Guests mingled with a sloth, penguin and wallaby at the 36th annual event at Brookfield Zoo (8400 W. 31st, Brookfield). Hosted by the Women’s Board and the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Zoological Society April 29, the event was emceed by ABC 7’s Judy Hsu and co-chaired by board members Stephanie Bryan Kangas and William C. Kunkler III. The more than $1.2 million raised by the 620 guests will support the animals at Brookfield Zoo and the Chicago Zoological Society’s conservation and education programs.
Get involved: The organization hosts an afternoon barbecue for dads at The Pavilion Park (8400 W. 31st, Brookfield) on Father’s Day June 18. For tickets ($41.95, $31.95 children), visit Czs.org.
Photos by Kelly Tone, John Reilly and Jim Schulz