Armenia Fund Telethon 2013

Armenia Fund’s International Thanksgiving Day Telethon 2013


Thank you for your interest in Armenia Fund’s International Thanksgiving Day Telethon 2013 “En Route Artsakh”. Having become a Thanksgiving Day tradition for Armenians around the world, the Telethon will air from Los Angeles and be broadcast from coast to coast and internationally. Please scroll down to see the Telethon 2013 TV broadcast guide. If you live outside of our broadcast areas, please watch the Telethon webcast by visiting on U.S. Thanksgiving Day.

Armenia Fund will host the 16th International Telethon on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013 from 8am to 8pm PST. Proceeds from the Telethon will benefit the construction of the Vartenis to Martakert Highway – linking the northern regions of Armenia andNagorno Karabakh. The highway will help link villages and cities and will promote socio-economic development, boost trade, and cooperation in both countries regions.

Watch the entire 12 hour Telethon 2013 here at the Armenia Fund website –

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Working together to connect thousands of people through a corridor vital the health of the region.

Strategically linking Artsakh to Armenia from the North has a critical importance for both the countries of Artsakh and Armenia.

Vardenis-Martakert Highway Information

Vardenis-Martakert Highway, strategically linking Artsakh to Armenia from the North has a critical importance for both countries. It is the missing link to fully integrate Armenia’s and Artsakh’s highway systems and connect Artsakh to Armenia’s and subsequently, Europe’s railway system. The economic development spurred by the highway has the potential to double Artsakh’s GDP by 2020. The highway seriously stimulates creation of jobs in agriculture, manufacturing, tourism and trade.

Miles of road required to complete the Vardenis-Martakert Highway

Villages with families that need the highway for sustained living

Road bridges need to be built to traverse harsh mountainous terrain

Years complete warranty and backing of the roads construction quality

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The global Armenian population is estimated to be at 10,000,000. The Vardenis-Martakert Highway is about 10,000,000cm long. If every Armenian participated and built 1cm of the highway, this critically important infrastructure will be completed in no time. Help Armenia Fund build this highway by donating today at


The Vardenis-Martakert Highway will connect the northern regions of Armenia and Artsakh. This modern, state-of-the-art highway will create an integrated transportation network connecting more than 300 villages and towns in Armenia and Artsakh. Thanks to this highway, Artsakh will be connected to Armenia’s railway system.

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Serving Together For All Armenians


Antranik Baghdassarian

Antranik Baghdassarian

President, Armenia Fund, Inc. Los Angeles, California USA

Dear Supporter of Armenia Fund:

I am writing to you today not as the President of Armenia Fund, but as a Diasporan Armenian, who, just like you, have been donating to Armenia Fund for many years.

Like many of you, I had nothing when I immigrated to the United States in 1990 from the civil war-stricken Lebanon. I lived in a tiny apartment and worked very hard for every dollar I brought home to support my three children. I know the value of money very well. As a businessman in a cut-throat California dairy industry, I don’t part with money easily and I pay attention to detail.

Before making a decision to join Armenia Fund as its President, I traveled to Armenia and Artsakh to study the organization, its projects and its operations. I had to be absolutely sure that the hundreds of thousands of dollars I donated to Armenia Fund went to the right place. I went unannounced. I dug deep into the financials, control mechanisms and procedures. I went to the remote villages, witnessed the ongoing construction and talked to real people on the ground. I had discussions with almost every one of 45 employees of Armenia Fund’s Yerevan office probing them on a wide variety of issues that all of us have on our minds as donors.

I was impressed with the magnitude of Armenia Fund’s work and the professionalism of its staff. The organization’s ability to minimize the risks of working in Armenia’s complicated environment and the unique institutional know-how acquired during its 21 years existence maximizes the impact of every dollar we donate every year.

Today I call on you to make a tax-deductible investment in Armenia’s future. Together we will build the second road linking Armenia to Artsakh, the Vardenis – Martakert Highway. This is a critical piece of strategic infrastructure to ensure long-term peace for our Homeland and create new economic opportunities for the people of Armenia and Artsakh.

Donate with confidence. Armenia Fund gets things done in Armenia. It produces real, tangible results impacting the lives of hundreds of thousands in Armenia and Artsakh every day. It does so by bringing together Armenians from all walks of life all over the world. Governments will come and go, political issues will change over the years, but the roads, schools, hospitals and waterways that we build together will remain for decades to come.

Our mission is clear. We invest in Armenia – the home of every Armenian, without which, we, in the Diaspora, will lose our meaning.

I thank you in advance for your generosity.


Antranik Baghdassarian
Chairman of the Board
Armenia Fund, U.S. Western Region

Did you know that Armenia Fund also accepts bequests, real estate property, land, precious metals, stocks, bonds and other securities. Please contact our office at 818-243-6222 for more information.

United Appeal of the Largest Armenian Organizations of the Western United States

ACTING in the spirit of pan-Armenian unity,

CONSIDERING security and prosperity of Armenia and Artsakh as an undisputed priority for the Armenian Diaspora and

RECOGNIZING the remarkable achievements of Armenia Fund (“Hayastan” All-Armenian Fund), an institution, which for the past 21 years has united all major Diaspora-based Armenian organizations around the world under the mission of providing large-scale infrastructure development and humanitarian assistance to the Homeland,


REAFFIRM our unequivocal support to the mission and goals of Armenia Fund and

CALL on each and every Armenian-American to bring his or her generous participation in the upcoming Armenia FundInternational Thanksgiving Day Telethon to air live on Thursday, November 28, 2013, dedicated to the construction of a strategic Vardenis-Martakert Highway that has a critical importance to long term security and peace for both Armenia and Artsakh, as well as creation of jobs in agriculture, manufacturing, tourism and trade. As we cannot be indifferent to the plight of our brothers and sisters in Syria, 10% of general Telethon proceeds of Armenia Fund, U.S. Western Region will be allocated to Syrian Armenian humanitarian relief efforts.

It is up to each and every Armenian to ensure the prosperity of our Homeland and security of its borders

November 14, 2013
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Archbishop Hovnan Derderian
Primate of the Western Diocese of the
Armenian Apostolic Church of North America

Reverend Joseph Matossian
Minister to the Armenian Evangelical
Union of North America

Dr. Hampig Sarafian
Chairman, Social Democratic
Hunchakian Party of Western USA

Mr. Avedik Izmirlian
Representative, Armenian Revolutionary
Federation, Western U.S. Central Committee

Mrs. Sossie Poladian
Chair, Armenian Relief Society of
Western USA, Inc.
Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian
Prelate of the Western Prelacy of the
Armenian Apostolic Church of America

Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian
Prelate of the Western Prelacy of the
Armenian Apostolic Church of North America

Bishop Mikael Mouradian
Armenian Catholic Eparchy
of U.S. and Canada

Hagop Nazarian
Chairman, Armenian Democratic Liberal
(Ramgavar) Party, U.S. Western Region

Krikor Karaguezian
Chairman, AGBU Western District Committee

Talin Yacoubian
Southern California Regional Council
Armenian Assembly of America

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