The Preservation Foundation

2008 Preservation Foundation Dinner Dance
Posted Date 03/07/2008

On Friday, March 7th, 2008 the Venetian Ballroom of the Breakers Hotel became an ode to India at the Preservation Foundation’s Annual Dinner Dance.  Hilary Geary Ross served her first year as Chair for the Annual Dinner Dance working with well-known designer Scott Snyder on the evening’s theme.

President John Mashek said, “The proceeds from the ball, a record-breaking over $1 million, are allocated to benefit our youth education programs and the important work of preservation here in the town.  It is a testament to Hilary how successful the gala has been during this, her first year as Chair.”

U.S. Trust, the nation’s oldest trust company, enjoyed their fourth year as the Major Corporate Benefactor.  This year also welcomed Cartier’s first time as a Corporate Benefactor Sponsor.

Gifts for guests included the book Ralph Lauren, a history of the company from Ralph Lauren Palm Beach, scented candles from India Hicks, a special preservation compact from the Estée Lauder Companies, an embroidered pocket from Stubbs & Wootton, and wood-handled silk umbrellas from the Wathne Limited.



 Gala Chair Trustee Hilary Geary Ross


Trustee Wilbur Ross



 Preservation Foundation President

John Mashek


Virginia Coleman



 Abigail Kuklis


Trustee Scott Snyder



 Elephant table decoration



 Trustees Rand and Jessie Araskog



 Allie and Trustee Lee Hanley



 Alfy and Reza Fanjul



 Kate Gubelman,

Jerry Seay


Trustee Pauline Pitt



 Trustees Amabssador Edward Elson


his wife Susie



 Trustees Kate Ford


Frank Chopin



 Table decorations



 Christopher and Grace Meigher



 Trustee Jean Tailer


John Loring



 Princess Maria Pia di Savoia,

HRH Michel de Bourdon


Rosita, the Duchess of Marlborough



 Indian-flavored loveseat



Tricia Quick,

Mario Nievera,


Trustee Talbott Maxey 



 Beth Dowdle



 Tatiana Platt


Preservation Foundation Execuitive Director

John Ripley



 Brittain Cudlip


Trustee David Ober



 Table decorations



Percy Steinhart


Lucia Musso



 Victoria and Minot Amory



Pepe Fanjul,

Marianna and George Kaufman,


Emilia Fanjul



 The bar



Prime Minister Brian Mulrooney


his wife Mila



 Craig and Audrey Dickmann



Lore and John Dodge



 Table decorations



 Peter and Jamie Gregory



Donald and Muffy Miller 



 Jefferey and Nancy Smith



 Joanne and Roberto de Guardiola



 Trustees Dudley and Peggy Moore



Helena Martinez,

Candy Hamm,


Kate Gubelmann



 Table decorations