“For the first time ever, we will bring the traditions of the Royal House of Savoy to Los Angeles, where our charitable contributions will benefit an extremely important children’s cause that the Stuart House has taken on to great success,” said the Savoy Prince.
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) April 02, 2018
Beverly Hills, California –—HRH Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, will be the guest of honor at the inaugural Notte di Savoia charity gala on April 28, 2018 in Los Angeles. The white and black-tie charity gala, taking place at the Montage Beverly Hills, will benefit Stuart House at UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center, which provides comprehensive care for sexually-abused children and their families. The Notte di Savoia has been organized by the American Foundation of Savoy Orders,, continuing the spirit and tradition of charitable giving and hospitaller care of the historic, dynastic orders of knighthood and merit of the thousand-year old Royal House of Savoy.
The elegant Mediterranean style Montage Beverly Hills will provide the sumptuous surroundings for the Notte di Savoia, recreating the traditions and pageantry reminiscent of 19th century European court events. Following a glittering reception, dignitaries and guests, with gentlemen resplendent in tail coats and wearing colorful chivalric and military decorations, and ladies in formal gowns, will proceed to dinner to strains of historic Savoy royal anthems and marches popular when Italy was a monarchy under the House of Savoy.
The guest of honor, His Royal Highness Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, is the grandson of the late King Umberto II, Italy's last reigning sovereign. His ancestor, King Victor Emmanuel II, united the nation of Italy under his rule between 1861 and 1870. The Savoy Orders are ancient orders of knighthood which date back to the Crusades. They have traditionally been devoted to charitable works, and recognize individuals for their contributions in public service, medicine, the arts, music, government, business and philanthropy.
“For the first time ever, we will bring the traditions of the Royal House of Savoy to Los Angeles, where our charitable contributions will benefit an extremely important children’s cause that the Stuart House has taken on to great success,” said the Savoy Prince. “I am committed to supporting the American Foundation of Savoy Orders and increasing the reach and impact of the Savoy Orders throughout the United States,” the Prince continued.
The American Delegation of Savoy Orders, through its charitable arm, the American Foundation of Savoy Orders, contributes to humanitarian, hospitaller and charitable projects and initiatives across North America and abroad, particularly in healthcare and hospice care, disaster relief, education programs and children's causes. The Savoy Foundation is a NGO at the United Nations.
For more information on supporting the Notte di Savoia and Stuart House, please click here.
About the Royal House of Savoy
The Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy are among the oldest orders of Knighthood and Merit in the world. The Savoy Orders are headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and have 35 Delegations worldwide that support the Orders’ ongoing charitable works. Their origins and their principles, traditions and humanitarian goals date back a thousand years. HRH Prince Victor Emmanuel, Prince of Naples and Duke of Savoy, is Head of the House of Savoy and Grand Master of the Savoy Orders. Prince Emanuele Filiberto is his son and hereditary Prince and currently serves as Chairman of the Grand Magistry of the Savoy Orders. Among his hereditary titles is Crown Prince of Italy.
In 1946, when the Kingdom of Italy came to an end, the House of Savoy was the Europe’s oldest reigning dynasty. The heads of the House of Savoy had ruled, first as counts, then as dukes and finally as kings, for almost a thousand years. Descended in the direct male line from a tenth-century vassal of the Holy Roman Emperor, the Savoys ruled the Alpine state of Aosta, as well as Savoy, where they established themselves at Chambery. Their dominion was eventually extended to include Piedmont and other territories in what are now Italy, France and Switzerland. By the eighteenth century, the Savoys were kings of Sicily and then Sardinia, and it was under their aegis that the Italian states were united by 1871.
The Royal Family’s heritage can be seen in castles and palaces, and in the beauty of the northwestern Italian city of Turin, the Savoys' magnificent capital in the heart of Piedmont in the 16th into the 19th centuries. The dynastic chivalric traditions of the House of Savoy continue. The Order of the Annunciation and the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, two of the world's oldest knightly institutions, are still alive today, epitomizing the dynasty's medieval spirit while supporting very modern charitable works in Italy, Switzerland, France, the United States and elsewhere. Chivalry lives. Today, the House of Savoy remains one of the oldest royal dynasties.
About the American Foundation and American Delegation of Savoy Orders
Headquartered in New York City, the American Delegation of Savoy Orders, which includes the United States of America and Canada, is among the 35 delegations of the Savoy Orders located throughout Europe, the Americas and Japan.
The American Foundation of Savoy Orders, Incorporated, a tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, supports local, national, and international charities focusing on medical, educational, and humanitarian fields, including philanthropy for hospitals and relief agencies for children, the poor, sick and elderly. The Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization in Roster Consultative Statues with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/12/prweb15014975.htm
About the Stuart House at UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center
The Stuart House is an internationally-recognized program created by The Rape Foundation to serve the special needs of sexually abused children and their families. They offer a cohesive, child-friendly facility with services of the Rape Treatment Center, Los Angeles law enforcement agencies, the District Attorney’s Office, and the Department of Children and Family Services. At the Stuart House, they are immediately seen and tended to.