Beastly Ball 2022

Saturday, June 4, 2022, 6 p.m.

Hosted by Joel McHale

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

Experience

The “best party in town” returns to the Zoo, with favorite L.A. eateries, special animal experiences, dazzling entertainment, an incredible silent auction, and more. It’s the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s largest and most important fundraiser of the year, bringing in critical support for our work on behalf of the Los Angeles Zoo and its efforts in wildlife conservation, public education, and creating innovative experiences to connect people with nature.

The program will feature a special tribute to beloved GLAZA trustee and lifelong animal advocate Betty White and her extraordinary service on behalf of GLAZA and the Los Angeles Zoo. We are pleased to announce that the Beastly Ball Conservation Hero Award will be renamed in her memory. 

Ways to Participate

Anyone can join in the excitement and purpose of the Beastly Ball!

Purchase Ball tickets

$1,500 AND UP
Make it a night to remember for you and a date, your family, valued clients or business contacts, or stellar employees. The ticket price is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

BECOME A SPONSOR OR UNDERWRITER

STARTING AT $500
Connect your company or brand with the Zoo’s wildlife conservation mission and the Ball’s influential attendees. Learn more.

Bid on silent auction items, including priceless treasures from Betty White

STARTING AT $35
Our online silent auction features wild items and experiences for any budget. You can browse and pick your favorites right now, then make bids when the auction opens on May 27, all from your phone, wherever you are. Pre-register now to receive a notification when the auction is live. 

Show your support with a cash donation

ANY AMOUNT YOU CHOOSE
If you’re not able to attend the Ball, you can still contribute to our most important fundraiser of the year. Make a much-appreciated tax-deductible donation.

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Honorees

2022 Beastly Ball Honorees

B. NATTERSON-HOROWITZ, M.D., AND KATHRYN BOWERS

Authors of Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health and Wildhood: The Astounding Connections Between Human and Animal Adolescents

2022 Betty White Conservation Hero

In honor of our beloved Trustee Betty White’s extraordinary service on behalf of GLAZA and the Los Angeles Zoo and her lifelong commitment to animals, we are pleased to announce the renaming of the Conservation Hero Award in her memory.

STEPHEN BADGER

Former Chairman of Mars, Incorporated, and founding investor of Seeds of Change

Restaurant & Beverage Partners

Many thanks to the following restaurants, caterers, and beverage partners for showcasing their fabulous food and drink for the enjoyment of all at the Ball.

Dulan’s on Crenshaw
El Cholo—The Original
Hotville Chicken
In Good Taste Wines
John Kelly Chocolates
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
La Casita Mexicana by Chefs Jaime and Ramiro
Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Spirits
McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams
Momed
Paquera Mezcal
Pink’s Hot Dogs
Sammy’s Beach Bar Cocktail Company
Taste of the Wild Catering at the Los Angeles Zoo
The Federal Bar
Vicez Events
WhistlePig Whiskey Co.
Yakumi

Beastly Ball Committee

Honorary Committee Chair

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Committee Co-Chairs

Sam Enoch
Naomi Rodriguez
Franco Terango

Committee

Courtney Appell
Wendy Denham
Brian Diamond
Brian Hodous
Tom Jacobson
Kelly Brock Jennings
Tyler K. Kelley
Melinda Peters
Jennifer Thornton Wieland
Denise Verret

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.

Tickets

For event information and to make your reservation, please contact Natalie Poveda at 323-486-4253 or [email protected].

Packages

Gorilla Patron

$100,000 ($98,500 is tax deductible)

  • 20 tickets to the Beastly Ball
  • Reserved seating for you and your guests at Treetops Terrace
  • Name or corporate logo listed on printed collateral, signage, and digital screens at the event
  • An invitation for four guests to an exclusive champagne toast reception with Beastly Ball honorees B. Natterson-Horowitz, MD, and Kathryn Bowers
  • Opportunity to name a select L.A. Zoo animal and celebrate with a breakfast and behind-the-scenes tour for 10

Condor Patron

$75,000 ($73,800 is tax deductible) 

  • 16 tickets to the Beastly Ball
  • Reserved seating for you and your guests at Treetops Terrace
  • Name or corporate logo listed on printed collateral, signage, and digital screens at the event
  • An invitation for four guests to an exclusive champagne toast reception with Beastly Ball honorees B. Natterson-Horowitz, MD, and Kathryn Bowers
  • Lunch and private show for 10 with L.A. Zoo Director & CEO Denise M. Verret in the Angela Collier World of Birds Theater

Elephant Patron

$50,000 ($49,100 is tax deductible)

  • 12 tickets to the Beastly Ball
  • Reserved seating for you and your guests at Treetops Terrace
  • Name or corporate logo listed on printed collateral, signage, and digital screens at the event
  • An invitation for four guests to an exclusive champagne toast reception with Beastly Ball honorees B. Natterson-Horowitz, MD, and Kathryn Bowers
  • 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

Jaguar Patron

$25,000 ($24,100 is tax deductible)

  • 12 tickets to the Beastly Ball
  • Reserved seating for you and your guests at Treetops Terrace
  • Name or corporate logo listed on printed collateral, signage, and digital screens at the event
  • An invitation for four guests to an exclusive champagne toast reception with Beastly Ball honorees B. Natterson-Horowitz, MD, and Kathryn Bowers
  • A VIP cart tour for six with GLAZA President Tom Jacobson that includes a special jaguar feeding and keeper talk

Hippopotamus Patron

$15,000 ($14,400 is tax deductible)

  • Eight tickets to the Beastly Ball
  • Reserved seating for you and your guests at Treetops Terrace
  • Name or corporate logo listed in printed collateral
  • An invitation for two guests to an exclusive champagne toast reception with Beastly Ball honorees B. Natterson-Horowitz, MD, and Kathryn Bowers
  • A private cart tour for six offering an insider’s look at the L.A. Zoo; theme options include “Hooves and Horns, “Birds Around the World,” “Great Apes,” or “A Look at the LAIR”

Flamingo Patron

$10,000 ($9,550 is tax deductible)

  • Six tickets to the Beastly Ball
  • Reserved seating for you and your guests at Treetops Terrace
  • Name or corporate logo listed in printed collateral
  • An invitation for two guests to an exclusive champagne toast reception with Beastly Ball honorees B. Natterson-Horowitz, MD, and Kathryn Bowers

Alligator Tickets

$1,500 ($1,425 is tax deductible)

  • One ticket to the Beastly Ball

Auction

Whether you’re celebrating at the party or relaxing at home, you can be part of this year’s Beastly Ball auction and bid on the wildest items. Items are currently available for preview at this link. Bidding will open at 10 a.m. PDT on May 27. To participate in the auction, you must first register to create an account. Register early to receive a notification when the auction is officially open.

Auction Tips

Support

Individuals and corporate partners can enhance their presence at the Ball and their support of GLAZA through sponsorship, underwriting, or advertising.  

Corporate Sponsorship

Connect your company and brand with the Los Angeles Zoo’s wildlife conservation mission and the Beastly Ball’s influential supporters. This unforgettable and impactful evening offers a unique opportunity to demonstrate community leadership and corporate social responsibility.

Benefits include:

Increased visibility to Beastly Ball attendees supported by marketing efforts; the Ball delivers a diverse audience including generous Zoo donors, community, corporate and entertainment leaders.

A variety of corporate sponsorship and underwriting opportunities for recognition during the Beastly Ball including:

  • Presenting Sponsor
  • Official Product
  • Associate Sponsor
  • Underwriting opportunities

To learn more about participating and customizing opportunities, please contact Kevin O’Brien, Director, Corporate Partnerships at 323-412-8754 or [email protected].

Underwriting

With opportunities ranging from $500 to $5,000, underwriting event elements or entertainment offerings demonstrates a heightened commitment to the Ball and its mission. Download the PDF below for more information.

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.

Beastly Ball Sponsors

US Bank and Children's Hospital Los Angeles