Rhealyn Carter, Vice-President of Advancement, the Dallas Zoo, recently joined Martha Jackson, BubbleLounge.net in a podcast giving some behind-the-scenes details on the upcoming Zoo To Do, a major source of fundraising for the nonprofit Dallas Zoo, as well as some background about the Dallas Zoo.
The 2023 Zoo To Do is chaired by Steven J. Roth and Thai-lan Tran with honorary chair Lyda Hill, themed “Adventure Awaits.” Details below.
Attention animal lovers and adventure enthusiasts! I recently sat down with Rhealyn Carter, the VP of Advancement at the Dallas Zoo, to dive into all the exciting details about this year’s Zoo To Do event.
If you’ve ever wanted to stroll alongside elephants while sipping cocktails and savoring gourmet dishes from the best chefs in Dallas, now’s your chance! Rhealyn shares all the details on what makes this year’s Zoo to Do an unforgettable night and one you won’t want to miss.
Rhealyn also discusses how this annual event fuels the Dallas Zoo’s critical mission of providing top-notch animal care, offering unique educational experiences, and strengthening wildlife conservation efforts.
Every ticket you buy directly contributes to creating a better world for animals.
Save the Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023
Time: 6-11 p.m.
Location: Dallas Zoo, 650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway
Attire: Safari Chic (Don’t forget comfortable footwear!)
Parking: Complimentary valet at the Dallas Zoo Main Entrance
For more information and to purchase tickets click here
Zoo To Do is a major source of funding for the nonprofit Dallas Zoo. Proceeds from the event help support the Zoo’s dedication to providing the best animal care, delivering unique education offerings, and strengthening its wildlife conservation efforts.
Guests will begin the evening with a strolling dinner around the Giants of the Savanna habitat, with cocktails and small bites from a selection of Dallas’ standout restaurants. All the while, they can enjoy the beautiful Zoo setting, experience close-up animal encounters, and browse the Big Board and silent auction. As the night progresses, the fun moves into the Wilds of Africa Plaza where guests can satisfy their sweet tooth with bite-sized desserts and other treats. The live auction gives guests a chance to bid on rare Zoo experiences, travel, and more. And then partygoers can take to the dance floor to close out the night with music and dancing!
Host Committee Chairs: Marena and Roger Gault
Advisory Committee Chairs: Diane Brierley, Cindy Gummer, Kim Hext, Marena Gault
Underwriting Committee Chairs: Alex Arellano, Ryan Gummer
Live Auction Committee Chairs: Diane Brierley, Hal Brierley, Grace Cook, Mary McDermott Cook
Big Board Chair: Cindy Gummer
Silent Auction Committee Chair: Chuck Steelman
Raffle Committee Chairs: Claudia Lode, Preston Hext
Wine Guys: Greg Hext, Preston Hext, Matthew Meadows, Michael Meadows
Honorary Chef: Dan Landsberg
Chef Wrangler: Brett Krafft
Chef Recruiter: Jimmy Contreras
About the Dallas Zoo: The Dallas Zoo is dedicated to Creating a Better World for Animals. Named one of the nation’s Top 10 Zoos by USA Today, it is the largest zoological experience in Texas. The zoo has been accredited continuously by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums since 1985, and features a 106- acre park, more than 2,000 animals, and an education department that offers programs for all ages. The zoo is located at 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway (I-35 at Marsalis) and is open seven days a week (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. currently), 364 days a year. For more information, visit DallasZoo.com or call 469.554.7500.
*Photo by Rob Wythe/Wythe Portrait Studio
(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent Zoo To Do and post this Philanthropy Lifestyles eBuzz.)