NEW YORK — Armenia Fund USA has formally announced its gala celebration to be held in midtown Manhattan at Gotham Hall on September 29 at 7 p.m.
“It’s an ideal location for a grand celebration such as the one we are planning, complete with sumptuous dining and ballroom dancing,” stated 20th Anniversary Gala Chairperson Vesna Markarian.
At the top of the roster of participants is Mark Geragos. Widely recognized as one of the top defense attorneys in the US, Geragos has been on the Board of Trustees of Hayastan All-Armenian Fund since 2006. As such, for the past 10 years, he has taken time to host the 12- hour long Armenia Fund Thanksgiving Day Telethon, broadcast live from Los Angeles. He will preside over the festivities in New York.
The keynote speaker will be Eduard Nalbandian, the foreign minister of the Republic of Armenia.
In an homage to the 22 worldwide affiliates that have been established over the past two decades, the entertainment will be provided by French-Armenian pop singer Patrick Fiori, making his New York debut.
“Our geographically diverse partici- pants reflect the worldwide unity that Armenia Fund has come to stand for, “ explained Khoren Bandazian, chairman of the board of directors of Armenia Fund USA eastern region.