NEW YORK, 9 April 2019 / today-PRWeb / – The Blue Card, a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping the survivors of the Holocaust, held its annual charity dinner on 8 April 2019, in New York City.
Hosted by TV producer, author and host of Emmy Award-winning Bravo, Andy Cohen, the theme of the benefit of this year was "A celebration of community partnership". It was characterized by a cocktail reception, a silent auction, a seated dinner and performances by the first a cappella singing group of Maccabeats and members of the cast of the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway show "Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish ".
The event was a celebration of many in the corporate, private and public sector, and philanthropic organizations and individuals, whose collaboration and support made The Blue Card. Honored work possible for their commitment to create partnerships public-private to help survivors of the Holocaust Joe Biden, 47th Vice President of the United Statesand Dr. Marion Bergman is Stanley Bergman, CEO of Henry Schein, Inc. and co-president of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.
Mr. Biden was unable to attend in person, but sent a moving video message that included these observations: "We have a shared obligation to guarantee the well-being and dignity of all those who have lived through the hell and endured it uninterrupted, many who suffer today – live in poverty, face ill health, are disconnected from the support they need, there are thousands of survivors who need our help, many of them here in New York. We can improve their lives in concrete ways. The Blue Card offers hope for despair, sees humanity prevail over suffering and overthrow indifference. Thank you all tonight for supporting this important mission to ensure that the survivors at the Holocaust the United States, each of them, has the opportunity to live their lives in peace, dignity and security ".
The evening included the presentation of awards to people dedicated to supporting the needs of the Holocaust survivors and promoting human rights worldwide.
This year, The Richard C. Holbrooke The award for social justice was presented by the author and journalist Kati Marton to David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee and former UK Foreign Secretary. The Max L. Heine Humanitarian Award was presented to the New York Foundation for Eldercare and was accepted by the President Michael F. Tietz. Other awards include participants of the past at the Bnei Mitzvah Project of the Blue Card, a program in which students from Bar and Bat Mitzvah engage in and carry out acts of service for survivors. The organization was also honored to have been joined by a special guest Elisha Wiesel, the son of Elie and Marion Wiesel.
"The Blue Card is proud to recognize Vice President Biden, Stanley and Dr. Marion Bergman, David Miliband, the New York Foundation for Eldercare and the alumni of our Bnei Mitzvah Project for their dedication to raising awareness and taking action to support the current situation of Holocaust survivors the United States "Who has such an important need for financial assistance," he said Masha Pearl, Executive Director of The Blue Card. "Thousands of Holocaust survivors from your neighbors to people you pass on the street have experienced the unthinkable." The hard truth is that for many of them survival continues to be a struggle: people living below the poverty line must make difficult choices to pay rent, buy food or desperately need medicine L & # 39 The aim of the Blue Card is to raise funds for current programs that deepen our connection with survivors in the currently undervalued communities. We greatly appreciate the work of the winners of this year and look at the largest community to help spread awareness about those who still need ".
The 2015 Blue Card annual Charity Gala awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a human rights activist who survived the Holocaust Elie Wiesel, and was presented by the winner of the Academy Award Michael Douglas and author and journalist Kati Marton. In the other years, past participants and winners have included Mia Farrow is Ronan Farrow, Ambassador emeritus Thomas Pickering, philanthropists Zach Lonstein is Shoshanna Lonstein, Senator Charles Schumer, ex New York City Mayor Ed Koch, musician Regina SpektorJournalist Jonathan Alter and actors Cynthia Nixon, Jason Biggs, Tony Shalhoub, David Hyde Pierce is Danny Aiello.
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Information on The Blue Card
The mission of The Blue Card is to provide direct financial assistance, with the utmost respect and always attentive to their dignity, to the needy survivors of the Holocaust the United States. Financial assistance is available on a monthly basis for most basic needs as well as for emergencies such as medical and dental care, special equipment, rent and closing services, along with many other programs. For more information or to make a donation, visit http://www.BlueCardFund.org and follow on Facebook or Twitter @ TheBlueCard.
Founded in Germany in 1934, and re-established in the United States in 1939, The Blue Card distributed almost $ 35 million up to the Holocaust survivors to date, with 100% of annual contributions made by people going directly to the survivors. The Blue Card is certified by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), has the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and was named as one of the best Jewish charities by the Federal Times.
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