New York, NY – (November 8, 2018) – A who’s who of elite family offices gathered at the Piaget showroom on New York’s famed Fifth Avenue this week to view luxury watches and jewelry as part of a private, invitation-only showing hosted by Family Office Networks and highlighting the good work of renowned philanthropist Alexandre Mars and the Epic Foundation, a non-profit that promotes charitable giving.
Since 1874, Piaget has been crafting luxury watches and luxury jewelry treasures by blending a jeweler’s refinement with its watchmaking sophistication. Within this unique savoir-faire resides the Piaget secret to fine jewelry making. Nearly a hundred crafts performed side by side at the heart of the manufacture give life to works of art that sparkle with diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds. Piaget high-end jewelry is a source of joy for all those who wear it and joy was certainly evident at the Family Office Networks gathering as champagne flowed freely and gourmet hors d’oeuvres were passed on silver platters.
Beyond the craftsmanship demonstrated in Piaget's creations, they also feature the thinnest cases and the purest gems. Setting the standard in the field of fine watchmaking, these pieces exude the deep elegance of the Swiss Maison’s jewels. This timeless yet contemporary luxury jewelry radiates with sophistication, a perfect companion for family office lovers of all things refined.
In addition to enjoying family office comradery, guests learned more about the Epic movement which gathers all those who share the same vision and the same values. Together, family offices can make giving the norm to financially support social change and reduce social inequalities at a global scale.
Alexandre Mars, Epic Foundation’s founder and CEO, launched Epic Foundation after carrying out a market study around the world over several years that included meetings with philanthropy foundations, philanthropists, social development experts, academics, NGO executive directors, and social entrepreneurs to identify the pain point that needed addressing. The first outcome of this market study was the imperative to restore trust between donors and social organizations with an impact solution. To that purpose, Alexandre gathered around him a team of specialists in international development, social impact, open innovation, design thinking and technology to develop an industry-leading due diligence process to build and managed a portfolio of high impact social organizations around the world. Epic's selection and monitoring process covers 45 data points of analysis over three main areas: social impact, operations, and governance.
The Epic team engages with major individual and corporate donors to offer them the opportunity not only to give strategically but also to experience their philanthropy like never before. In particular, Epic provides them with a web app to stay connected and engaged with the social organizations they support and leverages its collection of VR movies on every portfolio organization to transport donors instantly in the field and see the reality of their work.
For partnership opportunities for future Family Office Networks Luxury Events, please contact Tony Kuhn, Managing Director Family Office Networks at: Tony@FamilyOfficeNetworks.com.
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