June 10th, 2015

Annual Gala Dinner 2015

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Gala honorees Alain Papiasse, Bruno Bich, Jacques Pépin, and Mimi Sheraton with Foundation Chairman Allan Chapin
Cocktail reception in the Grill Room of the Four Seasons Restaurant
Benjamin Franklin Award recipients Alain Papiasse and Bruno Bich with Foundation Chairman Allan Chapin
Foundation Board Members Shannon Fairbanks, Gary Cole, and David Thoms
Foundation Chairman Allan Chapin, Ambassador François Delattre, Board Member Shannon Fairbanks, Felix G. Rohatyn, Special Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of the investment banking firm Lazard Frères & Co., LLC, and Board Member Jean-Luc Allavena
Foundation Board Member James Lowenstein and Audrey Wolf
Ambassador François Delattre and Bruno Bich
Ambassador François Delattre and Emily Frick
André Soltner, Internationally recognized French Chef, Author, and Dean of Classic Studies at the French Culinary Institute and Lafayette Award recipients Mimi Sheraton and Jacques Pépin
Foundation Board Member and Young Leader Robert Treuhold
Guests make their way to the Pool Room for dinner
Amy Justman sings the French and American anthems
Ambassador James Lowenstein delivers remarks in memoriam of fellow founding Board Member Arthur Hartman
Food critic and journalist Mimi Sheraton accepts the Lafayette Award
Chef, author, and PBS-TV host Jacques Pépin accepts the Lafayette Award
Young Leaders Elena Pak, Shayla Harris, and Lane Harwell
Young Leader Emma Fuerst Freylinghuysen speaks about the benefits of her experience as a Young Leader
Young Leader François Henrot speaks on the benefits of the Young Leaders program since his participation in the first class of Young Leaders in 1981
Young Leader Scott Holcomb shares his experience as a Young Leader
Robbie Gordy of Christie's conducts the live auction
Foundation Chairman Allan Chapin introduces the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award recipients, Bruno Bich and Alain Papiasse
Bruno Bich, Chairman of Société BIC, accepts the Benjamin Franklin Award
Alain Papiasse, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of BNP Paribas, accepts the Benjamin Franklin Award
Foundation Chairman Allan Chapin looks on as Antoine Huet, Vice President Commercial North America for Air France KLM, selects the winner of the raffle for two round-trip Air France tickets to Paris
Antoine Huet presents two round-trip tickets to Paris to raffle winner
Liz Hinden selects the winner of the second raffle item, a selection of items from Cuisinart, Le Creuset, and Silpat
Foundation Board Member Réné-Pierre Azria accepts the second raffle package from Chairman Allan Chapin
Young Leaders Matthew Galluzzo, Scott Holcomb, and Lane Harwell pose with Lafayette Award recipient Jacques Pépin
Young Leaders Lane Harwell and Emma Fuerst Frelinghuysen with Board Member Réné-Pierre Azria

Mimi Sheraton: Lafayette Award


Jacques Pépin: Lafayette Award


Bruno Bich: Benjamin Franklin Award


Alain Papiasse: Benjamin Franklin Award