TIMELINE OF BLUE HERON PRODUCTIONS

8th Edition of the Swiss Red Cross Ball, "The Magic of Africa"

CFF Halles 

Starring Ismael Lo

June 6

Over 800 Guests

Fashion Show produced by Arasa Morelli

Honorary Chairman was Miss Shania Twain

An important collection on loan from the Museum of Ethnography 

2011

3rd Editions of The Swiss Red Cross Gala in Basel

January 22

Private Jet hangar of Jet Aviation

Sponsored by Bank Sarasin

1st World Cancer Gala for UICC, the International Union for Cancer Control based in Geneva

February 5

High Patronage of Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, Director of King Hussein Cancer Society

Performance by Pitingo and Belen Lopez, top flamenco singer and dancer at Halles Secheron 

Private client event for Jet Aviation during Ebace

May 17

Musee Ariana with the "Three Singing Waiters"

10th Anniversary of the Swiss Red Cross Ball, "The Swinging Sixties"

Starring the Jersey Boys, the story of "Franki Valli and the Four Seasons" London's top West End Musical

May 28

Fashion Show by Bogh-Art Jewelers, Chistian Louboutin

Supported by Rolex Watches

Forte Village (Sardina)

Private Event

September 30

Sanfilippo Charity Gala

November

Kempinski in Geneva

Jet Aviation during Ebace 

May 14

Grand Theatre

2012

11th Edition of the Swiss Red Cross Ball, "The Silk Road" - "Zear of the Dragon" at the Arena in Geneva

June 9

Member of the Honorary Committee Michelle Yeoh opened the Ball

Shen Wei choreographed "Folding", which was performed in the Beijing Olympics

Guo Pei, a star of Chinese haute couture, presented her breathtaking "Legend of the Dragon" collection. This year, the Ball enjoyed the precious support of the Hôtel Beau Rivage Geneva, the Guaranty Trust Bank, Blacksand Watches by Mouawad and the partnership of Air France KLM and BCD Travel who sponsored the flight and the artists.

Six Senses VIP Hotel event 

September 13

Sanfilippo Charity Gala 

November 

Kempinski Hotel in Geneva

12th Edition of the Swiss Red Cross Ball, "Dreams from the Bosphorus"

June 8

2013

Jet Aviation during Ebace

May 21

Foundation Jan Michalski pour l'Ecriture et la Littérature Inauguration

June

2014

Sommets Musicaux, Gstaad 

February

VIP Luncheron - Chateau d'Oex

Montgolfiere Balloon Festival

Organization of events for The American International Club of Geneva

Mary Hofstetter becomes Director of Development and COO 

September 1

2017

General Electric Healthcare during WHA

May 21 & 23 

1: Women In Global Health Gala "Heroines of Health"

2: Accelerating Healthcare Development through financing and sustainable partnerships

1995-2001

Mary Hofstetter joined the British Red Cross as the Director of Fundraising Events. Organizing 4 major events each year: The British Red Cross Ball, The Annual Fashion Gala, a polo tournament and the Celebrity Calender

2002-2013

Birth of the Swiss Red Cross Ball in 2002

and Blue Heron Productions in 2005.

Mary Hofstetter retitled as Executive Director of the Swiss Red Cross Ball

Ralph Lauren Gala Fashion Show

April 23rd

Claridge's Hotel, 250 Guests

Scottish Rock-n-Reel Gala at the Guildhall Home of the Lord Mayor of London

 January

300 Guests, Black tie dinner

Fashion Show: Loro Piano & Hamilton & Inches Jeweller

2002

First Swiss Red Cross Ball, "La Dolce Vita" in Geneva, starring Zucherro

May 23

750 Guests

Decor by Bulgari, catering by five-star Hotel Beau Rivage, reception by Moët & Chandon

Patrons: President of the Swiss Confederation, Mr. Kaspar Villiger, HRH Princess Maria Gabiella of Savoy, Countess Maily Zegna di Monterubello

2003

2nd Edition of the Swiss Red Cross Ball

May 10

H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco was Honorary Overseas President

The Arena was decorated Moroccan style in honour of Claude Lelouch's award-winning film shot in Morocco, "And Now... Ladies and Gentleman" with Miss Patricia Kaas and Jeremy Irons who came to the Gala

Moroccan menu was created by the five-star Hôtel Beau Rivage and Möet & Chardon sponsored the champagne

Lavazza created a "Berber" coffee bar and the guests danced to the Dov Amiel orchestra

The gala was sponsored by Merrill Lynch

Launching of first Swiss Red Cross Gala in Zurich

September 25

400 Guests attended black tie 

Featuring Christian Dior Fall-Winter Collection, Dolder Hotel

Special performance by Patricia Kass 

Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan was our Honorary Overseas President

British Red Cross London Ball

800 Guests in black tie 

Featuring the Buena Vista Social Club starring Ibrahim Ferrer and the Tropichavana Dancers from Havana, "Havana Nights" in the Grand Ballroom, London Hilton, Park Lane

2004

3rd Edition Swiss Red Cross Ball, "Havana Nights" 

800 Guests

Starring Ibrahim Ferrer and Omara Portuondo and the Buena Vista Social Club Orchestra in the CCF Halles in Morges

 

Private Jet VIP dinner and entertainment for Jet Aviation during EBACE, the European Business Aircraft Conference

May 2004

200 Guests

Château d'Allaman 

4th Edition Swiss Red Cross Ball 

Starring Ronan Keating

Over 750 Guests

CFF Halles 19th century train station

An incredible tree was brought in as a centerpiece and crystal beads by Swarovski

Sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels, Hôtel Beau-Rivage, Jet Aviation and BMW 

2005

2016

AIC Events Luncheons

July 4 - American Inderpendance Day

Thanksgiving Night

General Electric Healthcare during WHA

May 24 & 25

"Swinging Sixties" British Red Cross Jubilee Ball, Grand Ballroom, London Hilton

November 23

700 Guests

Guest Performance by Petula Clark and her orchestra

Choreographed dance with primaballerina Deborah Bull- "Who's that Pussycat"

Invitation designed by Pucci, Mrs. Laudomina Pucci attended as Patron

Dancing by Bootleg Beatles, Twinings and Royal Doulton collaborated to create a Tea Garden

The Nippon Foundation - Symposium on Leprosy

June 18

Maison de la Paix

2015

Lancement de la marque genevoise "Obsessivecompulsive"

Production Launch

October 6

4th July - American Independance Day

Thanksgiving at Hotel Beau Rivage in aid of the Geneva Red Cross

November

1st Red Cross Gala in Basel 

Joaquin Cortès, celebrated flamenco dancer with his contemporary ballet troupe

Sponsored by Bank Sarasin

Placido Dominco  was the Honorary Patron

Swiss International Airlines supported the event by flying in the entire troupe and Swissôtel sponsored accomodation for artists and VIPs

5th Edition Swiss Red Cross Ball "La Nuit des Orchidées"

May 13

950 Guests

Starring pop violonist Vanessa-Mae

Honorary Patron: Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana of Thailand

2000 orchids were flown in from Thailand to decorate the Arena

Sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels, Omega Watches, the Hôtel Beau Rivage & Patara for the cuisine

2006

Swiss Red Cross Golf Tournament at the Domain Imperial in Gland

Celebrity golfers competed to raise funds for the Swuiss Red Cross aid projects

Supported the Van Cleef & Arpels VIP event for the Russian New Year at the Palace Hôtel in St. Moritz by securing the famous Russian performer Valeria

"Snowflakes & Diamonds Gala" for Van Cleef & Arpels at the Carlton Hotel in St. Moritz

Starring pop violonist Vanessa-Mae 

February 22

7th Edition of the Swuiss Red Cross Ball, "The Best of Brazil"

Starring Latin Grammy-Award winning Daniela Mercury 

May 24 at Palexpo

Honorary Patron was Gilberto Gil, Minister of Culture

Sponsored from Van Clee & Arpels, Hublot Watches, Carlos Miele, the top Brazilian fashion house, who presented his exquisit collection 

The Hotel Beau Rivage created a luxurious menu through their Michelin star chef 

2nd Edition of the Red Cross Gala in the Foyer of the Ballet of Basel

November 26

Choreographed by Richard Wherlock who created a contemporary ballet entitled "One Off"

Sponsored by The Bank Sarasin 

Private Jet VIP dinner and the entertainment for Jet Aviation during Ebace, the European Business Aircraft Conference, in May at the Golf Club of Beaumont 

200 Guests

A "Tribute for Ray Charles" was produced for them

2007

6th Edition Red Cross Ball, "Stetson, Satin & Lace"

CFF Halles in Morges

June 9

Featured a "Tribute to Johnny Cash" who recorded a song and video entitled "Riding the Rails"

A Fashion Show was organised by Lela Rose from Dallas to the music of Enio Morricone coinjointly with Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery and Omega Watches

Miss Shania Twain was the Honorary Patron

A gallery of the works of the most famous photographer of the original American Indians, Edgar Curtis

The Hôtel Beau Rivage created an amazing menu including bison 

Other sponsors: Swiss International Airlines, Bank Piguet, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Featured Richard Prince's

2008

2st Sanfillippo Children's Fashion Show at the Mandarin Oriental Hôtel in Geneva

November 7

Featuring of the Il Pinco Pallino collection

Supported by Piaget through a donation and Roger Dubuis by a necklace for the charity auction to be conducted by Caroline Lang of Sotheby's

2010

9th Edition of The Swiss Red Cross Ball, "Splendeur of India"

May 29

800 Guests

Patronage of His Highness the Maharaja of Jodphur

Guests performer. Anoushka Shankar

Fashion Show choreographed by Varun Bahl

Sponsored by The Guaranty Trust Bank, Veolia Environment, Quatar Airways, Bogh-Art Jewellers, Rolex Watches

Indian menu created by Hôtel Beau Rivage 

3rd Edition of the Christian Dior Gala in Zurich at the Dolder Hotel

September 19

400 Guests 

Sponsored by Credit Suisse, Tribute to Grace Kelly 

Supported by H.S.H Prince Albert de Monaco

1st Sanfillippo Children's Fashion Show at the Hôtel Beau Rivage in Geneva

November

Cordelia de Castellane from Paris came in and featured their children's collection

Blue Heron Productions organized the fashion show through a choreograph we worked with on several occasions 

2009

Private Jet VIP dinner and entertainment for Jet Aviation during Ebace

In May at Chateau de Coppet 

200 Guests themed to Middles Ages

Fire-eaters, falcons, musicians entertained the guests through the evening with a dinner served by Guignard caterers

3rd Christian Dior Red Cross Gala at The Dolder in Zurich

Sponsored by Credit Suisse 

September 29

400 Guests

The Patron was H.R.H. Queen Rania of Jordan

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