Korean American Family Service Center 29th Annual Benefit Gala-2018

By: Steve Webner Staff Writer for World Liberty TV

The Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) successfully hosted its 29th Annual Benefit Gala, “Raising Hope, Transforming Lives,” on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Cipriani 42nd Street to celebrate 29 years of outstanding services to the New York Tri-State area and continuous efforts to create a violence-free society.


Gala Co-Chairs & Staff of KAFSC

With over 600 attendees, KAFSC honored the First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray with the Community in Action Award. Cecile Noel, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV), accepted the award on behalf of the First Lady.

Domestic Violence Commissioner of NYC

R-L Kwang Hae Kim Founder KAFSC Dr Abbey & Cecile Noel Commissioner of NYC Domestic Violence

“The commitment and dedication of the Korean American Family Service Center ensures that survivors of domestic violence in the Korean community receive culturally sensitive and relevant programming,” said Noel. “OCDV is proud to partner with KAFSC and congratulates the organization on another successful year.”

Koeran/American Congress member

Grace Meng Congress member

KAFSC also honored Julienne and Elliot Park of Shine Electronics with the Vision in Action Award. They were joined by KAFSC supporters who were passionate about KAFSC’s mission to prevent and end domestic violence and relationship abuse, and create a violence-free society.

Asian Host of NY1 News

Dr.Abbey with Vivian Lee of NY1 News & Emcee of the event

A longtime advocate and supporter of KAFSC, Vivian Lee from NY1 facilitated KAFSC’s Gala as its Mistress of Ceremonies again this year. In addition, KAFSC Hodori “Little Tiger” Afterschool students performed the Korean fan dance and added more excitement.

Domestic Violence Honorees

Honorees & Officers of KAFSC

The program consisted of a major Live Auction and Live Appeal “Raise Your Hand” as well as Silent Auction to raise funds, which would comprise a significant portion of KAFSC’s annual operating cost to serve more than 2,500 individuals in the community.

Politicians of NYC

Politicians and supporters of KAFSC

KAFSC’s Board members, Roger C. Park and Thomas Roh were the Gala Co-Chairs and Katharine Choi served as the Auction Chair. This year’s Host Committee Co-Chairs were Scarlette Cho and Michelle Lee.

Koreans supporter of Domestic Violence Organizations

Close to 600 People in attendance

Many Politicians were in attendance Supporting the KAFSC’s programs throughout the years.

See more  about KAFSC in our World Liberty TV Humanitarian Channel by clicking here.

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