Our Thanks to everyone who attended and supported our Charity Gala ‘In The Spirit of Giving’, fundraising for AFG’s humanitarian projects assisting vulnerable children and elderly in Georgia. What a fantastic evening it was!!
This Gala produces the majority of funds needed to keep these programs, which help so many in great need, running each year. It also aims to restore a tradition of philanthropy in Georgia.
The highlight of the evening was the auction of donated outstanding art by Georgian and international artists. We thank all of the artists. This would not be possible without the support by our generous Georgian and international corporate sponsors and support of the embassies of U.S., Japan, Turkey, Estonia, France and the Netherlands.
We have been extremely fortunate and grateful to have the very talented Cliff Isaaks, Honorary Consul of Canada in Georgia,volunteer his skills as auctioneer at our Annual Charity Galas in Tbilisi! As you can see he is a master and makes a very exciting auction!
We are also grateful for the support of the US Embassy, and the embassies of Turkey, Japan and France and of course the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia.
And so grateful to our wonderful artists who continue to donate their work for charity. These include:
AFG Advisory Board Member, Gogi Alexi-Meskhishvili,
We also thank the Gala Entertainers
Dato Malazonia and his Iriao Ethno Jazz Band,
Young emerging Georgian musicians: Jazz Sextet Quintessence
Maka Makharadze Ballet Studio
and the Gala Photographers
Holly Holzer Bass
And our wonderful Raffle prize sponsors
Lopota Lake Resort, QSI, Voulez-Vous, Cafe Verde, Old Metekhi, O Moda Moda, Restaurant Funicular, Hilton Batumi, Delfos, UGT, GAU, Stampesou Restaurant, Boutique Concierge Service Agency, Dream Land Oasis in Chakvi, Restaurant Kama, Saini Ltd, Prosperos’ Books, Betsy’s Hotel, Mixstyle, Labelle Medical, Lebanese restaurant Amira, Geocell, Silk Road Group, Strada, Pepela, CITO, Cafe Leila, Sheraton Metechi Palace, Ned Pennock, Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs, Gia Bazgadze, Kinoke, Kate Sidamonidze, Dunkin’ Donuts, Lukas Vinery, Tartine, Wine from Giga Makharadze
Special Thanks to AFG Board and Advisory Board Members who donated to the live auction!
- Zaza Pachulia, who donated a personally signed Dallas Mavericks NBA jersey to the auction.
- Ambassador Richard Miles and Sharon Miles who donated three beautiful paintings by Levan Lagidze
- Dita Naylor-Leyland, who donated fine jewelry. Two necklaces and one set of earrings.
Gala proceeds go to support American Friends of Georgia’s Humanitarian Projects serving vulnerable children and elderly in the country of Georgia.
We gratefully thank all our Gala Sponsors!!
Patron Sponsor – Petrocas Energy Group