IBERIABANK ZooGala 2018: The Birmingham Zoo’s Largest Fundraising Event

On Friday, September 14, the Birmingham Zoo will host its largest annual fundraising event, ZooGala 2018 – Indaba in Africa, sponsored by IBERIABANK, partner of the Birmingham Zoo for the past nine years.

Featured Photo from Event Rentals Unlimited

The affair will be held at the Zoo. Stunning décor inspired by African safaris, markets, savannahs, rainforests, and coastlines will transform the event into an evening to remember. Guests are invited to mingle and enjoy culinary offerings, inspired by regional African cuisine by Kathy G. & Company. Live entertainment will be performed by The Main Attraction for your dancing pleasure. Throughout the evening, guests will experience special animal walkabouts and greetings.

The Birmingham Zoo hosts an online silent auction that includes an array of exciting travel opportunities, artwork, jewelry, fine wine, and dining. Anyone may partake in the online auction. Guests do not have to be present at the event to participate; registration is encouraged.

Chairs for this year are Amanda Davis, Leigh Davis, and Sumner Rives. ZooGala Advisor for 2018 is Britt Redden. Candice McKinney is Chair of the VIP Pre-Party, which begins at 6 pm and will introduce an innovative conservation program. Honorary chairs are Janice and Roddy McKinney. IBERIABANK ZooGala 2018 tickets may be purchased for $250/person. VIP Pre-Party tickets are $350/person and include entrance to ZooGala.

IBERIABANK ZooGala 2018 proceeds benefit the Birmingham Zoo’s animal care and educational programs. Guests must be 21 years or older. Attire is cocktail. For ticketing information and more details about the party, to participate in the online auction, and in the case of inclement weather, visit