The third annual LVMH “Dîner des Maisons Engagées”, took place on Thursday, November 26th. The event celebrates the Group’s strong social engagement, providing support for very worthy causes, especially sickle cell disease research.
Over 300 people were on hand at the Palais Brongniart in Paris –up from 150 in 2013 and 230 in 2014. They included Christopher de Lapuente, CEO of Sephora and a member of the Executive Committee, as well as CEOs from several other LVMH Maisons: Jean-Marc Gallot (Veuve Clicquot), Franck Floc’hlay (Moët Hennessy Diageo), Eric Marechalle (Kenzo), Philippe Fortunato (Givenchy), Claude Martinez (Parfums Christian Dior), Laurent Boillot (Guerlain), Jean-Marc Mansvelt (Chaumet), Patrice Wagner (Groupe Le Bon Marché), Marc-Antoine Jamet (Jardin d’Acclimatation) and Francis Morel (Groupe Les Echos). Joining them were prominent figures from the sports, charity and media communities who all joined to raise funds for two causes (the dinner raised 130,000 euros in 2014, 100,000 euros for the Robert Debré pediatric hospital in Paris and 30,000 euros for “K’d’urgence” foundation).
For the third consecutive year, the Committed Companies Dinner supported the Robert Debré pediatric hospital in Paris, a leading center for sickle cell disease research. This hereditary disorder affects nearly 50 million people around the world, making it the most widespread orphan disease. The funds raised enable the doctors to continue their research and treat patients under optimal conditions.
LVMH and its brands also organized a lottery to support a special cause. The proceeds this year will go to the Kelina association, founded by Flora Coquerel (Miss France 2014) to aid communities in Bénin. The Group’s support will enable the construction of a maternity center in the village of Akaradé in order to improve care for young mothers and their newborn children.