Women of Monaco Lunch raises nearly €20,000 for Monaco Aide et Présence

Monaco Aide et Présence

Some 60 influential women living in the Principality of Monaco turned out for the ninth edition of the Women of Monaco Lunch last week, an event that raised close to €20,000 for the Monaco Aide et Présence charitable association.  

On Tuesday 11th June, the gardens of the Hôtel Hermitage provided the backdrop for a wholesome and impactful gathering of women from all walks of life. 

Organised by Five Stars Events’ Sandrine Knoell, the springtime edition of the Women of Monaco Lunch honoured the tireless efforts of the Monaco Aide et Présence (MAP) association in the presence of its president, Donatella Campioni.  

The event was, of course, a very sociable occasion, but its philanthropic aspect shone brightly through the generous donations given by guests and their active participation in a charity auction. 

In the end, a total of €19,000 was raised over the course of the event. The most popular lot in the auction proved to be a day trip for eight people on a classic Riva, which went for €5,000. 

“Thank you all so much for supporting MAP; I am very proud of what we have achieved so far and looking forward to making even more of an impact,” said Campioni.  

The MAP will use these funds to undertake projects to help young girls in Ethiopia avoid and escape child marriages as well as provide them with an education and other essential support. 

In its 45-year history, the MAP has helped finance more than 1,200 projects and missions in 28 countries worldwide, providing more than €27 million in aid.  

The Women of Monaco Lunch also featured a number of engaging presentations, such as the ‘Women in Finance’ talk by Montserrat Marchetti and Aude Berrin from Barclays Private Bank Monaco. During the lunch, Maître Géraldine Gazo from CMS Monaco delivered an insightful talk on ‘Transmission in International Families: Some Tactical Issues.’ 

Art and fashion were also integrated into the lunch, with artworks by Monaco-based artist Olga Volga put on display and a fashion show by Isabel Fargnoli, a Monaco resident who recently opened her own store in Metropole Shopping Monte-Carlo mall, parading through the outdoors venue. 

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