For Immediate Release
Contact: Tamar Gregorian
ANCA Eastern Region to Host a Silent Auction at 15th Annual Gala in Philadelphia
In-person gala to honor activists and celebrate the region’s accomplishments
PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Armenian National Committee of America Eastern will host a silent auction at its 15th annual gala on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel beginning at 6:30 pm EDT. All proceeds from the auction will help to expand the ANCA Eastern Region’s efforts toward advancing the needs of the Armenian American community and advocacy efforts in 31 states throughout the Eastern Region.
The silent auction will begin at 6:30 pm EDT and will be followed by a dinner and awards program at 7:30 pm EDT. An array of unique items including but not limited to paintings from Armenia, diamond jewelry, Armenian wines, cognac, cigars, concert tickets, Michael Aram pieces and much more will be available for purchase the evening of the gala.
Several more items will go on sale online – as part of the second annual ANCA Eastern Region Endowment Fund’s Christmas Auction – in late November. More information will be announced soon about the Christmas auction.
Sales from the proceeds of the silent auction on Saturday and online auction in the near future will go to benefit the ANCA Eastern Region Endowment Fund, which supports the growth of the full range of Armenian American community civic and educational priorities; including youth training, job placement services, internships, conferences, media outreach, and social networking in the Eastern Region.
“We are so eager to see everyone in person at the 15th annual ANCA Eastern Region gala this Saturday. Our auction committee has been hard at work curating a wonderful assortment of items for attendees to bid on in support of Hai Tahd. We are so thankful to the donors of this year’s items and are looking forward to celebrating with everyone this weekend,” said Taleen Akomeah, silent auction chair.
Michigan State Representative Mari Manoogian will preside over the gala, which will comply with all COVID-19 safety protocols, and feature a cocktail reception, dinner and awards program beginning at 6:30 pm EDT. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities can be found at: www.givergy.us/ancaer. The region will also honor Philadelphia activist Andrew Kzirian with the ANCA Eastern Region Vahan Cardashian Award, as well as other deserving honorees including human rights attorney Siranush Sahkyan, media personality Sona Movsesian, Philadelphia 6ABC Action News’ Katie Katro, as well as the region’s summer interns and the ANCA Leo Sarkisian Internship Program participants.
The Armenian National Committee of America Eastern Region is part of the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots organization, the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA). Working in coordination with the ANCA in Washington, DC, and a network of 31 chapters and supporters throughout the Eastern United States, the ANCA-ER actively advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues. For more information, visit https://er.anca.org/.