LA CANADA, Calif.—Community leaders and elected officials joined together in expanding the civic power, respect, and influence of the Armenian American community at a recent gathering hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Zareh and Melina Issakhanian to support ANCA Telethon 2014.
The June 1st ANCA Telethon will be streamed live online at ancatelethon.org and broadcast coast to coast from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. PST (6 p.m. to midnight EST) on the following stations: http://www.anca.org/ancatelethon/2014/channel_listing.pdf.
“We were honored to open our home and our hearts in support of the ANCA – an organization at the forefront of community development and youth advancement programs here in Southern California and across the United States,” said the Issakhanians. “The ANCA’s strength comes from our community and our collective participation – and this evening was proof positive of the ANCA’s expanding and diverse support base.”
ANCA Telethon Committee Chairman Steve Artinian and community leader Arick Gevorkian inspired participants to help the ANCA secure even greater successes for Armenia, Artsakh and our communities across the world, by giving generously to ANCA Telethon 2014.
“Zareh and Melina were the perfect hosts this evening for a Cause we all hold so dear,” said ANCA Telethon Chairman Steve Artinian. “Evenings such as these are a clear reflection of our community’s unity of purpose and broad-based commitment to a brighter future for the Armenian nation through the strengthening of the ANCA.”
The private reception included special guests, Glendale City Councilmember Ara Najarian, and Glendale Unified School Board Member and previous president, Nayiri Nahabedian – both long-time supporters of the ANCA’s grassroots efforts to increase Armenian American civic participation.
The ANCA Endowment Fund supports a broad range of educational, youth, and civic programs that give voice to the views and values of the Armenian American community, strengthening our presence in the American civic arena, and empowering pro-Armenian stakeholders with the information and resources they need to take on the powerful forces aligned against the Armenian nation.
The first three ANCA Endowment Fund telethons, held in 2006, 2009 and 2012, raised over $6.5 million for Armenian American educational, youth, and civic programs. Each program touched a common emotional chord, speaking directly to the devotion to the Armenian Cause in the hearts of Armenians from across the U.S., regardless of organizational or political affiliations.