San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance President and CEO Paul Baribault created a group of friends and donors, 2116 Advisors to assist SDZWA in planning for the next one hundred years. Director Barbara J. Menard was invited to this advisory group and attended this evening. The first gathering was a reception on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, held at the Elephant Odyssey area of the San Diego Zoo. SDZWA staff shared information about their work in the conservation hubs followed by a brief welcome and update by Paul and David Gillig, Chief Philanthropy Officer.