2019 Naples Zoo Gala

Adventure in South America

Supporting Naples Zoo's work with endangered species and

their efforts to inspire young hearts to love animals and nature 


November 7, 2019

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
1590 Goodlette Road, 

Naples, Florida 34102

The 2019 Zoo Gala is sold out. 

To be added to the waiting list for this exclusive event,

please call Tina Jaquess at 239-262-5409 ext 149.

Event Details



Anita Lovse  
  Jennifer McCurry
 Susie McCurry

For 100 years, this 43-acre zoo and garden in the heart of Naples has been a dynamic and evolving resource for the Southwest Florida community and visitors to the area. The Zoo is constantly changing and adapting, seeking innovative ways to connect people with animals and nature and to inspire them to help conserve and protect. 

Education is the heart of Naples Zoo’s mission, and the Zoo provides an informative, educational and engaging family-oriented experience that inspires guests to respect and protect wildlife and nature. The Zoo’s mission matters now more than ever. As we enter into a new era of global awareness and environmental stewardship, Naples Zoo is uniquely positioned to reach an increasing number of children and adults, helping to inspire them to value, respect and conserve the biodiversity of the planet.

Today, the Zoo attracts over 370,000 guests annually and is a unique educational resource to 36,957 children each year: Collier County Schools Distance Learning ZooCon (20,711), Field Trips (12,337), Field Trip Experiences (849), ZooMobile Outreach (2,291), Preschool Programs (374), and Zoo Camp WILD (395). Naples Zoo has formal partnerships with Collier County Public Schools, Lee County Public Schools and Lee County Public Library System. The Zoo’s commitment to education is further demonstrated by its collaboration with the Florida Department of Education to develop programs that meet Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. Grade-specific programming has been designed for students from pre-K through middle schoolers, offering a variety of hands-on learning opportunities in biology, animal behavior, ecology, and species and habitat conservation. 

Naples Zoo is committed to strengthening the future of wildlife worldwide. Naples Zoo supports conservation projects for endangered species locally and all around the world. Naples Zoo is also an active member in the Species Survival Plan ® (SSP). At this time, 44% of the species at Naples Zoo are part of the SSP Program. We are very proud to have contributed off-spring for the SSP this year for 4 different species, mountain bongo, clouded leopards, red-ruffed lemurs and African lions. 

Your support helps us continue our work with endangered species and our efforts to inspire young hearts to love animals and nature.

Thank You,
Zoo Gala Chairs


Presented by





Thank you to our generous partners



Jaguar Sponsor

Ann  Shahid Khan


Anteater Sponsors
Jeanne Guglielmi
Susie and Jennifer McCurry

Tapir Sponsors
Tanya & Denny Glass

Jerri & David Hoffmann
Jean Ackerman & Tim Lawler

Golden Lion Tamarin Sponsors
Edwards Asset Management

Susan Gohl & Jonathan Grabill
Dena Rae Hancock & P. Robert Caito

Carla & Tom McAuley

Christine Mitchell & Richard Lubin

Capybara Sponsors

Beverly Fanning
Anne & Andrew Dunin
Carol & Henry Dinardo
Nancy & Jonathan Hamill
Linda & Tom Koehn

Teri Kuhn
Anita & Tomaz Lovse
Marissa Collections & David Webb Fine Jewelry
Kathy & Daniel Mezzalingua
Moorings Park

Jutta & David Parsons
Karen Van Arsdale
Rose-Marie & Eijk van Otterloo
Sheliah Wall
Kathy & Rodney Woods

Media Sponsors
Naples Illustrated           Naples Daily News

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