The Women’s Board and Board of Trustees of the Chicago Zoological Society hosted the 37th annual Whirl Gala on April 28. The fundraiser grossed more than $1.3 million with proceeds supporting the animals at Brookfield Zoo, as well as the Chicago Zoological Society’s conservation, education, and community outreach programs. More than 525 guests attended the gala featuring a cocktail reception, photo opportunities with Brookfield Zoo’s animal ambassadors, and an opportunity to view a luxurious Aston Martin from event partner, Aston Martin of Glenview. This year’s theme, Whirl of Fortune, was brilliantly conveyed by chair Elisa Templeton and members of the Whirl planning committee. czs.org
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