BAYSIDE–NY–During the 25th anniversary celebration of the St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian School in New York–long-time school supporter and benefactor Ara Aslanian donated $125,000 to the school–bringing the total of his generosity to the school to $650,000.
Speaking during the festivities–which took place on May 3– were school board of trustees chairman Dr. Hrant Markarian–Armenia’s Ambassador to the UN Dr. Movses Abelian and the parish priest of the St. Gregory the Illuminator church and school Right Rev. Muron Aznigian.
In his remarks–Eastern Prelate Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan thanked all those who have worked diligently to ensure the success of the school and for furthering Armenian education in the Diaspora.
The board of trustees also announced plans for the creation of an "Angels" fund–the revenues from which will be allocated toward scholarships.