Highlights from the 2022 Awards Gala

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Thank you to everyone who came together to make the 2022 CoachArt Gala a huge success!

On November 15, 2022, the CoachArt community was able to gather together in person for the first time in three years. Sponsors and guests donated $1,812,960 to support free arts and athletics programs for kids impacted by chronic illness. 

We’re incredibly grateful to our Title Sponsor for the event – The Mark Cuban Foundation who led CoachArt’s annual fundraising for the 2nd straight year (and who formed a major basis of support along with the Dallas Mavericks as a Major Sponsor and Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall and her husband Kenneth as Silver sponsors). Our generous Champion Sponsors are a mix of board members and ardent supporters but the one thing they have in common is they are all major influences in the tech sector – Alex & Chris Britt, Sheryl Sandberg, Kristin Vogelsong & Zander Lurie, and Eric Yuan.

More than 350 generous guests attended at the San Francisco Design Center to celebrate the best of CoachArt’s past year. For our first truly hybrid event, we also welcomed an online audience from across the country to watch a live stream of the in-person show, hosted by our new Creator-In-Residence, Zach Angeles.

The program for the night featured an inspiring collection of stories and remarks delivered by our lineup of 2022 award recipients, including:

Heart & Humanity Champion
Hayden Brown, President & CEO of Upwork (see our profile of Hayden here)

Activity of the Year
CoachArt student Nipur & her coach Ruby Barrios

Match of the Year
CoachArt student Zoe & her coach Steph Langnas

As we look ahead to 2023, our goal is to continue the growth in CoachArt lessons for a 5th straight year – in order to make even more stories like Nipur & Ruby’s and Zoe & Steph’s possible.

With that in mind, we were excited to give a first glimpse of CoachArt’s 2023 Impact Fund, which will fund the cost of equipment and volunteer training for all the lessons we provide next year. We’ll be announcing more about that on the blog soon….

Thank you again so much to everyone who supports these programs individually, and of course to our amazing sponsors as well! 

Title Sponsor

Mark Cuban Foundation

Champion Sponsors

Alex & Chris Britt
Sheryl Sandberg
Kristin Vogelsong & Zander Lurie
Eric Yuan

Major Sponsors

Allen & Company

Breyer Capital

Jodi & Pete Distad
Joelle Emerson & Aaron Levie

Andrea & Sean Moriarty

Gold Sponsors

Rebecca & Michael Fitzpatrick
Lauren & Lee Fixel
Forerunner Ventures
Galeb Companies
Goldman Sachs
Cynthia & Jim Hebert
J. Wood Capital Advisors
Eileen & Chris Kwei
Erica & Jay McGraw
Morgan Stanley
Playstudios Impact Fund
Regan & Chip Scovic
Thomas & Elizabeth Laffont Family Foundation
Top Rank
Carey & Noah Wintroub

Silver Sponsors

Bank of America
Leah Bernthal
Lorna Borenstein & David Lawee
Scott Carter
Cathay Innovation
Sky & Arwen Dayton
Jennifer & Ken Ebbitt
Family of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang
Caitlyn Fox & Matt Newcomb
Carin & Russ Fradin
Peggy Galeb & John White
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Kevin Harvey
Jennifer Kuperman Johnson & Eric Johnson
Shannon & Jim Lanzone
Jennifer & Jason Lurie
Lurieland Foundation

Major League Baseball
Cynt & Kenneth Marshall
Lane Merrifield
Kelly Merryman & Diederik van Hoogstraten
Moorgate Capital Partners
Vickie & Greg Mrva
National Basketball Association
National Football League Foundation
National Hockey League
PGA Tour
Jeannie & Jimmy Pitaro
Premier Nutrition
Russell Reynolds Associates
Teebie & Jamie Saunders
Erika Spitzer & Zach Friedland
Susan Hirschberg Unger & Rob Goldberg

Bronze Sponsors

Acrew Capital
Dr. Kara C. Allen
Beth & Jamie Barrett
Eliza & Larry Becker
Berti Prough Family Foundation
Heidi & Sean Brecker
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Faros AI
Financial Technology Partners
Christina Gallo
General Atlantic Foundation
Kenny Gersh
Gold Family Foundation
Alli & Kevin Goldstein
Carrie & Greg Gretsch & Family

Natalie & Scott Haug
Carlyn Henry & Mickey Mandelbaum
Sara Johnson Kerrest & Frederic Kerrest
Khosrowshahi Family
Marne Levine & Phil Deutch
Kay Madati
Anthony Noto
Debby & Josh Perkins
Jennifer Schulz & Bob Roback
Sue & Peter Stern
Stride Bank
Rich Sullivan
Neera & Manoj Verma

Chrome Sponsors

Ann Lowengart Interiors
Melissa Alvarado
Noreen & Frank Britt
Shelley & Steve Brown
Gordy Davidson
Erika Demma Real Estate Services
Evolve Bank & Trust
Danielle & Pete Jensen
Stefanie & Bob Kane
Meryl & Joey Levin
Pacific Western Bank
Revolution Ventures
Sereno 1% For Good Charitable Foundation
The Stenton Olshinksy Family
Brent Weinstein
Carrie & Chris Williams

Amit Ahuja – Adobe, Dr. Kara C. Allen – Spurs Sports & Entertainment, Jamie Barrett – barrettSF, Eliza Becker – Former Teacher, Leah Bernthal (Co-Founder) – Social Entrepreneur & Strategist, Sean Brecker – Headspace, Chris Britt – Chime, Pete Distad – Apple, Ken Ebbitt – Google, Michael Fitzpatrick – Apple, Russ Fradin – Carbon Health, Christina Gallo – Child’s Play Therapy Services, Jennifer Gold – Trade Show & Event Production, Alli Goldstein – Cinch PR, Jason Hahn (Treasurer) – PlayStudios, Elena Halpert-Schilt – Social Justice Activist, Scott Haug – Alvarez & Marsal, Carlyn Henry (Secretary) – The Oxbridge Group, Eric Johnson – Digital Media Executive, Jennifer Kuperman Johnson – Trailrunner International, Stefanie Kane – PwC, Chris Kwei – Oakland Kia, Jason Lurie– Stice & Block LLP, Zander Lurie (Co-Founder) – Momentive, Kay Madati – FIFA, Kelly Merryman – Aura, Sean Moriarty – Leaf Group, Jimmy Pitaro – ESPN and Disney Media Networks, Bob Roback – Ingrooves Music Group, Jamie Saunders – Cresa, Regan Scovic – Compass, Erika Spitzer – Leonard Green & Partners, Rich Sullivan (Chair) – Acorns, Manoj Verma – TabaPay, Brent Weinstein – Candle Media, John White – Moorgate Capital Partners, Noah Wintroub – J.P. Morgan

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