The Blue Card, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding Holocaust survivors, will host its 83rd benefit on Monday, April 8, 2019, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
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The evening will include the presentation of awards to individuals and groups of people to support the needs of Holocaust survivors and advancing human rights worldwide. The honorees includes: Joe Biden, 47th Vice President of the United States; Stanley Bergman and Dr. Marion Bergman of Henry Schein, Inc. and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation; David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee and former UK Foreign Secretary; New York Foundation for Eldercare; and past participants in The Blue Card's Bnei Mitzvah Project, a program where Bar and Bat Mitzvah students engage with and perform acts of service for survivors.
This year will feature special guest Elisha Wiesel, the son of Elie and Marion Wiesel, representing The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity. Kati Marton, will present the Richard C. Holbrooke Award for Social Justice, as author, journalist and human rights advocate.
The mission of the company is to provide financial assistance for the needy. Holocaust survivors living in the United States. This mission is incredibly time-sensitive as at least 50 percent of Holocaust survivors live within the next 10 to 20 years.
The theme of this year’s benefits, “A Celebration of Community Partnership,” will honor the many in the corporate, private and public sectors, and philanthropic organizations and individuals, whose partnership and support has made the work of the Blue Card possible
“The Blue Card is proud to recognize Vice President Biden, Stanley and Dr. Marion Bergman, David Miliband, the New York Foundation for Eldercare and alumni of our Bnei Mitzvah Project for their dedication to raising awareness and taking action to support the current plight of He said Masha Pearl, Executive Director of The Blue Card. "Thousands of Holocaust survivors from your neighbors to the street lived through the unthinkable." The hard truth is for many of them survival still remains to struggle. Those people who are living in medicine or get desperately needed. The Blue Card's goal is to raise funds for current programs which deepen our connection with survivors in communities currently being underserved. We appreciate the work of this year's honors,
The event will begin at 6:00 pm with a cocktail reception, followed by an awards presentation and seated dinner. For more information about tickets and donations visit: www.bluecardfund.org.
The Blue Card's 2015 Annual Benefit Gala honored Nobel Peace Prize graduate, human rights activist and Holocaust survivor the late Elie Wiesel, and presented by Academy Award winner Past event and honors have included Biggs, Tony Shalhoub, David Hyde Pierce and Danny Aiello.