Social Scene: Karamu XXVII


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Karamu XXVII is Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo’s annual black tie gala, hosted this year by co-chairs Paolo Schifino and Karessa Lasher. The theme of the event was a “Chinese Lantern Celebration” in support of manatee conservation. The colorful evening included over 320 guests raising $200,000 for the Zoo. The top auction item included private air transportation, two rounds of golf for 4 and lodging at Oakmont Country Club, site of the 2016 U.S. Open and sold for $30,000.  Past Karamu chairs in attendance included Toni Everett, Henderson Everett Lee, Heidrun Divers, Sharon and Christopher Chapman, Casey Trezevant Cathey, Laura Farrior, Molly James, Catherine Lowry Straz, Susan Kynes Baldwin, and Missy Steadman.    M



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