$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 to fund USC’s Institute of Armenian Studies has gone into overdrive in response to unprecedented widespread financial support from the Armenian community. As a result of rapidly increasing commitmen’s made during December 2004–over $500,000 has already been raised.

In order for the Institute to begin its work as a distinguished center of Armenian academic–intellectual–and cultural life–the initial target is to raise $1,000,000 by the time of the banquet. 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 ran’s 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 due to 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

dekmejia@usc.edu

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

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