Interested in virtual experiences?

Meet a zoo animal and get an exclusive one-on-one with your favorite ZooTampa animal during a 15-minute virtual encounter! Invite your friends, family, and neighbors to share some laughs at a web conference hosted by a professional NYC Stand-Up Comedian.

Interested in travel?

Enjoy Jazz where it began – New Orleans. NoLa – or the Big Easy, as locals affectionately call it – is a hub of great food, music, festivals, and stunning Old World architecture. Sugar-dusted beignets are a must, cocktail hour is anytime you want it, and the street musicians will have you dancing on the sidewalk.

Keep Austin Weird with our getaway to Austin! Known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” Austin is the capital of Texas, home to a major university, and one of the fastest-growing U.S. cities, yet still manages to retain its small-town feel. People are warm, friendly, and welcoming and the city was ranked among the top 15 U.S. cities to visit.

We understand your apprehension about traveling right now, which is why we’re happy to announce that trips can be taken through 2022, as long as they’re booked by the end of 2021.

All art and auction items can be arranged for pickup starting next Tuesday, June 30 through Thursday, July 2 from 10 am – 2 pm each day. To arrange for a pickup, please contact Brittanie Wilczak, Development Director.

Honoring Franco Pacini

The Bobby Reyes Tribute Award honors those whose dedication and passion for our mission inspires us each and every day to do better and show up!

Learn what Esperanza means to our Bobby Reyes Tribute Award honoree, Franco Pacini and how he has helped our community grow:

“I have learned a great deal from the families and from those individuals who make up the Esperanza Community. The best thing I did for and will continue to do for Esperanza is bring great people to work for, volunteer and support the cause.

The Esperanza community has so many donors, volunteers and caring individuals who are all willing to sacrifice for the good of the families in need and just trying to do the right thing. I am very lucky to have met and know so many wonderful people who said yes to helping, when I asked them to join the Esperanza Community. Thank you all very much!!

– Franco Pacini

For those of you who have yet to join the community, we welcome you to join!

Join us for our live program tomorrow, Friday, June 26 at 6 pm, where we’ll honor Franco and invite you to invest in our mission and join our community!

A link will be emailed and posted on Facebook to watch our livestream tomorrow night at 5:50pm!

For questions, please email Brittanie Wilczak, Development Director.