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​The 2018 Indianapolis Prize Gala presented by Cummins Inc.

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, 7-10pm with the Welcome Reception starting at 6pm

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

Please join us as the Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation, celebrates six indispensable individuals 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 devotion to protecting animal species across the globe.

By attending the Gala you are directly supporting the continuing success of the award program and efforts to elevate conservation heroes on the pedestal that is usually reserved for sports and entertainment stars.

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 h​e​re.​​ ​ ​ 

Ticket Details:


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

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

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


 If you are interested in learning more about how you can help support the Indianapolis Prize, please contact Teri Baker, Indianapolis Prize Program and Event Coordinator at or 317-630-2004.

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