Feast with the Beasts 2016
Benefiting Zoo Miami
Pam Garrison, Zoo Miami’s Communications Director Ron Magill and Rita Magill

More than 800 guests enjoyed delectable delights from fine South Florida establishments, wild animal encounters, cocktails courtesy of Bacardí, live entertainment, and more at Feast with the Beasts (FWTB) presented by Assurant at Zoo Miami. Together the party-goers, dressed in chic cocktail attire, raised $200,000 for the Zoo’s education and conservation programs.

“We’re thankful for the sponsors, particularly Assurant, the restaurants, the volunteers and staff that donated their time, fare and funds,” said Bill Moore, Zoo Miami Foundation (ZMF) President and CEO.

Guests dined on delights from the Coya Restaurant, CrêpeMaker, Kitchen 305, Misha’s Cupcakes, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Shake Shack, Shula’s 347 Grill and Texas de Brazil, among many others. Guests enjoyed Belly Motions’ belly and Bollywood dancers, samba dancers, a supreme Hookah Lounge by Alibaba Events, local saxophone legend Jon Saxx, a silent auction, a special drawing to win a trip to Africa and so much more!

Additional notable sponsors included: Ryder Charitable Foundation, FPL, Jose Milton Foundation, Greenberg Traurig, Susan and Larry Kahn, CapTrust, Carnival Foundation, Goldstein Schechter Koch, Minnie Bandel, Bill and Jill Moore, Dr. and Mrs. Harlan S. Chiron, Morris & Reynolds Insurance and Wargo French.

Photos by Sergio Alsina, Louis Cruz and Melissa Wetzel

Brian Gill, ZMF Board Member Kathy McDonald, Nelsy Agras and Oscar Quijano from Presenting Sponsor Assurant

Director of Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Dept. Jack Kardys, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman, Zoo Miami Director Carol Kruse & Karl Kruse

Jill Moore, ZMF President & CEO Bill Moore, Kirsten Hines and ZMF Board Member Dr. Jim Kushlan

Cecil Milton of United Property Management and ZMF Chair of the Board Ana VeigaMilton of the José Milton Foundation with Zoo Miami’s Emily Henson

Armando Fernandez, ZMF Board Member from FPL & Analia Fernandez

Margaret Moss, Miami-Dade County Commissioners Dennis Moss and Jose “Pepe” Diaz, and Maria del Carmen Diaz

Misha’s Cupcakes

Samba Dancer

Jorge Garcia, ZMF Board Members Jose Romano and Minnie Bandel and Steven Bandel

Tonya Eikenberg & CEO of The Everglades Foundation Eric Eikenberg

Emeritus Board Member Daniel Licciardi and Gina Licciardi

Bollywood Dancer

Manny & Irene Rodriguez, Bill Moore, Heather Taylor and Jill Moore

ZMF Emeritus Board Member Ron Esserman & Alexis Esserman

Cristina & Ed Joyce

Alina Hudak of Miami-Dade County Office of the Mayor & Ed Hudak

Beth Ann & Tony Morgenthau

German & Patty Siles, ZMF Board Member from Goldstein Schechter Koch

Nilda Pedroza, ZMF Board Member Eliot Pedroza of Greenberg Traurig, Lisa Lopez, ZMF Board Member Frank Lopez of Ryder, Rebecca & James Suarez

Rosie Marrero and Mike Molina of Delta Dental

ZMF Board Member from Assurant Kathy McDonald & David McDonald

Coya Miami Restaurant Team

Iliana Garcia and Norma Jean Abraham

Ivette Atkinson & ZMF Board Member Alan Atkinson of Dell

Julio Lopez Brito and Jennifer Boin Getz

Dr. Robert Cava & Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava

Nory & Pete Fernandez, Ana Trejos and Chary Rico Toro

Larry Kahn & ZMF Board Member Susan Kahn

Mary Barley of The Everglades Foundation Board, Dan & Connie Burkhardt