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By Chris | September 12 2013
Celebrated philanthropists Susan and David Rockefeller and Swiss luxury watchmaker Girard-Perregaux are to join forces with Nile Rodgers for the “Changing Watch” event in support of We Are Family Foundation.
On Wednesday, September 25th, this event, taking place at Cipriani’s 42nd Street, will honor the new generations that will inhabit the earth and that will work to address some of the most critical environmental and social issues in our history.
In tune with Girard-Perregaux’s mission to increase awareness for social and environmental sustainability, the event will be a celebration of power to protect what is precious.
“With Girard-Perregaux, our goal is to highlight those around us who have taken upon themselves to raise awareness to save our planet earth”, said Susan Rockefeller.
“Nile’s work with We Are Family Foundation is the perfect example of the way in which science and creativity can bring people together in the fight for the future”.
Michele Sofisti, CEO of Sowind (Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD), said: “We are very proud to support Susan, David, Nile and We Are Family Foundation.”
“In the same way that they nurture the young ambassadors of earth, we nurture our young masters to make sure the art of watchmaking is preserved and passed along to future generations.”
That same night, Girard-Perregaux will present two special edition watches designed in collaboration with Susan Rockefeller and named ‘Mission of Mermaids’ (MoM), inspired by Susan’s most recent documentary.
The event will also feature an auction to support We Are Family Foundation, a special performance by Nile Rodgers and music by DJ Q-Tip.
“Susan, David and Girard-Perregaux’s continuous efforts to protect our planet inspire me everyday”, commented Nile Rodgers.
“I am honored to be a part of ‘Changing Watch’ to continue raising awareness and funds for their efforts and ours at We Are Family Foundation.”