Princess Grace Foundation-USA Announces Leadership of 2014 Princess Grace Awards Gala and Three-year Partnership with Dior

  Princess Grace Foundation-USA Announces Leadership of 2014 Princess Grace
               Awards Gala and Three-year Partnership with Dior

Dick & Noelle Wolf, Bob Iger & Willow Bay and Sidney & Katia Toledano to serve
as co-chairs as world-renowned fashion and beauty brand, Dior, becomes the
presenting sponsor for three upcoming PGF-USA galas, among other integral

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, July 30, 2014

NEW YORK, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The upcoming Princess Grace Awards
Gala on October 8^th will mark a milestone in the Foundation's history,
returning to Los Angeles for the first time in nearly three decades. Gala
Co-Chairs, Honorary Consul of Monaco in Los Angeles Dick Wolf and his wife
Noelle and Chairman/CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger and his wife
Willow Bay will be joined by President/Chief Executive of Dior Couture, Sidney
Toledano and his wife Katia to kick off a three-year partnership with the
iconic design house, who will serve as the sole presenting sponsor for
upcoming Awards Galas in Los Angeles, Monaco and New York.Dior will play a
vital role in taking guests on a three-year journey following Grace Kelly's
life as an artist-- from Hollywood to Monaco (as the Gala will be held in
Beverly Hills and Monte Carlo in 2014 and 2015 respectively) and thenback to
NYC in 2016 where Dior Haute Couture will help celebrate the 34^th anniversary
of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA.

Held in the presence of Their Serene Highnesses, The Prince and The Princess
of Monaco, the 2014 Awards Gala will recognize this year's Princess Grace
Award winners and Prince Rainier III Honoree.

"It is our pleasure to welcome Dior Haute Couture into our artistic family,"
Toby Boshak, Executive Director of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA said. "We
are delighted to be working with the House of Dior whoselong-standing
relationship with the Princely Family of Monaco iscelebrated by this new
collaboration.Dior'sdedication to artistic excellence parallels our own
mission of supporting emerging talent, and welook forward to a spirited and
inspiring partnership."

Sidney Toledano said, "Our partnership with the Princess Grace Foundation-USA
is deeply rooted in history and mutual admiration between the Princely family
of Monaco and the House of Dior. We both share the same pursuit of artistic
excellence and are honored to be a part of recognizing the artistry of
Princess Grace Award winners in theater, dance, and film."

In addition to the co-chairs, the host committee dedicating their leadership
support includes: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Brad & Colleen Bell, Linda & Jerry
Bruckheimer, Ron Burkle, Tina & Rick Caruso, Jennifer Grant, Barbara Grant
Jaynes & David Jaynes, Sherry Lansing & William Friedkin, Marc & Jane
Nathanson, Mandy Patinkin, Cecilia Peck-Voll & Daniel Voll, Lisa & Richard
Plepler, Tawny & Jerry Sanders, Eric & Wendy Schmidt, Barbara Sinatra, Cicely
Tyson, Andrea & John Van de Kamp, Denzel & Pauletta Washington and Reese
Witherspoon & Jim Toth.

About the Princess Grace Foundation-USA
The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is a non-profit, publicly-supported charity,
headquartered in New York City and established 32 years ago by Prince Rainier
III of Monaco to honor his wife, Princess Grace [Kelly]. The Foundation's
mission is to identify and assist emerging talent in theater, dance, and film
by awarding grants in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and
fellowships. Since the Foundation's inception, nearly 700 recipients have been
recognized with Award, totaling over $10 million. Some notable Princess Grace
Awards winners in Film include: Emmy nominee Cary Fukunaga, director of True
Detective, Sin Nombre and Jane Eyre; Jon M. Chu, director of Justin Bieber:
Never Say Never, G.I. Joe and the upcoming Jem and The Holograms; and Stephen
Hillenburg, creator of SpongeBob SquarePants. Theater recipients include:
Tony® Award winner for Best Direction of a Play, Anna D. Shapiro; Pulitzer and
Tony® Award winning playwright, Tony Kushner; and Academy Award® winner Eric
Simonson. Dance/Choreography recipients include: Alvin Ailey American Dance
Theater Artistic Director, Robert Battle; American Ballet Theatre's Gillian
Murphy and Isabella Boylston; New York City Ballet's Tiler Peck; and
choreographers Kyle Abraham and Camille A. Brown.

For more information about the Princess Grace Awards program, please visit

SOURCE Princess Grace Foundation-USA

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