16th Annual Conservation Leadership Awards Dinner

Location: Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 East Delaware Place

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Conservation Leadership Awards is an exclusive dinner hosted by the Chicago Zoological Society Trustees and Women's Board to recognize individuals and organizations for their collective impact on conservation efforts that are transforming our vision of how we INSPIRE conservation action, ENGAGE our communities, and RESTORE wildlife populations and people's connection to nature.

For more than 80 years, the Society has provided a safe haven for the species of the world, and has been a destination with compelling exhibits and programs, a source for transformational conservation efforts, and an incubator for future conservation leaders. Each year, at the Conservation Leadership Awards Dinner we celebrate the achievements of those who share our vision to INSPIRE, ENGAGE, and RESTORE. This year, we celebrate the following:

Edith Rockefeller McCormick Partnership Award

Disney Conservation Fund & Wildlife Conservation Network

Corwith Hamill Lifetime Achievement Conservation Award

Barbara Levy Kipper

George B. Rabb Conservation Medal

Dr. Colleen Begg, Co-Founder & Managing Director of the Niassa Lion Project


Seating for this event is limited.

Tables of ten at $50,000, $25,000, $10,000, and $5,000.

Individual tickets are $500.

For more information and to purchase tickets, contact:
Susan.Ahern@czs.org or 708.688.8393

Backstage Adventures at Brookfield Zoo

Penguin Encounters!

Join us for a unique close encounter with Humboldt penguins at Brookfield Zoo.

Sign Up for Zoo Classes

Parents and young explorers can experience serious fun at one of our Family Play Classes!

Free Admission for Military Personnel

To show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the men and women in the United States Armed Forces, the Chicago Zoological Society is offering free admission to Brookfield Zoo to all active, reservist, and retired members of the military. Qualified personnel who present a valid ID at one of the zoo's admission booths will be admitted free of charge.