2017 Global Conservation Gala


Philadelphia Zoo
Time: TBD

Conservation Gala Co-Chairs:
Ann and Jay H. Calvert, Jr.
Pamela and Ajay Raju

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To learn more, please contact Wendy Loi, Development Officer, at or 215-243-5273. 


Philadelphia Zoo’s 8th Annual Global Conservation Gala
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

2017 Conservation Impact Award Honorees

Jaimie and David Field


More than 500 guests are expected at Philadelphia Zoo’s signature event of the year and, for the first time in the Gala’s history, we intend to hold the event here at the Zoo. Join us in celebrating Jaimie and David Field’s outstanding leadership, dedication and achievements in conservation and enduring support of Philadelphia Zoo, as well as countless environmental causes locally, nationally and globally.

In addition, the Global Conservation Prize will be awarded to Maxon Fildor and Fausto Siavichay Pesántez, who have been instrumental to the success of Philadelphia Zoo's International Amphibian Conservation Program. From discovering long lost species that were thought to be extinct, to breeding critically endangered frogs and helping us share our conservation message with local people, these two awardees have been instrumental in addressing the global amphibian crisis, one frog species at a time. 

View highlights from the 2016 Global Conservation Gala

Conservation Impact Award: Raj and Kamla Gupta and the Ujala Foundation

Conservation Impact Award: Jay H. Calvert, Jr.
Trail Blazer Award: Marilyn and Dick Faris

Conservation Impact Award: Joanna McNeil Lewis
Global Conservation Award: Gerry Ellis

2013 Conservation Impact Award: The Buck Family
Global Conservation Award: Dr. Marcella J. Kelly
Emerging Conservation Leader Award: Diana Ramsay, Woods Services

Conservation Impact Award: The Hamilton Family
Global Conservation Prize: Zoo CREW Scholarship Fund
Emerging Conservation Leader Award: Rhiannon Tomtishen and Madison Vorva, Project ORANGS

Conservation Impact Award: Hugh G. Moulton
Global Conservation Prize: Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme
Emerging Conservation Leader Award: Jessica McAtamney, Saul High School

Conservation Impact Award: Douglas L. Walker
Global Conservation Prize: Golden Lion Tamarin Association
Emerging Conservation Leader Award: Nyeema Harris, Junior Zoo Apprentice Program