Sunset Affair Goes Virtual
Sunset Affair, Como Friends’ annual summer gala, will transition into an interactive online event in July. While we’ll miss meeting up in person this year, the virtual platform will bring you up-close and personal to special animal guests and zookeeper talks and provide behind-the-scenes experiences of the gardens with our horticulturalists. Going virtual will also give us the chance to make this perennially sold-out event and fantastic silent auction more accessible to Como friends and fans than ever before. See link below to RSVP for free tickets to Como Friends’ biggest benefit of the year, as we celebrate the beautiful transformation of the Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden and reflect on Como’s long history and bright future as a community gathering place.
Plan your night! Stay tuned for virtual event details coming soon!
Como Friends’ community of supporters always provide fabulous baskets, food and wine experiences and “Only at Como” items for Sunset Affair guests. Stay tuned for items up for bid during 2020’s Sunset Affair: Ichigo Ichie. Here’s a peek at last year’s auction items:
You don’t need a ticket to Sunset Affair: Ichigo Ichie to contribute to this Special Giving Opportunity.
Thank You 2020 Sponsors!
Thank you 2020 Sunset Affair Committee!
Honorary Chairs | Martha and Brock Nelson
Sunset Affair Committee | Diana Allen, Tom Baker, John Bennett, Arta Cheney, Patty Cook, Dan Erickson, Mary Ann Evander, Rebecca Field, Sherry Fonseth-Lais, Kathy Haug, Gayle Holmes, Diane Kaphing, Nancy Koch, Janessa Meyer, Nicky Nagle, Lynette Palmgren, Wendy Rubin, Jill Sadler, Jane Ullmann, Sheryl Zaworski
Sunset Affair is the annual summer fundraising gala hosted by Como Friends to benefit Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. In 2018, the event raised nearly $185,000 to benefit the plants, animals and people that depend on Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.
Tickets to our virtual Sunset Affair are free of charge. All people, of all ages are welcome to attend the event. The more the merrier! We do require a RSVP. You can register here. See RSVP link.
Tickets can be reserved for Sunset Affair 2020 by clicking on the RSVP link above.
Sunset Affair’s Silent Auction will be online. More details will be coming soon.
Sunset Affair is the largest fundraiser of the year for Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Sunset Affair is produced by Como Friends, the nonprofit partner to the zoo and conservatory. Como Friends’ mission is to inspire community generosity in support of Como Park Zoo & Conservatory so that it thrives for generations to come.
Funds raised at Sunset Affair will help to provide world class animal and plant care, updates to the zoo and conservatory, conservation programs, and education initiatives. Most importantly, support from Sunset Affair ensures Como remains free and thriving for future generations.
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