The San Fernando Valley Armenian community gathered at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Friday–May 2 for the 39th annual Holy Martyrs Armenian Elementary & Ferrahian High School Banquet. More that 500 supporters–community benefactors–school staff–parents–representatives of area organization–including the ARF CC and ARF Rosdom Gomideh were present to celebrate Ferrahian School’s commitment to education and pursuit for excellence.
A fundraising to benefit a fund established to pay education costs of needy children–as well as education programs raised more than $200,000.
The Los Angeles United Investment Co.–and Mr. & Mrs. Jack Nakkashian generously donated $30,000 each; Mr. & Mrs. Vatche Cabayan $10,000; $5000 donors were the ARF Rosdom Gomideh–ARS Anahid Chapter–Dr. Garo Kassabian–Holy Martyrs Church Board of Trestees–Mr. & Mrs. Arto Atmadjian–Mr. & Mrs. Carlo Ghalian–Mr. & Mrs. Carnig Sarkissian–Mr. & Mrs. Charly Ghailian–Mr. & Mrs. Dikran Kassabian–Mr. & Mrs. Harout Broutian–Mr. & Mrs. Osko and Yeran Giragossian–Mr. & Mrs. Vahe Vartanian–Mr. & Mrs. Vahrij Pilavjian–Mr. & Mrs. Vicken–Gulesserian–Mr. Koko Topalian–Mr. Shahe Najarian; Dr. & Mrs. Raffi Guedikian; $2500: Los Angeles Jewelry Mart–Mr. & Mrs. Edward Zohrabian–Mr. & Mrs. Garo Mardirossian–Mr. & Mrs. Hrair Bederian–Mr. & Mrs. John Nerberian–Mr. & Mrs. Peklar Pilavjian–Mr. & Mrs. Sarkis Kitsinian–Mr. & Mrs. Vartkess Tomassian–Mr. & Mrs. Vicken Kradjian–Mr. & Mrs. Walter Dikranian; $2000: Martik Kanian Entertainment–Mr. & Mrs. Simpat Beshirian; $1500: Cedars Bank–Hamazkayin San Fernando Valley Chapter… and many more supporters.