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Individuals AFPOB – The American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet

Incorporated in 1984 and based in New York, the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet raises funds to support the Paris Opera and promote French-American artistic exchange. AFPOB invites individual, foundation and corporate donors to become members or sponsors and enjoy a variety of privileges and exclusive benefits towards performances, events and Galas at the Paris Opera theaters – Palais Garnier and Bastille Opera - , and the United States, as well as significant tax advantages.

Find out more about the many benefits of membership, as well as the organization’s mission and various projects on the dedicated website: http: //www.afpob.org.  

AFPOB is a 501(c) 3 organization, so all donations made by US taxpayers are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by the IRS.  


Olivia Tournay Flatto, Chairman
Serena Lese, Vice Chairman

Hal J. Witt, Secretary & Treasurer Jeanne Hoefliger, Executive Director


Marina Couloucoundis, Vice Chairman
Laura Zeckendorf, Vice Chairman

Jean-Christian Agid
Anne H. Bass †
Anthony P. Coles
Donna Corbat
Mary Sharp Cronson
Joanna Fisher
Flavia Gale
James de Givenchy

Marie-France Kern
Kinga Lampert
Gretchen Leach
Almudena Legorreta
Andrew Martin-Weber
Helen Marx
Benjamin Millepied
Yurie Pascarella
Hugues de Pins
Muna Rihani Al-Nasser †
Sana H. Sabbagh  

Stanislas Thierry
Gregory Annenberg Weingarten
Robert Wilson

Marina de Brantes, Chairman Emerita
Edward A. Reilly, President Emeritus


Eloise Susanna Gale Foundation
GRoW @ Annenberg

Angel Shine Foundation/Allyson Tang & Thomas Widmann†
Pershing Square Foundation
The Jerome Robbins Foundation

Flavia & Barden Gale
Marie-France & René Kern
Andrew J. Martin-Weber
Sana H. Sabbagh
Denise Littlefield Sobel
Kimberly V. Strauss  

Air France
BNP Paribas
Vranken Pommery America   

Shelley Fox Aarons
Willa & Taylor Bodman
Elizabeth A.R. & Ralph S. Brown, Jr.
Stephen Brint & Mark Brown
Noreen & Kenneth Buckfire
Dina De Luca Chartouni
Nabil Chartouni
Barbara Herrera de Garza
Judith M. Hoffman
Cyril Karaoglan
Karen A. & Kevin W. Kennedy
Julia & David H.† Koch
Carol & John F. Kososki
Dominique & Eric† Laffont
Beth Madison
Frances Marzio
Eric Mourlot
Carmen Bortoni & Gustavo Mario de la Garza Ortego
Barbara Schlain
Olga & Edward Shenderovich
Resa & Heiner Sussner
Sam Waksal
Hans Zimmer    

Some donors prefer to remain anonymous    

Contact us

Jeanne Hoefliger  
American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet
972 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10075
Telephone : +1 (212) 439-1426

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