Bovet1822 supports Artists for Peace and Justice’s cause for children of Haiti

Organises a Midnight Masquerade Ball on New Year’s Eve in Aspen
Bovet1822 supports Artists for Peace and Justice’s cause for children of Haiti

Fine watchmaking company – Bovet1822 continued their partnership supporting Artists for Peace and Justice by sponsoring a fundraising gala in Aspen benefiting the children of Haiti, during this New Year’s Eve. The gala saw noted personalities attend - Academy Award® winner Paul Haggis, Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon, star polo player and model Nacho Figueras and his wife Delfina Blaquier,. Regis Aspen owner Stephane De Baets, Amy Sacco, and more, gathering along with the people of Aspen at the St. Regis Aspen Resort for the inaugural Midnight Masquerade Ball.

All in all, over $500,000 was raised for Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ), the non-profit organization founded by Paul Haggis and friends in 2009 that encourages peace and social justice and addresses issues of poverty around the world. The organization’s immediate goal is to serve the poorest communities in Haiti with programs in education, healthcare, and dignity through the arts.

The evening’s performers, Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire, musician Rufus Wainwright, actress and model Madalina Ghenea, and front man of The National, Matt Berninger were among the guests. Guests including Rufus Wainwright and Madalina Ghenea along with host Paul Haggis all wore Bovet 1822 timepieces. The Midnight Masquerade was a party for guests to do some good while having fun.

Highlights of the evening included a surprise appearance by Katharine McPhee who also sang for the gathering, a special live performance by Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, who were joined onstage by Matt Berninger for a beautiful version of “Wake Up.”

Bovet 1822 and APJ have built their partnership over the past three years, setting the tone for a number of productive and thoughtful fundraising events, raising millions of dollars for the cause. Pascal Raffy, owner of Bovet 1822, says “our partnership with Artists for Peace and Justice continues to uphold the same valued qualities of the house of Bovet. We are proud that coming to Aspen this year was a success and that we can help guarantee that 100% of the gifts from this beautiful evening go straight to supporting the children and school in Haiti where it is so desperately needed.”

APJ Founder and a co-host of the Midnight Masquerade Paul Haggis said, “The Midnight Masquerade brought together old friends and an opportunity to make new friends and continue to build on our fantastic achievements. In the coming year, we will be prepared for new challenges but also a bright beginning for our first-ever graduating high school class”

Pascal Raffy and Bovet 1822 are part of a who’s who list of APJ board members and supporters, united towards the cause of removing barriers that poverty poses to children in Haiti by committing to long-term, sustainable development in direct partnership with the Haitian people.

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