Kent Swig

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Municipal Arts Society Gala

Joe Rose, Susan Friedman, Kent Swig

Joe Rose, Susan Friedman, Kent Swig

This past April 28th, I was thrilled to attend the annual benefit gala for the Municipal Arts Society (MAS), on whose board of directors I am a member. At the gala, Diane von Furstenberg was honored for her many accomplishments, chief among them for her leadership and pioneering vision to help create, gain approval for, and complete the Highline Park on Manhattan’s Westside.

Ms, von Furstenberg received the prestigious Jaqueline Kennedy Onasis Medal, the only medal or award named after the last Ms. Onasis, which indeed is a great honor.

I am so proud to serve on the board of directors of MAS as it is one of the few, if only, private organizations in the country that has the trust and respect from the development community, the preservationist community, and the various urban planning, zoning and landmarks agencies of the City of New York. It is rare indeed that such diverse groups voluntarily seek out the guidance and advise of an organization like MAS and then honor it decisions and advise.

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Written by swigeq

May 11, 2011 at 9:00 am

Posted in Charitable Work

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