brierley
Ruth O’Donnell Mutch

Pod of hippos

Carol and Don Glendenning/
     Locke Lord
Dawn and Steve Moore
Overhead Door Corporation
Gayla and Jim Von Ehr

Troop of gorillas

Purvi and Bill Albers/
     American Excelsior Co.
Jennifer and Peter Altabef
BMO Wealth Management
Kate and Lane Britain
Cindy and Chuck Gummer
Lyda Hill Philanthropies
Carol and John Levy
Joan and Alan Walne
The Edward W. Rose III Family Fund at The Dallas Foundation

Tower of Giraffes

Jennifer and John Gates
Nancy and Doug Rabe
Edgar A. Robinson Family

Official Zoo To Do Airline

American Airlines

Beverage Sponsor

Holland & Knight

Airstar sponsor

Aimee Williams-Ramey and
     Royce Ramey/
     Tolleson Wealth Management

Valet Sponsor

Frost Brown Todd LLC

Wellness Sponsor


Media Sponsor

PaperCity Magazine