PARAMUS, NJ–The Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) has raised over $9 million as part of an ambitious campaign to finance the development of various educational and cultural projects in Armenia and the Diaspora.
The campaign, titled “Together, we can build miracles”, was publicly launched on October 18, 2008 at the organization’s 90th anniversary banquet. Internal fundraising for the campaign began in August 2007. Since then approximately two-thirds of the total goal has been committed by leading supporters of the AMAA.
In Armenia, the campaign will finance the building of a new AMAA cultural center and church in Yerevan; the development of an AMAA community center and church in Gyumri, and the expansion of Yerevan’s Khoren and Shoushanik Avedisian Elementary School in to include a middle and high school.
The campaign will also raise funds for the AMMA’s Diaspora projects, which include the renovation of summer camps, the restoration of a five-story building at the Haigazian University in Lebanon; and supporting the California-based Charlotte and Elise Merdinian School grow into a highschool.
Founded in 1918, the AMAA was established to serve the physical and spiritual needs of people everywhere, both in the United States and abroad. To fulfill this worldwide mission, the AMAA maintains a range of educational, evangelistic, relief, social service, health care, church and child care ministries in 22 countries around the world.