AMAA Celebrates 25 Years of Giving to Armenian Children in Crisis

AMAA's Boston area Orphan and Child Care Committee members

On September 29, the exquisite Wellesley Country Club was the setting for the AMAA Boston Area Orphan and Child Care Committee’s 25th Anniversary In The Spirit of Giving Gala.

Committee Chair Michele Simourian proudly welcomed the largest crowd ever for this event.  The elegant dining room was decorated with tables all in gold and white, lit by softly gleaming chandeliers, and bedecked with flowers.  Esteemed national Co-Chair of the Orphan and Child Care Committee Joyce Stein then inspired guests with her very personal memories of the children and families who have been helped over the years by the AMAA.

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Joyce Philibosian Stein, National Chair of AMAA’s Orphan and Child Care Committee and Michele Simourian Boston Area Orphan and Child Care Committee Chair

Following a delicious dinner, Committee member Joyce Janjigian introduced talented celebrity guest auctioneer and WBZ and WCCO radio talk show host Jordan Rich, who kept the laughter flowing.  Among the items auctioned were tickets to the Boston Pops Christmas, the Boston Ballet Nutcracker, a tour of the State House with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, lunch with County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, Bruins and Red Sox tickets, and exciting hotel stays.  The wine pull delighted the vast majority, and quite a few lucky ladies left the event eager to wear their Armenian silk scarves designed by Anet.
The event closed with a heartfelt thanks to all the Committee members who were presented with gifts of beautiful Armenian artwork and elegant beaded scarves.  These items were donated by the family of an Armenian survivor and orphan, who like so many, truly value and appreciate the continuing efforts of the AMAA Orphan and Child Care Committee.