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COAF’s 20th Annual Holiday Gala Sets New Record of Over $10 Million Raised


COAF’s 20th Annual Holiday Gala Sets New Record of Over $10 Million Raised

The Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) reached a historic milestone on December 9, raising over $10 million during its 20th Annual Holiday Gala, “Two Decades of Unwavering Commitment.” All proceeds from the benefit will be invested in advancing COAF’s comprehensive initiatives in rural Armenia encompassing crucial education, healthcare, psychosocial support, and economic development programs. Furthermore, funds will bolster COAF’s ongoing Project H.O.P.E. rapid response addressing the immediate and long-term needs of forcibly displaced families from Artsakh.


COAF’s 20th Annual Holiday Gala Sets New Record of Over $10 Million Raised

The Gala was co-hosted by Araksya Karapetyan of Good Day L.A. on FOX 11 Los Angeles, COAF Head of Development Haig Boyadjian, and world-renowned auctioneer Gabriel Butu. The evening featured captivating musical performances by New York-based jazz singer Astghik Martirosyan, as well as musical talents from Armenia - 10-year-old Menua Melik-Haykazyan on piano and 13-year-old Davit Babayan on violin. A distinguished lineup of celebrities made special appearances, including award-winning actress and longtime COAF ambassador Andrea Martin. Also in attendance were celebrated artists Michael Aram and Tigran Tsitoghdzyan.


COAF’s 20th Annual Holiday Gala Sets New Record of Over $10 Million Raised

This landmark event honored acclaimed actor Joe Manganiello with the prestigious Humanitarian Award for his support to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and for using his platform to share the story of his family’s history, roots and Armenian culture.


COAF’s 20th Annual Holiday Gala Sets New Record of Over $10 Million Raised

Philanthropists and dedicated COAF supporters Tamar and John Akhoian of Los Angeles were recognized with the Save a Generation Award for their critical impact on advancing the organization’s work in rural communities.


COAF’s 20th Annual Holiday Gala Sets New Record of Over $10 Million Raised

The significance of the organization’s 20th-anniversary Gala goes beyond celebrating these impactful contributions to village communities; it signifies a continued commitment to the holistic development of Armenia’s rural families and children as well as a historic opportunity to unlock the potential for a better future. Given the current challenges facing Armenia, this year’s fundraiser will additionally support COAF’s Project H.O.P.E. rapid response efforts. This initiative is designed to assist families displaced from Artsakh through Housing, Opportunities in Education, Psychosocial and Health Support, and Empowerment through Capacity Building.


COAF’s 20th Annual Holiday Gala Sets New Record of Over $10 Million Raised

To learn more about COAF visit coaf.org and consider supporting their mission to advance the children of Armenia.


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