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2024 Zoobilee Gala

February 24

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2024 Zoobilee Gala

You Made Our Wildest Dreams Come True at the 2024 Zoobilee Gala!

Thanks to your support, we raised more than $1,515,000 to advance The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens’ mission of desert conservation through preservation, education, and appreciation.

Because you believe in our dreams, we can continue to bring the wonder of desert wildlife to millions of guests and build a better future for wildlife here and around the world.

A message from the CEO/President, Allen Monroe:

"Thank you for making our Wildest Dreams come true. This year’s Gala was a tremendous success because of the support of the community and everyone who attended. Together, we can make a difference for the animals we care about and the desert habitats where they live!"

Emcee: Haley Clawson, KESQ
Auction Host: Brian Harnick, Esq.
Charity Auctioneer: Dale Johannes
Event Production: 



Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor – $100,000
Eileen and Steve Scheel 

Diamond Sponsor – $75,000+
Lance Eldred and Rita Stec

Platinum Sponsors – $50,000+
Sharon and Dean Baltzell
Stacy Schlinger | Schlinger Family Foundation

Gold Sponsors – $25,000+ 
The Auen Foundation

Jaishri and Raju Mehta / El Paseo Jewelers

Highland Street Foundation

Jan Salta
Sally and Michael Schreter
US Bank – Cocktail Reception Patron

Table Captain Sponsors – $15,000+
Suzan and Bill Appel
City of Rancho Mirage

DW Johnston Construction

Marylynn and Andy Gladstein
Stan and Ros Hack
Candi and Jon Holzgrafe
Suz Hunt | Joanne and Myron Mintz
Brooke Koehler
Edeltraud McCarthy | Edeltraud McCarthy Foundation
Mary Jo and Al Means
PVG Architects

Ritz Family Foundation

Event Sponsors – $5,000+
Animal Encounters Patron – Lynne Rudnick
Centerpiece Patron – Whitewater Rock & Supply

Hotel Patron – Mary Lou and Dick Solomon
Invitation Patron – Jneil Ludwick Nelson
Media Sponsor – Palm Springs Life

Raise the Paw Patron – Susie and Wayne Harvey
Photo Patron – Squire and Angela Junger
Swag Bag Patron – Diane and Mike Morrison
Judy and Richard Guggenhime | Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation
Al and Christine Johnsen
Jennifer and Roger Imbriani
Visit Greater Palm Springs

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