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The American Hospital of Paris Foundation held a festive gala at the Metropolitan Club

On November 21, 2019 The American Hospital of Paris Foundation held a festive Gala at the Metropolitan Club in New York City benefiting the Hospital. The Gala honored Mr. Michel David-Weill, longtime supporter and Board member of the organization for his pivotal role in creating lasting relationships among American and French counterparts.

200 guests hailing from Houston, Palm Beach, New York and Paris enjoyed a lively cocktail hour followed by dinner, an award presentation and remarks, a performance by a violinist and a silent auction of luxury items. Dinner Chairman Donna Chapman led the Foundation’s Gala with Co-Chair Kitty Resor benefiting the American Hospital of Paris. The Hospital is a unique institution in France that has, for over a century, been the meeting ground for the shared collaboration of French and U.S. medical exchange, science and excellence.

Guests included were leadership from the Hospital in France and the Foundation in the U.S. Donna & Max Chapman, Ambassador Howard & Gretchen Leach, Kitty & John Resor, Claude Wasserstein, Laura & Mark Yockey, Francine Le Frak & Rick Friedberg, Sharon Jacquet, Marshall & Deborah Wais, John Crawford, Richard Chiu, Robert Sigal, Joan & Frank Ginsberg, Christiane & Jean Claude Gruffat. In addition, John & Margo Catsimatidis, Molly Crownover, Elizabeth Matthews, Edward & Rini Ziegler, Cyrus Vance, Jr., Anne-Claire Legendre, Consulat General of France, Denise LeFrak, Ray & Veronica Kelly, Susan Gutfreund and Linda Wachner were part of the evening’s festivities.

“We are honored to recognize Mr. David-Weill, an extraordinarily respected and gracious man. We are deeply appreciative of his involvement and generous support of the American Hospital of Paris for over 30 years” Mrs. Chapman noted as part of her remarks and introduction before offering Mr. David-Weill with a stunning sculpture honoring his ongoing commitment to the Hospital.

The history of the Hospital as an American institution in France is unique. Thanks to its serving as a resource to French, American and international patients for over 100 years, to providing fundamental aid to France during the two World Wars, and to its role in bringing America and France together through the sharing of expertise and best practices, the American Hospital of Paris has become one of the world’s leading symbols of Franco-American friendship and cooperation. The Hospital provides high-quality care for nearly all major medical specialties through its 350 physicians and its continuing efforts to offer patients the latest and most advanced medical and diagnostic equipment. Patients from over 110 countries have been treated over the years at the American Hospital of Paris, a testament to its commitment to offer maximum safety of care, which is exemplified by its accreditation by the Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS) and the U.S. Joint Commission.

As a private, not-for-profit organization, the American Hospital of Paris receives no subsidies from the French or American governments, relying on revenues from operations and on the generosity of patients, donors and patrons in order

“Merci,” for all you are doing to assist in our efforts that enhance the meeting ground for European and U.S. medical science and excellence – the American Hospital of Paris!,” offered Mrs. Chapman during her closing remarks. “There has never been a more important time to support the future of the growing American Hospital of Paris.”

About The American Hospital of Paris Foundation

Since its founding in 1976, The American Hospital of Paris Foundation has played a vital role in representing the Hospital in the United States. Based in New York City the Foundation is committed to raising funds to strengthen the Hospital’s ties with its partners in the United States and France. The Foundation’s ongoing support of the medical exchange programs ensures that the American Hospital of Paris remains at the forefront of French and American medicine through the organization of joint scientific symposiums; physician, nursing and medical student exchange; and research and academic collaborations.

For more information on the AHPF please visit or contact (646) 722-2640,

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