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Brunch Fundraiser with GALAS

On October 1, 2022, we gathered with new and old friends, for a fundraiser for GALAS. This event was hosted by our ally, CA Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian. We were joined by the GALAS community — founding members, former board members, the next generation of our leaders, and allies. This fundraiser also served as an opportunity to meet the LA community, which will help us expand our programming and services.

We were honored with certificates from Assemblymember Nazarian, Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda Solis, and Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian.

We were thrilled to welcome local changemakers Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, West Hollywood City Councilmembers Lindsay Horvath and John Erickson, Glendale Board of Education member Shant Sahakian and Board President Nayiri Nahabedian, Glendale City Clerk Dr. Suzie Abajian, Burbank Board of Education member Steve Ferguson, Los Angeles County Assessor Jefferey Prang, and representatives from the offices of L.A. County Supervisors Janice Hahn and Hilda Solis.

During the event, the GALAS Board of Directors shared about our vision for the future of the organization. We were honored to also hear from Assia Pezeshkian, mother of beloved GALAS community member Nyrie Gharibian, and Eric. K, our recent GALAS scholarship recipient, and GALAS member Azad Mazmanian.

We want to extend a special thank you to Assemblymember Nazarian, his wife Diana, and Steve Ferguson, who worked closely with us to make this event happen. We look forward to making this an annual event.


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