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Saturday, May 5, 2018
6:30 p.m. to Midnight

Honoring Jim Postl

Co-Chairs: Peggy Kostial and Macey Reasoner Stokes

Can you hear it? It’s the sound of orangutans and siamangs calling. It’s the sound of frogs, hornbills, and the steady drop of rain on the forest floor. It’s The Rhythm of the Rainforest—and our theme for Zoo Ball 2018 at the Houston Zoo!

Set for Saturday, May 5, An Evening in Borneo Presented by Phillips 66 will raise vital funds for our Houston Zoo, which works on the front lines in Borneo to protect its precious wildlife from deforestation caused by unsustainable palm oil production and poaching.

The annual Zoo Ball is a black-tie event with a wild twist—there’s nothing else quite like it in Houston! You’ll meet Ambassador Animals, bid on exclusive silent and live auction items, enjoy a fabulous seated dinner and dance ‘til midnight to live music from Taylor Pace Orchestra. We’ll also take this opportunity to honor Houston Zoo Board Member Jim Postl for helping grow the Zoo to unimagined heights through his leadership and generosity.

We can’t wait to celebrate and support our Houston Zoo with you at Zoo Ball!

Zoo Ball 2018 Underwriting Opportunities

Bornean Orangutan Benefactor - $100,000
Clouded Leopard Champion - $50,000
Bornean Elephant Benefactor - $25,000
Helmeted Hornbill Hero - $15,000
Pangolin Protector - $10,000
Sun Bear Supporter - $7,500 (limited availability)
Flying Squirrel Friends - $1,000 (tickets)

Reserve Your Place at Zoo Ball


Unable to attend? You can make a contribution here.

Print & Mail

Zoo Ball 2018 Underwriting Form

For questions, please contact Ginger Moon at or call (713) 533-6584.

Tickets on sale April 5

Join Flock and Zoo Ball patrons for an exciting evening of cocktails, late night bites and dancing to live music by Taylor Pace Orchestra.
8:30 p.m. to Midnight
Black Tie
Open Bar

$125 per person for non-members
$100 per person for Flock and Ambassadors members

Alfredo Arvide
Cody Carpenter
David Chapa
Summer Reeves
Sarah Worley


As of 3.26.18

Presenting Sponsor

Clouded Leopard Champions

Peggy Kostial/Macey and Bob Stokes


Bornean Elephant Benefactors

Lisa and Dave Blackwood/Debby and Jeff Young
Ben Carey and John B. Connally IV
Cathy and Joe Cleary
Beverly and Jim Postl
Macey & Harry Reasoner
Tessa Lesley and Carl Stutts

Helmeted Hornbill Heroes

Baker Botts L.L.P./Mindy and Josh Davidson
Trang and Alan Cormack
Susie and Joe Dilg
Leticia and Steve Trauber

Pangolin Protector

Anne Griffin Bike
Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors
Molly and Jim Crownover
Mary S. and Jack Dawson
Debra and Mike Dishberger

Katherine Shanks Dodd/Josie and Michael Jones/
Carol and Dan Price/Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Shanks

Anne S. and Charles W. Duncan, Jr./Marty & Kathy Goossen

Marty and Richard Finger/Kelley and Stephen Lubanko

Heidi and Luis Galito/Veronica and Jake Guillory/
Elizabeth and Nick Karam/Nicole and Brian Miller

Kat Gallagher
Annie and Bob Graham
Tandra Jackson and Derick Perkins
Memorial Hermann
Stacy and Dee Methvin
Amy and Jeff Miers


Sun Bear Supporters

Dave Black

CIBC Atlantic Trust/Courtney and Bas Solleveld

Tracey Countryman
NGP Energy Capital Management
Jenny Elkins

Cathryn Gabor and Rob Fuller/Ann and Gene Wheeler

Amy and Blair Garrou/Jennifer and Chris LaPorte/Ruthie and Adam Miller/Melanie and Danny Savitz/Molly and Coert Voorhees


Janet and Doug Hamel/Celia and Larry Veselka

Rosi and Jorge Hernandez
Beecher Reagan
Susan and Barrett Reasoner

Flying Squirrel Friends

Stanford and Joan Alexander
Cheryl Ballard and Charles Jones
Peggy and Bill Barnett
Cathy and Dr. Gary T. Brock
Renee Bumpus and Farina
Elizabeth Cosgrove and Camron Smith
Linnet Deily
Michele and Jeff Dodson/KPMG LLP
Dr. Cullen Geiselman
Dr. Cullen Geiselman
Edward Griffin
Vicki and Bob Harvey
The Hildebrand Fund
Jill and Dunham Jewett
Ann and Stephen Kaufman In Honor of Jim Postl
Diane and Donald Kendall
Shannon and Gary Margolis
April McGee
Nancy McGregor and Neal Manne In Honor of Jim Postl
Taft McWhorter
Jeffrey C. Newman
Suzanne and Bob Nimocks In Honor of Jim Postl
Shawn Raymond
Laura and Tim Roberts
Linda and Jerry Rubenstein
Leslie and Shannon Sasser
Barbara and Joe Sheldon
Kimberly and David Sterling In Honor of Jim Postl
Ellie and Jack Sweeney
Ileana Trevino In Honor of Jim Postl
Betty and Jess Tutor In Honor of Peggy Kostial
Carol and Andy Vickory
Randa and K. C. Weiner
Dava and Jim West
Randa and Charlie Williams
Joanne G. Wilson
Wortham Insurance

Host Committee

As of 1.31.18

Anne Griffin Bike
Jane Block
Cathy and Dr. Gary Brock
Deborah and Gardner Cannon
Ben Carey
Cathy and Joe Cleary
John B. Connally IV
Trang and Alan Cormack
Elizabeth Cosgrove & Cameron Smith
Mindy and Joshua Davidson
Carolyn and Platt Davis
Mary S and Jack Dawson
Linnet F. Deily
Susie & Joe Dilg
Mike and Debra Dishberger
Katherine Shanks Dodd
Jenny Elkins
Sidney and Don Faust
Lorrie and Mike Foreman
Kevin J. Foyle
Cathryn Gabor and Rob Fuller
Heidi and Luis Galito
Kat Gallagher
Amy and Blair Garrou
Cullen Geiselman
Barbara Segal Goldfield
Kathy and Marty Goossen
Annie & Bob Graham
Rosi and Jorge Hernandez
Winell Herron
Leslie & Tom Hix
Tandra C. Jackson
Jill and Dunham Jewett
Myrtle Jones
Diane and Donald R. Kendall
Jennifer & Chris Laporte
Harriet and Truett Latimer
Mike Mahlstedt and Kyle Dutton
Kathrine G. McGovern
Nancy McGregor and Neal Manne
Stacy and Dee Methvin
Amy and Jeff Miers
Bobbie Nau
Anne E. Neeson
Suzanne and Bob Nimocks
Stacy Perlitz
Beverly and Jim Postl
Alie and Dave Pruner
Alicia & Shawn Raymond
Macey & Harry Reasoner
Susan and Barrett Reasoner
Tim & Laura Roberts
Sybil Roos
Leslie and Shannon Sasser
Rosemary and Matt Schatzman
Stephanie and Kirby Shanks
Courtney and Bas Solleveld
JJ and Gerry Spedale
Leigh and Bill Stubbs
Leticia and Stephen Trauber
Betty and Jess B. Tutor
Molly and Coert Voorhees
Randa and K. C. Weiner
Randa and Charlie Williams
Austin and Susan Young