Join us for a magical evening of cocktails, gourmet dining, and animal friends!
San Diego Zoo's annual black-tie, fund-raising gala will benefit lemurs, fossas, and more in our brand-new Madagascar habitat. This year's party celebrates the 30th anniversary of R•I•T•Z (Rendezvous in the Zoo) and takes place under the stars at the San Diego Zoo on Saturday, June 15, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. R•I•T•Z Co-chairs Jane Fetter and her daughters, JJ Fetter and Margi Fetter Graham, along with 90 volunteers, are planning a party that will transform the Zoo grounds into a magical setting. It will be an unforgettable evening that includes:
R•I•T•Z Challenge 2013
Help us meet the R•I•T•Z Challenge provided by Honorary Co-chairs Audrey S. Geisel and Dragon & Don Sherman.
Lavish hors d'oeuvres, hosted cocktails, and a 3-course gourmet dinner.
Joan Embery & Friends
Conservation ambassador Joan Embery and her animal friends.
Dance to the music of Wayne Foster Entertainment.
Benefiting the animals of San Diego Zoo's new Madagascar exhibit.
$450 per person
$900 per person
R•I•T•Z Circle Preferred Seating
Contact R•I•T•Z Reservation Chair Marilyn Neumann:
Reserve your tickets today, as they sell out quickly. This is an event you won't want to miss!
Since it began in 1984, R•I•T•Z has raised over $12 million for the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. Beneficiaries at the Zoo include Sun Bear Forest, Gorilla Tropics, Elephant Odyssey, Ituri Forest, and Pygmy Chimps at Bonobo Road.
R•I•T•Z recipients at the Safari Park include Tiger Trail, Lion Camp, and the Paul Harter Veterinary Medical Center. The Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program and San Diego Zoo Global conservation programs in the Caribbean have also benefited from R•I•T•Z.