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The Indianapolis Prize Gala, presented by Cummins Inc.

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, 7-10pm

JW Marriott Indianapolis
10 S West St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Please join us as the Indianapolis Prize celebrates six indispensable individuals who will be recognized as the world's leading conservation heroes​ for their work to save the world's most incredible wild animals.

As we honor the winner and finalists for their selfless dedication, scientific expertise and lasting success, you will experience an impactful evening of storytelling, entertainment and emotion as you witness the impressive stories of these men and women and their extraordinary dedication to protecting animal species in a high definition presentation, shot on location in remote areas of the globe.

By attending the gala you are directly supporting the continuing success of the award program and its efforts to recognize conservation heroes committed to saving the endangered animals of our planet. ​

We look forward to sharing this remarkable evening with you and those who have contributed so much to the world by preserving the Earth's most endangered and threatened animals

Evening Program

Welcome Reception​

Opening Remarks

Plated Dinner

Award Program

Presentation of the Indianapolis Prize and Lilly Medal

Closing Program & Performance

Black tie attire preferred.

If you would like to learn more about Prize sponsorship opportunities, please click here.​ ​ ​ 

Ticket Details:


Table - $2,500
Includes a private table for eight guests at the Indianapolis Prize Gala and entrance to Welcome Reception

Individual Ticket - $300
Entrance for one to the Indianapolis Prize Gala and Welcome Reception

General Donation
Please enter the donation amount in whole dollars without a decimal or dollar sign.                                                         

Courtesy of Melanie Laurendine

 The Indianapolis Prize is the largest individual monetary award given for animal conservation in the world and is one of the ways the Indianapolis Zoo empowers people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation. ​ The Indianapolis Zoo is a 501(c)3 organization. A portion of each ticket, donation or sponsorship may be eligible for tax deductions.