On Tuesday, Oct. 26, Cartier hosted a cocktail reception at the Cartier Mansion on Fifth Avenue in honor of the French Heritage Society. The occasion was a pre-gala kickoff event and was attended by co-chairmen CeCe Black, Jean Shafiroff and Margo Langenberg along with the rest of the gala committee.
The French Heritage Society was founded in 1982, and is dedicated to raising money to help protect French culture in the United States and France and to help build solid and stronger French-American relationships. In total, the society has helped provide more than $18 million and 460 restoration grants to its cause. The organization has also organized many student internship opportunities and cultural trips for members.
“Cartier, like the French Heritage Society, has always celebrated events that have marked French-American history and share a dedication to French culture as well as a long standing commitment to historic preservation,” said Anthony Ledru, the vice president of retail at Cartier.
Others who attended the kickoff party included Mercedes Abramo, assistant vice president of retail at Cartier, Elizabeth Stribling, chairman of the board of the French Heritage Society, gala honoree Ariane Daguin, and New York chapter chair Odile de Schietere-Longchampt.
The French Heritage Society gala scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the Metropolitan Club will feature a silent auction to support educational internship programs.