Thrive 2014




Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.


Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 6th Avenue

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About Thrive


What is Thrive? 


Woodland Park Zoo’s annual spring fundraiser, Thrive, brings together over 700 Puget Sound Region business and community leaders, giving them an inside glimpse into what makes our institution a world-class zoo. Thrive also raises over $400,000, critical funds needed to support the zoo’s animal care and naturalistic exhibits, worldwide wildlife conservation efforts and educational programming for all ages. 

Thrive 2014 is Wednesday, March 19 at 7:30 a.m. at Seattle’s Downtown Sheraton Hotel.


Why attend/support Thrive? 


Business leaders, philanthropists, and community members attend Thrive because it is a wonderful opportunity to support an important community treasure, Woodland Park Zoo. 

For 115 years, Woodland Park Zoo has sparked delight, discovery and unforgettable memories while teaching people to understand and protect wildlife. Where else can millions of people go eye-to-eye with magnificent creatures, learn about the critical landscapes that sustain their—and ourexistence, and engage with communities around the globe working to protect them? People who experience the wonders of the natural world are inspired to protect it. 

Guests to this breakfast event will learn more about our zoo's role in conservation efforts in the Pacific Northwest, a bioregion with a national and global reputation for its scenic beauty and relative wildness. Woodland Park Zoo's Living Northwest initiative combines conservation programs that focus on native species restoration, habitat protection, wildlife education and human-wildlife conflict mitigation across the region—strategies that improve the health of our wildlife populations, ecosystems and communities.

Guest speaker, Chris Morgan, has over 20 years of experience working as a wildlife researcher, guide and educator on every continent where bears exist. He founded Western Wildlife Outreach, which has garnered acclaim as a model of effective education outreach in the North Cascade and Selkirk Mountains as it successfully engages rural communities in grizzly and black bear information dissemination. Chris has also appeared in numerous television specials, including PBS NATURE's Siberian Tiger Quest and Bears of the Last Frontier, BBC/Discovery's Great Bear Stakeout, and Wildlife Media's BEARTREK, a global campaign and independent feature documentary for bear conservation. Thrive guests will learn more about Chris's adventures, which have taken him around the world in search of the planet's most fascinating carnivores. 

Learn more about Chris Morgan

Chris Morgan, Thrive Guest Speaker

Special guest speaker, Chris Morgan


What does it cost to attend Thrive? 

There is no charge to attend Thrive 2014. We do ask guests to consider a minimum donation of $150. Guests who make a gift of $500 or more will be automatically enrolled in our Wild at Heart donor pack.


How can I support Thrive?

You can support Thrive by attending or even building a table of ten: invite your friends to learn more about Woodland Park Zoo! Or help us underwrite the event cost by considering an event sponsorship or general donation.



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