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Lycée Français de New York Celebrates Digital Media and ...

Lycée Français de New York CelebratesDigital Media and Communications at Gala 2013Journalist Charlie Rose to be HonoredNew York, February 25, 2013 – The Lycée Français de New York (LFNY) will shine a spotlighton digital media and communications during its 14th annual Gala on Saturday, March 16, 2013,at Pier 36 in New York City. Acclaimed journalist Charlie Rose will be honored for hiscommitment to fostering communication among diverse nations and cultures, including throughhis groundbreaking interviews with leading personalities in French politics, culture and society.The theme of the tech-centered event and fundraiser for the school is #LFNY – AdvancingMinds into a Digital Future. “This year’s Gala highlights a topic that is vital to the future of ourstudents,” said Sean Lynch, Head of School. “Their ability to navigate the digital medialandscape and to use technology to fuel their creativity, to solve problems, and to innovate willbe essential to their success.”Led by LFNY parent co-chairs L. Bayly Ledes-Daviau, Laetitia Chaix, and LFNY alumna andparent Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson, the Gala is the key fundraiser for the Lycée Français deNew York. Over 1100 guests and 50 corporate sponsors took part in last year’s Gala, raisingmore than $2 million in support of the school’s academic and cultural programs, as well as itsscholarship fund.At the Gala, Charlie Rose will receive the Charles de Ferry de Fontnouvelle Award, named forthe Lycée’s founder. He joins the ranks of other prominent past award recipients such as MichelDavid-Weill, Christine Lagarde and Jean Paul Gaultier.“We honor Mr. Rose for his rigorous inquiry, boundless curiosity, and engaging conversationswith visionary men and women who are making positive change happen in areas that matter toour society and the world as a whole,” added Mr. Lynch. “We celebrate too his deep love ofFrance and French culture, and everything he has done to support the exchange of ideasbetween France and United States.”The annual Gala at the Lycée Français de New York is a community event that includes theparticipation of volunteer parents, alumni, staff, teachers, and students. This year, the entireGala -- from its interactive decor and music to student performances and projects will celebrate


new media and communications. Student contributions include an interactive history ofinformation technology, digital music performances and a special Gala digital game.About Charlie RoseMr. Rose is the executive editor and anchor of the nightlyPBS interview program, Charlie Rose, co-host of CBS ThisMorning and a contributing correspondent to the CBS Newsshow 60 Minutes. He is an Emmy-award winning journalistwho has built a reputation on his probing, thought-provokinginterviews with innovators and visionaries in art, literature,business, technology, world politics, and science, includingthe recent “Charlie Rose: The Brain Series,” a landmark 13-part series examining the brain.About the Lycée Français de New YorkFounded in 1935, the Lycée Français de New York (LFNY) is a non-profit, independent privatecoeducational institution located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The Lycée offers aninternational, bilingual education to a diverse community of 1330 students representing nearly50 nationalities from early childhood through high school. The schoolʼs mission rests on threepillars: academic excellence, personal growth and fulfillment, and global citizenship. The Lycéeis chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, and accredited by theFrench Ministry of National Education and by The New York State Association of IndependentSchools (NYSAIS.) The LFNY awards the New York State High School Diploma and preparesstudents to pass the traditional French Baccalaureate, the International Option of the FrenchBaccalaureate, and a special French-American Baccalaureate. For more information, visitwww.lfny.org.Twitter:@lyceefrancaisnyWebsite: lfnygala.orgMultimedia school blog: life.lfny.orgMedia Contacts:Elisabeth King, Director of Communications212.439.3859eking@lfny.orgCecile Gregoriades, Communications Manager212.439.3841cgregoriades@lfny.org

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