The FINANCIAL -- The Believe Foundation raised a record amount of GEL 140,881 at its 5th Charity Gala dinner in Biltmore Batumi Hotel on December 7, 2019. The event once again put the focus on reducing poverty and inequalities, support for education and creating an inclusive environment for those less fortunate living in Poti and western Georgia.
With the continued support of Georgian and international companies the Believe team raised funds to take actions on the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals* (SDGs) – No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Quality Education, Reduced Inequalities, and Partnership for the goals.
Benedikt Hosek, Economic and Social Development Officer, UNDP Georgia said - “The Sustainable Development Goals are a challenging list addressing questions of living standards, prosperity, green economy, health and well-being, environmental protection and human rights. It is a great occasion for the business sector to look for opportunities on how to contribute to achieving a better and more sustainable future for all.“
The evening featured a spectacular musical performance by the composer and musician Dato Evgenidze who was joined by the singer Giorgi Makharashvili and his band. In addition to that, the attendees had the pleasure of hearing the renowned singer, and the winner of The Voice of Germany 2017, Natia Todua who performed at the charity event.
Auctioneer-extraordinaire Mr. Cliff Isaak, Honorary Consul of Canada in Georgia, orchestrated another successful auction with pieces from Georgian artists. A special thank you to Lasha Akhaladze who, with his generosity, gave the auction excitement and significantly contributed to the overall success of the event.
Charity Auction artworks were donated by Natia Mcheidze, Lika Shkhvatsabaia, Nino Chakvetadze, Natia Bekauri, Beka Svirava, Shalva Londaridze, Grigol Ghvania, Sofio Mushkudiani, Levan Mosiashvili, Ani Maglakelidze, Eka Gedenidze, Buba Arabuli, and Koka Tskhvediani.
The gala event included a raffle drawing with prizes sponsored by: Radisson Blu Batumi Hotel, Sheraton Batumi Hotel, Hilton Batumi Hotel, Georgia Palace Hotel & Spa Kobuleti, Paragraph Resort & Spa Shekvetili, The Biltmore Tbilisi, Le Meridien Batumi, the timepiece and jewelry store Time Georgia, Cruise Hotel and Retail Group Georgia.
Believe Foundation thanks and proudly acknowledges its major sponsors and supporters:
Gold Sponsors: Bank of Georgia, APM Terminals Poti (Poti Sea Port) and Channel Energy
Silver Sponsors: MSC Georgia
Bronze Sponsors: Black Sea Terminal, Medlog Georgia, Poti Grain Terminal and Prime Concrete.
General Media Partner: The FINANCIAL
Medea Partner: TV Pirveli, First Public Channel, Radio Fortuna
Wine Sponsor: Vaziani Winery
Partners of the event: CIDA, European Business Association (EBA) Georgia, Global Compact Network Georgia, and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Georgia.
Special thanks to: Cliff Isaak (Auctioneer), Lika Kiria (Key Contributor to the Charity Auction), Zaqaria Chelidze (DOP), Geda Darchia (DOP), Irina Gongadze (Graphic Designer).
About Believe Foundation
Believe Foundation is a non-profit, non-political independent organization established in 2014 to support charitable, cultural and educational activities in Georgia. The members of the organization have been volunteers for over 5 years and they are supported by multiple business organizations in Georgia.
The organization strives to bring positive changes, improvements and progress to the lives of socially vulnerable children, elderlies and families, individuals with disabilities and youth. Each charitable case of the foundation is based upon the chain of values combining honesty and collaboration, accountability, devotion, and innovation.
*In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Click here to learn more.