November 18, 2020
7:00 p.m.



Thank You!

Thank you for 15 years of supporting conservation through Thrive! In light of our changing times, Woodland Park Zoo will not be hosting a Thrive event in 2021 or beyond. We look forward to providing special recognition for our wildlife heroes and inspiring conservation action in new ways, without hosting a large in-person event. If you have any questions, please reach out to

If you’re interested in other Woodland Park Zoo events, please check out Jungle Party or All For Animals Giving Day and Walk. Thank you!


Celebrating Conservation Leadership

Thrive 2020 co-chairs Warren Brown, EdD, and Patti Savoy invite you to support wildlife conservation with Woodland Park Zoo.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all in many ways. The planet and its people have shown great resiliency during these challenging times. As we see the positive environmental impacts of changing human behavior, we must think about how we can carry this momentum forward for the benefit of people and animals everywhere.

Restrictions on travel and social distancing protocols have forced Woodland Park Zoo’s field conservation scientists to refocus their work and think in new and creative ways to continue saving wildlife. Thrive attendees contribute critical funds needed to support the zoo’s field conservationists and save species and habitats in the Pacific Northwest, Papua New Guinea and around the world.

Thrive 2020 honors world renowned conservationist Lisa Dabek, PhD, Woodland Park Zoo Senior Conservation Scientist and Director of the Papua New Guinea Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program. In 1994, Lisa first traveled to Papua New Guinea to study the endangered Matschie’s tree kangaroo.

Today, the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program is a model community-based conservation initiative that created the first-ever official Conservation Area in Papua New Guinea. Covering nearly 187,000 acres, the YUS Conservation Area has brought together 50 communities and more than 14,000 rural landowners to protect their cloud forests, wildlife and even coastal coral reefs.


Honoring Conservation Leaders

We hope you will join us in recognizing the following honorees who are inspired to take extraordinary action to protect animals and the environment around them.

2020 Conservation Leadership Award Honoree Lisa Dabek, PhD
2020 Guy C. Phinney Corporate Leadership Award Sound Community Bank 
2020 Outstanding Philanthropic Leader Maggie Walker
2020 Emerging Conservationist Elisabeth Leung




Gifts of all sizes make a difference. Thank you!

Together, we can work toward a future of healthy forests that benefit people and animals everywhere. Join our global community of advocates saving species and inspiring everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives. All funds raised at Thrive will further the work of our conservation scientists who save species and habitats in Papua New Guinea and around the world.



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Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

Land Acknowledgment

Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

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