Friday, March 9, 2018

French Heritage Society’s Annual Palm Beach Gala Dinner

Denis de Kergorlay welcomes guests at Club Colette for French Heritage Society's annual Palm Beach Gala Dinner. 
On the evening of February 21st, French Heritage Society and notable guests gathered at the elegant Club Colette for their annual Palm Beach Gala Dinner. 

The stunning fête was held at the behest of Gala Chairs Michael Kovner and Jean Doyen de Montaillou, Jocelyn and Robin Martin and Jeannie and Tom Rutherfoord. Additional flair was provided by CeCe Black, Board Chair of Special Events, Suzanne Stoll, Palm Beach Representative, and in the presence of FHS Chairman Elizabeth F. Stribling, FHS President Denis de Kergorlay, Consul General of France in Miami, Clément Leclerc with his wife Erin Leclerc, and Ambassador and Mrs. Howard H. Leach.
Denis de Kergorlay, Elizabeth Stribling, Erin Leclerc, and Clement Leclerc
Other guests included: Alixandra Baker, Laurie Bodor, Karen K. Clark, Lucy and Nat Day, Randolph Fishburn and Andrew Sands, Ron Fleming, Mai Hallingby-Harrison, Lou Rena Hammond, Linda and Charles Hickox, Jane and Peter Hill, Sarah Stimson Karis, Ursula and Paul Lowerre, Raymond Lucchetti, Chips and Sarah Page, Jay R. Paul, Natalie Pray, Barbara Price and Virginia Crisman, Diana Quasha, Jean Shafiroff, Suzette Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Pascal Franchot Tone, Christopher E. Walling, Gil Walsh and John Johnston. 

Proceeds from the Palm Beach Gala Dinner nurture the laudable mission of the French Heritage Society by supporting their tireless efforts to preserve French heritage in France and the U.S. and to bring together individuals who share the passion of their missions.
Jennifer Herlein and Suzanne Stoll Anne Beverly Jones, Ursula Lowerre, and Paul Lowerre
Donna and Martin Gibbs
Jane Dommerich Hill and Peter Hill Linda and Peter Hoffman
Jean Doyen De Montaillou and Michael Kovner
Mario Nievara, Barbara Schumacher, CeCe Black, and John Schumacher
Barbara White Yeager Jean Bolton, Bubby Bolton, and Diane Sustendal-Labouisse
Bill Bruder-Shelton and Frances Lagatta-Shelton Gretchen Leach and Ambassador Howard H. Leach
Robin Reardon Nelson and Norman Nelson
Elizabeth Stribling and Guy Robinson Lee and CeCe Black
Jocelyn White Martin and Robin Martin Linda and Charles Hickox
John Archerand Stephanie Branscomb
Diana Quasha and Bob Crowe Andrew Sands and Randolph Fishburn
Sarah and Chips Page Patrick Murphy and Anthony Selvitella
Judy Schrafft and Christopher Walling
Jeannie and Thomas Rutherfoord Rosemary and Torrence Harder
Gilbert Chamby, Nicole Hirsch, and James Verrant Irene Casey-Ritzenthaler
Mai Hallingby-Harrison and Michel Cox Witmer
Martha Talton and Jay Paul Janet and William Dickey
Ronald Lee Fleming and Charlotte Kellogg Lou Hammond and Anne Fitzpatrick
Peter Tcherepnine and Marianne Free
Alixandra Baker Anne-Mieke Van Waveren and Walter Ross
Jean and Donald Wolf Brent Feigenbaum and Frank Morgan
Etsuko and John Morris
Diane De La Begassiere Laurie Bodor, Pascal Franchot Tone, and Lynn Tone
Sarah Stimson Karis Ann and Donald Calder
Kathy Springhorn and Franck Laverdin
CeCe Black, Natalie Pray, and Claude Lourie John Johnston and Gil Walsh
Jean Shafiroff and Elizabeth Stribling Eileen Judell and Lucy Day
Patricia Duncan, Alex Donner, and Pamela O'Connor
Nat and Natalie Pray
Mark Baccash and Jean Bolton
Photographs by Annie Watt