GLENDALE–The Armenian Cultural Foundation announced this week that Mr. & Mrs. Rafi and Joanne Manoukian donated $50,000 to the organization.
They are well known for their support of various community-oriented projects in the Armenian Diaspora. "Individuals like the Manoukians–who through their moral and generous financial support have assisted the pursuit of the Armenian Cause must be commended. The Armenian Cultural Foundation greatly appreciates the heartfelt generosity of Rafi and Joanne Manoukian–who have always been true friends of the organization–and–this year–on the occasion of the Christmas and New Year holidays have expressed their season’s greetings through this generous donation," commented an ACF spokesperson. Rafi & Joanne Manoukian announced a separate donation of $100,000 to Horizon Armenian Television on the program’s 10th anniversary. A gala banquet is being planned for May 13–2000–chaired by the Manoukians and to mark the television program’s anniversary.