GLENDALE–The Armenian American Museum Inaugural Gala is sold out heading into the highly anticipated event of the year on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at the prestigious Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood.
The inaugural event will bring together donors, supporters, public officials, and community leaders for a memorable evening to celebrate and support the landmark project.
“We are excited to celebrate our historic project with an impressive gathering of donors, supporters, and friends,” stated Museum Executive Chairman Berdj Karapetian. “The Inaugural Gala will mark our community’s collective success as we build towards the future of this world class cultural and educational center.”
The Museum will be honoring the Glendale City Council for securing premier land for the landmark project as well as California State Senator Anthony J. Portantino, California State Senate President pro Tempore Emeritus Kevin de León, California State Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, and California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon for securing major funding from the State of California.
Fox 11 Morning News Anchor/Reporter Araksya Karapetyan will be serving as the Master of Ceremonies for the Inaugural Gala.
The Inaugural Gala’s Gold Sponsors include Gaska Alliance Foundation, Mgrublian Center for Human Rights, Mr. & Mrs. Vartan and Janet Barsoumian, and Mr. & Mrs. Khoren and Kathy Kassardjian.
The Armenian American Museum will be the first world class cultural and educational center of its kind in America. The Museum program will feature a Permanent Armenian Exhibition, Traveling Multicultural Exhibitions, Performing Arts Theater, Learning Center, Museum Archives, Café, and Gift Shop.
The Armenian American Museum and Cultural Center of California is a developing project in Glendale, CA with a mission to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Armenian American experience. The Museum will serve as a cultural campus that enriches the community, educates the public on the Armenian American story, and empowers individuals to embrace cultural diversity and speak out against prejudice.
The governing board of the Armenian American Museum consists of representatives from the following ten Armenian American institutions and organizations: Armenian Catholic Eparchy, Armenian Cultural Foundation, Armenian Evangelical Union of North America, Armenian General Benevolent Union Western District, Armenian Missionary Association of America, Armenian Relief Society Western USA, Nor Or Charitable Foundation, Nor Serount Cultural Association, Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America, and Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church.