Kasondra Cohen-Herrendorf, Face of Today founder; Marlene Cohen, matriarch; and Jacqui Cohen, Army & Navy president and Face the World founder.

Kasondra Cohen-Herrendorf, Face of Today founder; Marlene Cohen, matriarch; and Jacqui Cohen, Army & Navy president and Face the World founder.

Jill Killeen, Killeen Communications Strategies; Cale Dougans, personal trainer; and Coleen Christie, CTV news anchor.

Jill Killeen, Killeen Communications Strategies; Cale Dougans, personal trainer; and Coleen Christie, CTV news anchor.

Chuck Keeling, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation vice-president; and his wife, Sasha.

Chuck Keeling, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation vice-president; and his wife, Sasha.

From Simon Cooksley Event Design, Simon Cooksley and Dennis Wasylenko.

From Simon Cooksley Event Design, Simon Cooksley and Dennis Wasylenko.

Marcus Rambold; and his girlfriend, Kasonda Cohen-Herrendorf, Face of Today founder.

Marcus Rambold; and his girlfriend, Kasonda Cohen-Herrendorf, Face of Today founder.

Michael Chase, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver general sales manager; and his wife, Angela.

Michael Chase, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver general sales manager; and his wife, Angela.

Bryan Riss, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver vice-president of sales; and Rob Egleston, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver regional general manager.

Bryan Riss, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver vice-president of sales; and Rob Egleston, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver regional general manager.

Chip Wilson, Lululemon founder and former CEO; and his wife, Shannon.

Chip Wilson, Lululemon founder and former CEO; and his wife, Shannon.

John Fields, The BMW Store owner; Lori Taylor; Darkise Kotsalis; and Dimitri Kotsalis, The BMW Store general manager.

John Fields, The BMW Store owner; Lori Taylor; Darkise Kotsalis; and Dimitri Kotsalis, The BMW Store general manager.

Lorne Mayencourt, B.C. Government Caucus director of outreach; and Vance Campbell, Arthur Griffiths and Associates associate vice-president, liquor portfolio.

Lorne Mayencourt, B.C. Government Caucus director of outreach; and Vance Campbell, Arthur Griffiths and Associates associate vice-president, liquor portfolio.

Hussein Shivji, Shivji Financial principal; Bala Kumanan, Hy's Encore/Gotham Steakhouse executive chef; and Feizal Virani, Dream Uniforms LLC designer.

Hussein Shivji, Shivji Financial principal; Bala Kumanan, Hy's Encore/Gotham Steakhouse executive chef; and Feizal Virani, Dream Uniforms LLC designer.

Elise Rees, EY partner; and Richard Rees, CPABC CEO.

Elise Rees, EY partner; and Richard Rees, CPABC CEO.

Neil Aisenstat, Hy's Encore/Gotham Steakhouse president; and Jessica Taylor, Harper Grey LLP articling student.

Neil Aisenstat, Hy's Encore/Gotham Steakhouse president; and Jessica Taylor, Harper Grey LLP articling student.

Vicki Gabereau, media personality and broadcasting Hall of Famer; and Kip Woodward, Vancouver Coastal Health chair.

Vicki Gabereau, media personality and broadcasting Hall of Famer; and Kip Woodward, Vancouver Coastal Health chair.

John Ferrie, artist with a piece in the silent auction; and Fiona Forbes, The Rush TV show host.

John Ferrie, artist with a piece in the silent auction; and Fiona Forbes, The Rush TV show host.

Jill Lyall; and her husband, David Lyall, Haywood Securities vice-president.

Jill Lyall; and her husband, David Lyall, Haywood Securities vice-president.

Bob Golden, Odd Squad chair and Belmont Properties partner; his mother, Dora Golden, Belmont Properties owner; and Dana Golden.

Bob Golden, Odd Squad chair and Belmont Properties partner; his mother, Dora Golden, Belmont Properties owner; and Dana Golden.

Jacqui Cohen, Army & Navy president and Face the World founder; and Umberto Menghi, restaurateur.

Jacqui Cohen, Army & Navy president and Face the World founder; and Umberto Menghi, restaurateur.

Marlene Cohen; and Hussein Shivji, Shivji Financial principal.

Marlene Cohen; and Hussein Shivji, Shivji Financial principal.

Phuong Banh; and Lukas Lundin, Lundin Mining Corp. chair.

Phuong Banh; and Lukas Lundin, Lundin Mining Corp. chair.

Wendy Zajac; and her husband, Mel Zajac, The Mel Jr. and Marty Zajac Foundation/Zajac Ranch for Children founder.

Wendy Zajac; and her husband, Mel Zajac, The Mel Jr. and Marty Zajac Foundation/Zajac Ranch for Children founder.

Kyle Washington, Seaspan ULC executive chair; and his wife, Janelle.

Kyle Washington, Seaspan ULC executive chair; and his wife, Janelle.

Paul Zalesky, AllWest Insurance CEO; and his wife, Devina Zalesky, AllWest Insurance president.

Paul Zalesky, AllWest Insurance CEO; and his wife, Devina Zalesky, AllWest Insurance president.

Richard Jaffray, Cactus Club Cafe founder and president; and Robin Petersen, Tesla Vancouver sales manager.

Richard Jaffray, Cactus Club Cafe founder and president; and Robin Petersen, Tesla Vancouver sales manager.

Enrique Manchon; and his wife, Gloria Macarenko, CBC news anchor.

Enrique Manchon; and his wife, Gloria Macarenko, CBC news anchor.

Paul Price, Labatt Breweries of Canada specialty sales manager; and his wife, Tanis Price.

Paul Price, Labatt Breweries of Canada specialty sales manager; and his wife, Tanis Price.

Face the World Gala 2014
The Cohen Family Residence
June 14, 2014


More than 250 of Vancouver's business elite and community leaders attended the 24th annual Face the World Gala, hosted by Army & Navy president Jacqui Cohen. The evening raised an extraordinary sum—crossing the million-dollar mark—with funds to be distributed to charities throughout the Lower Mainland, with a particular focus on organizations that support battered women, abused children, the elderly and the homeless.

Presenting sponsor Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver, event sponsor LNG Canada, entertainment sponsor Great Canadian Gaming Corporation and caterers Hy's Encore and Gotham Steakhouse provided tremendous support to the event. A combination of sponsors, ticket sales—at $2,000 per ticket—a balloon raffle, auction and an impromptu surprise donation—a 160-foot Odessa yacht, which alone raised a quarter of a million dollars—resulted in this year's extraordinary sum. Vicki Gabereau and Mike Killeen were the event auctioneers.

"My daughter, Kasondra, and I feel a tremendous responsibility to give back to our community, and we are fortunate to have this opportunity,” said Jacqui Cohen. “I am incredibly grateful to everyone who attends and gives so generously. It enables the foundation to make a real difference in the community, and in the lives of so many."