Over 450 guests attended the event, which raised over $70,000 toward the project "Let’s Give Beauty Back to the Children". IMG Model Sasha Pivovarova appeared as the Guest of Honor. Hon. Sergey V. Garmonin, Consul General of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York and Vladimir P. Fekula, President of RCWS welcomed the guests. Michael Jordan, RCWS Board member highlighted the long history of the Society and the importance of the project "Let's Give Beauty Back to the Children". Among special guests were Don Johnson, Oksana Baiul, Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky, Oksana Lada and Natalya Rudakova. Other guests included high-profile diplomats, business executives, prominent artists, top models and many other public figures. All guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres sponsored by Vodka Slavianskaya and Tatiana Restaurant, a runway fashion show, live auction conducted by Mr. Malcolm Barber, CEO of Bonhams auction house, and, most importantly, an opportunity to assist children at risk in Russia. The event was also attended by a variety of local & international news, fashion, and media outlets.
The Russian Children's Welfare Society expresses its sincerest thanks to those who made this evening not only possible, but also special: Ana Tzarev Gallery, Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York, Randi Rahm, Eve Pearl, DM Celebrity Hair Stylist, IMG, CHANEL, Sasha Pivovarova, Bonhams, L&L Diamonds, Oksana Baiul, MODELS, Gene Davidov, Tatiana Restaurant, Vodka Slavianskaya, Landrin Chocolate, V&V Energy Drink, Tour Masters of Audio Visual Technologies, Anderson Group, Jason Townsend, Adegi Graphics LLC, Nina Shoes, Ground Crew, Spa Chakra on Fifth, and our wonderful VOLUNTEERS.