Honoring longtime supporters: The McNicholas Family The Schlessman Family

Wild Heritage

Wondrous Future

9.18.21 5:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour 7:00 p.m. Dinner Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele Street, Denver CO 80205

As we celebrate 125 Years of Love, you’re invited to join us for a very special journey through Denver Zoo’s pioneer past and passionate present—into an inspired and empowered future.

Our Esteemed
2020 and 2021 Honorees

This year, Denver Zoological Foundation raises a glass to two families whose multi-generational generosity has helped to sustain and enhance Denver Zoo for more than four decades: the Schlessman and McNicholas families. Their support—which co-created groundbreaking experiences like Tropical Discovery, Primate Panorama and Toyota Elephant Passage—has been instrumental in helping our organization become one of the most enchanting and enduring cultural institutions in Colorado.

THE SCHLESSMAN FAMILY
Supporters Since 1967

We are grateful to:

Dolores and the late Lee Schlessman

Gary and Carol Schlessman

Jennifer (Schlessman) Bonicelli and Family

Margaret (Schlessman) Emmerich and Family

Eric Bennett and Family

The late Susan Duncan

Michael and Roxanne Fredericks

Aaron Garnett

Ben Garnett and Family

Colin Garnett and Family

Sandra and Rodney Garnett

Lauren Watel and Family

THE McNICHOLAS FAMILY
Supporters Since 1981

We are grateful to:

Mary and the late Kevin McNicholas

Shannon (McNicholas) Fitzgerald and Family

Sean McNicholas and Family

Brendan McNicholas and Family

Tickets Coming Soon

Help us celebrate our 125th anniversary while receiving incredible benefits by sponsoring this year's Gala.

Sponsorship Levels

Title Sponsor

$100k

  • 2 Reserved Event Tables
  • Speaking Opportunity at Event
  • Verbal Recognition at Event
  • Listing on Event Invitation and Website
  • Event Signage and Slideshow Recognition
  • Intimate After-Hours Dinner for up to 10 Guests
  • 25 VIP and 50 GA Tickets to Flock Party on June 26
  • 3 Corporate Memberships
  • Discount on Facility Rental
  • 3 Private Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Presenting Sponsor

$50k

  • Reserved Event Table
  • Verbal Recognition at Event
  • Listing on Event Invitation and Website
  • Event Signage and Slideshow Recognition
  • 25 VIP and 25 GA Tickets to Flock Party on June 26
  • 2 Corporate Memberships
  • Discount on Facility Rental
  • 3 Private Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Habitat Sponsor

$25k

  • Reserved Event Table
  • Listing on Event Website
  • Event Slideshow Recognition
  • 25 GA Tickets to Flock Party on June 26
  • 2 Corporate Memberships
  • Discount on Facility Rental
  • 2 Private Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Wilderness Sponsor

$10k

  • Reserved Event Table
  • Listing on Event Website
  • Event Slideshow Recognition
  • 4 Tickets to Flock Party on June 26
  • 1 Corporate Membership
  • Private Behind the Scenes Tour

 

Become a Wilderness Sponsor

Table Sponsor

$5k

  • Reserved Event Table
  • Listing on Event Website
  • 2 Tickets to Flock Party on June 26
  • Private Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Become a Table Sponsor

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors

Legacy Sponsors

Habitat Sponsors

 

Wilderness Sponsors

Adams County

Marcela de la Mar and John Fair

Laurie Galbreath

Koelbel and Company

JPMorgan Chase / Jason Romero

Meredith and Peter Coors

Jennifer and Jordan Bonicelli

Wagner Equipment Co.

Table Sponsor

Amazon

AOR, Inc.

CBS4

US Bank

Olga and Vince Donahue

Cigna

Davis, Graham & Stubbs

IMA

Lyne and Michael Andrich

Gail and Kim Koehn

John and Karen Ikard

Rebecca and Mac Macsovits

John and Carrie Morgridge

Visit Denver

Committee Members

Committee Chairs

Marcela de la Mar and Matt Keeney

Committee Members:

Vince Abrue, Jenn Bonicelli, Sunny Brownstein, Meredith Coors, Margaret Emmerich, Shannon Fitzgerald, John Ikard, Sherri Koelbel, Laura Mitzner Paletz

Contact

For more information, contact Denver Zoo Development
at 720-337-1458 or sweiss@denverzoo.org.