NEW-YORK – The 20th Anniversary Ballo di Savoia (Savoy Ball) Benefit Gala, hosted by the American Foundation of Savoy Orders, was held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 in New York City. Guests of honor, H.R.H. Prince Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy and H.R.H. Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, together with 300 patrons, benefactors and guests, raised funds to provide service dogs for disabled American war veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and for victims of hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico and earthquakes in in central Italy.
Several events were held by the American Delegation in the time span of 4 days.
The festive evening included an elegant reception, a beautifully presented gourmet dinner, Viennese dessert stations, music, dancing, and raffle gifts. Hundreds of supporters attended the white-tie affair. The Ball is the Savoy Foundation’s largest fundraiser and helps provide the resources needed to continue its year-round mission of charitable initiatives.
Prior to Saturday’s evening Gala, a private reception for the Patrons and Benefactors was held on Thursday evening, December 7 at the Lotos Club followed by a welcome reception for guests attending the Savoy Ball on Friday evening, December 8 at the Knickerbocker Club.
Prince Emmanuel Philibert expressed his gratitude to the American Delegation giving a brief speech:
“I am grateful to all the members of the American Delegation of Savoy Orders and their guests this evening, for your effort in supporting the charitable causes of the Orders that will benefit from the funds raised tonight for the needs of Veterans who have served so well. The fact that you are by your generosity so effectively supporting charitable works in your community and throughout the world, gives me great happiness, since these excellent endeavors are being carried out in the name and traditions of the Royal House of Savoy.”
The Savoy Ball of New York continues a thousand-year tradition of goodwill and charitable giving through its Patrons and Benefactors, Sponsors and illustrious guests, including Royal Hignesses and representative of foreign delegations of the Dynastic Orders such as Monaco and Japan.
Next year’s ball is scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 2018, at the Metropolitan Club. In New York City.