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ZOOFARI presented by Wells Fargo

Zoofari Program
Zoofari 2023 presented by Wells Fargo

Rain or shine!


Friday, June 16, 2023
7 p.m. to midnight

The Zoo's Most Important Fundraiser of the Year

Anyone who has attended ZOOFARI at the Saint Louis Zoo will agree that it is the best party in St. Louis. This biennial black-tie gala is a party with a purpose! Funds raised from ZOOFARI help support the Zoo's conservation efforts here and around the world.

Sip & Savor

Your favorite local restaurants are coming back to ZOOFARI! Enjoy specialty food from St. Louis' finest restaurants and caterers. Tastes of elegant desserts, delectable appetizers and savory main dishes will be served at animal-themed booths. Grab your drink of choice at one of our premium open bars serving beer, wine and specialty cocktails.

Participating Restaurants

801 Chophouse
801 Fish
801 Local
A Touch of Texas BBQ
Augusta and Montelle Wineries
The Boathouse in Forest Park
Bogart's Smokehouse
Bristol Seafood Grill
Cake Snob
Chef Mel Sauces, Inc.
DeeBeeQue BBQ & Catering
Fired Up Jellies and Jams
The G.O.A.T Brand
Hacienda Mexican Restaurant
Hendri's Events
J. Gilbert's Wood-fired Steaks & Seafood St. Louis
Kakao Chocolate / Tale to Table
LoRusso's Cucina
Michaela Khali's Foodtruck & Catering
Michele C Catering & Events
Miss Becky's Salsa Shack
Orlando Catering and Event Design
Pappy's Smokehouse
Peel Wood Fired Pizza
Pete's Pops
Pretzel Boy's
Pure Catering STL
Roses in Bloom LLC
Sarah's Cake Shop
Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream
Seven at Seven Gables Inn
Sling 'N Scoops Artisan Ice Cream
St. James Winery
Super Smokers BBQ + Cajun
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
Union 30 at The Hotel Saint Louis
Volpi Foods
YaYa's Euro Bistro


Enjoy live musical entertainment throughout the Zoo, including our main stage entertainment in Schnuck Family Plaza: The Downtown Band.

Zoo-themed Special Activities

There are many fun ways to enjoy the Zoo throughout the night. Go for a ride on the Conservation Carousel or Zooline Railroad. The event will feature a wine pull, jewelry station, animal-themed photo opportunities and a gift card wall supporting ZOOFARI restaurant vendors.

What to Wear

Guests are encouraged to wear fun, animal-inspired, creative black-tie attire and comfortable shoes while grazing on great food and drinks around the Zoo.


Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Event will be held rain or shine. Proceeds from this biennial fundraiser benefit the Zoo in its efforts to save endangered species at home and around the world.

Sponsorship Tickets


Upgrade to one of our premier sponsorship levels and you'll receive early admission, access to the VIP Reception, a giraffe-themed wearable accessory per ticket and recognition at the event.

  • Swimming Sea Lion — $1,000 (6 p.m. to midnight)
    • 2 tickets, access to VIP Reception, table accommodations with guests at this sponsor level and a program listing
  • Leaping Lemur — $3,500 (6:30 p.m. to midnight)
    • 10 tickets, early admission, reserved table and a program listing
  • Flapping Flamingo — $5,000 (6:30 p.m. to midnight)
    • 14 tickets, early admission, reserved table and a program listing
  • Jumping Jaguar — $7,500 (6 p.m. to midnight)
    • 20 tickets, access to VIP Reception, reserved tables and a program listing
  • Playful Penguin — $10,000 (6 p.m. to midnight)
    • 20 tickets, access to VIP Reception, reserved tables, program listing and additional company recognition prior to and at the event
  • Gentle Giraffe — $20,000 (6 p.m. to midnight)
    • 26 tickets, access to VIP Reception, reserved tables, program listing and additional company recognition prior to and at the event

For additional information about sponsorship opportunities or to secure your participation, please contact Amy Zentgraf, Director of Corporate and Board Relations, at or 314-646-4569.

Sponsorship Brochure
Sponsorship Pledge Form

Thanks to our sponsors

Leader of the Pack
• Wells Fargo

Plunging Polar Bear
• Kevin Beckmann Charitable Trust

Musical Entertainment
• U.S. Bank

Tip of the Iceberg
• World Wide Technology

VIP Reception
• Anheuser-Busch

Gentle Giraffe
• Bayer
• Mid America Chevy Dealers

Playful Penguin
• Alberici
• Ameren
• Jackie and Randy Baker
• Berges Family Foundation
• CACi
• Cequel III
• Edward Jones
• Emerson
• First Bank
• Andrew Franz Family
• Graybar
• Harbour Group
• Instinct
• Lindenwood Drug
• Alicia S. McDonnell
• PGAV Destinations
• Roofers Mart
• Thompson Coburn LLP

Event Co-Chairs
Dana T. Redwing
Michael J. Hickey

Steering Committee Members

Bill Courtney
Laura Courtney
Stephanie Dorris
Christine Figge
Jan Goldstein
Jesse Graftenreed
Jill Graftenreed
Kelly King
Susan Kottler
Susan Krawll
Megan Martin
Brittany Mayfield
Megan Moore
Ron Moore
Sam Orlando
Lauren Parko
Dianne Sutcliffe
Todd Tiefenauer
Christian Wargo