USC Armenian Institute
University of Southern California
R. Hrair Dekmejian <[email protected]>
Professor

PRESS RELEASE

$500,000 Raised for USC Armenian Institute
In Advance of February 13 Inaugural Gala

Los Angeles - The campaign leading to the February 13 Inaugural Gala Banquet
for funding USC's Institute of Armenian Studies has gone into overdrive in
response to unprecedented expressions of widespread financial support from
the Armenian community. As a result of rapidly increasing commitments during
December 2004, over $500,000 has already been raised.
This is a great start towards the initial target of $1,000,000 to be
achieved by the time of the banquet which would permit the Institute to
begin its work as a distinguished center of Armenian academic, intellectual
and cultural life. An endowment fund of several million dollars would
eventually be needed for a fully functional institute. The list of donors is
growing exponentially by the ever-expanding ranks of Armenian Trojan alumni,
students, parents and friends of the University of Southern California.
Prospective donors are invited to make their pledges as soon as possible to
be included in the Institute's Honor Roll and program listings, and to
reserve a place at the February 13 Inaugural Gala Banquet. Early
reservations are suggested because of the limited seating at USC's Town &
Gown Banquet Hall.

For further information contact
Savey Tufenkian at (818) 956-8455
Noelle Moss at (213) 740-4996 or
Dr. R. Hrair Dekmejian at (213) 740-3619
[email protected]

Tax deductible contributions & reservations to be sent to:
USC Institute of Armenian Studies Inaugural Dinner
University of Southern California
USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
3551 Trousdale Parkway, ADM 204
Los Angeles, CA 90089-4015