The Anne Bujon educational initiative benefit dinner
February 3rd • French Ambassador's Residence
Anne Bujon, wife of former French Ambassador
Francois Bujon de l'Etang, was guest of honor at the Alliance
Francais' annual dinner to support French language and
culture instruction in D.C.'s public schools.
Althouh the Bujon's diplomatic posting ended in 2002, their
continued clout was evident raised $68,000 for the cause.
80-plus black-tie clad guests mingled before dinner in the
classically-inspired red drawing room before settling into
a four-course meal that included vintage champagne and
mouth watering foie gras. After dinner, soprano Courtenay
Schowalter entertained guests with selections from Poulenc
French Ambassador Jean-David
Levitte and his wife, Marie-Cecile, Magda Chrobog, dinner
chairwoman Dianne Alfandre Bruce, Willie Lewis, Philip and
Nina Pillsbury, Calvin and Jane Cafritz, Gerson Nordlinger,
Lolo Sarnoff , Gertrude d' Amecourt, Carmen Perowitz and
D.C. Public Schools Superintendent Cliff ord Janey.
PHOTOS BY ZAID HAMID