François Bardonnet, Catheline van den Branden, and Jérôme Malavoy
Hervé and Heidi Sedky with Jérôme Malavoy
The French Cultural Center celebrated the 10th anniversary of its community outreach program, Accent on Success (the free French language program in Boston area schools), with a black-tie benefit wine dinner on October 26, 2015 in the Back Bay for 100 invited guests. Honored guest Pierre Lurton, the managing director of Château Cheval Blanc and president of Château D'Yquem, was on hand for the event, which was hosted by Beacon Hill’s Brigitte Moufflet and raised $250,000. The French Cultural Center's Accent on Success French Language After-School Program, offered free-of-charge, has served over 1,335 students in Boston-area elementary, middle, and high schools since its inception in 2005.