Welcome! Much has happened since we joined together at last year’s ZOObilee! Most notably, the Naples Zoo posted another record year. In 2011, more than 326,000 visitors enjoyed a quality zoo experience. The Zoo’s Board of Directors and staff are committed to creating a memorable visit that also inspires our guests to take proactive steps to conserve the planet’s irreplaceable resources. Last year, the Naples Zoo Conservation Fund planted over 50,000 trees in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Other highlights of the year’s projects include helping the lemurs and fosas in Madagascar; tigers in Asia; crocodiles in the Philippines; lions in Africa; and endangered butterflies and Florida panthers in the U.S. A pair of rare striped hyenas joined our collection last March. Naples Zoo is one of the only facilities to exhibit both striped hyenas and their more well-known cousin, the spotted (or laughing) hyena. In June, we added a feeding experience to our giraffe preview exhibit. The chance to hand-feed the world’s tallest land mammals has been one of the most popular interactive experiences we have ever introduced to our guests. In August, we became one of only four zoos in the U.S. where guests can see the ferocious honey badgers. Thanks mainly to a wildly popular YouTube video by Randall, a honey badger subculture has arisen. Randall even filmed our three and they now star in their very own video! And best of all, we just announced the birth of four rare fosa cubs - they’re the cutest babies you’ve never heard of. Thanks to your support the Naples Zoo has experienced amazing growth in the six years we have been a nonprofit institution. Over 2 million dollars in improvements have been added and we are just getting warmed up! This year we break ground on Phase II of Kiwa Ranch. Our critically needed new parking area will also begin construction as part of our partnership with Collier County. Please let me extend my appreciation to each of you for supporting tonight’s ZOObilee 2012 as well as our efforts throughout the year to provide a great zoo experience for our community. Sincerely,
David L. Tetzlaff Executive Director David at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe in 2011 while hosting a Naples Zoo Travel Program Safari
From The Board President It is my pleasure to welcome you to ZOObilee 2012 and thank you for choosing to spend this extraordinary evening with us as we celebrate what has been a year of exciting and unprecedented success. As President of the Naples Zoo Board of Directors, I am pleased and grateful for the community’s high regard, deep fondness and continued support for the Zoo – your Zoo. Each year presents its own unique challenges. In 2012 the Zoo will experience infrastructure changes that will allow us to provide more innovative and creative programs to captivate our visitors. Your support is critical to provide the funding to make these improvements reality as we seek to fulfill our mission and realize our goals. By being here tonight you also help further our educational and conservation efforts regionally, nationally and internationally. Together we can accomplish great things! Thank you for partnering with us. Sincerely, Paula B. Brothers President, Naples Zoo Board of Directors
Four baby fosas are the wonderful result of a long and careful introduction of Naples Zoo’s rare fosas. These carnivores from Madagascar are so unusual they are in their own scientific family.
From The ZOObilee 2012 Gala Co-Chairs Thank you for your support of ZOObilee. By joining us tonight, you are helping to bring new and exciting programs and exhibits to the Zoo that the whole community will enjoy for generations to come. In just over a decade, the Zoo has doubled its attendance; achieved three national accreditations by the AZA which sets the worldâ€™s highest standards in wildlife care; opened 6 feature exhibits in 6 years; and expanded its global conservation efforts. And because the Zoo does not receive any tax dollars for operations, that means supporters like you are making it all possible! Yet this growth is just the beginning. With plans already in the works, the next decade promises to be even more exciting than the last. Your help at ZOObilee tonight and in the future plans of the Zoo will change the lives of people and wildlife both here in Naples and around the world. With many thanks, Dr. Susan Liberski and Pam Krol ZOObilee 2012 Co-Chairs
The Zooâ€™s new herd of seven giraffe enjoy being hand-fed leafy treats by smiling guests each day.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of the following donors (as of February 24, 2012)
Fifth Third Bank
Tanzanian Safari Sponsors AAA Travel and Tauck
American Culinary Federation
Director’s Table Sponsor
Governor Rick Scott and Mrs. Ann Scott
Pride Table Sponsors
Paula and Fred Brothers Gail and Reginald Garratt Linda and Robert Ottenad Eric and Helena Thom; Jerry and Joyce Barker; Stephen Hruby and Regina Vaccarella; Donna and John Flammang; J. Roland “Jack” Lieber
Major In Kind Sponsors
Magazine: Gulfshore Life Newspaper: Naples Daily News Sponsor Mixer: Wynn’s Catering Patron Party Location: The Naples Princess
Agave Southwestern Grill Barry and Toni DeNicola John and Joanne Fisher Gastroenterology Group of Naples, P.A. Macy’s, Inc. Willow Street Advisors Wynn’s Catering
Arthrex, Inc. DeAngelis Diamond Construction St. Francis Animal Clinic
Agnoli, Brundage & Barber Andrew Hill Investment Advisors, Inc. Brennan, Manna & Diamond, P.L. Carroll & Carroll Culinary Concepts Cummings & Lockwood Susan H. Earl Gulfshore Insurance Jensen Underground Utilities Laura Lenholt M.D. McCabe’s Irish Pub & Grill Radiology Regional Center
Jerry and Laura DeGennaro Lucille Drackett Kary and Meagan Dustin Craig and Pamela Eichler Charles and Janet Feeny Robert and Joan Foreman Jeanne Guglielmi Carol Hastings Commissioner Georgia Hiller Kelly Chasnov and Lowell Huntsinger Judith Hybels Juanita and Dale King Quinn and Jane Martin Andrew and Barbara McElwaine Ross and Shelley McIntosh Matt and Mandy McLean Michael and Carol Moorman David and Jutta Parsons Ben Post Steve and Kelly Prue Barry and Toska Quinnies Rob and Donna Reiley John and Jean Rothert Herbert and Ann Rowe Miles L. (Rocky) and Mimi S. Scofield Candyce Warnick Carol Williamson
We regret any error or omission made before press time and hope that you will let us know directly at 239-262-5409 ext. 135 to correct our records.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND COMMITTEE In appreciation for their dedication and commitment to ZOObilee 2012
Naples Zoo Board of Directors Christopher P. Bray, Esq. Paula B. Brothers - President Ray Carroll Susan H. Earl Donna M. Flammang, Esq. Gail Garratt Stephen J. Hruby Susan Liberski MD - Secretary Ross McIntosh
Tim Mackay Matthew D. McLean - Pres. Elect Linda H. Ottenad Jutta Parsons David N. Pfaff Miles L. (Rocky) Scofield John Sorey David Tetzlaff (Ex Officio) Eric M. Thom - Treasurer
ZOOBILEE Co-Chairs Dr. Susan Liberski and Pam Krol
Barbara Bonk - Silent Auction Chair Debra Brown Doug Brown Nicola Bunnett Brenda Canada Gail Garratt Ellin Goetz Audrey Heffner Courtney Herrell Norann Kliewe
Kathleen Leavesley Tricia MacKay Timothy J. Morrison Liz Mossman Steve Prue Caroline Richards Douglas Rickenbach Joeann Talano Jill Wheeler Patti Wynn
with special thanks to Naples Zoo staff for event coordination and design projects.
($100 â€“ $999)
John and Shirley Berry Andrew and Hanna Cummins Susan Garber Olga Hirshhorn Ethel Kurtz Rick and Cherie Neu
William Noll Michael Oliveri and Patricia McConnell Dolores Parkes Larry Richardson Michael and Karin Standen Jay and Toshiko Tompkins
schedule of events 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
Silent Auction. Wild Welcome Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres by Animal Friends Musical Entertainment
Seacrest Performing Arts Academy Katie Robinette and the Black Tie Affair
6:45 – 7:00 p.m.
Silent Auction Ends. Torchlit Stroll to RainForest Grove
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Dinner: A Culinary Safari prepared by a collection of Naples’ most beloved chefs
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Welcoming & Preview by Zoo Director David Tetzlaff Live Auction
Wildlife Presentation hosted by Zoo Director
9:45 - 10:00 p.m.
Auction Check Out in Gift Shop
10:00 p.m. Close of the Evening
Sponsored by American Culinary Federation
Hors d’oeuvres Harissa Shrimp, Cassava & Speck Croquettas, BBQ Skirt Steak, African Coffee, Rub Snapper Goujons with Piri Piri Aioli, Kid & Cous Cous Empanadas, Wood Fired North African Flatbreads
Chef Action Stations Spiced Golden Tilefish, Grilled Watermelon & Futari Coconut, Ginger & Curry, Crunch Lamb Lollipops, Saffron & Raisin Couscous, Fried Okra, White Truffle Crema, Cape Town Pulled Oxtail Stew, Backyard Braai, Loin of Lamb Chop “Dibi” Style, Durban Samoosas with Atchar Condiment, Shellfish Ceviche, Harissa Crackers, “Coupe” - Smoked & Grilled Hangar Steak, Onion Confit Baguette, Grilled Octopus Grilled Octopus and Scallop Merquez Preserved Meyer Lemon, Heirloom Tomato, Black Grouper in Banana Leaf, Red Curry, “Cool” Vegetable Slaw Miniature pastries served family style Bamboo plates and flatware are made from sustainable bamboo and are recyclable to support our conservation mission.
Auction and Bidding Instructions We accept cash; personal checks; Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards.
Bidding opens 5:30 p.m. / Closes 6:45 p.m. 1. Each item for auction has its own bid sheet located on the table nearby. 2. To place a bid, write your name and the dollar amount you wish to bid for the item. 3. Unless otherwise stated at the top of the bid forms there will not be bid minimums. 4. Unless otherwise noted, each bid must be increased by no less than $20.00 increments. Once a bid is made, it cannot be changed or erased. 5. Under no circumstances may an auction bid sheet be removed from the tables. 6. The closing bid circled by the auction officials constitutes the winning bid. 7. In the event of a dispute, the auction referee will render a final decision and shall determine the winning bidder.
Begins after Dinner 1. Will continue without interruption until all items have been auctioned. 2. In order to enter a bid, bidder must raise his/her hand and attract the attention of the auctioneer. This must be repeated each time a bid is initiated or increased. 3. Each bid legally obligates the bidder to pay his/her bid in full if his/her bid is deemed the highest bid at the fall of the auctioneerâ€™s hammer. 4. The auction will be fast paced so the bids must be made quickly.
Silent and Live Auction Rules 1. Payment by the successful Silent and/or Live Auction bidder may be made immediately after the conclusion of the Live Auction, when all items may be paid for at one time. 2. Payment may be made with cash, personal check, VISA, MasterCard, or Discover credit cards. Checks should be made payable to THE NAPLES ZOO. 3. Payment in full on the evening of the event is mandatory. 4. All sales are final. There will be no exchanges or refunds on items by the donors or the Naples Zoo except where specified, unless the donor is unavailable to fulfill obligations as described. Please do not ask donors for exchanges or refunds. 5. Naples Zoo has endeavored to catalog and describe items and/or services correctly, but everything is sold “as is.” Certain auction items and/or services may have restrictive use or other qualifications which may affect value, application, or use thereof to bidder. 6. Many items are non-transferrable and must be used within one year of the auction, unless otherwise specified. Purchases are bound by the precise restrictions specified by the donors. The terms are non-negotiable. Please read the catalog carefully for all specifications and limitations. 7. Naples Zoo makes no expressed or implied warranties or representations of any kind or nature with respect to the property of services, and in no event shall it be responsible for the correctness of the description, genuineness, authenticity, or condition of the property or the services. No statement in the catalog or made at the sale or in the bill of sale or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty or representation or an assumption of liability. 8. By his/her purchase, the buyer waives any claims for liability against either The Naples Zoo or the donor of the property or services. 9. Neither Naples Zoo nor the donor is responsible for any personal injuries or damages to property that may result from the utilization of property or services sold. 10. Items may be picked up at the claim areas by exhibiting a paid receipt. When an item has not been displayed, the purchaser will receive a certificate or a contract for the promised gift. Items may be removed only by exhibiting a paid receipt at the door at the time of departure or authorized by a committee member. 11. Any auction purchase is tax-deductible only to the extent that the donation exceeds that of the stated value of the item. Any values stated or set regarding items being auctioned are donors’ estimates and are not warranted by the auction committee. 12. Unless otherwise specified, dates and times are to be arranged at the mutual convenience of, by, and between the donor and buyer. To avoid disappointment, please make vacation reservations well in advance. Security and cleaning deposits, when required by the donor, must be paid directly to the donor and are not included in your bid. 13. All auction items must be removed from the premises by 10:00 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the purchasers own risk. The Naples Zoo cannot assume responsibility for items left after that time. Special arrangements for pickup or delivery of large items must be made at the time of payment. 14. Upon the close of Silent Auction at 6:45 PM and/or on the fall of the hammer at the conclusion of Live Auction, the title to the items and/or service will pass to the highest bidder who thereupon assumes full risk and responsibility thereof. 15. Note, airfare is not included with any travel items.
silent auction items 1 Big Week at Little Gasparilla
4 Everglades Cozy Cabin
2 Fish the Everglades
5 Backwater Fishing
Big Week at Little Gasparilla. Escape for a week at Hideaway Bay Beach Club on Little Gasparilla Island. Accessible only by boat or ferry. Good for up to six guests. Lunch included. Value: $1000 Courtesy of Matt McLean Cross an item off of your bucket list. This day of backwater fishing in the Everglades is a thrill few get the chance to experience. Value: $600 Courtesy of Matt McLean
3 Swamp Buggy Riding for 2 in the Everglades
Antique Swamp Buggy Ride. Journey back to Florida’s past with a truly unique antique swamp buggy ride for two in Fakahatchee. Value: $500 Courtesy of Ray Carroll
Two nights in “Cozy Cabins” in Glades Haven, Everglades City. Includes a day of backwater fishing in the Everglades followed by a dinner with select wines. Value: $1000 Courtesy of Susan Liberski and Andy Hill Catch a half day fishing the backwaters of Naples and/or Marco with the 2010 and 2011 winner of the Red Snook Tournament. Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday from September 1 - October 31 or plan this March for next season. Maximum of 3 persons. Value: $450 Courtesy of Captain Bruce Jackmack
6 Hooked on Red Snook
One team entry for the 2012 Red Snook Fishing Tournament (Oct 26-28, 2012). Value: $800 Courtesy of Conservancy of Southwest Florida
Through your support, Macy’s Gives to initiatives important to you and your community – women’s health and wellness, arts, education, the environment, and HIV/AIDS research and awareness. Together, we give every star the chance to shine.
7 Paddle in Peace
Enjoy the unique environment of SWFL with these 4 passes for a day paddle trip on the Peace River. Expiration 3/31/13. Value:
Courtesy of Canoe Outpost - Peace River
10 Everglades Walking Tour
It’s easy to forget that you live in paradise. This 2 hour birding, wildlife and photo tour for 2 will remind you. No use during holidays and holiday weekends. Value: $390 Courtesy of EvergladesAreaTours.com
8 Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Zoo and Membership
11 Everglades Kayak Tour
9 Family Memberships Package
12 Vintage Autographed Animal Cracker Box & Behind-the-scenes Tour
A Family or Grandparent membership to the Zoo plus a behind-the-scenes tour with the Zoo’s Executive Director. Tour date and time to be mutually agreed upon. Value: $1000 Courtesy of Naples Zoo
Be the king and queen of Collier parents or grandparents by winning a Play Membership to the Children’s Museum, a Family Membership to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, and a Family or Grandparent Membership to the Naples Zoo. Value: $270 Courtesy of Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, and Naples Zoo
It’s easy to forget that you live in paradise. This boat assisted kayak eco tour for 2 will remind you. No use during holidays or holiday weekends. Value: $390 Courtesy of EvergladesAreaTours.com
Frank Remkiewicz, illustrator of the original iconic Animal Crackers box, has autographed a box just for ZOObilee and you. Own a piece of American culture. Then look but don’t eat on a thrilling behind-the-scenes Zoo tour with the Zoo Director. Value: $1500 Courtesy of Frank Remkiewicz and Naples Zoo
13 Hamilton Harbor Membership
Holy cow! One year social membership (no dues) to the Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club. Must activate by 6/10/12. Value: $3000 Courtesy of Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club
people at Blue Martini. Your party receives 1 cocktail each and the chef’s choice of a hand passed appetizer for the group. Date subject to availability. Value: $500 Courtesy of Blue Martini
14 Private Wine Tasting for 20
17 Casino Party in Paradise 1
Treat your friends, family and fellow wine lovers to a private wine tasting for up to 20 people. Select between a seated gathering with a class style atmosphere or a walk around event. Total Wine & More will provide eight hand-selected wines, stemware, an educational handout for tasting notes and a private room within their store. A wine expert will be on hand to discuss each delicious wine featured during your two hour private wine tasting. Value: $500 Courtesy of Total Wine & More
15 Cheers, L’Acheim, Skoal…
Drink up with 8 crystal glasses to be personalized with custom etching. We’ve included 2 bottles of wine just to make sure they work. Value: $250 Courtesy of Simply Engravable and Naples Zoo
16 Blue Martini Party
You want a 2 hour VIP cocktail party for 25
You win a limousine trip and dinner for 2 in the award winning EE-TO-LEET-KE Grill at the Seminole Casino Immokalee, where paradise plays. Total limo time is 6 hours pick up in Lee or Collier County. Must be redeemed by June 10, 2012. Value: $650 Courtesy of Seminole Casino Immokalee
18 Casino Party in Paradise 2
You win a limousine trip and dinner for 2 in the award winning EE-TO-LEET-KE Grill at the Seminole Casino Immokalee, where paradise plays. Total limo time is 6 hours. Pick up in Lee or Collier County. Must be redeemed by June 10, 2012. Value: $650 Courtesy of Seminole Casino Immokalee
19 Naples International Film Festival
Buff up your film buff credentials. Tickets for two to the VIP Opening Night Film and Party, and Closing Ceremony. One dual NIFF membership, one NIFF poster,
2 NIFF t-shirts, and 6 Silverspot NIFF film vouchers. Value: $750 Courtesy of Naples International Film Festival
20 Trailer Trash Magician
30-minute magic comedy show by Billy Ray the Trailer Trash Magician. This show is FOR ADULT AUDIENCES - Rated PG13! Value: $250 Courtesy of Millard Brooks
21 Wildlife Photography Lesson
Naples Zoo staff photographer Larry Richardson will host a photo session for one beginner photographer wanting to learn essential photo techniques and explore the capabilities of their equipment. This includes one 3-hour shooting session in the a.m. and 2 hours of critique/editing to create the final images. The session will be in March or April 2012 when the wading birds are nesting around Alligator Bay. Value: $400 Courtesy of Larry Richardson
22 Photo by Bradford & Palm Beach Ritz-Carlton Stay
Photo session with world renowned photographer Bradford at the luxurious studio located on world famous Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida. Package includes portrait session plus 20” wall portrait on canvas. Package includes an overnight stay at the 5 Diamond RitzCarlton in Palm Beach, Florida. Portrait may be of a family or individual (sorry, no pets). Session and hotel booking to occur on a mutually agreed upon date. The hotel stay is non-transferable and must be used in conjunction with portrait sitting. Does not include transportation. Value: $5500 Courtesy of Bradford Renaissance Portraits
23 Say “Cheese” 1
One 2-hour photo session, by appointment only, may be applied to wedding packages. Not applicable to prints or products. Value: $340 Courtesy of Zee Anna Photography, LLC
24 Say “Cheese” 2 Understand
towards group photography classes. Value: $100 Courtesy of Understand Photography - Avant Garde Images
25 Etched in Time
Wouldn’t you love a line drawing/etching made from your favorite photo. You’ll receive a black and white print suitable for framing and a computer file usable for reproduction on letterhead, note paper, cards, business cards, etc. Value: $350 Courtesy of Daphne Harrison Pfaff
26 Purple Sky Photography
Bring the family for an in studio photo shoot and one 11” x 14” print. Book by Sept 2012. Value: $150 Courtesy of Purple Sky Photography
27 Cheetah Photo
You’ve been spotted by this male cheetah photographed by Larry Richardson on the great plains of the Serengeti. The gorgeous picture in its 24” x 32” frame and matte provides a stunning addition to any décor. Value: $650 Courtesy of Larry Richardson
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28 Cheetah Blanket
We all know that fur is a no no. Stay warm with this blanket woven out of colored yarn mimicking the cheetah photo listed above. Value: $200 Courtesy of Larry Richardson
29 Pier Picture Perfect
Too cold for the beach? Gaze at this framed photo of Naples Pier by Jack Megala. Value: $300 Courtesy of Susan H. Earl
30 Africa Nature Photos
Itâ€™s a safari in your mind when you gaze at these gorgeous nature photos. Roller bird and African Bush Elephants both in Okavango Delta, Botswana; and leopard in Londolozi Private Game Reserve, South Africa. Frame these vibrant pics with a $200 gift certificate from Aldecor Custom Framing. Value: $300 Courtesy of David Parsons and Aldecor Custom Framing
31 Oil Zebras
Whatâ€™s black, white, and red all over? This stunning, framed painting of 2 zebras. Value: $1100 Courtesy of Jane Delaney Uttley
32 Club at Olde Cypress
One Tee-Time for up to Four Players at the Club at Olde Cypress Value: $200 Courtesy of Club at Olde Cypress
33 Golf and Lunch for Fore (1)
Golf and lunch for 4 at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Value: $500 Courtesy of The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
34 Golf and Lunch for Fore (2)
Golf and lunch for 4 at The Club at Pelican Bay. Value: $600 Courtesy of The Club at Pelican Bay
35 Golf for Fore
Golf for 4 at The Club at the Strand. Value: $500 Courtesy of The Club at the Strand
36 The Club at The Strand Membership This one year membership includes full use of clubhouse facilities, dining, parties/ events, multi-media center, meeting/party rooms, swimming and spa. Value: $1590 Courtesy of The Club at the Strand
37 The Club at Naples Bay Resort
The Club at Naples Bay Resort has provided a one month membership. Value: $650 Courtesy of The Club at Naples Bay Resort
38 En Garde!
Dodge and parry your way to fun and fitness with 3 months of unlimited group fencing classes from Naples Fencing Center. Expires 6/1/12. Value: $300 Courtesy of Naples Fencing Center
41 Trianon Hotel & Roy’s
Take a staycation with a 2 night stay in a deluxe room at Trianon Hotel which includes a continental breakfast. While you’re in Bonita, learn to cook with lessons and lunch for 2 at Roy’s Bonita Springs. Value: $480 Courtesy of Trianon Hotel and Roy’s Bonita Springs
42 Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort
Naples Transportation & Tours has provided 2 passes for Segway of Naples Tours and 2 passes for Naples Trolley Tours. Value:
Resort to the luxe life with a 3 day/2 night stay in a Coastal View Room at the RitzCarlton. Valid from 5/15/12 to 12/16/13. Excludes holidays and blackouts. Value: $800 Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton
Courtesy of Naples Transportation & Tours
43 Hilton and Shula’s
39 Sit Down, Stand Up, Tour the Town
40 Naples Grande Beach Resort
Call your friends up North and ask how the shoveling is going. Laugh and tell them how two nights in a Signature Gulf-View room can make life grand. Value: $600 Courtesy of Naples Grande Beach Resort - A Waldorf Astoria Resort
The Hilton Naples has provided a 2 night stay in a deluxe guestroom. Eat like a legend at Shula’s with a $100 gift certificate. Value: $400 Courtesy of Hilton Naples and Shula’s
Arthrex is Making People Better Through Medical Innovation, Employee Development and Community Involvement We are Proud to Support the Naples Zoo Arthrex is a global leader in arthroscopic and sports medicine product development and educational services for orthopaedic surgeons. We proudly call beautiful Southwest Florida our home, and we are passionate about contributing to a stronger, healthier community. It is especially rewarding to honor and recognize outstanding organizations that share our commitment to enriching the lives of others.
44 Custom ZOObilee Bench
This ceramic and concrete bench with an African mark motif was created exclusively for ZOObilee by local artist Jim Rice. Value: $1500 Courtesy of The Clay Place
45 A Pot to Plant In
This set of 3 large cobalt blue Vietnamese garden pots will make neighbors gather to take a gander at your garden. Value: $420 Courtesy of East Indies Home Collection
46 Steuben Vase
Your flowers will be jealous in this beautiful Sunset Handkerchief Vase by Steuben. Value: $600 Courtesy of Thalheimers Jewelry
47 Cat Slide
Show you’re cat crazy when you wear this 14K gold cat slide 5.4 DWT diamonds and sapphires. Value: $870 Courtesy of Paradise Jewelry
48 Turquoise, Pearl & Silver
You’re belle of the ball with this turquoise and freshwater pearl necklace and earring set handcrafted in sterling silver with a
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handcrafted toggle clasp. Value: $400 Courtesy of Maria Hackney
49 Amazonite & Carnelian
This 20-inch Tibetan pendant necklace is set with amazonite and carnelian beads on a sterling silver wire with an antique gold clasp. The earrings are gold filled French wire with amazonite and carnelian. Just to be safe, keep these away from Superman. Value: $250 Courtesy of Jennifer Landis Designs, LLC
50 Nordstrom Girlfriend Party
You and up to 19 of your friends are invited to a private evening of shopping at Nordstrom Waterside. Value: $400 Courtesy of Nordstrom Waterside
51 Masterpiece Mixer Party
Ladies Night! A private party is yours for up to 10 adults at Masterpiece Mixers Paint and Party Studio. Expires 9/30/12. Value: $350 Courtesy of Masterpiece Mixers Paint & Party Studio
52 Robert of Philadelphia
Treat your tresses to world class hair design with a Four Seasons of Beauty package (4 deep conditions treatments, and 4 haircuts and styles.). Value: $350 Courtesy of Robert of Philadelphia Hair Design
53 For a Better Looking You
Pamper yourself with smoother, softer skin. See and feel the benefit of a microdermabrasion treatment and receive a skin consultation by Dr. Kent Hasen. If only Ponce de Leon knew. Value: $200 Courtesy of Kent V. Hasen, MD - Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Naples
54 Complete Makeover
You’re perfect, but it may be possible to become a 10+. Go for it with a complete makeover from Extra Ordinary Image plus a signed copy of “Extra-Ordinary Image.” Value: $2500 Courtesy of Extra Ordinary Image
55 Venetian Bay
Get the latest fashions, fine jewelry and the best waterfront dining at Venetian Village
with two $50 gift certificates. Value: $100 Courtesy of The Village on Venetian Village
56 Abracadabra! Estee!
You are ready for a night on the town with a manicure and pedicure from Abracadabra Salon & Spa and a stocked Estee Lauder makeup kit. Value: $150 Courtesy of Abracadabra Salon & Spa and Macy’s
57 Bice Ristorante & Shakers
Eat the perfect meal at Bice Ristorante with a $100 gift card. And back home, everything tastes better with these Italian Salt and Pepper shakers from A Mano. Value: $145 Courtesy of A Mano and Bice Ristorante
58 Watermark, Swan River & Service
Eat well at Watermark Grille with two $25 gift certificates, and one $50 gift certificate to Swan River Seafood. Recreate and bone up on your serving skills with these bone salad servers, bone bottle opener, a horn salt cellar with spoon, and decorative bird. Value: $275 Courtesy of Watermark Grille, Swan River Seafood, and Summerfields
59 Hello Dolly Dinner
63 Under the Streetlamp
Dinner for 2 on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Vergina Restaurant and 2 tickets to Hello, Dolly! on March 24, 2012. Value: $130 Courtesy of Susan H. Earl and The Naples Players
4 tickets to Under the Streetlamp, a cast of Jersey Boys alums, on Friday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. Value: $170 Courtesy of Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall of Edison State College
60 Wicked Awesome Tickets
64 Rigoletto in Sarasota
61 The New York Tenors
65 Nursery Lamp
4 tickets to Wicked on Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. Value: $425 Courtesy of Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall of Edison State College
2 tickets for Sarasota Opera’s performance of “Rigoletto” on Thurs, Nov 1, 2012 at 8:00 p.m., or Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Value: $200 Courtesy of Sarasota Opera
4 tickets to The New York Tenors on Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. Value: $318 Courtesy of Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall of Edison State College
Let there be light with this Victoria Mackenzie Childs nursery lamp. Value: $450 Courtesy of Zazou
62 Bizarre Zimmern
Relax, read, snuggle, spend, and feed with a reticulated comforter, 3 books, a giraffe plush toy, a giraffe pin, and a private giraffe feeding for 4 and Meet the Keeper at the Zoo. Feeding date to be mutually agreed upon. Value: $500 Courtesy of Susan H. Earl, Frank Remkiewicz, and Naples Zoo
4 tickets to Andrew Zimmern, host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods, on Friday, April 20 at 8:00 p.m. Value: $162 Courtesy of Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall of Edison State College
66 Giraffes Galore
67 Wigglebutt Walks
Long on love for your dog but short on time? All in the Paws Pet Sitting has provided two 30-40 minute dog walk visits and a massage (for your dog). Keep showing your love with a certificate for 2 free days of doggie daycare or 2 free nights of doggie boarding plus a bath (for your dog). Value: $250 Courtesy of The Wigglebutt Inn and All in the Paws Pet Sitting
68 Clean, Clothed, and Quiet
Children are best when clean and clothed (and quiet). A full size hooded bath towel with two coordinating washcloths is for bath time. A $50 gift card to Beth Mone takes care of the beautiful clothes. A plush giraffe from Beth Mone will keep them occupied. Value: $135 Courtesy of Vintage Giggles, Inc. and Beth Mone Children’s Shoppe
69 Shelley Plays Schuman
Two premium orchestra center front tickets to the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra Classical concert, “Shelley Plays Schuman,”
at the Phil on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. Value: $124 Courtesy of Philharmonic Center for the Arts
70 One Hour Massage 1
Relax and unwind with a one hour massage in your home. Value: $100 Courtesy of Pamella Nichols - Massage Therapist
71 One Hour Massage 2
Relax and unwind with a one hour massage in your home. Value: $100 Courtesy of Pamella Nichols - Massage Therapist
72 Elton John Concert Tickets
On Tuesday, March 13th, 2012, at 8:00 p.m., you will Feel the Love at Germain Arena. Two tickets to Elton John with his band can be yours. Value: $278 Courtesy of Germain Automotive Partnership
73 Electra Cruiser
Ride for fun and fitness with this ladies Electra Cruiser bike. Value: $240 Courtesy of Naples Cyclery
74 The Island Co.
Get into the tropical vibe with a tote bag filled with the island spirit. Value: $300 Courtesy of The Island Co.
75 Collier’s Reserve Golf
Golf for 4, with cart and greens fees, provided by Collier’s Reserve Country Club. Value: $600 Courtesy of Collier’s Reserve Golf
Add a new dimension to your garden, with Orchidscaping. Thomas Hecker will add a dozen blooming Dendrobium orchids to your favorite tree (orchids included). Thomas Hecker is a horticultural consultant/ designer with over 2 decades of experience at world-class institutions. Value: $500 Courtesy of EcoBotanic Designs, Inc.
77 Addicted to Fitness
Not all addictions are bad. Get into the best shape of your life with a 1 year membership to Addicted To Fitness. Value: $340 Courtesy of Addicted to Fitness
78 The Best of Fifth Avenue
Eat and shop on famous Fifth Avenue South: $50 gift certificate to Bistro 821; lunch for 2 at Rossopomodoro; $20 gift certificate to the Café; and 4 $50 gift certificates to Best of Everything. While you’re in the area, stop by Aurelio’s and mangia with a $25 gift certificate. Value: $325 Courtesy of Bistro 821, Rossopomodoro, the Café, Best of Everything and Aurelio’s
79 Poison Dart Frogs
Add a decorative splash to your décor with these 2 poison dart frog figures. Value: $75 Courtesy of Lady from Haiti and Moore
80 Tea at Dusk
Beautiful, framed painting, “Tea at Dusk,” by Itzchak Tarkay with certificate of authenticity. Value: $225 Courtesy of Sue Dennis
81 Tarkay Painting
This beautiful, framed painting by Itzchak Tarkay will brighten any room. Value: $225 Courtesy of Sue Dennis
82 Arabesque of Naples
Encapsulated in a black and gold animal print vessel and created from fine limoges porcelain, this candle features a lid with a 24K gold panther. Value: $100 Courtesy of Arabesque of Naples
83 Private Yacht Cruise
Cruise the Gordon River with a private 1.5 hour sunset excursion for up to eight guests on a Meridian 459 cruising yacht. Value: $400 Courtesy of Karen Clawson
84 Weekend Getaway at Bayfront
You’re the king and queen of Naples with this Bayfront package: 2 night stay in a Luxury Waterview Room at the Bayfront Inn (after April 30th); 4 hour boat rental from Naples Extreme Family Fun Spot; Dinner at Roys; Dinner at Stoney’s Steakhouse; Lunch at Tavern on the Bay; Lunch at Waterfront Bamboo Tropical Grille at Bayfront; Drinks at Shane’s Cabana Bar; and Breakfast at Chrissy’s. Value: $1380 Courtesy of
Bayfront Inn, Naples Extreme Family Fun, Roy’s, Stoney’s Steakhouse, Tavern on the Bay, Waterfront Bamboo Tropical Grille, Shane’s Cabana Bar, and Chrissy’s
85 Golf Club and Lesson
An awesome driver from Shane’s Golf Shop plus 30-minute golf lesson with Brian Diver at Hibiscus Golf Club. Value: $410 Courtesy of Shane’s Golf Shop and Hibiscus Golf Club
86 VIP Dine Around
Your party of 4 will have 5 star treatment on your private dine-around at 5th Avenue’s finest restaurants. Value: $300 Courtesy of Pazzo!, Cucina Italiana, Chops City Grill, and Yabba Island Grill
87 Sweet Accessories
You’re accessorized for the rest of your life with this beautiful lot. Value: $516 Courtesy of Sweet Charity
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88 Wine & Music
Enjoy an evening of wine and music for 30 people at Steinway Galleries Naples. Value: $1,500. Courtesy Steinway Galleries Naples.
89 $1,000 Towards a Piano
$1,000 gift certificate toward the purchase of a piano. Value: $1,000 Courtesy Steinway Galleries Naples.
90 Feel as Good as You Look
One year club membership to Briggs Wellness Center at Naples Community Hospital. Plus enjoy a 1-hour personal training session and a 50 minute massage. Value: $815. Courtesy of Briggs Wellness Center at Naples Community Hospital.
END OF SILENT AUCTION ITEMS
PATRON PARTY Live Auction itemS Robert Bruce Bielka Lion
This majestic lion by Robert Bruce Bielka is regal in every detail. It is three dimensional, 1.3 inches long and completely hand engraved in 18 karat gold with sapphire eyes. The chain is 22 inches long and entirely hand made in 18 karat gold. Both are made in Bielkaâ€™s workshop in New York City. Retail Value: $8,900
A Bouncy Baby - Baby Grand, that is.
Courtesy of Steinway Galleries Naples, enjoy a one year lease for an Essex baby grand piano from Steinway & Sons with a QRS state of the art player piano system. Polished ebony finish. Value: $3,000
ZOObilee Live Auction itemS Private Night Eyes Tour for 20
A Private Night Eyes Tour for 20 at the Naples Zoo with Zoo director David Tetzlaff is your nighttime gateway to adventure! You and your guests will dine on amazing food provided by Carrabbaâ€™s. Date to be in Fall 2012 at a mutually agreeable time. Value: $3,000
Port Royal Jewelers
Luxe shine is yours with an 18K white Gold and Diamond Turtle pendant with approximately 1.50 cts of Diamonds. Value: $1,850
Kamalame Cay is a private island resort just off Andros Island in the Bahamas. Enjoy 3 nights and 4 days for 2. Excludes March, April, and Christmas & New Year holidays. Airfare not included. Value: $3,000
Black and Bronze Bear Breakfast
This bronze Bear & Cub by James Tandi from Native Visions on Fifth Avenue will bring to bear compliments in any part of your house or yard. Rave to your neighbors as you reminisce about your breakfast for 4 with Zoo Director David Tetzlaff in the Black Bear Hammock Everglades Cottage. Value: $3,000
A Night on the Town with Robin Cook Brag to all that you and three of your friends have had dinner with Robin Cook and his wife. Prove it by flaunting your signed copy of his newest book. Travel in style with 4 hours of free limousine service from The Marino Group. You’ll also have possibly the best dinner of your life at La Playa Private Beach Club (up to $600) at La Playa Hotel generously donated by Mr. and Mrs. Reg Garratt. Value: $3,000
Private Ranch Tour of Old Florida
Four lucky people will enjoy a tour of old Florida on a swamp buggy. You may see game including deer, hog and maybe the elusive Florida Panther. This is a unique chance to experience the real “old Florida.” This once-in-a-lifetime adventure is followed by a unique meal created and prepared by Culinary Institue of America trained and former Zoo board member Ted Hudgins. Date to be Fall 2012 on a mutually agreed upon time. Value: $5,000
Luau for 100 at the Zoo
Russell’s Clambake has donated a luau for 100 people to be held at the Zoo. Wynn’s Catering will donate up to $500 worth of wine/beer and staff services for your luau and party for 100. Everything is included except gratuity for servers, linens, tables, and chairs. Date to be agreed upon by all parties. No weekends from 12/1/12 - 4/30/13. Value: $6,000
Port Royal Jewelers - Exclusively for ZOObilee Outshine them all with this pair of 18K white Gold and Pave Diamond Hoop earrings with 3 cts of Diamonds. Created exclusively for ZOObilee 2012. One of a kind, handmade, never to be reproduced again. Fashioned after our very own spider monkeys. Value: $6,500
Live Auction item
King of the Zoo Membership Be the envy of all your friends with the wildest membership in town! Your amazing benefits include: Two tickets to ZOObilee 2013. The Everything Zoo Membership! Free entry for two named adults and all their children and grandchildren of any age when accompanied by one of the two adult King of the Zoo members. Enter the Zoo anytime during regular Zoo hours until our signature fundraising event in 2013. Bring 4 guests with you for free each time you visit! Private Animal Encounter with Zoo Director David Tetzlaff. To be scheduled in advance, based on availability. A Zoo path named in your honor until next year’s fundraiser. A path sign will be placed for all the Zoo guests to see. It’s like having a street named after you! 2-hour Behind-the-Scenes tour of the Zoo with Director David Tetzlaff. To be scheduled in advance, based on availability. VIP Reserved Parking! A reserved spot in the main lot, in front of the gift shop with your name on the sign until the 2013 fundraiser. Go out in the dark! A private Night Eyes Tour for up to 20 people. Must be scheduled in advance, based on availability. Enjoy two tickets to the Zoo Supporter Breakfast with the Zoo Director and other Conservator & Patron Members plus group animal encounters and a special cruise. Date yet to be scheduled. Help support the care of your favorite animal as an Animal Parent Protector in the Zoo’s new animal care sponsorship program. Mingle with other Zoo benefactors and Patron Members at an evening cocktail reception with the Zoo Director. Date yet to be scheduled. Host a private party for up to 60 guests from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for your family, friends or business at Naples Zoo! To be scheduled in advance, based on availability. Does not include food, beverages, rentals or animal encounters. Value: $10,000
Courtesy of Naples Zoo
All benefits must be used prior to 2013 Signature Fundraising Event.
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Safari For Two with Naples Zoo Director! Tanzania: Serengeti to Zanzibar
Experience East Africa’s famed locales and wildlife. Relax in your hotel room overlooking the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Experience true luxury in the finest hotels and a tent camp fit for royalty. Fly on a hot air balloon followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush! Experience thrilling game viewing in national parks and many other adventures from the interior to the island of Zanzibar. Best of all, you’re traveling with Tauck, the global leader in premium guided travel adventures. Leave the hassles of traveling behind. In-country flights insure your 12 days are well spent. You’re treated like an individual - no name tags to make you look like a tourist. Everyone gets a window seat in the landrovers. And in most locations, your luggage will be in your room before you are. Tauck looks to every detail with their own landrovers, hot air balloons, and guides. Along with Tauck’s experts, your tour will be escorted by David Tetzlaff, Naples Zoo Director. Tetzlaff traveled to Africa in his youth with his parents, Zoo Founders Lawrence and Nancy Jane Tetzlaff (Jungle Larry & Safari Jane). More recently Tetzlaff was in Namibia’s Northern Kalahari in 2008 and South Africa and Zimbabwe in 2011. He is eager to return to East Africa in his first safari back since 1972. Share in the excitement for 12 days starting October 6, 2012!
Didn’t win the trip tonight? You can still go! Learn more at www.napleszoo.org/travel
If Director’s Trip is full, a second departure with Director of Conservation Tim Tetzlaff begins on September 22
Courtesy of AAA & Tauck World Discovery
Note: International airfare is not included. If October doesn’t fit your travel plans, your Safari tickets can be used for a different departure date.
Naples Zoo Events: 2012 April 6 - 8: Wild Easter Eggs The animals will rip into giant papier-mâché eggs stuffed with their favorite treats – raw meat, insects and fruit. April 21: Party for the Planet™ AZA’s Annual Earth Day Event Discover fun ways to be green and save money. Hosted nationwide by Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredited institutions.
November 9 - 12: Veteran’s Day Weekend Online Offer for Military Personnel Free. Dec 13–24: 12 Days of Wild Holiday Fun It’s not a partridge in a pear tree or five golden rings, but for 12 days, Naples Zoo will be delivering gifts to the animals.
May 5: IntN’l Migratory Bird Day This annual celebration of the incredible journeys of migratory birds will be presented by three area National Wildlife Refuges. May 13: Mother’s Day Online Offer for Free Ticket for Mom with Child Ticket Purchase. May 18 - 21: Armed Forces Day Online Offer for Free Admission for Military Personnel. May 25 - 28: Memorial Day Weekend Online Offer for Free Child with Paid Adult. June 15 - 18: Father’s Day Want to get rid of those half-empty bottles of cheap aftershave from previous Father’s Days? Dads can trade those for free Zoo admission. July 1 - 7: Independence Day Week Online Offer for for Military Personnel Free. Aug 1 - 31: Emergency Workers Free To show appreciation for the police, paramedics, and firefighters. Aug 31 - Sept 3: Labor Day Weekend Online Offer for Free Child with Paid Adult. October 20: Boo at the Zoo Have a “spooktacularly” good time celebrating Halloween during Boo at the Zoo.
Alligator Bay Feeding Please review events and entry requirements in detail online at www.napleszoo.org. Events & Dates Subject to Change
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