AEF SUPPORTERS RAISE $140,000 FOR NEW SCHOOL IN ARMENIA

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
http://asbarez.com/127468/aef-supporters-raise-140000-for-new-school-in-armenia/

Armen & Silva Golnazarians (left) with Melody Petrossian, 2014
Fundraising Chair, and Al Cabraloff, AEF President

GLENDALE--The Armenian Educational Foundation (AEF) held its Donor
Appreciation Dinner on September 7 at the home of Armen and Silva
Golnazarians. This year, the funds raised will be used to construct
a new school in Arevadasht Village in the Armavir Region of Armenia.

Arevadasht is near the Turkish border and is located a few kilometers
from Sardarabad.

AEF President, Al Cabraloff, opened the evening by thanking the
Golnazarians and those present for their generosity and support.

Cabraloff gave a brief update report on AEF. Some of the highlights
included the completion of over 200 school renovation projects, most
recently village schools in Darbas, (Lori Region), Nngi,( Artsakh) and
Issakyan (Shirag Region). Cabraloff also recognized Neshan Peroomian,
Armenia Projects Chair, for his hard work and effort in successfully
leading AEF's school renovation projects for the last 15 years.

Peter Baghdassarian, AEF Board member, presented a short overview
of the Arevadasht School and its current deplorable and unhealthy
condition. An emotional video, produced by Christina Shakarian,
showed the heart wrenching conditions the students of Arevadasht
School currently attend classes in, and how important the new school
will be for the students and staff.

In addition, George Jorjorian was honored for his steadfast support
of AEF and the education of students in Armenia, Artsakh, and Anjar,
and for establishing a $250,000 endowment fund to provide full tuition
scholarships to 24 students graduating from high schools in Gumri,
Alaverdi, Spitak, Etchmiadsin, Dilijan, and Stepanakert.

In closing, Melody Petrossian thanked the Golnazarians for opening
their home for this event. She also thanked the fundraising committee
for their hard work and all the donors for their part in the success
of the evening.

For more information or to make a donation, please contact the AEF
office at (818) 242-4154 or email [email protected]