Carla Garabedian and Mark Geragos

SOAR Gala to Honor Memory of Bob Semonian


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Boston chapter of the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR) will be hosting a fundraising gala and auction to honor the late Bob Semonian’s years of service to SOAR ( The event, titled “Our Promise: An Evening for the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief,” will feature special guests Mark Geragos, Esq., and Carla Garapedian, associate producer of the film “The Promise.” The evening will include a reception, dinner, and a silent and live auction.

The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge on Saturday, November 18, beginning at 6 PM. Tickets are $150 per person. Tickets can be reserved by emailing Amy Harrington at Tables seat 10 and can be secured by check.

Through the efforts of a global network of volunteers, SOAR provides humanitarian assistance to children, as well as adults with disabilities, living in orphanages and other institutions in Armenia, Artsakh, Javakhk, Syria, Lebanon, and Turkey. In addition to providing critical goods and supplies, SOAR also offers mentoring and education programs, and conducts research to better understand the needs of the populations it serves.

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