New York, May 25th, 2011

Fatima Otero and the BrazilFoundation Gala Host Committee organized a cocktail reception to welcome Andrea Dellal on May 25th, at the residence of Mrs. Otero in New York. Andrea accepted the Foundation’s invitation to be Chair of the BrazilFoundation IX Annual Gala, to take place on September 19th 2011, at the New York Public Library.  Andrea is leading the preparations for the Gala with the support of the event’s PR Carlos Souza and Co-Chair Nizan Guanaes.

Among those in attendance were Ambassador Osmar Chohfi , Consul of Brazil in New York; Carlos Souza; Bebel Gilberto; Rachel Roy; Carlos Couturier of Grupo Habita; Luigi Tadini; Olivier Theyskens; and Marina Larroude.  BrazilFoundation CEO Patricia Lobaccaro and Leona Forman, Founding President, proposed a toast to Mrs. Otero, Andrea Dellal, Carlos Souza and the Foundation Board Members in attendance: Roberta Mazzariol, Marcelo Hallake, Marcus Vinicius Ribeiro and Paula Bezerra de Mello.

Andrea Dellal says she is “extremely happy to be Chair of the BrazilFoundation IX Annual Gala. As a Brazilian living abroad I am always thrilled to collaborate with my country in any way I can.” Preparations for the Gala are in full swing. For more information on tables and sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.

BrazilFoundation would like to thank Zeze Flowers and Cachaca Leblon for their support.