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Lord Saatchi, recipient of The 2007 St. George’s Society Medal of Honor with Pesach Lattin, CEO Vizi Media.


Lord Saatchi, recipient of The 2007 St. George’s Society Medal of Honor with Pesach Lattin, CEO Vizi Media.
Photo by: Joyce Brooks, Black Tie International


St. George’s Society Presents
The English Ball Honoring Lord Saatchi


New York – April 20, 2007 - St. George’s Society of New York presented its 237th annual benefit in the Grand Ballroom of The Pierre Hotel,5th Avenue, New York. The Gala evening honored Lord Saatchi.

The evening began at 6:30 pm. Guests were gr eeted by a receiving line and reception with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction items on display. Dinner and main program began at 7:30 pm. The program featured the presentation of The St. George’s Society Medal of Honor to Lord Saatchi, of M&C Saatchi by President Peter M. Felix, CBE, and a live auction of luxury items with George McNeely IV, Senior Vice President of Christie’s, as auctioneer. Dancing to the music of Alex Donner’s orchestra concluded the evening.

The St. George's Society Medal of Honor is traditionally presented at The English Ball. The award this year recognizes Lord Saatchi.

The Chairmen of The English Ball 2007 are Vicki Downey and April Gow.

Maurice Saatchi graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1967 with First Class Honours in Economics. He won the MacMillan Prize for Sociology in that year. He was the co-founder of Saatchi & Saatchi and is now a partner in M&C Saatchi. He is a Governor of the London School of Economics and a Director of the Centre for Policy Studies. He is the author of The War of Independence, 1999; Happiness Can’t Buy Money, 1999; The Bad Samaritan, 2000; Poor People! Stop Paying Tax!, 2001; The Science of Politics, 2001; If this is Conservatism, I am a Conservative, 2005, and In Praise of Ideology, 2006. He was elevated to the peerage in 1996 and served as Shadow Minister for the Treasury and the Cabinet Office in the House of Lords between 1999 and 2003. He was Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party from 2003 to 2005.

The Society is a private, member-supported charity providing stipends to elderly/handicapped poor British and Commonwealth people living in New York. The Society also provides grants to repatriate persons to the United Kingdom, assists others referred by the British Consulate- General and offers cremation and interment in one of their three cemetery plots. It was founded in 1770 by English colonists in New York to help fellow countrymen who had fallen on hard times.

HRH The Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO, is the Society’s Royal Patron. Britain’s Consul-General in New York, Sir Alan Collins, KCVO, CMG, is the Society’s honorary president. For more infor mation please visit:


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