2019 ZooFari

Phoenix Zoo raises $380K at animal-themed fundraiser

More than 1,000 guests turned out for Phoenix Zoo’s fundraiser ZooFari: Tropical Nights on Oct. 4 at the Zoo. They enjoyed culinary fare and beverages—including the signature 3 Amigos Tequila Margarita—from more than 50 Valley restaurants, wineries and breweries. The Lucky Devil’s Band entertained. The evening, which included live and silent auctions and a raffle, raised more than $380,000, with the silent auction, which was both online and live at the event, raising $65,000. Beth McDonald of KEZ 99.9 and her husband, Mike Biehler, served as honorary chairs.

PHOTOS BY TINA CELLE, STUDIO NO 5

Krista Yaconetti and Mountain Man Jay; Matt Haire and Kelsey Kitt

Jim and Elizabeth Lamb

Robin Burgess and Rachel Hungerford

Gary Linhart, Matthew Linhart and Melissa Glissmeyer

Mark and Paige Rothermel

Byron and Johnna Shultz

Trevor Barger and Benjamine Knight

Erica Brown and Troy Cuspard

Julie Tsai, Ben Tsai and Robin Pearson

Karen and Justin Billingsley

Cesar Carrillo and Chandler Longbons

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