Simon's Story

Simon Kasha was born in New York City and raised in Paris. Always with a smile, Simon lived with great joy and a sense of adventure until he passed away at the age of ten from neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer. In his memory, his parents and sister have created the Simon Kasha Foundation.

Its first and principal project is La Maison de Simon, an artists’ residence and community arts center in the village of Fontaine-sous-Jouy, where Simon spent his weekends playing, exploring, and creating with his sister and friends.

“Art is restoration: the idea is to repair the damages that are inflicted in life, to make something that is fragmented … into something whole.”

Louise Bourgeois

Advisory Board

Betsy Kasha


Simon Kasha Foundation



Alon Kasha

Simon Kasha Foundation


Sarah Kasha

Sarah Kasha

Simon Kasha Foundation




La Maison de Simon

Artistic Director

American Friends of the Simon Kasha Foundation


Marie Morane


La Maison de Simon

Executive Director

Anne Delahodde 2


La Maison de Simon

Artist Liaison & Local Artist-in-Residence

Friends of La Maison de Simon

Laura Adamczyk • Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, GRoW @ Annenberg • Mark Armenante • Cecilia and Douglas Bartner • Mary Jean Lowe and Jim Bittermann • Albina du Boisrouvray • Cama Transports • Victoria and Bill Cherry • Annabelle and Denis Coleman • Renée and Simon Critchell • Jane Dean • Anthony Dub • Dianna Edwards • Beth and Robert Elliott • Negin and Oliver Ewald • Hilary and Jonathan Fernandez • Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Kaye Foundation • Karen and Kevin Fittinghoff • Ina and Jeffrey Garten • Pippa and Robert Gerard • Stephanie Germain and Bruce Vinokour • Lehn and Ritch Goetz • Kate and Jeremy Green • Wendy Hill • Betsy and Alon Kasha • Kasha Paris • Sally Katz and Martin Luling • Anthony Keats • King Bee Studio • Joy and Rohit Kirpalani • Beatriz and André Lara • Barbara and Bobby Liberman • Eileen and Dan Oakley • Lauren O’Leary • Peter Prophit • Melinda and Donald Quintin • Maïa Sarcher • Pamela Schein Murphy and Marc Murphy • Linda Schoenheimer • The Schoenheimer Foundation • John Schwartz • Young Sohn • Vicky and José Souroujon • Christine and Larry Taylor • Hildi Santo-Tomas • Kim and Tord Stallvik • Garrett Thornburg • Lisette van Bussel • Cathy and Jack Wallace • Patricia and Walter Wells • William and Ina Levine Foundation • Douglas Wyatt • Karen Young

Thank you very much for your continuous and thoughtful support!

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