The French-American Chamber of Commerce - New York held its much-anticipated annual Gala Evening at Manhattan's esteemed Tribeca Rooftop on Thursday, September 10, 2015. The festive and elegant evening celebrated the strength of French-American business relationship and raised funds for the French-American Chamber of Commerce Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.
Event highlights included signature cocktails and hors d'ouevres with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline and Hudson River; a three-course dinner; updates on the FACC Foundation and Serge Bellanger MBA Scholarship Award by President Elsa Berry; exceptional networking opportunities with high-level executives; and dessert & dancing well into the night.
Elsa Berry thanked all Corporate Patrons, Corporate Benefactors, Gala Sponsors and in-kind Donors for their invaluable support of the FACC Foundation.
The 2015 Gala Guest of Honor was Clara Gaymard, CEO of GE France, who spoke about her diverse and extensive professional experiences over a long and successful career. She also reflected on her hopes for the future generation of business leaders.
The Gala benefited the FACC Foundation, which was formed in 2012 by the FACC - New York Chapter to help fund the education of the next generation of transatlantic business leaders. Through its "Serge Bellanger French-American MBA Scholarship" program, the Foundation provides scholarships to eligible French students pursuing MBAs in the U.S., and to eligible American students pursuing MBAs in France.
The FACC Foundation extends its sincere gratitude to its 2015 CORPORATE PATRONS: Crédit Agricole CIB; L'Oréal USA; PricewaterhouseCoopers; Société Générale; and WeiserMazars LLP.
The FACC Foundation also thanks its 2015 CORPORATE BENEFACTORS: Air France and Delta Air Lines; Altour and Pernod Ricard; Baker & McKenzie LLP; BNP Paribas; Colgate-Palmolive; Cozen O'Connor; Crédit Industriel et Commercial; Deloitte; EY; Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy; GE; Kering Americas; LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc; and Winston & Strawn LLP.
2015 GALA SPONSORS & DONORS included generous support from "Serge Bellanger Scholarship Legacy Sponsor" Danielle Bellanger; Financial Donors Cartier, Inc. and Clarins; Exclusive Audiovisual Sponsor TV5MONDE. Palais des Thés and Michel et Augustin are also thanked for their generous in-kind support.
In addition, the FACC Foundation thanks Air France and Delta Air Lines, 2015 Exclusive Official Airline Partner of the FACC-NY.
The Gala photos below are courtesy of Fernando Alonso.