LOS ANGELES, FRESNO—Long-time community activist Ohannes Bouladian has bequeathed his entire estate to the Armenian Cultural Foundation.
The announcement of Bouladian’s generous bequest was made on Sunday during a Gala Banquet celebrating the ACF’s 40th anniversary.
Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western US Central Committee Chairman Dr. Viken Hovsepian praised Bouladian for his vision to entrust the ACF with his estate saying that it will go a long way in advancing the 40-year-old organization’s mission of enhancing the educational and cultural needs of the community.
Hovsepian also outlined the importance of the Fresno community as the historic backbone of the United States Armenian-American community and expressed that the ACF and other organizations make Fresno the focal point of their activities.
A decades-long resident of Fresno, Bouladian made his home in the United States in the early 1970’s, before which he was an active member of the Lebanese-Armenian community, and was known for his generosity in addressing the needs of that community.
A gunsmith by trade, Bouladian has been a pioneer in the metal foundry business. He continues to be a role model for youth and is active in various Armenian organizations in Fresno.
“This is an exemplary gesture and expression of dedication by a committed member of our community,” said Levon Kirakosian, Esq. in praise of Bouladian’s bequest.