And Women’s Board Silver Anniversary
Chicago Zoological Society President and CEO Dr. Stuart D. Strahl, 2017 Whirl Co-Chair Stephanie Bryan Kangas, Women’s Board President Sasha Gerritson and Chairman of the Board of Trustees John P.Grube, with a representative cheetah and professional escort.
Although it seems like yesterday, the Women’s Board of the Chicago Zoological Society was formed 25 years ago, and the ladies recently celebrated their anniversary with an even more venerable institution, the last-weekend-in-April Bookfield Zoo Whirl.
In a joint sponsorship with the Board of Trustees, co-chairs were Stephanie Bryan Kangas of the Women’s Board and William C. Kunkler III of the Board. The evening’s emcee was ABC 7 Chicago news anchor Judy Hsu. John P. Grube is Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Dr. Stuart Strahl is CEO and president of the Chicago Zoological Society, which gained more than $1.2 million in support of the zoo’s animals, as well as conservation and educational programs from the popular event.
Women’s Board President Sasha Gerritson and Whirl Co-Chair Stephanie Bryan Kangas.
Chicago Zoological Society Trustee Betsy Bramsen and Chicago Zoological Society President and CEO Dr. Stuart D. Strahl.
Former Chicagoans Dane and Carter Brooksher, now of Ellsbury, MO, Karen and James Reid and Marletta and Robert Darnall with the docile host cheetah.
Joe Ahern with ABC 7 News Anchor Judy Hsu, who was 2017 Whirl Emcee, and Kathleen Amatangelo.
Sarah Whitford and Jessica Doll.
Michael and Romana Malinowski.
James Guyette Jr. and Julieta Guyette.
Trustee for the Village of Barrington Hills Bryan Croll, Chicago Zoological Society Trustee Betsy Bramsen, and General Superintendent for the Forest Preserves of Cook County Arnold Randall.
Esther Bryan, Lauren Kangas, Jim Bryan and Preston Kangas.
Chicago Zoological Society Chairman of the Board of Trustees John P. Grube and Ann Grube and Susie and Bert Getz, Jr.
Kay and James Guyette.
Phil and Megan Emmert and Michael Emmert.
Rick and Allison Elfman.
Christian McGrath and Angie Davis.
Sarah and Ed Opler with Bert Getz Jr. and Susie Getz.
Jim Schulz, Chicago Zoological Society
Kelly Tone, Chicago Zoological Society
John Reilly Photography