Happy Hollow Foundation

Events: Doing Good and Having Fun, Together

Engaging supporters in the important work of Happy Hollow Foundation is serious fun. Being a donor means invitations to special events, behind-the-scenes opportunities, and a chance to make a real connection with the animals, attractions and causes our supporters make possible.

Celebrity Bartender Night

For the fourth straight year -- a real honor for any organization -- the Capital Club featured Happy Hollow Foundation at Celebrity Bartender Night.  Thank you for joining us for some fun fundraising with up-close animal appearances, drinks and bites, a fantastic view of the valley, and a great crowd of supporters. Our "celebrity" guests, animal ambassadors you've seen on popular late night shows and at Happy Hollow events for many years, love to make new friends and help fill our tip jars.

Kristi Yamaguchi's Reading Adventures

Kristi Yamaguchi’s Reading Adventures offers a family-friendly celebration of literacy with celebrity guest readers, children’s authors, child-friendly activities and special entertainment (Disney’s Choo Choo Soul made an appearance last year). The event is a partnership with Kristi’s Always Dream Foundation and will return in Spring 2018, thanks to San Jose Water Company's generous sponsorship.

Invitation-only events

Our donors and families got a special sneak peek after-hours of the summer 2014 animal show, “Are You Smarter than a Lemur?” as well as a behind-the-scenes experience with our newest resident, Xander the Giant Anteater. When the Crooked House re-opened in 2013, our donors were invited to take the first rides down the slide at an after-hours launch event. In the coming year, you could join us and be the first to meet a new animal on exhibit, ride a new ride, or take a turn on a new outdoor play feature -- all are slated for unveiling during the year. Your donation to Happy Hollow Foundation makes you a special VIP at all these events.

Hoot & Howl

Are you ready? The 7th annual Hoot & Howl is coming
on September 9, 2017!

Hoot & Howl, our signature event for the year, continues into its 7th year with exploding ticket sales and a reputation as one of the best parties in Silicon Valley. Our guests enjoy top-notch gourmet food and drinks from Catered Too!, up-close encounters with animals from Conservation Ambassadors, a rockin’ dance floor from zookeeper and DJ John Beaver, and a dazzling array of entertainment and play, including theme lounges, bathtub races, roller coaster rides and much more. 

Jungle Love, Heart of the Congo, and more

For those wanting more, Jungle Love on Valentine’s Day, Heart of the Congo in June, and Dr. Laurie Marker's Garden Party are zoo events supported by the Foundation, offering a delightful evening out for adults after hours in the zoo and opportunities to engage in conservation work around the world.

Happy Hollow Foundation is grateful to the many sponsors and supporters who make our events and our important work possible. Thank you.

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