If you’re like me then you never turn down an excuse to put on a fancy dress and a nice pair of heels, all while supporting a great cause of course. Zootopia is that exact event, every year Zoo New England puts together their annual black tie fundraising gala. Presented by Citizens Bank, Zootopia brought the zoo to Cambridge’s waterfront Royal Sonesta Boston Hotel.
With the Zoo’s mission in mind, this fundraiser seeks to “inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations by creative fun and engaging experiences that integrate wildlife and conversation programs, research, and education.” In hopes of generous donations, the Zoo goes all out, the evening begins with an elegant cocktail hour where guests get to meet some of the Zoo’s education program animals- AWESOME! Now how can you possibly follow that up you might ask? With a stunning reception venue, delicious food, and spending money to enhance the programs at the Zoo! Following the cocktail hour comes the auction. And don’t go thinking this gala was all work and no play, dancing was highly encouraged, if not mandatory.
Special Thanks to the team who made this event a success:
Venue: Royal Sonesta | Zoo: New England Zoo | Hotel: Sonesta Hotel | AV: KVLav | Bidding: 501 Auctions | Floral: Winston Flowers | Planner: AE Events | Photography: Allegro Photography