Hancock Whitney
Rescheduled to: Thursday, October 28, 2021
7-11 PM

**Cocktail Attire**

Now, More Than Ever, Your Animals Need You.

For more than four decades, funds raised for Zoo-To-Do events have long supported programs and conservation efforts while celebrating the animals you love. Your Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do support will ensure we can continue to care for your animals and be a community gathering space for generations to come. 

Celebrate Audubon's Conservation Efforts for Whooping Cranes

Whooping cranes are an endangered species that neared extinction in the 1940s. Whooping cranes are the tallest North American bird, and are named for their distinctive “whooping” call. 

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Thank you to our generous 2023 sponsors!

Luxury Car Raffle Sponsor


Call of the Whooping Crane Sponsors

Luxury Raffle Partner

Burkart Family
Eugenie & Joseph Jones Foundation
Michele Reynoir and Kevin Clifford

If you would like to be a Sponsor or Patron, please call (504) 861-5107 or email zootodo@auduboninstitute.org.

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Headline Entertainment: 
The Phunky Monkeys

Cooper Plaza Entertainment:
Alexey Marti Band

Front Gate Entertainment:
Tin Men

Supporting Entertainment: 
Where Y'acht

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Lexus Vehicle Raffle
Luxury Silent Auction
Hancock Whitney


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Conservation Champion Sponsor

Silent Auction Now Closed

Autographed Zion Williamson Basketball

Friend & Co. Emerald Necklace

Original Artwork from George Dunbar

Let's dance! Be the talk of the town with a priceless autographed basketball by the man himself, Zion Williamson.

Everyone will be green with envy for this handmade teardrop emerald pendant and white gold diamond necklace weighing more than 5 carats.

Palladium leaf over white and gray clay with die keen, 19 x 25 inches. Donated in memory of the late Mrs. Kitty Duncan who was an influential part of Audubon Zoo history and the Zoo-To-Do fundrai

 Bid on these fabulous items and more online on Friday, August 28 and ending Sunday, September 13. 


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Luxury Vehicle Raffle

Buy Lexus Vehicle Raffle Tickets!

The 2023 Zoo-To-Do Luxury Vehicle Raffle features a 2023 LEXUS NX 250 generously donated by LEXUS of New Orleans. This car, valued at $40,315, epitomizes luxury and convenience. Drawing will be held at 10:00 p.m., April 28, 2023. Winner will be contacted the next morning (4/29/23) via phone. 

The Luxury Vehicle Raffle is sold out!

Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do Silent Auction in partnership with the New Orleans Pelicans

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45TH Annual

Answer the call of the whooping crane at this year's

Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do


April 21, 2023

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Pelicans Suite Experience

Friend & Co. Jewelry

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Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do 2023

April 28, 2023

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May 6, 2022

Hightail It to Audubon Zoo: Celebrate Spider Monkeys

Celebrate Audubon Zoo’s Spider Monkey Habitat Expansion and Conservation Efforts!

Black Tie or White Linen Suit for Gentlemen & Cocktail Attire for Ladies  - Ages 21+ 

8 PM - 11 PM 
Sponsor & Patron Entry: 7 PM

Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do Sponsor and Patron packages or tickets can be purchased online or by calling (504) 861-5107. Sponsor and Patron package orders received after April 25 will be available at Will-Call beginning at 6:00PM on May 6, 2022. Online ticket sales close at 5:00PM on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Walk-up tickets will be available at Zoo-To-Do between 6:00PM – 8:00PM on Friday, April 29, 2022.

To be listed in the invitation, please purchase by February 15, 2022. To be listed in the program, please purchase by April 18, 2022.

Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do is an adults-only event; you must be 21 to enter. Children, including babies, are not permitted. Louisiana law prohibits the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by any person under the age of 21, unless accompanied by his or her parent or spouse over the age of 21. 

Proper attire is required: black tie or white linen suit for men and cocktail attire for women. 

According to IRS guidelines, only contributions over the value of dining and entertainment are tax deductible. The non-deductible value of Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do is $60/ticket. This is a rain or shine event. Should you be unable to attend, please consider your contribution a donation; there will be no refunds. 

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Sponsor/Patron Benefits

$12,500 Conservator Sponsor

$7,500 Curator Sponsor

$2,500 Wondrous Wildlife Sponsor

Gayle Benson Automotive Family of Dealerships

Burkart Family 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

Bart & Cherise Farris

 Jerome S. Glazer Foundation, Inc. 

The Gustaf W. McIlhenny Foundation

Michele Reynoir & Kevin Clifford 

Sholas Medical Consulting, LLC T. 

T. Parker Host

Valero Energy Foundation

ThirtyNorth Investments, LLC 

Zemurray Foundation 

Maria T. Bierniak

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 CAPTRUST New Orleans

Mathilde and Richard Currence

Henry Street Fund

The Eugenie and Joseph Jones Family Foundation

Linda & Gordon Kolb and Holt & Gordo Kolb

Christopher Villere

Virginia Boulet & Alvin R. Albe, Jr.

Bayou Tree Service

Bellwether Technology Corporation

Bowling Christiansen Law Firm

Caesar's Entertainment

Entergy New Orleans, LLC

GVH Field Strategies, LLC

Jones Walker LLP

Beth and Hugh Lambert

NOLA Couture

Search Influence

Kitty & Stephen Sherrill

Anne and Sandy Villere III

$5,000 Keeper Sponsor

Conservation Champion

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Friday, April 28, 2023
Audubon Zoo

A Zoopendous thank you for your support of our 2022 Zoo-to-Do events. 

We are grateful for your support of Audubon Nature Institute, and for your participation in our Zoo-To-Do Silent Auction and the LEXUS Luxury Car Raffle. 

Celebrate Audubon's Conservation Efforts for Whooping Cranes

Whooping cranes are an endangered species that neared extinction in the 1940s. Whooping cranes are the tallest North American bird, and are named for their distinctive “whooping” call. 

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Headline Entertainment: 
The Phunky Monkeys 

Featured Entertainment: 
Geovane Santos Duo 
Jose Fermin and Merengue4-FOUR

$2,500 Explorer Sponsor

The Almar Foundation

Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery


Maria T. Bierniak

Ashley and Edgar Bright

Gillian & Brian Connon

Cox Communications


Carver Darden

Design the Planet - Marketing Agency

Kelly and Carmen Duncan 

Eskew Dumez Ripple 

First Horizon 

Fishman Haygood, LLP 

Drs. Leslie and Brad Gottsegen 

Cary & Deb Elam Grant

Heymann Foundation

Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Charles Koch & Abigal Taub

Lynne & Rick McMillan

Peggy and Jack Laborde

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries

Merritt & Elly Lane

Sarah & Adam Laurie

Morphy Makofsky Inc.

Marrero Land and Improvement Association, Limited

New Orleans & Company

Nola Lawyers 

OAM Gift Fund

Ochsner Health System

Machelle and John Payne 

Rose Dermatology and Laser Center 

Seatrax, Inc. 

ThirtyNorth Investments, LLC 

Beth and Steve Tope 

Tommy and Linda Westfeldt


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