For Immediate Release ~ October 28, 2003
Contact: Armenia Fund - 818-243-6222
Glendale, CA â€” The Armenia Fund announced today that it has received a donation in the amount of $50,000 from internationally celebrated painter, Martiros Manoukian. The donation is the single largest contribution so far this year that Armenia Fund has received in support of the Thanksgiving Day Telethon on November 27, 2003.
Martiros Manoukian, now living in the United States, is one of the elite few artists whose thousands of originals have sold worldwide. He is one of the most successful and saleable artists in Japan, United States and Europe. He has participated in numerous international exhibits and received many honors and awards.
â€śMartirosâ€™ generous donation is in recognition of the importance of the work that Armenia Fund does in Armenia and Artsakhâ€ť stated the chairman, Tom Alexanian. â€śThis donation will help us get closer to one of our major goals which is the completion of the North-South Highway in Artsakh, currently underwayâ€ť.
One of the key projects implemented by Armenia Fund is the construction of the North-South highway in Artsakh (Karabagh). The highway, stretching 170 km from Martakert to Hadrout, will provide a much needed communication link, connecting more than one hundred towns and villages with the capital-Stepanakert, as well as the outside world.
Armenia Fund, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation established in 1993 to facilitate large-scale humanitarian and infrastructure development assistance to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. Armenia Fund, Inc. is the U.S. Western Region affiliate of â€śHayastanâ€ť All-Armenian Fund.