Gala Banquet to Celebrate 100th UAF Airlift to Armenia

LOS ANGELES–Plans are underway for a gala banquet celebrating United Armenian Fund’s 100th humanitarian airlift to Armenia. The 33 members of the organizing committee–chaired by Savey Tufenkian–have been meeting regularly in preparation for the banquet which will be held at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles on the evening of September 26.

The United Armenian Fund was formed in November 1989 as a tax-exempt nonprofit organization whose purpose is to bring short-term humanitarian and longer term rehabilitation aid to Armenia. In the past nine years–the UAF has sent more than $235 million of humanitarian supplies to Armenia by air–land and sea.

The UAF is a coalition of the following seven leading Armenian-American charitable and religious organizations: Armenian Assembly of America–Armenian General Benevolent Union–Armenian Missionary Association of America–Armenian Relief Society–Diocese of the Armenian Church of America–Lincy Foundation–Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America.

The Banquet Organizing Committee consists of a broad representation of the Armenian community. At its first meeting–all members of the committee pledged their enthusiastic support and full cooperation in working together to make this celebration an outstanding success.

For further information and reservations–please call Savey Tufenkian at (818) 956-8455.

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