Schools, Organizations Gear Up For ANCA Endowment Fund Telethon

Enthusiastic Response from Armenian American Schools and Organizations to Help Increase Nationwide Civic Participation


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WASHINGTON–Armenian American community groups and schools are expanding outreach to supporters and activists to ensure a successful ANCA Endowment Fund telethon.

The six-hour live broadcast will be held on Sunday May 31, 2009, from 3:00pm to 9:00pm PDT (6:00pm to 12midnight EDT) and will include a spotlight on Armenian American civic participation throughout the United States.

In recent weeks, ANCA Endowment Fund volunteers have done presentations at Armenian schools and churches, talking about the growing efforts of the group to increase Armenian American participation in civic life through internship programs, support of the ANCA Capital Gateway program and local media and government outreach. Students have taken up the challenge, organizing classroom events and fundraising competitions to help ensure a bright future for their community.

“It is heartwarming to see Armenian American youth – from grade school to high school – bringing their energy and enthusiasm to support the growth of the Armenian American community in media and civic life,” said ANCA Endowment Fund President Ken Hachikian. “It is these grassroots efforts that are the foundation for our expanding community programs.”

ANCA Endowment Fund Telethon watch parties and fundraising events are being coordinated by volunteers in states across the U.S. in anticipation of the live telecast. For information about efforts local communities, call the ANCA Endowment fund Telethon headquarters at (877) 808-ANCA.

The 2009 Telethon will help the ANCA further strengthen itself as an invaluable Armenian American civic institution – building on its proven track record by developing a powerful financial foundation for the future. The Telethon will benefit the ANCA Endowment which supports Armenian American grassroots civic participation by ensuring that our community has the tools to effectively educate the American public and governments on the federal, state and local levels about the challenges and opportunities facing Armenia, Nagorno Karabagh, and the Diaspora.

The ANCA Endowment Fund is a 501c(3) charitable organization.

To donate the ANCA Endowment Fund, visit:

http://www.2009telethon.org/donate.php

or mail your check to:

ANCA Endowment Fund Telethon

104 N. Belmont Ave Suite 305, Glendale, CA 91205.

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