October 18, 2012
Victor F. Vekselberg
Ambassador of the Russian
Federation in the United States
Sergei I. Kislyak
Ambassador of the United States
in the Russian Federation
Michael A. McFaul
Violet Parrish Chappell
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Valery A. Gergiev
Donald M. Kendall
William J. Perry
Selwa ‘Lucky’ Roosevelt
George P. Shultz
Mikhail E. Shvydkoy
Vivian Parrish Wilder
Congresswoman Lynn C. Woolsey
Leonard V. Blavatnik
Craig R. Barrett
Frederick J. Iseman
Mikhail V. Margelov
Henry T. Segerstrom
Edward S. Verona
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
U.S. – Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission
U.S. – Russia Business Council
On October 18, the Renova Fort Ross Foundation hosted the Fort Ross Bicentennial Gala that hailed the accomplishments of Fort Ross and its legacy. Prominent cultural, political, business and non-profit leaders gathered in celebration of Fort Ross heritage and encouragement of fellow support. The magnificent evening featured memories, life stories, an extraordinary visual dedication to Fort Ross by the Mariinsky Theatre and astonishing vocal performances by the Bolshoi Theatre’s young and promising artists.
The Renova Fort Ross Foundation is thankful to a number of the Bicentennial Gala supporters, most notably to
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir V. Putin
Secretary of State of the United States of America Hillary R. Clinton
for their continued commitment to positive U.S.-Russia relations and that of Fort Ross.
We thank our special guests the Honorable Dianne Feinstein, His Excellency Vladimir Medinsky, His Excellency Sergei Kislyak, the Honorable John Beyrle, the Honorable Mikhail Margelov and the Honorable Mikhail Shvydkoi for making the evening extra special. Special thanks to our Honorary and Advisory Committees for their gracious support of the event.
We wish to wholeheartedly thank the Blavatnik Family Foundation and
Donald M. Kendall
for their generous support of Fort Ross Bicentennial Gala!
Mr. Andrew Intrater and Columbus Nova
Dr. Craig Barrett and Ambassador Barbara Barrett
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cisco Systems Inc.
for their support of Fort Ross!