Thank you!

A record number of attendees and sponsors helped make the 5th Annual Hoot & Howl a smashing success. Thank you to our sponsors, our safari captains, our elected officials and all our friends for coming out and showing your support and for making it such a fun event.

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What is the Hoot & Howl?

Let out your inner kid and come party with a purpose at Hoot & Howl, Happy Hollow Foundation's most fun, furry and fantastic fundraiser. We'll provide entertainment, food and drinks. You bring your enthusiasm, support and bestie to the most talked-about benefit in Silicon Valley.

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Your donations have brought new Giant Anteaters to the zoo, renovated the Crooked House and helped launch the Summer Show. But there's more work to be done, and we need your help! We have big visions for the zoo San José deserves. Bring your checkbook (or plastic) and help us seed the dream of a new Reptile and Amphibian House!

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This is a fundraising benefit unlike any other. A secret back entrance to Happy Hollow through Danny's cave, 3 signature cocktails, private access to the park playgrounds after hours, 7 foodie stations by PSRT, up close animal encounters with David Jackson, complimentary photo booth by SJ Photobomb, dancing to DJ John Beaver, featuring Justin Imamura, bathtub racers, King Neptune’s Lounge, and a sake bar from Yuki Sushi at the top of the Redwood Lookout. The Pacific Fruit Express rollercoaster will be open. All your favorites from last year, plus some new surprises!  Tivo’s VIP Tiki Lounge, featuring an 18 foot tall Tiki Bar and presentations of The Secret Show with Illusionist Jay Alexander. Leave the kids at home, and party with the animals after dark.

When is the event?

This year's event: it's Saturday, September 12, 2015, 6:00-10:30 p.m., at the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo. This year's Hoot & Howl is presented by Tivo.

Who benefits?

The Hoot & Howl supports all areas of park & zoo growth.  Some of the accomplishments made possible through Happy Hollow Foundation support include new Giant Anteaters, bringing back the Crooked House, launching the Summer Animal Show, exhibit renovations, providing scholarship to Title 1 schools, and Species Survival support. This year we will be adding a new ride to the amusement collection and a new alligator exhibit!

How can I help?

Get your party posse into gear and be a Safari Captain! Your group of eight will have a great night out at this much-talked about Silicon Valley event, and will enjoy the satisfaction of supporting animals, conservation, education and a favorite San Jose institution. Safari Captains will be listed by name on event signage, and will receive a pith helmet at the Hoot & Howl to let everyone know of your VIP status. Download a Safari Captain packet by clicking here, and join our Commodore of Captains Charlie McCollum in creating a great night out.

Get your company involved! What a unique way to express Corporate Philanthropy. This is the perfect place for employees to play together, support a San Jose legend, and have a company party without anyone from staff having to organize the details (we’ve done that for you). Join Tivo, PSRT, West Valley Construction, Focus Business Bank and more in supporting San Jose’s iconic community park & zoo. Call Heather Lerner for details on sponsoring (408) 277-3498 or download a Hoot & Howl Sponsorship packet by clicking here.

list of sponsors and levels

Commodore of Captains:
Charlie McCollum

Gina Aning
Jared Bond
Michael Borkenhagen
Vikki Bowes-Mok
Rene Castellino
Sueling Cho
Chris and Gene del Pilar
Angela and Dave Delgado
Steve Demkowski
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy
Clayton Fiske
Cari Ann Hays
Heckman Financial
Laura Henderson
Jill Holdaway
HydroScience Engineers
Pallavi Kearney

Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation
Lance Kunnath
Heather and Andy Lerner
Paige Liu
Charlie McCollum
Diana Miller
Cindy and Rob Newberry
Jessica Poyner
James Ramoni
Jennifer Rios
John Salas
San José Flea Market
Santa Clara Valley Water District
The Schoennauer Company, LLC
U.S. Pipe
Valley Heating and Cooling (Double Safari)
Kirk Walukiewicz
Water Works Engineers
Geoff Wellington
West Valley Construction
Bob Young

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