For Immediate Release
October 13, 2006
ATTORNEY MARK J. GERAGOS TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT ARMENIA
FUND USA HOSTED DINNER AT HARVARD CLUB
Honoring Nagorno-Karabakh President Arkady Ghoukassian
NEW YORK, New York – Armenia Fund USA is pleased to announce
that attorney Mark Geragos, who has built an international reputation
for his success defending celebrated cases, will deliver the keynote
address at Armenia Fund USA hosted evening of cocktails and dinner
at Harvard Club on November 10, 2006. Mr. Geragos will join other
distinguished guests and supporters of the Fund in honoring Nagorno-Karabakh
President Arkady Ghoukassian who will visit the United States
in connection with the 9th International
Armenia Fund Telethon celebrations. Dubbed this year as “I
Love Armenia! I Love Artsakh!”, the annual Telethon highlights
the 15th anniversary of Armenia’s independence with a focus on
the impact Armenia Fund USA, with its international affiliates,
has had on the development of the country since independence.
The organization remains the largest supporter of socio-economic
infrastructure projects in Armenia and Karabakh since 1992. The
Telethon is watched in the United States, Canada, Europe, South
America, Middle East and the CIS.
Mark Geragos at Larry King
Mark Geragos, currently the managing partner of the preeminent
law firm Geragos & Geragos, practices criminal trial law in
both Federal and State Courts. His client roster includes some
of the most prominent figures in politics, entertainment and business.
He has appeared as both guest and legal commentators on the Today
Show, Good Morning America, Larry King Live,
Dateline NBC and MSNBC’s Hardball. Investor’s
Business Daily tabbed him one of the best white collar criminal
defense lawyers, while the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar
Association has named him “Trial Lawyer of the Year”. The
Los Angeles Times described Mark Geragos as “seemingly unbeatable”
and the California Law Business Magazine names Geragos
as one of the 100 Most Influential Attorneys in California.
Mark Geragos has been a compassionate supporter of Armenia and
Armenian causes. He joined the Board of Trustees of Hayastan All-Armenian
Fund in May 2006, and has many times made special appearances
at Armenia Fund’s Thanksgiving Telethons that have become an annual
tradition for Armenians around the world. Over years the Telethon
has attracted celebrities and prominent public figures to support
the noble cause of reaching out to the less fortunate in Armenia
The 9th International Armenia Fund Telethon, set to air internationally
on Thanksgiving Day, is marked by another unique initiative -
regional development of the war-torn region of Hadrut and its
cluster of villages in the southernmost borderline region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Armenia Fund USA with its affiliates will focus on revitalizing
the impoverished villages through The Regional Development Program.
This entails upgrading the economic and social infrastructure
of rural communities by using a capacity building strategy that
includes almost all aspects of socio-economic development- education,
healthcare, critical economic infrastructure and an agricultural
ABOUT ARMENIA FUND USA: ARMENIA
FUND USA, founded in 1992, was the first of Hayastan All-Armenian
Fund’s 19 international affiliates and serves constituents
in all states east of the Mississippi. As a non-profit, non-governmental,
nonsectarian organization, the Fund represents all Armenian constituents.
Armenia Fund USA is the largest contributor among the 19 international affiliates – supporting strategic infrastructure projects in Armenia
and Karabakh, and having helped build 138 miles of roads, 100
miles of waterways, 36 schools, 3 electric transmission networks,
210 residential buildings and 15 healthcare institutions.
Armenia Fund USA’s Mission is the development of strategic
socio-economic infrastructure in Armenia and Karabakh, focusing
on major projects such as major highways, schools, drinking water
to communities and humanitarian programs in education, training
and medical facilities. The Fund has adopted a policy to go “Beyond
Bricks and Mortar” to provide sustainability for projects it sponsors.
To learn more about Armenia Fund USA, please visit
our website at
or call us at 212-689-5307.
Armenia Fund USA
80 Maiden Lane, Suite 301
New York, NY 10038