Thank you to everyone who attended our event and took part in our online auction. Zootopia 2019 was a resounding success thanks to your support. 

About the event

Zootopia, Zoo New England's annual fundraising gala, "brought the Zoo” to the Cambridge waterfront's Royal Sonesta Boston Hotel. The evening began with a cocktail reception and auction followed by a spectacular dinner and dancing. During the cocktail reception, guests had the opportunity to meet some of the Zoos’ animal ambassadors.

Zootopia was hosted by NBC 10 Boston, necn anchor Latoyia Edwards and chief meteorologist Matt Noyes.

Event proceeds help further the Zoos’ mission to inspire and educate the next generation of conservation stewards and leaders.

For more information or to inquire about tickets or a table sponsorship for 2020, please contact Amber MacDonald at 617-989-2012 or email amacdonald@zoonewengland.org.


Citizens Bank

Baystate Financial


Eastern Bank

Hays Companies of New England


AE Events

Anderson Kreiger

Peggy and Harris Baseman

Baystate Financial/Brighthouse Financial

Baystate Financial/Assetmark

Robert L. Beal

Elizabeth and Tom Boates

Rory Browne and Grace Chang

Capital One

CGI Business Solutions

Coke Refreshments

Commodore Builders

East Coast Slurry

Fowler Printing

The Gifford Family

Mark and Amanda Giovino

Deborah Goldberg

John Gosselin

Jean and Henry Hall

HITE Hedge Asset Management LLC

LeeAnn and Steven Horner

Inland Underwriters

Ronnie and Steve Kanarek

Mark and Gail Kelley

Ken Forrester Vineyards

Lorenda Layne and Matthew Niblack

Doug Lober

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Peter and Cindy Neville

Newburyport Savings Bank

Opthalmic Consultants of Boston

Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster

Rasky Baerlin

Svetlana Peikates-Ribaudo and Bill Ribaudo

Peter and Barbara Roberts

Janice Corkin Rudolf

Alan Stern and Laurie Tenser


The Boston Foundation

Kathleen Vieweg and Barry Berger

Peter A. Wilson & Jean C. Tempel

Winston Flowers

"Living the Mission" Award Recipient, Edward O. Wilson

We were honored to present our "Living the Mission" award to Edward O. Wilson in recognition of his deep commitment to conservation and biodiversity. 

Wilson is recognized as one of the creators of two scientific disciplines (island biogeography and sociobiology), three unifying concepts for science and the humanities jointly (biophilia, biodiversity studies, and consilience), and one major technological advance in the study of global biodiversity (the Encyclopedia of Life).

He has received over 100 awards worldwide, including the U. S. National Medal of Science, the Crafoord Prize (equivalent of the Nobel, for ecology) of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the International Prize of Biology of Japan; and in letters, two Pulitzer Prizes in nonfiction, the Nonino and Serono Prizes of Italy, and the COSMOS Prize of Japan.

He is currently Honorary Curator in Entomology and University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University.