The 5th Annual MPAK Gala Held to Raise Funds for Orphans and Vulnerable Children of North Korean Escapee Women
Images from the 2017 MPAK Fundraising Gala
Jinah Kim was the emcee that conducted the event. Here Jinah live auctions an electric guitar autographed by the members of the U2 band that was auctioned off at $18,000.
Susie Koh, an adoptee violinist electrified the audience with her performance of Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen, and her redition of the Amazing Grace.
The gala was attended by 400 people that heard the needs of the aged-out orphans in Korea and China, and the audience responded with strong support for the orphans.
The MPAK Board members at the Gala.
Some of the Gala Committee Members posed here for a photo.
Mr. SangKyoo Choi shares his story of working with the aged-out orphans through his Good Haven organization.
Mr. John-Michael Becker shares the works by the Oak Tree Projects in providing scholarship and mentoring to the orphans.
Prof. Nae Woo Kang, a tenor from Korea woos his audience with a performance of Figaro.
MPAK presents an Appreciation Plaque to Rev. Kim, Innchul of the Orange Canaan Presbyterian Church for their services to the MPAK family gatherings
Kim Hanson and Julie Duvall share their experiences of serving the aged-out orphans through their organization Love Beyond the Orphanage. Julie shared a heart wrenching experience of growing up as an older aged orphan, and how this experience motivated her work.
An Aged-Orphan Mr. Young Seok Kim shares his orphan life and how the Oak Tree Project helped him to be where he is today.