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Sponsorship Opportunities


As one of San Antonio’s oldest treasures, the San Antonio Zoo is one of the most important cultural institutions in southern Texas. The collective efforts of dedicated individuals have helped the San Antonio Zoo become one of the best in the nation.

The Zoo is home to a variety of animals representing 750 species. Over a million guests visit the San Antonio Zoo annually - 123,000 of those being children participating in education programs and 100,000 school children coming on field trips.

Each year, through special events and innovative programming, the San Antonio Zoo seeks to capture the excitement and the imagination of visitors while helping to continue its active conservation, education, and species preservation programs of local, national, and international impact.

A partnership with the San Antonio Zoo offers opportunities for corporate partners to capitalize on the Zoo’s universal appeal and not only “reach” their audience, but to support one of the community’s greatest cultural resources.

No other sponsorship opportunity in this market offers such a positive response and enthusiasm like sponsorship opportunities at the San Antonio Zoo.

 

School Group Picnic Table Sponsorship                                 

 $1,000    (10 of 45 sold)

The San Antonio Zoo is a field trip destination for more than 100,000 school children each year. Facilitating this many students requires improvements to be made to our School Group picnic area.  In 2014 a school group picnic area will be constructed.  The Zoo is seeking 45 Sponsorships for school group picnic tables at $1,000 each.  Donors will receive a name plate for recognition on “their” table. 

Event Sponsorship

The San Antonio Zoo offers sponsorship opportunities for a variety of exciting special events held throughout the year. The Zoo’s special events sponsorship packages are designed to support a variety of corporate marketing and promotional strategies and can be customized to meet specific marketing objectives. Special event sponsorship packages are designed to offer corporate partners:

  • Visibility, impact, and access to a family-oriented target in the San Antonio and surrounding area markets.
  • Opportunities to participate in customized promotions including those specifically designed to drive customer traffic.
  • Opportunities to build corporate image and awareness of products/services through corporate displays, sampling, and distribution of promotional material.
  • Guaranteed media in event based advertising and promotional packages, onsite signage, banners, and event programs.
  • An association with one of the community’s treasured cultural resources and an opportunity to be an integral part of the Zoo’s continued growth.
  • Exclusive opportunities for entertaining and cultivating important customers and employees.

Zoo-La-La!
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Zoo-LaLa! is sumptuous evening of food, wine, craft beers and entertainment along the pathways and among the animals at the San Antonio Zoo.  Join us on May 19th to sample some of San Antonio’s finest cuisine from local restaurateurs who will offer their best dishes along with unlimited beer and wine samples.  Businesses can take advantage of the over 1,200 guests expected to attend with Sponsorship Opportunities tailor-made to showcase your support of the San Antonio Community, and Zoo’s mission of conservation and education. Please email Janette Surrett or call (210) 734-7184 ext. 1046 to secure a sponsorship for Zoo-LaLa.
 
ZIP Tickets
Want cocktails?
Want intimacy?
Want exclusive access to a truly unique Zoo-La-La! experience?
ZIP is an intimate, exclusive party for ZIP's at Zoo-La-La! Access includes an air-conditioned party inside Africa Live!, that has been transformed into a nightclub complete with an open bar, signature cocktails, presentations by local chefs, a special animal encounter, complimentary Zoo-LaLa! memorabilia and more!
For only $150, these ZIP tickets sell out fast!

*Zoo Member and Zoomer discounts not available for ZIP tickets. Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities available.

$15,000 Presenting Sponsor

  • Branding Recognition in all media promotions
  • On-Camera Interview with local media
  • Branding signage on Zoo grounds up to 2 weeks before Zoo-la-la!
  • Signage on Zoo-la-la! route the night of the event
  • Recognition in all event Press Releases, and Zoo social media pages
  • Invitation to a Zoo Donor Appreciation event
  • Premier logo recognition on Zoo-la-la! Program map
  • Ten (10) ZIP tickets and 15 General Admission tickets to Zoo-la-la!
  • Name featured in the Zoo’s E-Newsletter (distribution to over 35,000 friends of the Zoo)
  • Logo on Zoo-la-la! website (www.sazoo.org/events/zoo-la-la/) with a link to company website

$7,500 ZIP Sponsor

  • Recognition in all media promotions
  • Thank You signage on Zoo grounds up to 2 weeks before Zoo-la-la!
  • Prominent signage on Zoo-la-la! ZIP area the night of the event
  • Recognition in all event Press Releases, and Zoo social media pages
  • Invitation to a Zoo Donor Appreciation event
  • Prominent logo recognition on Zoo-la-la! program map
  • Company information and promotional materials included in ZIP swag
  • Six (6) ZIP tickets and 10 General Admission Tickets to Zoo-la-la!
  • Name listed in the Zoo’s E-Newsletter (distribution to over 35,000 friends of the Zoo)
  • Logo on Zoo-la-la! website (www.sazoo.org/events/zoo-la-la/) with a link to company website

$5,000 General Admission Sponsor 

  • Thank You signage on Zoo grounds up to 2 weeks before Zoo-la-la!
  • Signage on Zoo-la-la! route the night of the event
  • Recognition in all event Press Releases, and Zoo social media pages
  • Invitation to a Zoo Donor Appreciation event
  • Prominent logo recognition on Zoo-la-la! program map
  • Four (4) ZIP tickets and 10 General Admission Tickets to Zoo-la-la!
  • Name listed in the Zoo’s E-Newsletter (distribution to over 35,000 friends of the Zoo)
  • Logo on Zoo-la-la! website (www.sazoo.org/events/zoo-la-la/) with a link to company website

$1,500 Level

  • Signage on Zoo-la-la! route the night of the event
  • Logo recognition on Zoo-la-la! program map
  • Four (4) ZIP tickets to Zoo-la-la! 4 General Admission Tickets to Zoo-la-la!
  • Logo on Zoo-la-la! website (www.sazoo.org/events/zoo-la-la/)

$1,000 Level                      

  • Logo recognition on Zoo-la-la! program map
  • Two (2) ZIP tickets to Zoo-la-la! 4 General Admission Tickets to Zoo-la-la!

Zoo Animal Run/Kid’s Animal Zoo Run
September 9 and 10, 2016

Title Sponsorship $15,000

Other Levels $1,000 / $5,000 / $10,000

In the Zoo Animal Run, teams of four participate in a wild eight-mile relay through Brackenridge Park. The event is limited to 200 teams. Trophies will be awared to the top three teams in each division. T-shirts are given to all entrants.

In the Kid’s Animal Zoo Run, children ages 11 and younger run a ¼ to ½ mile lap through the Zoo. Trophies will be awarded to the top three kids in each division. T-shirts are given to all entrants.

Zoo Boo
October 2016, all month long!

Title Sponsorship $40,000

One of San Antonio’s most popular family Halloween events, Zoo Boo, provides spooktacular fun for all ages. This family fun night includes trick-or-treating at sponsored doors, face painting, rub-on tattoos, ghoulish hairdos, entertainment, games, and a costume contest. This is four-night event.

Zoobilation Ball       
November 10, 2016

Title Sponsorship $100,000

Other Levels $10,000 / $25,000 / $50,000 / $75,000

One of San Antonio’s favorite black-tie gala’s, Zoobilation Ball, features both a live and silent auction, dinner, and dancing. Yearly attendance for Zoobilation Ball is 900 of San Antonio’s most influential people.

 

Education Sponsorship

The Zoo’s educational programs are designed to support core-learning goals in science, conservation, math, arts, and social sciences while providing youth with an orientation to community service. Sponsorship packages are customized to recognize corporate support of these special underwriting opportunities.

School Group Scholarship Funding

Funding Levels Variable ($5,000 - $50,000)

The San Antonio Zoo is a field trip destination for more than 100,000 school children each year. Because of school district budget constraints this number has fallen from its previous high in the late 1990s of 150,000. San Antonio has some of the poorest school districts in the state and many of them cannot afford to bring their school children to the Zoo. A typical kindergarten class of 135 students needs to raise a minimum of $1000 to afford a trip to the Zoo, which includes busing charges. Therefore, the Zoo utilizes sponsorship money for scholarship opportunities for schools to continue their field trips to the Zoo. 

Publication Sponsorships

The Zoo’s publications, all professionally designed, serve as a guide to Zoo activities, events, and educational programs. These publications are widely distributed to various target audiences including member households, corporations, political leaders, and educators.

The following publications are available for sponsorship:

  • News from the Zoo (members’ monthly e-newsletter)
  • Annual Report

Sponsorship Levels Vary based on publication.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities please contact Emily Chavez at (210) 734-7184, Ext. 1045 or emilychavez@sazoo.org