Thank you to everyone who supported Zootopia 2013!
Zootopia 2013, a creative black-tie gala held at the newly restored Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston, celebrated Franklin Park Zoo’s centennial. Zootopia 2013 “brought the Zoo” to downtown Boston – as the Fairmont Copley Plaza Ballroom was transformed for an unforgettable evening. The event began with a VIP cocktail reception and silent auction followed by a spectacular dinner, live auction and dancing. The evening's emcee was Robin Young, host of WBUR's Here and Now. Robin has been recognized throughout her broadcasting career with honors including a Peabody award for documentary filmmaking and several Emmy awards.
This year’s Zoo Youth Hero award recipients were Anna Rose Rudy and Adam Crellin-Sazama. These awards, generously made possible by Blue Hills Bank, are given to youth between the ages of eight and 18 who have demonstrated a positive commitment to ZNE and its conservation mission, and have engaged in some outstanding action to support this. Each winner received a $1,000 scholarship to further his/her project, conservation work and education.