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Thrive 2015



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

6:00 p.m.

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Tickets to this event start at $250.

Featuring Guest Speaker and Conservation Leadership Award Honoree
Dr. Rodrigo Medellín
“The Bat Man of Mexico” 


Thrive Leadership Awards is  an awards dinner and fundraiser that brings together close to 300 Puget Sound region business and community leaders, as well as conservation leaders and local philanthropists, giving them an “inside glimpse” in to what makes Woodland Park Zoo a valued community asset.  During this exciting evening (February 28, 2017) at the Four Seasons downtown, Woodland Park Zoo will honor three more individuals and/or organizations within our zoo community who have been inspired to protect animals and the environment around them. 

Guy C. Phinney Corporate Leadership Award - Brown Bear Car Wash and the Odermat Family

Outstanding Philanthropic Leadership Award - Rick and Nancy Alvord

Woodland Park Zoo Youth Conservation Award – Katherine Fry

These individuals and organizations have taken extraordinary action to help further Woodland Park Zoo’s mission of conservation. Guest speaker and inaugural Conservation Leadership Award honoree, Dr. Rodrigo Medellín, has dedicated his life to the study and conservation of bats and other mammals. Rodrigo is a celebrated Senior Professor at the National University of Mexico’s Institute of Ecology, has produced over 200 publications, and works with projects and students in 16 countries on all five continents.


Tickets to this event start at $250.

Why Attend / Support Thrive?

Thrive Leadership Awards is a key fundraiser for Woodland Park Zoo. All funds raised at this event are used to support the daily work of the zoo and its programs, which include:

  • Maintaining excellence in animal care and cutting-edge animal health

  • Naturalistic exhibit design which enhance experiences for both animals AND guests

  • All-ages environmental education programs that engage members of the community in conservation and science-learning

  • Partnerships with field conservation programs locally and around the world, aimed at saving endangered species and their habitats


For more information or to RSVP, please contact:

Bridget Dolan, Thrive Manager