Zoo Ball History

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2018
Co-chairs Krista Coan and Allyson Pooley
Theme Zoobilee, Celebrating 150 Years!

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2017
Co-chairs Mary O. Pearlman and Shawn G. Sandor
Theme The Mane Event

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2016
Co-chairs Lisa Genesen and Christine Tierney
Theme Penguins in Paradise

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2015
Co-chairs Karen Eisenbart and Denise Stefan Ginascol
Theme Arctic Blast

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2014
Co-chairs Katie Gledhill, Caroline Huebner
Theme Monkey Business

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2013
Co-chairs Jennifer Caruso, Charlotte K. Monhart and
Vasiliki Weiden
Theme Wild at Heart

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2012
Co-chairs Cindy Ross Polayes and Susu Meder
Theme The Great Catsby

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2011
Co-chairs Rosemary Jones, Susan Erler and Kirsten Rider
Theme Hollywood & Vines

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2010
Co-chairs Kim Theiss and Peggy White
Theme Rock & Roar

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2009
Chair Patricia G. Cutilletta
Theme Spots and Stripes Forever:
Celebrating an American Treasure

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2008
Co-chairs Susan F. Erler and Karen V. Peterson
Theme An Evening in the Emerald City

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2007
Co-chairs Debra M. Clamage and Anne S. Heller
Theme Zoodio 54: The Glittering Ball

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2006
Co-chairs Joan Leydon Siff and
Kimberly Orput van der Zanden
Theme Timbuktu to Xanadu: An Exotic Evening at the zoo

 

2005
Chair Anne S. Heller
Co-Chairs Joan Leydon Siff and Abby Didrickson Zanarini
Theme Zoolin Rouge

2004
Co-Chairs Josephine E. Heindel and Myra Reilly
Theme Swing!

2003
Co-Chairs Courtney J. McEniry and Josephine E. Heindel
Theme Carnevale! Animali! A Venetian Masked Ball

2002
Chair Martha Cannis
Co-Chairs Trudene Giesel and Karen L. Meister
Theme Bamboleo: The Rhythm of South America

2001
Chair Karen Goodyear
Co-Chair Diane Sprenger Clark
Co-Chair Gale Gottlieb
Theme A Walk on the Wild Side

2000
Chair Nan Nygaard
Co-Chair Debra M. Clamage
Theme Music of the Night

1999
Chair Dana Shepard Treister
Co-Chairs Donna LaPietra and Joan Sulzer Werhane
Theme Cirque du ZOOleil: Deja ZOO

1998
Chair Donna LaPietra
Co-Chair Denise L. Stefan
Theme Cirque du ZOOleil

1997
Chair Denise L. Stefan
Theme 20th Anniversary of the Women’s Board

1996
Chair Mrs. Ralph W. Applegate, Jr. (Helen)
Co-Chairs Mrs. Allen Hochfelder (Stephanie) and Mrs. Victor L. Lewis, Jr. (Jayne)
Theme Zoo Babies Ball

1995
Chair Marie L. Gaudette
Co-Chairs Mrs. William E. Bennett (Susan) and Sonia Blicharz Larkin
Theme Orient Yourself to the Zoo

1994
Chair Myra Risher
Co-Chairs Mrs. David C. Phillips (Susan) and Denise L. Stefan
Theme The Magic of Lincoln Park Zoo

1993
Co-Chairs Mrs. Clark Hagerty (Jean) and Mrs. Michael J. Oslac (Emma)
Theme ExZOOberance (20th Anniversary of the Women’s Board)

1992
Co-Chairs Mrs. Saul Siegel (Janis) and Mrs. Jan Tom Wong (Janice)
Theme Aurora Borealis – An Evening Under the Stars (Canadian)

1991
Co-Chairs Mrs. Thomas C. Sheffield, Jr. (Pam) and Mrs. Michael R. Treister (Dana)
Theme Swiss Soiree

1990
Co-Chairs Mrs. John F. Hechinger (Mary) and Mrs. Robert O. Wienke (Jane)
Theme A Night on the Nile

1989
Co-Chairs Nena Ivon and Mrs. Michael P. O’Malley (Kay)
Theme Le Bal du Zoo (French)

1988
Co-Chairs Mrs. J. Paul Beitler (Penny) and Mrs. Wayne C. Stevens (Suzanne)
Theme Bali, Bangkok, and Beyond

1987
Co-Chairs Mrs. James R. Adams, Jr. (Jenny) and Mrs. John M. Trainer, III (Nancy)
Theme A Midsummer Night’s Fantasy

1986
Co-Chairs Cynthia Holmes and Mrs. James Schink (April)
Theme Zoo Ball Fiesta

1985
Chair Mrs. Robert L. Giesel (Trudy)
Co-Chairs Mrs. Raymond H. Drymalski (Sally) and Mrs. Ronald M. Gonsky (Carol)
Theme A Walk on the Wild Side (Safari)

1984
Co-Chairs Mrs. Edward Goldfarb (Alicia Kimball) and Mrs. Jerry K. Pearlman (Barbara)
Theme 200th Anniversary of Hot Air Ballooning

1983
Co-Chairs Mrs. Louis A. Lehr, Jr. (Sherry) and Mrs. Dennis A. Molloy, Jr. (Mary Jane)
Theme No Theme, just an elegant party!

1982
Chair Mrs. Melvin A. Olshansky (Roberta) and
Co-Chair Mrs. Andrew McNally, IV (Jeanine)
Theme Brazilian Mardi Gras

1981
Co-Chairs Mrs. Owen H. Deutsch (Bonnie) and Mrs. Edward Byron Smith, Jr. (Maureen)
Theme The Zoo Ball – A Circus Extravaganza

1980
Co-Chairs Mrs. Charles A. Ault, III (Valerie) and Mrs. Richard J.L. Senior (Diana)
Theme Super Zoo Ball

1979
Co-Chairs Mrs. Arthur L. Dunne (Meg) and Mrs. Charles P. Leffel (Gay)
Theme Friday the 13th – Black Cats

1978
Chair Mrs. Robert M. Steiner (Penny)
Theme Penguin Theme

1977
Chair Mrs. Keith K. Stocker (Debbie)
Theme Zoo La La