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La Maison Française to Honor Ambassador Gérard Araud, Elizabeth F. Stribling and Guillaume Gallienne at Gala Benefit—May 22


La Maison Française of NYU will honor Ambassador Gérard Araud, Elizabeth F. Stribling and Guillaume Gallienne at its annual Gala Benefit, Tuesday, May 22.

From L-R: Ambassador Gérard Araud, Guillaume Gallienne, Elizabeth F. Stribling

La Maison Française of NYU today announced it will honor Ambassador Gérard Araud, Elizabeth F. Stribling and Guillaume Gallienne at its annual Gala Benefit. The event will be held Tuesday, May 22 at the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life and will raise funds for La Maison Française’s program of lectures, readings, conferences, art exhibits, concerts, and special events.

La Maison Française, the public face of the NYU Center for French Civilization and Culture, is one of the most active centers of French-American cultural and intellectual exchange, and has for over 60 years welcomed thousands of literary, artistic, scholarly, and political luminaries for events which are free and open to the public.

The 2018 Gala honorees, who will receive the Medal of Honor of the NYU Center for French Civilization and Culture, are Ambassador Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States; Elizabeth F. Stribling, Chairman of Stribling & Associates and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the French Heritage Society; and Guillaume Gallienne, renowned French actor and director and Sociétaire of the Comédie-Française.

The Benefit patrons include Ambassador François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations; Anne-Claire Legendre, Consul General of France in New York; Bénédicte de Montlaur, the Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy; and Andrew Hamilton, the President of New York University. The Gala Chairs are Baroness Véronique Bich, Yann Coatanlem, and Stephanie Newhouse.

The evening’s sponsors include Air France, La Réserve Hotel and Spa - Paris, Château de l’Auche Champagne, and Mille-feuille Bakery.

La Maison Française of New York University
Gala Benefit honoring Ambassador Gérard Araud, Elizabeth F. Stribling, Guillaume Gallienne

Tuesday, May 22 at NYU's Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South
6:30 p.m. Champagne Reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner, presentations, entertainment
Tickets are $750. ($600. tax deductible) or $1,000. ($850. tax deductible). Seating is limited. For more information, please see the website.                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Contact: Francine Goldenhar, Director, La Maison Française, NYU, 212-998-8751 or francine.goldenhar@nyu.edu

Editor’s Note
For over six decades, La Maison Française of New York University has served as a major forum for French-American cultural and intellectual exchange, offering contemporary perspectives on myriad French and Francophone issues. Its rich program of lectures, symposia, concerts, screenings, exhibitions, and special events provides an invaluable resource to the university community, as well as the general public. For more, please visit nyu.edu/maisonfrancaise.