Philanthropy and retail came together Thursday night at CoachArt’s fund-raiser and dinner at the Fairmont Hotel, where the children’s nonprofit honored Alibaba’s Jennifer Kuperman Johnson as its Heart & Humanity Champion.
Attendees hailed from finance, technology and retail, including several of the honoree’s friends and family members. The festivities kicked off with drinks and mingling before segueing into the Fairmont’s Grand Ballroom, where classic cuisine met classic architecture. Guests enjoyed a three-course dinner of hand-pulled mozzarella salad, grilled chicken or vegetarian gnocchi, and chocolate tart or vanilla-bean creme brulée. The tables surrounded the stage, where a fun, lively lineup of speakers and heartwarming videos spotlighted the children at the heart of CoachArt.