The End of Dinner, 1913, by Jules-Alexandre Grün

A Dinner in Honor of Downton Abbey Creator Julian Fellowes

Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty, The Queen
Benefit
In Person
July 28, 2022
Castle Hill Inn, 590 Ocean Drive, Newport, RI
$350
D. Brenton Simons
Ryan J. Woods

Kindly RSVP by July 13, 2022

Coat and tie for men; summer dinner party attire for women.

Join us as we honor Julian Fellowes with our Lifetime Achievement Award and present him with his family history. Fellowes is an award-winning screenwriter, director, producer, novelist, and actor. He is the creator, sole writer, and executive producer of the worldwide hit series, Downton Abbey, for which he won two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe, among other awards. 

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

 

Julian Fellowes

 

Julian Fellowes is an award-winning screenwriter, director, producer, novelist, and actor. In 2002, Fellowes won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Gosford Park, directed by Robert Altman. He is the creator, sole writer, and executive producer of the worldwide hit series Downton Abbey, for which he won two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe, and is the recipient of the International Emmy Founders Award and a special BAFTA award. Fellowes most recently wrote the feature Downton Abbey: A New Era, which opens in the United States in May 2022. Other film writing credits include Vanity Fair, Piccadilly Jim, Separate Lies (National Board of Review Directorial Debut Award), From Time to Time (Directed, Best Picture— Chicago Children’s Film Festival), The Young Victoria, and The Chaperone. He has written three international best-selling novels: Snobs, Past Imperfect, and Belgravia. In January 2011, Fellowes was given a peerage and entered the House of Lords as Lord Fellowes of West Stafford. He and his wife, Emma, live in London and Dorset, England. They have a son, Peregrine 

 

Platinum Benefactors: 
Betsy and Michael Vitton 

Gold Benefactors:
John E. and Julie Corcoran 
Elizabeth and George Passela 

Silver Benefactors: 
Stephen and Margaret Case
Thomas and Juliet Gede
Thomas Bailey Hagen
Gerry and MaryLee Halpin

 

Proceeds of the Family History Benefit Dinner help fund our groundbreaking work, including educational programs, youth outreach, original research and scholarship, diversity programming, publications, and online services and content development.

Executive Office
D. Brenton Simons
D. Brenton Simons has served for more than fifteen years as President and CEO of American Ancestors - New England Historic Genealogical Society, the founding genealogical institution in America.
Executive Office
Ryan J. Woods
Ryan J. Woods is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society and is an appointed Commissioner of the Special Commission for the 250th Anniversary of The American Revolution.
Castle Hill Inn, Newport, RI

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