Annual Benefit 2014

The US Sciences Po Foundation looks forward to hosting its 4th Annual Benefit Dinner in New York on October 7, 2014 at the Mandarin Oriental. We have the pleasure of welcoming keynote speaker and honoree Maurice Lévy, Chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe, which ranks among the world’s largest advertising groups. We will also announce the recipient of the Michel David-Weill Scholarship.

We would be delighted if you could join us and we invite you to fill out our form to purchase tables, tickets, or a spot in our event program for your ad to appear.
You may also download the Commitment Form.

Keynote speaker and Honoree, Maurice Lévy

Maurice Lévy is Chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe, the world’s third largest advertising and communications group. He is widely recognized as a leading figure in the communications industry, responsible for the Groupe’s international expansion and pioneering strategic focus on digital communication and fast growing markets. Mr. Lévy also serves as the Chairman of the board for several entities, including the International Board of Governors (IBoG) for the Peres Center for Peace, and the Media, Entertainment and Information board of the World Economic Forum. Mr. Lévy has been honored with numerous distinctions and accolades for his contributions to communications and media, business leadership, innovation, tolerance and diversity.

We are also pleased to be joined this evening by our esteemed guests: Ms. Jane D. Hartley, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the French Republic; H.E. Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States; Bertrand Lortholary, Consul General of France in New York; and Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor for France in the United States.


The US Sciences Po Foundation would like to thank the following individuals and corporations for their support.

Suma Cum Laude

Tables and contributions $25,000 or more

  • Jean-François Ducrest
  • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Cum Laude

Tables and contributions $15,000 or more

  • Capgemini US LLC
  • Citibank
  • Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Banking
  • Stephan H. Haimo
  • Meeschaert Gestion Privée
  • Publicis Groupe

With Honoris

Tables and contributions $10,000 or more

  • Amber Capital
  • Groupe Artémis
  • Axa Foundation
  • Philippe Buhannic, TradingScreen
  • Louis Desazars
  • Lazard
  • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton
  • Béatrice Stern


Tickets and contributions $1,000 or more

  • Olivier Berggruen & Desiree Welsing
  • Vanessa Bressler
  • Betty & Philippe Camus
  • Chanel Inc.
  • Jean-François & Veronique Christory
  • Yann Coatanlem
  • The Coca Cola Company
  • Luc de Clapiers
  • Camille & Renaud Latreille
  • Evelyne and Arthur Estey
  • Ernst and Young
  • Estée Lauder Companies
  • Nicolas Fries
  • McGladrey LLP
  • Jean-Claude Gruffat
  • Claude Grunitzky, Chairman TRUE
  • Jean Karoubi
  • The Ludwig Family Foundation, The Honorable Eugene A. Ludwig and Dr. Carol Ludwig
  • Mr. and Mrs. Maisonrouge
  • Jean-Pierre and Monique Millon
  • Pierre and Agathe Mordacq
  • Frank E. Nothaft and Lisa Greenfield
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Michel and Louise Perez
  • Monique and Robert Schweich
  • Patrick Simonnet and Manar Zaher
  • Jean-Luc Sinniger
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Gregori Volokhine Meeschaert Capital Markets, Inc.
  • Wildenstein & Co.


Tickets and contributions $550 or more

  • Michael A. Allegretti
  • Isabelle Aussourd
  • David Benichou
  • Raphaël Camp
  • Thomas Devos
  • Virginia A. Deroy
  • Anne de Louvigny
  • Nicolas H.R. Dumont
  • Johanne Home
  • Guillaume Jesel
  • Thomas Kirchner
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • Ioanna Kohler
  • Andre C. Kursancew
  • Massat Consulting
  • Anthony Saracco
  • Valérie Zilkha

Young Graduates

Tickets and contributions $250 or more

  • Laura Bertilotti
  • Cindy Bhikea
  • Nicholas Brown
  • Nicolas Conrad
  • Suzanne and Thomas Costerg
  • Myrna Delson Karan
  • Amélie Dubois
  • Bailey H. Eisen
  • Jennifer Famery-Mariani
  • Omar Fayez
  • Christophe Fortier Guay
  • Clarisse Hagège
  • Noëlle Kenel-Pierre
  • Thomas Koenig
  • Larry Loeb
  • Katya Musacchio
  • Dimitri Nouveau
  • Peter A. Rose
  • Kenneth Schlenker
  • Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann
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