2016 Gala


6:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Conservation Gala Co-Chairs:
Sandra K. Baldino
John J. Brennan

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors

For additional information, please contact Wendy Loi at 215-243-5273 or

2016 Conservation Impact Award Honorees:

Raj and Kamla Gupta and the Ujala Foundation


Raj and Kamla Gupta and the Ujala Foundation are this year’s Conservation Impact Award recipients. Raj and Kamla are being recognized for their deep commitment to humanitarian and environmental causes, and as longtime Zoo members, frequent visitors, and major investors in the future of the Philadelphia Zoo and its mission through technology. Through their Ujala Foundation, the Gupta family provides philanthropic support for meaningful education and healthcare initiatives. Raj is the former Chairman and CEO of Rohm and Haas, and currently serves on the boards of HP Inc. (formerly Hewlett-Packard Company), Tyco and The Vanguard Group, in addition as Chair of Delphi Automotive.

We are proud to honor Raj and Kamla for their unwavering commitment to social justice, to diversity, to mentoring others and to making a difference in the world.

Philadelphia Zoo’s Annual Global Conservation Gala honors individuals and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership, dedication, and achievement in the world of conservation. This signature event greatly advances the Zoo’s mission of conservation education and community engagement. The 2016 Global Conservation Gala will highlight the critical role that Philadelphia Zoo plays in creating lasting connections among people; among people, animals and nature; and among the Zoo, its neighbors and the region.