Mentor Foundation International Gala Dinner 2012

Princess Madeleine is the youngest of the three children of Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustaf of Sweden. She’s not married and lives part of the time in New York. Photograph by Kevin Allen.

She’s Swedish, he’s not. Kate Novak with her husband, the developer Alan Novak. They are regulars at almost every Swedish event, and his company developed the property that is home to the Swedish Embassy in Georgetown. They have the penthouse of the adjacent building. Photograph by Kevin Allen.

Married to a Swedish count, artist Clarissa Bonde lives part of the time in Washington and part of the time in Stockholm. With her is daughter Sophia Bonde. Photograph by Kevin Allen.

Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki shares a moment with Rhoda Septilici, who was chair of the silent and live auctions for the Mentor Foundation gala at the Four Seasons Hotel. Photograph by Kevin Allen.

Guests lined up to have a moment with the Swedish and Saudi royals on the receiving line. On the right are Swedish Ambassador Jonas Hafström and his wife, Eva Hafström. Hafstrom has been Sweden’s man in Washington since 2007. Photograph by Kevin Allen.

Long gowns were the norm at the Mentor Foundation gala at the Four Seasons Hotel. Nina Pillsbury, Clarissa Bonde, Sophia Bonde, and Evelyn DiBona. Photograph by Kevin Allen.

On the left, Shawn Yancy, the host for the Mentor Foundation dinner, talks with one of the guests. Photograph by Kevin Allen.

Prince Abdul-Aziz bin Talal greets guests at the Mentor Foundation dinner, including Alexzandra Shade (in the beige dress), who participated in the program and, on the right (in the black dress), Helma Christiane Bloomberg. Photograph by Kevin Allen.

The cocktail party before the Mentor Foundation dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel. The evening included speeches, a video presentation, silent and live auctions, and a musical performance. Photograph by Kevin Allen.

Guests check out at the silent auction items at the Mentor Foundation gala. Photograph by Kevin Allen.

Nina Pillsbury, Queen Silvia of Sweden, and Philip W. Pillsbury Jr. Photograph by Kevin Allen.

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