Amb. Mary M. Ourisman to Chair Red Cross Affair

PALM BEACH, FL – Diplomats, dignitaries and philanthropists from around the world are expected for the 56th Annual International Red Cross Ball on Feb. 8, 2013, at The Breakers.

Amb. Mary M. Ourisman is the general chairman of the ball. She served as U.S. ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean from 2006 to 2009.

Mary Ourisman

Amb. Mary M. Ourisman

Ourisman was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Kennedy Center, served on the Board of Trustees of the Washington National Opera and is Emeritus Trustee of the Smithsonian Institution.

Tickets for the event begin $1,000. For more information, contact Jennifer Durrant at (561) 650-9105 or e-mail

The ball continues the tradition of furthering the mission of the local American Red Cross, which provides wide-ranging help for disaster victims. The American Red Cross also supplies more than 40% of the nation’s blood, teaches skills that save lives, provides international humanitarian aid, and supports military members and their families.


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