Red Cross CEO To Address ARS Centennial Symposium at USC

GLENDALE—Paul Schulz, the Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles, will speak about volunteerism and the Armenian Relief Society as the luncheon keynote speaker at a landmark symposium celebrating the centennial of the ARS on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the University of Southern California.

Schulz heads the nation’s second largest Red Cross chapter and serves on the board of Goodwill Industries of Southern California. He was previously senior vice president and general manager of Yahoo! and president of Recycler Classifieds. He has a master’s in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford, England, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

As part of the Armenian Relief Society’s centennial celebration this year, the Symposium, “Building Blocks for the Future,” will review and critique the ARS’ 100 years of humanitarian aid. The Armenian Relief Society is the oldest existing Armenian women’s philanthropic organization. Today with 15,000 members residing in 26 countries and consultative status on the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council, the ARS continues its mission of providing social, economic and educational assistance to Armenians throughout the world.

The symposium will cover the following topics:

  • History of the ARS: Khatchig Mouradian, Clark University
  • Cultural Preservation: Ani Moughamian, University of California Los Angeles
  • Philanthropy: Houry Sanderson, Fresno Superior Court
  • Governance: William Bairamian, Columbia University
  • Media and Public Relations: Anita Vogel, Fox News Channel
  • Education: Paul Narguizian, California State University Los Angeles
  • Empowerment of Women: Nyree Derderian, Stanford University

“Building Blocks for the Future” is sponsored by the Armenian Relief Society of Western USA Regional Executive in partnership with the Institute of Armenian Studies at USC. The symposium will be held at the Town and Gown hall at USC, 665 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, on Saturday, September 18, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Symposium attendance is free to pre-registered attendees, who will be provided with breakfast and lunch. Registration forms are available at www.arswestusa.org and the deadline to pre-register is Monday, September 13, 2010. Due to limited space, early registration is advised.

For further information, e-mail ARSsymposium@arswestusa.org or call 818-500-1343.

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