Frederique Constant Partners With Town & Country Philanthropy Summit
New York, NY (May 22nd, 2017) – On Tuesday, May 9th, Frederique Constant partnered with Town & Country to showcase the brands charitable initiative at the fourth annual Town & Country Philanthropy Summit at Hearst Tower.
Town & Country hosted top thought leaders such as John Legend, Michael Bloomberg and Glenn Close, to gather and discuss the most pressing issues of our time including climate change, the global refugee crisis, criminal justice reform, mental health, and the importance of Philanthropy.
Frederique Constant’s genuine history and passion for charity and philanthropy can be seen through the brand’s charitable organization, The Frederique Constant Foundation. From a portion of each watch sold in the Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic Collection, the brand continues to support organizations that focus on heart related illnesses, children and women.
Throughout the exclusive event, Frederique Constant hosted a “How Do You Do Good?” photo booth encouraging guests to share their charitable efforts via social media. After guest filled out cards that posed the question “How do you do good?” they were then asked to post their responses on the backdrop of the photo booth. By the end of the summit, the vignette was filled with passionate words from attendees who connected with Frederique Constant and Town & Country’s mission to build philanthropy. Guests of the booth were encouraged to share their photo’s via social media using the hashtag #FCfoundation
“We are so grateful to have partnered with an organization that shares the same passion and dedication for philanthropy as Frederique Constant,” says Aletta Stas-Bax, Co-founder of Frederique Constant. “Town & Countries Philanthropy Summit is an excellent reminder to all, of the importance of doing good and giving back to your community and the world around it.”
The exclusive event commenced with a keynote address from former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, discussing climate change and the responsibility to improve the world around us. The event followed with NBC News Correspondent, Cynthia McFadden, who moderated a discussion on The Case for Arts Philanthropy with Sarah Jones, Oskar Eustis, and Elaine Wynn. Later, a live interview with the grandchildren of Elizabeth Taylor, shared how they continue their grandmother’s philanthropic legacy. Then Jerry Storch, Chief Executive Officer, Hudson’s Bay Company, and President, HBC Foundation, introduced a panel on mental illness featuring Glenn Close. Followed by ABC News Anchor, David Muir, who led a panel discussion on the global refugee crisis that included the words of David Miliband and Zosia Mamet. Later on, guests enjoyed the fine cuisine of Chef Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern, a champion of Wellness in the Schools, while John Legend spoke with former White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett discussing criminal justice reform.