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Zoobilation Ball

November 10, 2016, on the grounds of the San Antonio Zoo

Cocktails at 6 PM
Dinner at 7 PM
After Party at 10 PM

Gala Chairs

Triana and Brandon Grossman


Gala Co-Chairs

Sheila and Marko Barrett


2016 Gala Committee

Reema and Naveen Kella

Melissa and David Light

Gloria and Miguel Dilley

Kristin and Dick Tips

Ana Leah and Sergio Montemayor

Anna and Todd Wulfe

Adrianna and Christopher Grossman

Megan and Tres Steves

Amy Rhodes

Molly and Henry Drought

Leland Stone

David Padilla

Ann Morrow

Regina and Michael Sorace, M.D.

Sharron Desbrow

Xochitl and Ari Gorman

Daniela and Antonio Serna, IV

Kevin Covey

Sonya and Gene Williams

Nicole and Robert McClane

Linda Gail and Robert Dullnig

Lacey and Robert Watson


2015 Gala Chairs

Ashley and Tino Hixon


CEO/Executive Director

Timothy  M. Morrow



San Antonio Zoo    |     |

3903 N. St. Mary’s Street, San Antonio, TX 78212     |     Attn: Janette Surrett     |     (210) 734-7184, ext.1046   



Planning for the 34th annual Zoobilation Ball, Jewels of the Kasbah is underway!  We invite you to be one of the first to pledge your support and make an early commitment for the gala on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at YOUR San Antonio Zoo.  This exclusive event allows you to dine, dance and mingle amongst the animals while supporting the Zoo’s continued efforts to further education and conservation.


This grand fete will feature the best of India, alongside the best of the Zoo, in a formal evening of sumptuous cuisine, craft libations, exclusive offerings at our live and silent auctions, entertainment and dancing.  This elegant black-tie affair is a grand tradition in the city of San Antonio celebrating its 34th year of support for the Zoo from local business and society leaders. 


Did you know that only 1.5% of our $20 million operating budget is City funded?  The remaining balance must be raised through guest attendance, special events, and fundraising activities like Zoobilation Ball. We hope you will join us in sponsoring this important event with a generous donation that will support the Zoo’s mission of animal care, education and conservation.


We respectfully ask that you help support Zoobilation Ball by making an early commitment to the Gala.  Please review the enclosed Table Sponsorship Form that describes the benefits of the different levels of support, indicate your preferred sponsorship, and return the enclosed form(s) on or before Monday, May 23, 2016.  In addition to the benefits listed, all early commitment sponsors will be recognized in our larger table sales effort that will take place this fall when general table sales will open.  We encourage you to respond as soon as possible as seating is limited and traditionally sells out quickly!  Don’t hesitate to send us a quick email to reserve your table today! 


Thank you in advance for your support of YOUR San Antonio Zoo and the 34th annual Zoobilation Ball


With sincere thanks,



Triana & Brandon Grossman                                                             

Gala Chairs                                                            



Daniela Gonzalez Serna                                       Sonya Medina Williams                                      

Sponsorship Co-Chair                                          Sponsorship Co-Chair