LITTLE ARMENIA—“I have said a thousand times, I am not making a donation or a grant, but rather an investment… Investment,” said benefactor and activist Manas Boujikian, firmly stressing that his generosity is aimed at making an investment in the future and development of the community.
It was reported earlier that Boujikian and his wife Donalee made a generous donation of $15,000 to Asbarez on the occasion of the newspaper’s 105th anniversary.
This week, the Boujikians informed Asbarez management and editorial board that they are increasing their original donation by $5,000 to a total of $20,000.
The Asbarez editorial board decided to dedicate the digitized version of Asbarez’s 1918 archives to Manas and Donalee Boujikian, knowing full well that the strengthening of independent Armenia has always been and will always remain Manas’ main objective.
The Asbarez’s archive digitization campaign kicked off with the Boujikians’ initial donation, with which the archives of Asbarez’s inaugural year were named after the couple.