The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) raised Sunday approximately $2.7 million in the first-ever nationwide Telethon for the Armenian Cause.
The Telethon–which lasted for six hours–brought together hundreds of volunteers–community members–and leaders of the Armenian community from around the nation to Glendale Studios in Glendale–California.
The program highlighted the work of the ANCA in the halls of Congress–the White House–and state and local governmen’s around the country. It also showcased various programs offered by the ANCA–such as the Leo Sarkisian Summer Internship Program.
Although the Telethon officially ended at 9:00 PM (PST)–donations kept pouring in for another three hours–bringing the total to approximately $2.7 million. Proceeds from the Telethon will help the ANCA broaden its scope and resources with which it pursues issues important to the Armenian American community.