The Indianapolis Prize Gala is a celebration that brings the world’s attention to the cause of animal conservation and the brave, talented and dedicated men and women who spend their lives saving the Earth’s endangered animal species.
This black-tie event brings the stories of the Winner and Finalists to life while showcasing global conservation efforts. During the event, in front of more than 1,000 of the world’s leading animal conservationists, influential executives and celebrity ambassadors, the Winner is presented with the unrestricted $250,000 award and the prestigious Lilly Medal.
For the Indianapolis Zoological Society, the gathering of renowned figures in conservation underscores the organization’s ongoing commitment to solving complex global challenges. The Gala is fashioned to inspire guests to care more about animal conservation through original films shot on location around the world, and place these heroes, who often work in desolate and dangerous conditions, on the pedestal usually reserved for sports and entertainment stars.
The Indianapolis Prize Gala is presented by: