June 8, 2011, New York City – On Wednesday evening, The American Friends of Blérancourt Inc. hosted a garden cocktail reception in the home of Sonja Tremont Morgan to launch its Gala Benefit Committee. The Committee will honor Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, the first recipient of the Anne Morgan Award of Excellence, during a gala dinner at The Pierre Hotel on October 20, 2011. The award serves to recognize women who have found themselves responding to a challenge, in society, the arts and in business, similar to Anne Morgan, the daughter of J.P. Morgan. The cocktail reception and gala dinner will benefit the Franco-American Museum, Château de Blérancourt.
With the start of summer less than two weeks away, temperatures soared into the mid 90’s. Guests cooled down with Ciroc vodka cocktails and Paul Goerg champagne while enjoying the twilight in Ms. Morgan’s home and garden. Attending this intimate affair were Janna Bullock, Stephanie and Fred Clark,Richard de Combray, Nancy and Jerry Gehman, Carl and Gigi Grimstad, Elaine Uzan Leary, Miles Morgan, Jay Paul and Sandra Jones, Bonnie Pfeifer-Evans,Mario Rinaldi (Champagne Paul Goerg) and wife Simone, Lauren Roberts, George and Jeri Sape, Jean-Jacques de St. Andrieu (Air France), Kathleen Springhorn, Jamie Stream, and Vanessa Uzan.
Currently on exhibit at the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington D.C., is the Anne Morgan photography series, “American Women Rebuilding France”. www.americanfriendsofblerancourt.org