On Friday, July 28th, 2023, French Heritage Society (FHS) hosted their inaugural Summer Soirée at the home of Maria and Kenneth Fishel in Bridgehampton, NY. The festive evening took the form of a cocktail party around the pool and under the tent at the beautiful Fishel residence with stunning art on the table provided by Christofle.
The unforgettable soirée was held at the behest of Host Committee CeCe Black, Maria Fishel, French Heritage Society Board Chairman Elizabeth F. Stribling, and Ann Van Ness, and in the presence of Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy in the United States Gaëtan Bruel. Golden Benefactor supporters includedPatricia Cossutta Arostegui and Egle Rincon, Sharon Bush and Bob Murray, Melody Clarke, Alina and Rich Dovere, Mitchell Draizin, Rosann Gutman, Brenda Howard, Helen K. King, Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane, Judy McLaren, Frank Morgan and Brent Feigenbaum, Maria Pessino, Nicole Salmasi, Odile de Schiétère-Longchampt, Maria Pessino, Jean and Martin Shafiroff, Lauren and Geoff Smart, and Tom Brown and Missy Van Buren-Brown. Young Patron Benefactors included Elena Ayot, Stark D. Kirby, Jr. and Collin Kearby, and Julissa Perez. Generous support for the evening was also given by Nanci and Nick Lanni.