Monkey Business Zoo Ball

A wild evening filled with success and a little bit of monkey business, the Women’s Board of the Lincoln Park Zoo raised over $1.2 million at the 37th annual Zoo Ball, sponsored by Guggenheim.

Amidst howling red wolves and roaring lions, Women’s Board President Peggy White and co-chairs Katie Gledhill and Caroline Huebner welcomed over 850 attendees to one of the top fetes of the year. Featuring delectable food by Jewell Events Catering and frolicking music by Rendevous, guests were entertained under colossal white tents elaborately decorated in an ‘East Meets West’ theme designed by Event Creative.

Lincoln Park Zoo is opening a new animal exhibit, the first one in nine years. Proceeds from the evening’s event will underwrite a habitat, the Regenstein Macaque Forest, to house Japanese snow monkeys. And there’s more: a new Lionel Train Adventure, an improved west entrance and an expanded plaza surrounding Eadie Levy’s Landmark Café.

Guests stopped by A Little Scene’s mobile studio for a chance to create a flip book ‘souvenir.’ They stood in front of a video camera and acted giddy for 20 seconds, then waited for their scene to be converted into a flip book. Check it out below!



About Cindy Burns

Currently writing for TCW's 'Woman About Town' column, Cindy Burns covers Chicago's social scene, events, fashion, and interviews women and men who are making a difference in the world. With an M.A. in American History from DePaul University, Ms. Burns is an author, freelance writer, avid reader and researcher. Ms. Burns has spent over 20 years serving on charitable boards and organizations, and currently serves as a member of the Women's Board of the Joffrey Ballet and the Women's Auxiliary Board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago. She is also an Honorary Member of the Children's Service Board of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. When Ms. Burns isn't running around Chicago covering current events, you can find her biking, on the tennis courts, or hiking in a mountainous region of her choice.