William Lauder and the Lauder Family were honored by French Heritage Society for their contributions to the illustrious organization’s restoration efforts.
French Heritage Society celebrated its 40th Anniversary Gala at the Petit Palais in Paris in October with a formal dinner prepared by Le Bristol Paris’ four Michelin-starred chef Eric Frechon and a stunning pas de deux by danseurs étoiles from the Opéra National de Paris. Every moment of the evening was emblematic of French Heritage Society’s mission: to preserve the rich French architectural and cultural heritage throughout France and in the United States by raising funds for restoration, preservation and cultural grants.

Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer was in attendance for the event chaired by Sana Sabbagh honoring eight philanthropists including: Donna Josey Chapman; Carole & John French III; Celso M. Gonzalez-Falla in memory of Sondra Gilman; Marifé Hernández & Joel Bell; Elizabeth Segerstrom; Barbara Tober; Ann & William Van Ness; and Visionary Philanthropist Dena Kaye (Danny Kaye’s daughter) for their commitment to French Heritage Society and to the tradition of American philanthropy in France.

Over the last four decades, French Heritage Society has raised more than $14 million enabling the restoration of more than 650 architectural gems and funded 530 transatlantic internships and apprenticeships between prestigious French and American cultural institutions—most recently, Notre-Dame de Paris.

Save the date of February 19, 2023 for their Palm Beach Gala at Club Colette. For information and tickets, please visit www.frenchheritage.com