Last week, the “Changing Watch” event benefiting the We Are Family Foundation, took place at Cipriani’s 42nd Street. The event was hosted by Nile Rodgers, Susan & David Rockefeller along with Swiss luxury watchmaker Girard-Perregaux. Celebrity guests in attendance included Kelly Bensimon, Amanda Hearst, Jo Champa, Almudena Fernandez, and Ryan Serhant, among others. They all came to support We Are Family Foundation, which is committed to embracing a global family vision by creating and supporting initiatives that motivate and educate the future generation about respect, understanding, and appreciating cultural diversity. Simultaneously, it works to solve some of the world’s biggest global problems.
The “Changing Watch” event was both entertaining and inspiring. It started off with a cocktail hour where guests could view a beautiful collection of Girard-Perregaux watches. Then there was a seated dinner during which a few speeches were given. Susan & David Rockefeller spoke about their philanthropic efforts and Michele Sofisti, CEO of Sowind (Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD) presented them with a GP watch. Nile Rodgers then discussed his early music career and how he decided to create the We Are Family Foundation. He was presented with A Girard-Perregaux watch as a token of appreciation for his humanitarian efforts. The night ended with dessert and a lively DJ set by Q-Tip that had guests dancing the night away. What a festive, inspirational event!