Thank you to our generous sponsors, donors, committee, and guests for making this year’s event really groovy! Be sure to save the date for Zoofari Ball XXXIV: August 24, 2019.

Zoofari Ball XXXIII

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5:30 – 11 PM


When the moon is in the Seventh House, and Jupiter aligns with Mars, you’ll know it’s time for Zoofari Ball, the best party under the stars. Flash back to the 1960s when lava lamps were cool, baby, and let the good vibrations from The Replicas fuel the flower power on the dance floor. The food is gonna be far out, with delicious cuisine that will blow your mind, including signature cocktails, fine wines, and epic cuisine from Zoo Catering Services by Rincon.



Union Bank


The Crawford Family
The Dreier Family
Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree


Bella Vista Designs, Inc.
Belle, Daniel, Felix & Colette Cohen
Fantasy Settings, LLC
Mimi Michaelis
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
Ventura Volkswagen & Ventura Toyota


Frank Schipper Construction
Herbert & Bui Simon Foundation
HUB International Insurance Services, Inc.
The Hurst Family
Hutton Parker Foundation
The Krainer Family
Montecito Bank & Trust
Northern Trust
Pacific Compensation Insurance Company
Rudi Schulte Family Foundation
Straus Foundation
John C. Woodward


Jeff & Margo Baker Barbakow
In memory of Polly Blackburn
Mary Lou & William Brace
Bright Event Rentals
Cottage Children’s Medical Center
CSU Channel Islands
Justin Fareed & Family
Gary Frolenko Engineering & Elissa Rubin
Patricia & Alan Griffin
Stina Hans & Joel Kreiner
John & Kielle Horton
Kelly Jensen
Gerd & Pete Jordano
Kayne Anderson Rudnick Wealth Advisors
Robin & Brian Kopeikin
La Cumbre Animal Hospital-Beverly Holmes, DVM & Eve Kuesis, DVM
Elizabeth & Joseph MacPhee
Katharine Mallin
Mosher Foundation—Yvette & Jeff Giller
The Pryor Family in honor of Kelly Jensen
Salon Elite of Ventura
Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services, LLC
Tri-County Produce – John Dixon
Vernon Construction
Wells Fargo Private Bank
Crystal & Cliff Wyatt

Premier Catering

Rincon Events

Premier Event Design

Behind the Scenes Event Design by Lisa Carter-Alford

Premier Print

Boone Graphics

Premier Raffle

Robertson International Travel Consultants & UnCruise Adventures

Premier Wine

The Brander Vineyard



There are many opportunities for your business to support Zoofari Ball. By becoming involved with the Zoo, you’ll join a community committed to the preservation of animals and support a beloved local institution.

Contact Taryn Choquette by email or phone (805) 679-8442 to become a sponsor of this year’s Zoofari Ball.

Zoofari Ball Sponsor Benefits

Zoofari Ball XXXIII Committee

Kelly Jensen

Lauren Amundson
Marcy Bazzani
Ross Beardsley
Nancy Beaver
Elaine K. Mah Best
Christy Borneman
Wendy Campbell
Katy Cutaran
Ashleigh Davis
Colleen Dennis
Mindy Denson
Sandy DeRousse
Jessica Fisher
Patricia Griffin

Joan Hollman
Michael Hurst
Kelly Jensen
Kim Kirkhart
Jessica Kolbe
Tracy Krainer
Marjorie Large
Desiree Lekhraj
Kirk A. Martin
Randee Martin
Sue McCue
Julia McHugh
Dean Noble

Robyn Parker
Bill Pasini
Pam Polan
Pam Powers
Anne Ramsey
Elissa Rubin
Shelley Schulte
Heather Schuyler
Suzan Searcy
Amy Sloan
Betsy Turner
Shannon Vernon
Greg Wilson
Jean von Wittenburg

Event Coordinators
Lisa Carter-Alford, Nancy McToldridge, and Taryn Choquette