Happy Hollow Foundation

Events: Doing Good and Having Fun, Together

What can we say? 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 third straight year -- a real honor for any organization -- the Capital Club will feature Happy Hollow Foundation at Celebrity Bartender Night, scheduled for April 22, 2015. Plan to join 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, the animals, love to make new friends and fill their tip jars.

Kristi Yamaguchi's Reading Adventures

Returning on June 20, 2015, 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.

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. Coming up in 2015, 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

Save the date: Join us at Hoot & Howl 2015, presented by Tivo, on Sept. 12, 2015

Hoot & Howl, our signature event for the year, continues into its fifth 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 Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, 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 Street Drum Corps, a magician, rollercoaster rides and much more. 

Jungle Love, Heart of the Congo, and more

For those wanting more, Jungle Love on Valentine’s Day and Heart of the Congo in October are zoo events supported by the Foundation, offering a delightful dinner 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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