Schifino Lee partnered with Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo to create collateral materials for the 24th Annual Karamu black tie gala to benefit their animal care, conservation and education programs. The community’s leaders joined the extraordinary fundraising event on April 14th at the Zoo’s Safari Lodge. Guests enjoyed cocktails, unique encounters with animals, a seated dinner, plus silent and live auctions and dancing.
The overall concept, “Flights of Fancy”, came from the creative team at Schifino Lee. We also designed all of the elegant materials for the Karamu event: Bwana pre-party invitation, event invitation with inserts, response card (which included donation and seating options), the envelope so guests could RSVP, the program cover and note cards. Florida birds graced the pages. Blues and purples splashed with water designs appearing throughout the invitation.
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo noted that Karamu XXIV was the highest attended most successful event they have had to date. More than 400 guests attended the gala, and proceeds exceeded $200,000. The donations contribute to animal care, education programs that reach school-age children across their 7-county region, rescue and rehabilitation of Florida wildlife and conservation work that benefits more than 90 threatened species around the world.
The entire team at Schifino Lee is grateful for our partnership with Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo and their success.