Monthly Archives: May 2016
The 2016 Kota Sustainable Style Fashion Awards is an international fashion design runway showcase as a charity event, benefiting two new nonprofit organizations promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment: The Kota Alliance and its member organization StandForEducation. The event also wants to highlight the importance of the emerging trend of sustainability in fashion.
Iconic fashion designer Norma Kamali and a surprise celebrity judge panel awarded the top three student designers for their evening wear designs. The prizes are donated by our sponsors EILEEN FISHER and Gudrun Sjöden. The event space was generously donated by Kenneth Cole.
An award presentation was held honoring Mari Malek, a.k.a DJ Stiletto, supermodel and member of Kenneth Cole’s #TheCourageousClass campaign, for her work founding StandForEducation, which brings education to rural children, particularly girls, in her native South Sudan.
Fabulous Tituss Burgess, notable for his cast role on The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Broadway alumnus status, emceed the Awards. Karine Plantadit co-hosted alongside Burgess, she’s a principal dancer in Alvin Alley and appeared in several Hollywood films.
Cesar Galindo (New York)
Junghee Kim (South Korea)
Kristiina Salminen (Bela NYC , New York)
Gudrun Sjöden (Sweden)
Fashion Institute of Technology:
St. John’s University:
Judges: Norma Kamali and other surprise celebrity judges
KAFSC 27th Gala Video
Keynote Speaker : Ted Bunch Founder of Call to Men
Vision in Action Award Winner .
Special Performance: Hodori After-School Program
Raise Your Hand Donation
Raffle Drawing & Silent Auction Winners Announced
Ted Bunch ,Founder of Call to me, was the Keynote Speaker, Vivian Lee of NY 1 News Team was the Mistress of Ceremonies, Kelly Tsai award winning Spoken Word Poet and film maker ,alongside Milton Washington were the Co-Auctioneers of the night.
Close to 450 Thousand dollars was raised at the gala,which is approximately 30% of the budget for The Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) ,annual budget.
Also Ms Bomsinae Kim the newly appointed Executive Director of The Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC), made remarks thanking everybody for making the 27th annual gala a super success.
The Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) is a leading, nonprofit organization that supports and empowers adults, youth and children to lead safe and healthy lives based on dignity, compassion and mutual respect. We are committed to preventing and ending domestic violence, sexual assault, and relationship abuse, and creating a violence-free society. Our counseling, education and advocacy programs for individuals and families in the New York Tri-State area are provided in a culturally and linguistically appropriate setting.
The Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) is Founded by Mrs Kwanghee Kim.
See More about Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC): in World Liberty TV
At the 67th annual Christopher Awards ceremony on Thursday May 19th, Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Ernie Anastos received the Christopher Life Achievement Award, while the family-friendly Hallmark Channel series “When Calls the Heart” will be honored with the Christopher Spirit Award.
The Christopher Life Achievement Award recognizes individuals whose personal and professional contributions to making the world a better place have left an indelible mark on our culture. Previous winners include jazz legend Dave Brubeck, actor Carroll O’Connor, and author/historian David McCullough.
For more than 35 years, Ernie Anastos has been—and remains—a respected and beloved television news anchor. His desire to work as a broadcaster emerged at age 10, and his illustrious career has brought him to New York’s top television stations as the lead anchor at WABC-TV, WCBS-TV, and currently at FOX 5 News. Anastos’s professionalism and dedication to reporting stories in ways that educate—and sometimes inspire—has earned him accolades that include more than 30 Emmy Awards and nominations, the Edward R. Murrow Award, and a place in the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Anastos’s talent may be overshadowed only by his generous heart. He can often be found devoting time to charities, such as St. Francis Food Pantries of New York. Proceeds for his children’s book, “Ernie and the Big Newz,” were donated to The Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The four things closest to Anastos’s heart, though, are his faith, family, fans, and Greek heritage. His grandfather was one of the first Greek Orthodox priests in the United States. Anastos also developed close ties with the Catholic Archdiocese of New York, including organizations such as The Christophers and Catholic Charities. In an industry that often focuses on the negative, Anastos credits his faith with giving him the hopeful, positive attitude that serves as the foundation of his life, work, and interactions with the public.
See our favorite newscaster Ernie Anastos for 35 years, receive The Christopher Life Achievement Award as well as his Acceptance Speech right here in our World Liberty TV ,Celebrity Channel.