Manas and Donalee Boujikian Donate $15,000 to Asbarez

Manas and Donalee Boujikian with Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian

TORRANCE—Longtime community activists and benefactors to various important community projects, Manas and Donalee Boujikian announced a donation of $15,000 to Asbarez on the occasion of the newspaper’s 105th anniversary.

The Boujikians’ generous donations kicks off Asbarez’s anniversary project to raise $105,000 to be allocated for the digitization of the paper’s 105-year-old archives and make it available to the public and the academic community.

Asbarez has already begun exploring the process and the steps it will take to professionally digitize its vast archives and make it available to the public at-large.

This project will also greatly enhance efforts by scholars and historians to conduct research on Armenian issues, especially the mirror that Asbarez has held to the Armenian-American community during its 105-year history.

Asbarez is inviting interested community members to become an integral part of this project by donating $1,000 to the effort. This tax-deductible donation will enable Asbarez to expedite this process and to provide the public access to our archives and bring to life critical turning points and moments in our history.

The digitization project is a critical aspect of Asbarez’s longevity and its mission to serve the public and the community, by extending the arena—the Asbarez—to future generations.

The management and editorial board of Asbarez expresses its gratitude to Manas and Donalee Boujikian for their contribution.

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