The 2022 Zoo-To-Do gathered 3,500 supporters to celebrate Audubon’s conservation efforts for pollinators. In the fall of 2022, the Zoo’s Tropical Bird House will reopen and renovations to Audubon Aquarium and Insectarium will soon bring new exhibits.
Sponsors and Patron Partygoers enjoyed specialty cocktails and cuisine and access to the Butterfly Bar, Hancock Whitney Watering Hole and the Jerome S. Glazer Audubon Tea Room and Garden.
Following the pollinator theme, spring blossom chic decor surrounded the Audubon Zoo, created by contributions from Arbor House Floral, Bella Blooms Floral, Chap’s Rental Service, CHL Linens, Inc., Distressed Rentals, Dunn & Sonnier Antiques, Flowers & Gifts, Element, Event Producers, Federico’s Family Florist, Firefly Ambiance, Kim Starr Wise Floral Events, Blaine Kern Jr’s Mardi Gras Productions, NOLA Flora and Pyramid Audio Productions.
Attendees dined on an array of cuisine from more than 50 of the city’s most famous eateries, as well as specialty and full-service bars serving premium cocktails from the Sazerac Co. Guests danced to the sounds of Headline Entertainment, The Phunky Monkeys along with Supporting Entertainment: Where Y’acht, Alexey Marti Band and Tin Men.
A silent auction featured jewelry from Friend and Company, a painting by Alex Beard and Audubon experiences.
Holt Kolb served as Event Chair with husband Gordon Kolb Jr. Honorary Chairmen included Gayle Benson, Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Brouk, Dr. and Mrs. Willard Dumas Jr. and Dr. and Mrs. Henry J. Hefler Jr.
Hancock Whitney served as Title Sponsor, Chevron as Conservation Champion and Lexus of New Orleans as Luxury Vehicle Raffle Sponsor. Additional Lead Sponsors included Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, Eustis Insurance & Benefits, Holt and Gordon Kolb Jr., Linda and Gordon Kolb and The Sazerac Co.
Carol Starr, Clifton LeBlanc, Elizabeth LeBlanc
Willard Dumas Jr., Karin Dumas, Allison Brouk, Jonathan Brouk
Kay Kerrigan, Ann Lee Sarpy, Peggy Laborde, Barbara Bush, Margo Phelps
Gordon Kolb Jr., Holt Kolb, Ron Forman
Gary Lorio, Chip Knight, Lindsey Wands, John Hairston