This year's benefit will take place on Saturday, September 24.
A unique and elegant benefit reception will once again be held on the scenic grounds of St. Nersess Armenian Seminary in New Rochelle, New York. Details are being finalized now for the fourth annual Evening Under the Stars on Saturday, September 24.
“This gathering provides the opportunity to support the most vital institution for the future of the Armenian Church in North America,” said V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan, Seminary Dean, adding, “Old friends and new come together to mix and mingle while learning about the ongoing and future endeavors of St. Nersess. This year is especially significant as the Seminary is in the midst of its 50th anniversary commemoration.”
RSVP NOW for this year's Evening Under the Stars.
Last year’s event drew nearly 150 people who gathered under an elegant candlelit tent on the back patio of the Seminary building.
Seminary Like Family
First-time attendee, Mona Khorozian of Fort Lee, NJ, had nothing but praise for last year's event. “I thought the evening was wonderful. There was a very relaxed atmosphere with a host of people that were so welcoming. I felt that it was family I was spending the evening with.” Mona and her husband Raffi have already committed to attending this year’s reception.
Proceeds to Support Seminary's Operation and Ministries
Donation per person is $100 and includes delicious hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music and more. This benefit reception will begin at 7 p.m. with guests being greeted and served by college-aged and young professional volunteers who proudly have attended recent St. Nersess Summer Conferences. Those enjoying the evening can look forward to hearing from these young people as they, as well as the Seminary Dean and Board members speak about the importance of the only Seminary of the Armenian Church in the western world.
Exciting Online Auction Begins September 13
Other highlights of this year’s reception include an auction of several one-of-a-kind items, such as tickets to a New York Giants home game provided by Seminary Board member Steve Mekenian; a stunning gold-star necklace donated by Mirijohn Givelekian of Royal Jewels in Rye, NY; and “Dinner with the Dean” offered by Fr. Findikyan.
CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE DETAILS ON THESE AND OTHER EXCLUSIVE AUCTION ITEMS and to place your bid after September 13, when the online auction will open.
Final bids will be taken until 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 during the “Evening Under the Stars,” with the highest bidder announced at that time.
Hosts are being sought to assist in underwriting the Evening Under the Stars. If you are interested, please contact the Seminary by email or by phone.
RSVP NOW online or by calling the Seminary at (914) 636-2003.