Zoological Society Of Florida’s 2014 Feast with the Beasts
Presented By Ryder At Zoo Miami
Vanessa Borge of CBS4, Zoo Miami Communications Director Ron Magill and Jacey Birch of Local 10

Over 900 guests attended Feast with the Beasts to enjoy delectable delights from fine South Florida establishments, wild animal encounters, open bars, and live entertainment all to raise $200,000 to benefit the Zoological Society of Florida’s (ZSF) wildlife education and conservation programs.

“We’re thankful for the sponsors, our board of directors, the volunteers and staff that contributed to a very successful Feast with the Beasts,” said Bill Moore, ZSF President and CEO.

At the fundraiser, loyal zoo supporters enjoyed cuisine from: Chef Adrianne’s, China Grill, CRAVE, Devon Seafood + Steak, Ortanique on the Mile and Ruth’s Chris Steak House, among many others. Other event sponsors included Bacardi U.S.A. as the official liquor sponsor, Reflections Productions as the official stage and lighting sponsor, ABC Bartending, BB& T, Caidal Events, CapTrust, Casino Miami Jai-Alai, Groupon, Susan & Larry Kahn, Main Street Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics, Manny Gonzalez MGM Foundation, Minnie Bandel, Morris & Reynolds, Parrot Fish Studio, PepsiCo., Perry Ellis International, Regis HR Group, URS, U.S. Trust, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

John Cross, ZSF Board Member Dr. Sharon MacIvor of Dadeland Animal Hospital, ZSF Board Member Kathy McDonald of Assurant and David McDonald

Samba dancers at Taste of the Wild, one of the delicious food tables

Pablo and Michelle Mejia

Stephan Mikes

ZSF Board Members Aliette Rodz and Bill Gallwey of Shutts & Bowen

Jon Saxx and Zoo Miami Director Eric Stephens

Cecil Milton & ZSF Board Member Ana Veiga-Milton with samba dancers

Jeff & Marige Taraboulos, Maria De La Torre & ZSF Board Member Jorge De La Torre and Robert Taraboulos

Kaz with Nadia Rivas and Pio

Baby gator

Eduardo Ruiz and Julie Ruiz of Ryder

Judy Chiron, ZSF Chairman of the Board Dr. Harlan Chiron & ZSF Board Member Ana Veiga-Milton

Ivette Atkinson & ZSF Board Member Alan Atkinson of Dell

Merrett and Judy Stierheim, Zoological Society of Florida President & CEO Bill Moore, ZSF Board Member Linda Coll of the Carnival Foundation

Linda Crutchfield with capybara

Jon Saxx

Analia Protti Fernandez and Armando Fernandez of Florida Power & Light

Beatrice Nicholls, Ruby Bacardi and Emita Algarra

Mike Perez and Rachel Nolan with Snake

Beth Ann and Tony Morgenthau

ZSF Board Member Carlos Garcia of Goldstein Schechter Koch and Debora La Rocca

ZSF Board Member Jim Kushlan, Kirsten Hines, Zoo Miami General Curator Steve Conners & ZSF Board Member Bill Gallwey of Shutts & Bowen

Misha's Cupcakes of Coral Gables

Denis and Barbara Feld, David Pumphrey and Cynthia Knight

Joseph & Aida Roisman and Chef Adrianne

Diana Diaz and friend

ZSF Board Member Robert Furniss-Roe of Bacardi North America & Daniella Levine Cava

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis Moss and Margaret Moss

Deliscious samples from the Bamboo Cafe at West Kendall Baptist Hospital