A LOOK BACK AT 2021

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On the cusp of a new year, we can look back on 2021 as a time of bold experimentation and action. The fallout from compounded crises over the last two years continued to challenge the world in general and Armenians in particular, but AGBU remained committed to meet the needs of Armenians across the globe...
 

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AGBU RECEIVES ONE MILLION DOLLAR YEAR-END GIFT FROM VATCHE AND TAMAR MANOUKIAN

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In line with their continued support of the organization’s mission, Chair of AGBU Council of Trustees Vatche Manoukian and his wife Tamar Manoukian announced a year-end contribution of one million USD in support of the expansion of AGBU’s programs and activities. In response to the announcement, AGBU President Berge Setrakian remarked, “It is no secret that the generosity of the Manoukians is not only deeply heartfelt, as proud Armenians and compassionate humanitarians, but also informed by strategic considerations. With their finger on the pulse of the times...
 

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AGBU CONGRATULATES CENTRAL BOARD MEMBER ERIC ESRAILIAN ON RECEIVING MEDAL FROM POPE FRANCIS

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Physician, film producer, human rights advocate, and entrepreneur Eric Esrailian of Los Angeles recently received the Benementi medal, the highest civilian honor conferred by Pope Francis. The pontifical award recognizes Dr. Esrailian for his humanitarian work and service to the Christian faith locally and around the world. This rare distinction as the first Armenian to receive such an honor from the Roman Catholic Church reflects Dr. Esrailian’s extraordinary service not only to Armenians around the world but also his leadership in raising awareness about human rights abuses...
 

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AGBU ORGANIZES OPEN FORUM FOR ARTSAKH MINISTER OF STATE ARTAK BEGLARYAN

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On November 11, 2021, Artsakh’s Minister of State Artak Beglaryan visited AGBU’s Central Office in New York to meet with members of the Central Board and engage in an open forum with young professionals in the Greater NY Armenian community. Accompanied by special advisor David Akopyan, who has spent decades working in the United Nations on development and security, Beglaryan arrived to share a strategy for the next chapter in Artsakh’s history...
 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO AGBU ALUMNUS DR. ARDEM PATAPOUTIAN ON WINNING NOBEL PRIZE FOR MEDICINE

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The AGBU Central Board was pleased and proud to learn that AGBU Demirdjian School, AGBU Hovagimian-Manougian School and AGBU-AYA alumnus Dr. Ardem Patapoutian won a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his groundbreaking research on temperature and touch. In his letter personally congratulating the esteemed microbiologist, AGBU President Berge Setrakian...
 

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