Surgeons of hope’s annual hope charity gala raises over $200,000 to support its lifesaving programs to help children with heart disease in remote regions of central and south america.
116 guests attended the gala dinner and charity auction to benefit surgeons of hope and to honor publicis ceo nick colucci and let it beat foundation.
Highlights of the evening included a champagne reception, the premiere of a new film documenting the work of SoH, a mission overview presented by SoH President Eduardo da Cruz, MD, of Children’s Hospital Colorado, and the presentation of awards to the honorees. The evening also included comments from SoH Executive Director Charles-Edouard Catherine and Live and Dutch auctions led by Antoine Treuille.
Watch the film here.
The bright lights of Fifth Avenue added elegance to the setting, accentuated by floral arrangements donated by Alix Astir. Guests were welcomed with champagne donated by Pernod-Ricard. A four course dinner followed, each course paired with an appropriate fine wine, donated to create the perfect dining experience. Lively auction bidding rewarded the winners with vacations in the North and South of France, including business class tickets donated by Air France, and an IWC chronograph watch. The silent auction included magnums of fine wines, gift certificates to the best of New York restaurants, brim-filled cosmetic baskets, a hat box full of chocolates, and more.
Grand Sponsors of the evening included: Air France, Mr. and Mrs. Michel Berty and Publicis Group. Individual Benefactors included: Mr. Jean Denoyer and Ms. Karin Hehenberger; James Jaggers, MD; Mr. Jean Karoubi and Michelle de la Mothe, MD; Mr. and Mrs. Michel Longchampt, Mr. David Sadroff; Mr. Andre Spears and Ms. Anne Rosen; and Mr. Jean-Luc Teinturier.