NAF SoCal: 25th Dutch American Heritage Day Gala

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Date(s) - 11/16/2017
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

The California Club


Thursday, November 16, 2017
5:30pm cocktails | 7pm dinner and dancing to the Jamey Tate Quartet


Famke Janssen


To be held, through the courtesy of former DAHD honoree
Mr. Robert G. van Schoonenberg, at

The California Club
538 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Dress Code: Black Tie Optional

Famke Janssen is an award-winning Dutch actress, director, screenwriter and former fashion model, internationally known for her successful career in both feature films and on television.

Ms. Janssen starred as the femme fatale “Xenia Onatopp” in the James Bond megahit GOLDENEYE, and opposite Liam Neeson in the TAKEN trilogy. Perhaps best known for her role as ‘Jean Grey’ in the original X-MEN trilogy, Ms. Janssen starred alongside Sir Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, and Patrick Stewart, and received a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for X-MEN: THE LAST STAND.

Ms. Janssen wrote and produced the feature BRINGING UP BOBBY, starring Milla Jovovich, which also marked her directorial debut and screened at the 2011 Deauville Film Festival. She earned critical-acclaim for her star-making performance opposite Jon Favreau in LOVE AND SEX, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2000, and continued with a stand-out role in Woody Allen’s CELEBRITY, opposite Kenneth Branagh and Leonardo DiCaprio. Most recently, she starred in Cuba Gooding Jr.’s directorial debut, LOUISIANA CAVIAR.

Ms. Janssen was born in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, and moved to New York City, where she studied writing and literature at Columbia University. Ms. Janssen appeared with her dog, Licorice, in a 2007 PETA campaign to raise awareness for animal rights. In 2008, Ms. Janssen was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for Integrity for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. She has worked for Mikhail Gorbachev’s Green Cross International on water-related issues. Most recently she worked with the UN to raise awareness about animal poaching.

The evening’s proceeds will help fund education and research by
Prof. W. Martin Kast at the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
of the University of Southern California
Prof. Margaret C. Jacob, Dutch Studies, University of California/Los Angeles

Parking at the California Club
Entrance to the California Club parking garage is the second driveway on the left, in the middle of the block between 5th and 6th streets.

A block of rooms is being held at a group rate for the night of Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Hilton Checkers Los Angeles, 535 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071. Group rate is valid until October 22, 2017, after which space and rate availability applies. Reservations: 213.624.000 / 800.445.8867 / Please use group code: NAF17. (The hotel is less than a 10-minute walk to The California Club.)

Reservation Information
Reservations can be made online, by scrolling down, or you may download our REPLY form here, and send it in by fax (212-825-9105), or by regular mail to our office (Netherland-America Foundation, 505 Eighth Avenue, #12A-05, New York, NY 10018) along with your payment.

Platinum Table – $10,000

Seats 10 guests. Priority table location; logo on video screen during reception; logo on NAF SoCal website in recognition of sponsorship; acknowledgement in program booklet; free full-page 4-color advertisement in program booklet; complimentary bottles of champagne at the table; complimentary raffle ticket per person and 10 personal recognition gifts.

Gold Table – $7,500

Seats 10 guests. Premier table location; logo on video screen during reception; logo on NAF SoCal website in recognition of sponsorship; acknowledgement in program booklet; free half-page 4-color advertisement in program booklet; complimentary bottle of champagne at the table.

Silver Table – $5,000

Seats 10 guests. Prime table location; logo on NAF SoCal website in recognition of sponsorship; acknowledgement in program booklet; free quarter-page 4-color advertisement in program booklet.

Individual Ticket – $275 (non-member), $235 (NAF member)

The non-tax-deductible portion of each ticket is $135. When reserving your tickets, please enter in the ‘comment’ section below who you wish to be seated with.

Advertising in the Evening’s Program

Please submit art as a high-resolution (300 dpi) pdf file in CMYK, with fonts and images embedded, or send exact text if you want a message-only ad set for you.

Send art/text to Marcel van Zweeden (mvzglobal at by Friday, November 10, 2017.

Full-Page Ad $1,000

Image size no larger than 5.25” x 7.675”

Half-Page Ad $500

Image size no larger than 5” x 3.675”

Quarter-Page Ad $250

Image size no larger than 2.375” x 3.675”

Additional Donation, or Donation in Lieu of Attendance

If you wish to support the Dutch American Heritage Day Gala with an additional donation, or a donation in lieu of attendance, you may do so online by clicking here, call our office at 212-825-1221, or send a check addressed to: Netherland-America Foundation, 505 Eighth Avenue, Ste 12A-05, New York, NY 10018. Please note in the memo: NAF SoCal Gala 2017

Entree Options

Poultry, Fish, or Vegan.

When reserving your tickets, please enter in the ‘comment’ section below your choice of entree for each of your guests.

We look forward to welcoming you there!

Netherland-America Foundation
Southern California Chapter Board of Directors
Jeff A.N. Keasberry, President
Eleanne van Vliet, Secretary and Gala Chair
Inge Hobo-Scheinfarb, Treasurer
Jacoba Eichhorn
Joke Iovine
Guido Keijzers
Martin Perlberger
Ronald J. Smit
Alex Swart
Yvonne van Hoepen
Dick van Hoepen
Marcel van Zweden


Bookings are closed for this event.

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