Beastly Ball 2023

An unforgettable evening of adventure and impact, benefiting the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association

Save the date: Saturday, June 3, 2023, 6 p.m.

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Patron Packages

Treat yourself and your guests to a truly remarkable after-hours experience, while supporting the Zoo’s vital mission to safeguard wildlife and inspire the next generation of conservationists. Featuring extraordinary animal experiences; delectable fare from iconic L.A. eateries; dazzling entertainment, a premium silent auction offering luxurious travel, unique adventures, and exquisite art; and other surprises, including a fun finale at Treetops Terrace.

GORILLA PATRON (Contributing Sponsor)

$100,000

  • 20 tickets to the Beastly Ball­
  • Reserved seating for you and your guests at Treetops Terrace­
  • Name or corporate logo listed on signage and digital screens throughout the event, plus event website and Beastly Ball invitation (deadline for invitation recognition is February 24, 2023)
  • Early access to the event for you and your guests.  Enjoy a head start on all of the exciting activities offered at the Beastly Ball
  • Leave a lasting legacy by naming a select animal at the L.A. Zoo and celebrate this memorable moment with breakfast for 10 at the Zoo, joined by one of the Zoo’s curators. You will receive a tour of the Zoo and watch a special feeding at your named animal’s exhibit, accompanied by a GLAZA photographer to capture memories of the experience for you.

$98,500 is tax deductible

CONDOR PATRON

$75,000

  • 16 tickets to the Beastly Ball­
  • Reserved seating for you and your guests at Treetops Terrace­
  • Name or corporate logo listed on signage and digital screens throughout the event, plus event website and Beastly Ball invitation (deadline for invitation recognition is February 24, 2023)
  • Early access to the event for you and your guests.  Enjoy a head start on all of the exciting activities offered at the Beastly Ball
  • L.A. Zoo Director & CEO Denise M. Verret will join 10 guests for lunch and a private show in the Angela Collier World of Birds Theater. A GLAZA photographer will capture memories of the experience for you.

$73,800 is tax deductible

ELEPHANT PATRON

$50,000

  • 12 tickets to the Beastly Ball­
  • Reserved seating for you and your guests at Treetops Terrace­
  • Name or corporate logo listed on signage and digital screens throughout the event, plus event website and Beastly Ball invitation (deadline for invitation recognition is February 24, 2023)
  • Early access to the event for you and your guests.  Enjoy a head start on all of the exciting activities offered at the Beastly Ball
  • Cocktails for eight guests and a private training demonstration at the L.A. Zoo’s Elephants of Asia exhibit with Director of Conservation Dr. Jake Owens. A GLAZA photographer will capture memories of the experience for you.­

$49,100 is tax deductible

JAGUAR PATRON

$25,000

  • 12 tickets to the Beastly Ball­
  • Reserved seating for you and your guests at Treetops Terrace­
  • Name or corporate logo listed on signage and digital screens throughout the event, plus event website and Beastly Ball invitation (deadline for invitation recognition is February 24, 2023)
  • Early access to the event for you and your guests.  Enjoy a head start on all of the exciting activities offered at the Beastly Ball
  • GLAZA President Tom Jacobson will guide you on an insider’s tour of the L.A. Zoo for six people in a motorized cart, including a special jaguar feeding and keeper talk. A GLAZA photographer will capture memories of the experience for you.

$24,100 is tax deductible

HIPPOPOTAMUS PATRON

$15,000

  • Eight tickets to the Beastly Ball­
  • Reserved seating for you and your guests at Treetops Terrace­
  • Name or corporate logo listed on event website
  • A private tour for six people in a motorized cart to get an insider’s look at the L.A. Zoo. Tour options include: “Hooves and Horns, “Birds Around the World,” “Great Apes,” or “A Look at the LAIR.” A GLAZA photographer will capture memories of the experience for you.

$14,400 is tax deductible

FLAMINGO PATRON

$10,000

  • Six tickets to the Beastly Ball­
  • Reserved seating for you and your guests at Treetops Terrace­
  • Name or corporate logo listed on event website

$9,550 is tax deductible

ALLIGATOR (INDIVIDUAL) TICKETS

$1,500

  • One ticket to the Beastly Ball

$1,425 is tax deductible

Sponsorship & Underwriting Support

Through sponsorship and underwriting, corporate partners can enhance their presence at the 2023 Ball and their support of GLAZA while reaching an engaged, influential audience. To learn more, email Kevin O’Brien at [email protected] or Oscar Dizon at [email protected].

A History-Making Event: 2022 Recap

The 2022 Beastly Ball fundraising gala on Saturday, June 4 was a roaring success! Bringing in $1.4 million, the 2022 Ball was one of the top-grossing events of its kind in the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s history. Many thanks to everyone who attended the Ball and participated in the silent auction, and, of course, to host Joel McHale, honorees B. Natterson-Horowitz, M.D. and Kathryn Bowers, and the first-ever Betty White Conservation Hero Award recipient, Stephen Badger.

With the glittering constellation of celebrities and VIPs in attendance, the brightest star of the evening was the late GLAZA trustee and lifelong animal advocate Betty White, who was honored at a pre-Ball “White Carpet” reception and during the evening’s program. Joel McHale, CEO and Zoo Director Denise Verret, GLAZA President Tom Jacobson, Betty White Conservation Hero Stephen Badger, and surprise guest Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti all shared personal anecdotes about Betty and her lasting and loving legacy, while more than a few members of the audience teared up during a moving video tribute “narrated” by Betty herself, which you can view below. Auction items donated by Betty’s estate—including personal jewelry, clothing, and signed memorabilia—generated tremendous excitement among fans around the globe and contributed to the most successful Beastly Ball silent auction, ever.

Returning in person for the 2022 Beastly Ball was exhilarating, and it was great to see so many sponsors, friends, and animal lovers come out in support of GLAZA and the Zoo’s mission.

GLAZA President Tom Jacobson

The Beastly Ball 2022 program featured a moving tribute to the late Betty White, who, along with being one of the world’s most beloved entertainers, was a longtime GLAZA trustee, trailblazing conservation advocate, Honorary Zoo Keeper, and much more.

Conservation Impact

The Beastly Ball has raised millions to support the L.A. Zoo’s local and global conservation and education efforts.

In this era of rapid global species loss and disappearing habitats, the leadership role that the L.A. Zoo is taking to save species while inspiring the next generation of conservationists has never been more important. Your support of the Beastly Ball is key to ensuring the success of the mission. Join us.

About GLAZA

For more than 50 years, the private, nonprofit Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) has funded exhibits, capital projects, field conservation efforts, education and community outreach programs, and more at the Los Angeles Zoo, an international leader in the preservation of wildlife and care of animals. GLAZA currently boasts more than 41,000 GLAZA member households, among the largest membership bases of any Los Angeles cultural organization, and a volunteer corps of more than 250.