This contribution is prompted by the economic crisis of the past few years, which was aggravated by the devastating attack on
The UAF funds contributed to these schools are designated for three specific purposes:
1) $3.2 million to pay full or partial tuition for 5,092 needy Armenian students, which constitutes close to 75% of the 7,029 students enrolled in all 28 schools during the 2006-07 academic year;
2) $757,000 to cover the salaries owed by most of the schools to 536 teachers and staff for the past academic year;
3) A total of $513,000 for the general operating expenses of these schools.
Harut Sassounian, the President of the United Armenian Fund, is currently in
“The UAF?s contribution will be allocated to all Armenian schools in
The schools receiving financial assistance are:
Nine Prelacy schools: Sophia Hagopian College; Haratch C. Gulbenkian School; Apkarian School; Aksor Kassarjian School; Yeghishe Manoukian College; Roupinian ? Sahag Mesrobian School; Souren Khanamirian College; Noubarian ? Khrimian School; and Forty Martyrs School.
Seven Evangelical schools: Central High School; Gertmenian School; Anjar Secondary School; Torosian School; Armenian Evangelical College; Shamlian Tatigian School; and Trad School.
Six Catholic schools: Harboyan School; Mekhitarian School; Sisters School of Anjar; Mesrobian College; St. Agnes School; and Hripsimiantz College.
Three AGBU schools:
Armenian Educational & Cultural Society (Hamazkayin) school:
Tekeyan Cultural Association school:
Armenian Educational Benevolent Union school: Sahaguian ? L. Meguerditchian College.
“This unprecedented gift of $4.5 million should alleviate a large part of the heavy financial burden of the schools shouldered by the struggling Armenian community of
Since its inception in 1989, the UAF has sent $447 million of humanitarian assistance to
The UAF is the collective effort of the Armenian Assembly of America, Armenian General Benevolent Union, Armenian Missionary Association of America, Armenian Relief Society, Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America and The Lincy Foundation.
For more information, contact the UAF office at
UNITED ARMENIAN FUND
For Immediate Release
2 November 2006