NEW YORK—The Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) recently announced plans to host a masquerade fund-raising and awareness-raising event on Fri., Oct. 29 at “Twenty Four Fifth” in New York City. The event will be organized by COAF NextGen, a group of committed young professionals striving to engage the next generation of philanthropists to benefit Armenia’s remote, rural villages.
The event will take place from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. There will be an open bar, hor d’oeuvres, music, dancing, a silent auction, and more. Tickets are $125 each; cocktail attire is suggested. To purchase tickets, visit www.coafkids.org, call (212) 994-8234, or send your check to COAF, 162 Fifth Avenue, Suite 900, New York, NY 10010. All of the net proceeds will benefit children in rural Armenia.
The COAF is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 with headquarters in New York and extensive on-the-ground operations (with a staff of 20 professionals) in Armenia since 2004. COAF works to secure a future for children in Armenia’s impoverished rural villages through improved education, healthcare, and community life and economic conditions. At their core, the programs create and sustain opportunities for growth and progress. With the introduction of its novel approach to clustering in February 2006, COAF is actively implementing a Comprehensive Rural Development Program in 10 villages with the goal of expanding to other parts of rural Armenia. The key programs that make up COAF’s holistic approach are in the fields of education, health, child and family services, community engagement, economic development, and infrastructure. All initiatives involve significant participation by local students, their parents, and other members of their communities.