Gala Committee 2015

Co-chairs:  Lynn Deutscher Kobayashi & Patrick Deutscher

Meseret Ali
Gillian Carson
John Chou
Helen Cranley
Jean-Pierre Fernandes
Rachel Greenspan
Ambaye Kidane
Kumaran Nadesan
Joanne Plaxton
Sadruddin Salman
Jeev Selvarajah
Abby Sisay

The 3rd Annual People4Kids Gala – Wednesday, May 1, 2013

By popular demand, we are back at the ROM for a third evening of friendship, fundraising and delectable finger food.

People4Kids 2012 – Thank you all!

Wow, you did it again! Thank you to all who supported us in surpassing funds raised in the second year of the People4Kids gala. Thanks to our photographers John Chou, Steven Deutscher-Kobayashi & Erin Seaman:   GALA PHOTOS 2012

Thank you for your kindness and support.

The Gala Committee

An Invitation

A Gala to benefit HIV-AIDS Orphans in Ethiopia*  2011 PHOTOS (photos courtesy Albert W. Lee & Steven Deutscher-Kobayashi)

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
C-5 at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Tickets $165

Patron-Family Sponsor $1500 | Champagne Table Sponsor $2,500 | Title Sponsorship $5,000 | details available on request

On Wednesday, May 2nd an arc of hope will stretch from an orphanage in Ethiopia to the ROM as cherry trees blossom in Toronto. For a second year the People4Kids Gala takes place in the jewel-like setting of C-5 restaurant in the ROM.

MUSIC, FOOD, ART

Within this elegant venue with its panoramic view, the sun will set to the music of Waleed Abdulhamid hailed as “one of the most talented and exciting musicians working in Toronto today”. His brand of jazz is a nuanced blend of global influences and African roots punctuated by striking vocals and innovative and traditional percussion rhythms. Party fare will be the creation of newcomer to C-5, Celebrity Chef Corbin Tomaszeki of “Dinner Party Wars” and Restaurant Makeover” fame. While you munch and mingle you can shop our expanded Silent Auction which will include “getaway” certificates and paintings from artists represented by the Hollander York Gallery.

COMMUNITY

Waleed Abdulhamid’s work with musicians from all corners of the planet reflects Toronto’s diversity, as will our gala guest list which includes leaders from Toronto’s Ethiopian community, the Ontario Public Service, notably the Ministry of Finance, along with many others who wish to contribute to improving the lives of “some” of the over one million AIDS-HIV orphans in Ethiopia.  It doesn’t take much to make a dream come true for one of these children.  We are inspired by their resilience in spite of the unthinkable circumstances of their life journey.  The simple dreams of these vulnerable children are firmly rooted in basic needs of food, clothing, shelter and education.

ORPHAN SPONSORSHIP

Leaders in Toronto’s Ethiopian community have established a unique orphan sponsorship opportunity by forging cost-effective, high-impact links between orphans and Canadians. We look forward to an evening of friendship and goodwill accompanied by a sense of community with others who seek to enlarge the hopes and dreams of these resilient, young souls. We promise an evening that will lift your spirits!

TICKETS

The volunteer committee chaired by Pat Deutscher & Lynn Deutscher Kobayashi is hard at work and every ticket sold brings us closer to our goal of raising enough money to sponsor 70 orphans.

PLEASE JOIN US. . . in friendship, in hope. . .  you are needed. Act now and commit to buying ticket(s)** today!  CLICK HEREto email an RSVP for your ticket(s).

* The Ethiopian community in Toronto is the 2nd largest in North America. All funds raised go to the orphan sponsorship program of People to People AID Organization Canada, Inc.  **A significant portion of the ticket price will be eligible for a tax receipt.

Gala Committee 2012

Co-chairs:  Lynn Deutscher Kobayashi & Patrick Deutscher

Meseret Ali
Tigist Abebe (Chair, People to People AID Organization)
John Chou
Norm Helfand
Ambaye Kidane (Board Member, People to People AID Organization Canada) Chung-Yee Loo
Sewite Solomon
Genet Tsegaye

 

2nd People4Kids Gala

Wednesday, May 2, 2o12

Location: C-5 at the ROM

2011 GALA PHOTOS HERE

Inaugural 2011 People4Kids Gala

Inaugural 2011 Event

People4Kids
A gala to benefit HIV-AIDS Orphans in Ethiopia*

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
C5 at the Royal Ontario Museum
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Tickets $150
Sponsorship information available upon request

Imagine spring. The cherry trees in bloom, and an evening party in the elegant and sophisticated lounge setting of C5 at the ROM. You will enjoy artisanal cuisine, a silent auction, stunning views of the city and an internationally flavoured musical backdrop of melodious, soulful jazz-funk performed by the Ethio Fidel Jazz Band. As the evening evolves, the sun sets over the Toronto skyline and a very special guest vocalist provides a musical flourish with an inspired rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

Over the Rainbow is our vision of how this friendly gathering of concerned individuals will contribute to improving the lives of “some” of the over one million AIDS orphans in Ethiopia. It doesn’t take much to make a dream come true for one of these children. We are inspired by their resilience in spite of the unthinkable circumstances of their life journey. The simple dreams of these orphaned children are firmly rooted in very basic needs of food, clothing, shelter and education.

Imagine
free-flowing goodwill, camaraderie and friendship as you meet, mingle and establish a sense of community with others who wish to enlarge the hopes and dreams of these young, resilient souls. Imagine, the hopefulness you will feel knowing that the orphan sponsorship program you are supporting makes a difference — that you are directly connected to leadership within Toronto’s Ethiopian community who have created cost-effective links between orphans and North American sponsors.

Please mark Tuesday, May 3rd in your calendar, for this first-time gala event and commit now to purchasing tickets. The volunteer committee is hard at work and every ticket sold brings us closer to our goal of 500 orphans sponsored. You are invited; in friendship, in hope — join us please.You are needed!

* Toronto’s Ethiopian community is the 2nd largest in North America. All funds raised go to the orphan sponsorship program of People to People AID Organization Canada, Inc.

For information please leave a comment or contact Lynn at people4kids@bell.net

HONOURARY PATRONS

Peter Fonseca MPP

PATRONS

Ghert-Rousseau Family

Phil Howell & Karen Wishart

Visentin-Kobayashi Family

Peter Wallace & Janet Mason

Pat & Lynn Deutscher (Kobayashi)

Thank you BOOSTER JUICE!

BOOSTER JUICE Corporate Sponsor

Gala Committee Meetings

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 from 6 PM -7:30 PM at KPMG

Thursday, February 3, 2011 from 6 PM – 7 PM at KPMG

Monday, February 28, 2011 from 6 PM – 7 PM at KPMG

Monday, March 21, 2011 from 6 PM – 7 PM at KPMG

Sunday, April 10, 2011 noon at C-5 at the ROM

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from 6 PM – Lynn & Pat’s

Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 2 PM – Gala Goodie Bag stuffing

Volunteers

Linda Atagi
Steven Deutscher-Kobayashi
Maria Incerto
Albert Lee
Janet Mason
Dolores Sirola
Thuy Truong
Al Virani

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