Third Annual SoH Gala Announced

This year’s annual gala dinner and auction to be held on May 1 will be better than ever.  Now in its third year, we promise a fabulous evening of fine French dining thanks to the culinary talents of French chef Marc Meurin and American chef Michael White.  Extraordinary items will be offered for auction, including trips, vacations, and fine carry-away treasures.

Contributing to the growing excitement was a kick-off gala cocktail party March 13, hosted by socialites and humanitarian benefactors Martin and Jean Shafiroff.  As you will see in the photos below, the evening was a resounding success.

Established in 2002 in New York, our organization is committed to bringing open-heart surgery to the poorest children in the poorest countries in Latin America.

To register to attend the May 1 SoH event, click on this link:

New for this year’s Gala, we are publishing a Gala Souvenir Journal where your ad can be seen and taken home by everyone attending this extraordinary evening.  For more information about the SoH Gala Journal, contact:

Susan M. Parker                                      [email protected]                                      212.771.5808

Materials are due by: March 27, 2015.

The following cocktail moments were captured by photographer Patrick McMullan.  All photos are copyrighted by Patrick McMullan, used by permission.

Charles-Edouard Catherine, SoH Executive Director with Kevin Hughes, 2014 Gala Honoree, representing Edwards Lifesciences
Odile de Schietere-Longchampt, Michel Longchampt, SoH Vice President
Jean-Luc Teinturier, Marie-Monique Steckel, with SoH Board Member Marc Sage
Shane Inman, with SoH board member Judith O’Neill
Donald Fox with SoH board member Michel Berty
Michel Longchampt, Shereen Abdel-Meguid, Martin Shafiroff

Dr. Khanh Nguyen and Terry Nguyen. Dr. Nguyen was the lead pediatric heart surgeon for an SoH-sponsored mission to Nicaragua from Mt. Sinai (NY) Medical Center in 2013.