For Immediate Release
November 01, 2007
ONE NATION-ONE FUTURE:
10th INTERNATIONAL ARMENIA FUND TELETHON
November 22, 2007
NEW YORK, New York — The 10th International Armenia Fund Telethon campaign is underway with the Fund celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. The Telethon logo features a person holding a sun. The sun is reminiscent of the ancient rock carvings from the Geghama Mountain range in Armenia. It symbolizes new life and vitality for Armenia. The new logo’s slogan “One Nation. One Future.” will be at the forefront of the campaign.
Jointly launched from Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Yerevan, the Telethon is set to air internationally on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2007. All 19 international affiliates of the Fund are part of this worldwide fundraising event which has reached bold and ambitious goals for the past 10 years.
The year 2007 marks Armenia Fund’s 15th anniversary. This adds to the momentum of the Telethon making it an unprecedented celebration of achievements. The funds raised through the Telethon will go toward another unique initiative - the Rural Development Program. This multilevel project will revitalize Armenia’s villages through the construction of schools, healthcare facilities, drinking water systems, access roads and creating economic opportunities. The program will be coordinated with the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation and the United Nations Development Programme and all other international organizations that are currently active in Armenia’s villages.
The 9th International Armenia Fund Telethon in 2006 was a record success. It recorded an unprecedented $13.7 million in pledges to benefit the war-ravaged villages in the south of Nagorno-Karabakh. Proceeds from the Telethon benefited the regional development of Hadrut and its cluster of villages. Launched in 2006 by all affiliates of Armenian Fund, the project encompasses all key aspects of socio-economic development – creation of jobs, access to education, proper healthcare, and clean water, as well as reconstruction of critically needed infrastructure.
Join us on Thanksgiving Day, November 22 to set another record!
ABOUT ARMENIA FUND USA: founded in 1992, was
one of 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. 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