The Zoobilee Gala is The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens' signature fundraising event. The Zoobilee Gala is The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens' signature fundraising event.

March 2

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The Living Desert Zoobilee Gala: Party in the Outback.



Celebrating our upcoming Australian habitats, the Party in the Outback, ZOOBILEE GALA 2019 was a great success!

On March 2, 2019, a sold out crowd enjoyed an evening of Aussie entertainment, Down Under dining, animal encounters and more.  mmunity together to highlight our conservation initiatives and education programs, honoring Patti and Jack Grundhofer.

For more information, please contact Greg Murphy, Special Events Gift Officer, at (760) 346-9584 or email


Thank you to our generous Zoobilee 2019 sponsors!

Title Sponsor

Harold Matzner

    and Shellie Reade


Diamond Sponsor

Peggy and Hal Bernthal


Platinum Sponsors

Argyros Family Foundation

Joy and Harry Goldstein

Candace and Jon Holzgrafe

JoAnn McGrath


Gold Sponsors

Edie McCarthy and the

  Patrick M. McCarthy Foundation

Sharon and Dean Baltzell

Donna MacMillan


Silver Sponsors

Bright Event Rentals

Eisenhower Health

Jan Salta

BJ and Van Skilling


Bronze Sponsors

Suzan and Bill Appel

Susan and James Gould 

Lu Barnes

Greater Palm Springs

    Convention &

     Visitors Bureau

Karen Miles


Media Sponsors

Palm Springs Life

The Desert Sun

Cocktail Reception Patron

Shirley Smith


Wine Patron

Dick Shaloub


Invitation Patron

Union Bank | The Private Bank


Table Centerpiece Patron

Whitewater Rock & Supply Co.


Audio Visual Production Patron

Patti and Jack Grundhofer


Animal Encounter Co-Patron

Sean McGrath


Rise The Paw Paddle Patron

Aristotle Capital Management


Hotel Patron

Hotel Paseo


Photo Patron

J. Squire Junger Foundation


A special thank you to