By Megan McKinney
It was a perfect second Friday night in July—beautiful weather for entertaining 700 guests while honoring the Chilean flamingo and raising nearly $1 million.
These were all achievements of members of The Women’s Board of the Lincoln Park Zoo during an evening of pink and feathers. The impressive money raised will help continue “providing a zoo experience that is free and accessible to all 365 days a year.”
The evening’s leaders were Women’s Board President Mary Pearlman and A Feathered Affair Co-chairs Bonnie Kaufman and Ela Lewis.
Enjoying Lincoln Park’s gentle breezes before dinner were Chairman of the Lincoln Park Zoo Board Biff Bowman and Zoo President and CEO Kevin Bell. They were surrounded by others who also relished the zoo’s glorious outdoors during the early part of the evening.
Christopher Randolph and Sarah Beardsley
Rita and Craig Lashmet. Rita is a member of the sponsoring Women’s Board.
Charlie and Caroline Huebner. Caroline is a former Women’s Board President.
Jason Brett and Lauren Streicher
Women’s Board President Mary Pearlman and Gale Gottlieb
Jennifer Jones and Buck Betten
John Herbert and Katie Stevens
Justine and Michael Whiteside
Barb Malott Kizzah and Keith Kizzah
Donna and Tom Daniels
Jim and Charlotte Monhart
Kurt Bonatz and Kim Rice
Joseph and Jacee Trpik
Michael and Janet Halpin
Erick and Krista Coan
Greg an Krista Leofanti
Mary Jo and Robert Fasan
Cindy and Dave Polayes
2020 Zoo Ball Co-chairs Beth Kies, Bridget Campbell and Carrie Parr invite you to return on the second Friday of July next year.
John Reilly Photography
Kyle Flubacker Photography
Robert Carl Photography