December 02, 2016

AGBU’s 110th Anniversary Celebration Week to Kick off in Armenia December 1-5

Join the AGBU’s 110th anniversary celebration week in Armenia from December 1st to December 5th of 2016.

Over its 110 years, AGBU has been a beacon for Armenians in Armenia and throughout the diaspora, touching the lives of over 500,000 people each year. Let’s get together in rejoicing this significant milestone and to reaffirm AGBU’s longstanding motto: In Unity is Strength.

The Armenian General Benevolent Union is the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted to upholding the Armenian heritage through educational, cultural and humanitarian programs. It is also a key strategic partner of the Initiatives for Development of Armenia (IDeA) Foundation. Through the vision of its leaders and the generous support of devoted donors and members over the years, AGBU has played a significant role in preserving Armenian traditions and values by adapting to the needs of the worldwide community and the demands of the times.

Since 1906, AGBU has remained true to one overarching goal: to create a foundation for the prosperity of all Armenians. Today, it includes 74 districts, chapters and partner groups; 28 Young Professionals groups; and 24 day and Saturday schools; along with dozens of camps, scout groups and athletics programs. In its history, AGBU has remained true to the vision of its founders by investing in the moral and intellectual development of the Armenian people and focusing on sustainable growth in all communities—a vision it will continue to uphold well into the future.

Save the dates for the week of celebration:

December 1 – 18:00 - Partners’ appreciation day at AGBU Armenia

December 2 – 11:00 - Press Conference to kick off the AGBU110 Celebrations week

- “AGBU: One Hundred Years of History” e-Book Presentation by AGBU Armenian Virtual College

- #Snapshot110 Photo Exhibition

19:00 - “HOKIS” Musical Performance at National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet

December 3 – 14:00 - AGBU Talks with Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan

December 4 – 19:00 - Fundraising Gala Dinner

December 5 – 10:00 - “Help Artsakh” campaign: AGBU’s donation of medical equipment to the Ministry of Defense

15:00 - Opening of Medical Center for Syrian Armenians at AGBU Vahe Karapetian Center

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