The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden and Oklahoma Zoological Society hosted their stand-out fundraising event, OKC Zoo Gala, Under African Skies. Presented by John and Claudia Hollman A liated Fund, the 2022 OKC Zoo Gala recognized dedicated individuals who have amplified the zoo’s mission of connecting Oklahomans with the world’s wildlife and wild places.
The 2022 OKC Zoo Gala Legacy Honorees included Byron Gambulos, Don and Carolyn Zachritz and the Kirkpatrick Foundation and Kirkpatrick Family Fund. It was a night of dining and celebrating under the stars as guests enjoyed cocktails, a live auction and a three-course African- inspired dinner created by Rococo Restaurant and Fine Wine. Bandan Koro, an African drum and dance ensemble, performed. Funds raised from the gala will benefit the zoo’s latest and largest habitat expansion in its history, Expedition Africa, slated to open June 2023.