What: St. Louis Zoo - A Zoo Ado presented by Wells Fargo Advisors
When: June 15, 2012
Where: St. Louis Zoo
Why: Partygoers to A Zoo Ado presented by Wells Fargo Advisors celebrated the Caribbean flamingo with Flamingo Fling at the Zoo. The preliminary gross revenue raised was $488,000 which benefits the Saint Louis Zoo and its conservation efforts both at the Zoo and around the world. More than 2,500 people pre-registered to attend.
Who: Joe and Marcia Ambrose, Lynn and Doug Yaeger, Zoo President & CEO Dr. Jeffrey Bonner and Melody Noel. Melody also served on the A Zoo Ado committee.
Hon. James Conway, Chair of Saint Louis Zoo Commission, and wife, Joan.
Tom and Laurie Welch (Tom is a Saint Louis Zoo Association board member and president of Fifth Third Bank, a principal underwriter of A Zoo Ado)
Drew and Denise Franz, Sharon and Dale Fiehler, Rachel Seward, Assistant Vice President, Civic Relationship Manager at Wells Fargo Advisors, the presenting sponsor of A Zoo Ado; and Jermal Seward, of the Young Zoo Friends Advisory Board. Jim Sansone, member of the Saint Louis Zoo Commission, and wife Kathryn. Cynthia Holter, Vice President of External Relations at the Zoo, and husband, Denny Holter.
Some of the folks from the A Zoo Ado Committees:
Peggy and Jerry Ritter
Steve and Katie Schankman
Charlie and Marilyn Hoessle
Patty and Mark Mantovani
Cathy and Jim Gidcumb
Susan and Cicardi Bruce with Cheryl and Lee Reid
Bonnie and Gary Halls
Terese and Greg Portell
Highlights:There was plenty of pink, feather boas, and other flamingo-inspired attire at the creative-casual party. Guests exercised their flamingo-like flexibility by getting low with the limbo.
The night was just right for dancing under the summer moon. Dr. Zhivegas, Fat Pocket and DJ Raven Fox provided the tunes.
There was a fabulous silent auction with items ranging from animal-inspired jewelry to vacations, theater, concerts and sports tickets, artwork, golf packages and more.
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