CHILDREN OF ARMENIA FUND 10TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY GALA
Dec 20 2013
By Kelly Keegan
Dec 20, 2013 12:25 PM
The Children of Armenia Fund (COAF), a non-profit organization
working to improve the living conditions for village children in
Armenia, hosted its Tenth Annual Holiday Gala on Friday, December 13,
2013 at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan, New York. The event was a
resounding success as more than 400 longtime friends and supporters
gathered together for an unforgettable evening, and raised nearly
$3 million to support COAF’s community-led programs. Special guests
in attendance included Michael Aram, Patricia Field, Kerry Butler,
and Benjamin McKenzie.
Award-winning film and television actor Victor Garber served as
the Honorary Chair for the evening. Mr. Garber’s introduction
to COAF was at the 2011 Gala, where he was awarded with the COAF
Humanitarian Award. Since then he has shown steadfast commitment
to the organization. He is best known for his role in major motion
pictures such as Titanic, Milk, and Argo.
In addition to the performances by the talented children, Kerry Butler
serenaded the crowd with a rendition of “It’s a Small World/God Bless
the Outcasts”. So You Think You Can Dance finalist Paul Karmiriyan
electrified the dance floor with his dance partner and closed out the
formal dinner, and sparked the after-party which lasted past midnight.