Women's Board of Lincoln Park Zoo

Photo by John Reilly Photography.

October marked the 40th anniversary of the Women’s Board of Lincoln Park Zoo. While the original group in 1976 was comprised of 10 women, the group now boasts 130 members from the Chicagoland area. The Women’s Board hosts the annual Zoo Ball, the largest fundraising event for the zoo — for five consecutive years, the black-tie gala has raised more than $1 million. Additionally, the board has hosted more than 80 events to contribute to the success of the zoo, while supporting its capital, conservation and education efforts. Throughout the past 40 years, the Board has raised more than $25 million.

Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark St.

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