The Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo proudly hosted its sixth annual Zoo-ologie fundraiser on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

The Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo would like to acknowledge all of the support received for Zoo-ologie 2016: Urban Zoo-Fari! This year’s event raised more than $200,000 for new zoo initiatives and to keep the zoo free, privately managed, and open to the public 365 days a year.

Over 1,000 of Chicago’s young philanthropists gathered for a night of gala elegance with safari excitement. Zoo-ologie Urban Zoo-Fari featured culinary excellence as well as the wonders of exotic animals from around the world. Guests enjoyed up-close animal encounters, creations from the city’s finest mixologists and chefs, a silent auction and dancing to the rhythms of DJ Rock City and The Personnel.

The Auxiliary Board would like to thank our generous Zoo-ologie Urban Zoo-Fari supporters, FedEx Express, BMO Harris Bank, Hotel Lincoln, Associated Bank, Pulse Financial Services, Freeborn & Peters LLP, and Chapman & Cutler LLP. And this year’s event partners including Modern Luxury CS, Public House, MillerCoors, SociaLife Chicago, SHAY, Hendrick’s Gin, Milagro, Tullamore Dew, Reyka Vodka, William Grant & Sons, and Rent the Runway.