ANCA Telethon 2009: Setting a Foundation for Our Future


On May 31, the ANCA Endowment Fund will be hosting a special nationwide telethon aimed at galvanizing the community around its ongoing grassroots initiatives. Under the banner of “One Nation – One Future – One Cause,” the 6-hour telethon will mobilize support for the unparalleled civic and educational efforts tirelessly carried out by the ANCA 365 days a year.

One of the most valuable components of this year-round service is the investment it makes in the foundation for our future: the youth. Two hallmark programs of the ANCA in this respect are the “Leo Sarkisian” Summer Internship and the Capital Gateway Program.

dscf0321-mediumFor over twenty-five years, the ANCA Leo Sarkisian Summer Internship has consistently provided generations of Armenian American youth the opportunity to explore the inner workings of the American political system. This eight-week intensive public affairs internship brings together student leaders and activists from across North America for a series of in-depth lectures and interactive workshops from highly acclaimed guest speakers and public policy professionals. Interns are also assigned specially tailored projects and attend various conferences and hearings featuring national figures on issues of concern to the Armenian American community.

Building upon the success of the “Leo Sarkisian” Internship, the ANCA launched its pioneering Capital Gateway Program in 2003 to help qualified students attain interesting internships and challenging full-time public policy jobs in the nation’s capital. To date, over fifty fellows have gone through the program and secured positions in dozens of Congressional offices, as well as esteemed media and political institutions such as Congressional Quarterly, the US Chamber of Commerce, Export-Import Bank (EXIM), SRCP Media and the World Bank.

As the momentum and success of each of these unique programs steadily builds, the onus is on each and everyone of us to lend our support and ensure an even brighter future for our community and our Cause.


The ANCA Endowment Fund is a 501c(3) charitable organization.  To donate to the ANCA Endowment Fund Telethon, visit: or mail your check to ANCA Endowment Fund Telethon, 104 N. Belmont Ave Suite 305, Glendale, CA 91205.

The Telethon will be viewed in major Armenian American community media markets on May 31st from 6:00pm on the following stations:

Phoenix / Scottsdale / Tempe – COX 22,  6pm – 9pm PDT


Fresno / Visalia / Central California – KGMC 43,  3pm – 9pm PDT
San Francisco / Oakland – KFTY 50, 3pm – 9pm PDT
San Jose (Bay Area) – KFTY 50, 3pm – 9pm PDT
Glendale / Burbank / La Crescenta – Charter 285, 3pm – 9pm PDT
Greater Los Angeles – K
SCI 18, 3pm – 9pm PDT


Chicago – WJYS 62, 5pm – 11pm CDT


Greater Boston Area – WZMY 50, 6pm – 12midnight EDT


Detroit – WMYD 20, 6pm – 12midnight EDT


Las Vegas – KVMY 12, 3pm – 9pm PDT

New York

New York / New Jersey – WRNN 48, 6pm – 12midnight EDT


Philadelphia – WTVE 51, 6pm – 12midnight EDT

Rhode Island

Providence – RINC 5, 6pm – 12midnight

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  1. Armenian Social Network said:

    I hope Armenians in the west will open their wallets and support ANCA Telethon. I remember when I was 14 and would stuff envelopes of ANCA :) The good old days. One org that is really for the interest of the Armenians is the ANCA and we all need to do our Part on that day and donate.

  2. Hakob said:


    I think in 2007 the Armenia Fund Telethon had the same theme as your Telethon: “One Nation, One Future”. Maybe you should have thought of a different theme?

    I hope you have a very successful telethon.

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