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Coors Will Preside Over 25th Anniversary of Zoo's Largest Fundraiser
Denver, CO - Community volunteer Meredith Coors is providing leadership as Chair of the 2014 Do At The Zoo gala, set for June 19. Presented by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, this year the event commemorates its silver anniversary. Guests of the zoo's largest fundraiser and Denver's favorite summer party will support the zoo's general operations and celebrate 25 years of success and improvements.
Coors is no stranger to event planning, having co-chaired both SafeHouse Denver's 2009 gala, "Monte Carlo Nights," and the Children's Museum of Denver "40th Birthday Bash" in May 2013. Over the years she also has volunteered for a number of local organizations, including the Junior League of Denver and St. Anne's Episcopal School. In addition to currently serving as a board member for The Colorado Ballet Auxiliary and Denver Kids, Inc., Coors joined Denver Zoo's board in December of 2013.
Carrie Horton, General Manager at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, will be leading the fundraising efforts as the 2014 Do At The Zoo Corporate Committee Chair. Horton has been involved with Do At The Zoo and the corporate committee since 2011.
Do At The Zoo kicks off on Thursday, June 19 at 6 p.m. for early entrance VIP Party and at 7 p.m. for regular ticket holders. Denver Zoo will close at noon on June 19 to set up for the gala. Tickets for the event go on sale January 28. This event sold out in 2012 and 2013.
Featuring more than 60 of Denver's top restaurants serving their best menu items, guests also will experience music, dancing and close-up animal encounters in the incomparable setting of Denver Zoo at twilight.
In its 25-year history, more than 45,000 Do At The Zoo guests have raised more than $11 million to improve Denver Zoo and support its animal conservation efforts. This began in 1990 with the groundbreaking of the zoo's Tropical Discovery exhibit, a habitat for fishes, reptiles and amphibians and continued with exhibits like the seven-acre Primate Panorama and the 10-acre home for Asian elephants, Malayan tapirs and greater one-horned rhinos, Toyota Elephant Passage. Proceeds from this year's event will support the zoo and all of its daily operations including the care and feeding of nearly 4,000 animals.