Jessa Wu

CATEGORY: Philanthropists
COMPANY: San Francisco Symphony
INDUSTRY: Philanthropy

WHAT MAKES HER HAUTE: Just before the start of the social season in San Francisco, we caught up with Jessa Wu for the September/October issue. 2009 was her year to shine as she chaired the San Francisco Symphony’s most important annual event—the Opening Night Gala. Her passion for classical music and penchant for fundraising events ensured the night was a smashing success. The Hong Kong native has called the City by the Bay home for almost 20 years and cut her teeth in the gala-planning process when she first became involved as an honorary chairperson of the Chinese New Year Celebration Concert in 2004.