Christmas Charity Gala at the Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel

On the 12th of December, at the Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel, American Friends of Georgia held a very successful Christmas Charity Gala "In the Spirit of Giving" to restore a tradition of philanthropy and to benefit the most needy children and elderly in Georgia attended by 280 people.

The event was attended by the Ambassadors of the US, Japan, Turkey, Estonia, the Netherlands and their wives. At the same time representatives of the business world, leading international and Georgian organizations and corporations – most who are members of AmCham.

The highlight of the evening was the auction of donated outstanding art by such artists as Dato Sulakauri, Gia Gugushvili, Gogi Aleksi-Meskhishvili, Levan Mekhuzla, Nato Eristavi, Levan Lagidze, Papuna Papaskiri, Sasha Chavchavadze, Tamar Kvesidadze, Vladimer Imerlishvili. Gia Chkhatarashvili, Gela Tsuladze, Holly Holzer Bass and Merhva Arvin and amazing and rare pieces by David Kakabadze and Gigo Gabashvili.

Château Mukhrani was one of the sponsors of the event and presented its premium range of wines: Saperavi 2012, Reserve Du Prince (saperavi) 2010, Rkatsiteli 2012, Tavkveri 2014.

A diverse musical performance included the young ballerina Kato Matnadze dancing the Nutcracker from Maka Makharadze’s Ballet Studio, David Malazonia and his Ethno Jazz Band Iriao and the emerging sextet The Quintessence.

All raffle sponsors Gala raised in total 111,300.00 USD, which will go to support AFG’s 2 humanitarian projects: The Dzegvi Shelter Community and The Mercy Center Hospice, Nursing School and Home Care Program.