The Arizona Humane Society celebrated its 20th annual Compassion with Fashion fundraising luncheon March 25 at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort and Spa. Sisters Ann Siner and Tess Loo of My Sister’s Closet, My Sister’s Attic and Well-Suited co-chaired the sold-out event, attended by almost 1,100 guests. The luncheon raised a record $1.1 million for AHS’s lifesaving programs and services. PetSmart Charities was the presenting sponsor.
A silent auction featured more than 250 items, including an exclusive Ron Burns’ painting and a private chef dinner, courtesy of Chef Gabriele Bertaccini. Models wore fashions on the runway from My Sister’s Closet and Well-Suited as string quartet Urban Electra played top hits.
Brandon Lee and Heather Moore, KTVK-3TV, welcomed honoree Daryl Weil. Weil was recognized for her longstanding philanthropy, compassion and commitment to homeless pets in the community. The other honorees were the 16 adoptable pets who overcame adversity. Among these were Miracle, an Australian Cattle dog mix who was nursed back to health in the Arizona Humane Society’s trauma hospital, and Kate Spayed, a Parvo survivor who was saved in AHS’s Parvo Puppy ICU. Felines joined in on the fun as well.
VIP guests were treated to an exclusive after-party hosted by Tito’s Vodka. In the end, all 16 adoptable pets strutted from the runway and into their forever homes.
PHOTOS BY ALEX DEFOREST, BRIAN STERRETT AND DARRELL BRAGDON, COURTESY ARIZONA HUMANE SOCIETY