UCLA Dream Fund Allocates $900,000 to Prelacy Schools

The UCLA Dream Fund

LA CRESCENTA—Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, the Prelacy Executive Council, and Board of Regents announced that the Dream Fund at UCLA has made a very generous allocation of $900,000 to Prelacy Schools.

The contributions were made to the following schools:

  • Rose & Alex Pilibos Armenian School
  • Holy Martyrs Ferrahian High School & Holy Martyrs Marie Cabayan Elementary
  • Armenian Mesrobian School
  • Vahan & Anoush Chamlian Armenian School
  • Ari Guiragos Minassian Armenian School
  • Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan Armenian School
  • St. Mary’s Richard Tufenkian Armenian Pre-School
  • Levon & Hasmig Tavlian Armenian Pre-School

On this joyous occasion, the Prelate, Executive Council, and the Board of Regents of Prelacy Schools express their profound gratitude to the Dream Fund for their generosity.  “Our heartfelt thanks to the Dream Fund for this much needed assistance.  In this global economic crisis, more than ever our schools are in need of financial aid to continue their mission of providing the highest quality of education to generations of Armenian students. This allocation will certainly contribute greatly to the realization of that mission, and for that we are ever-thankful”, stated the Prelate.

The Dream Fund at UCLA is a donor-advised fund, established in 2011 through the generosity of The Lincy Foundation. The Dream Fund focuses on education, health, youth, and the community.


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  1. Norin Radd said:

    Incidentally, it would have been wonderful to have created a $200 million dollar chairmanship in Armenian Scholarships for those Hye students that have been admitted to medical school, dental school, and law school. Certainly young Armenian professionals could use such scholarship to reduce the burden of debt post graduation in exchange for a couple years served in Armenia as part of various volunteer organizations.

    Unfortunately, foresight has never been a great hallmark of our people, hopefully that will change in the 21st century. . . .

  2. Gagik Melikyan said:

    I would agree. Very shortsighted approach – again and again. It’s amazing how we do not learn from our previous mistakes. Unfortunately, people who are visionaries usually do not have financial means to invest in projects that would have long-term ramifications for our nation.

  3. haigoush kohler said:

    My Dear Norin, Your comments must be addressed to all those past and recent benefactors donating millions and millions to institutions other than Armenian, especially when our establishments are in desperate need of same. I am not talking about a few hundred thousands but millions. We have an armenian saying “Irrigate your own trees first before others.” I am not saying not to participating, but with limits and moderation. Accolades received elsewhere, can definitely be granted and bestowed by Armenian dedicated faithfuls. regards,

  4. Viken Karapetian said:

    There are thousands of Armenian Americans that can read, write, and speak Armenian, thanks to the Prelacy Schools. They do a remarkable job. Look at some of their UCLA-acceptance rates (Ferrahian, Mesrobian), and you recognize that these schools have become college preparatory institutions, not just “Armenian” schools.

    Now if only they could spend that money on something other than paying down their accumulated debt…

    • A_Hye said:

      You do realize there are other Armenian schools other than Prelacy Schools?

  5. A_Hye said:

    and you do realize that non-Prelacy schools also received money…

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