LOS ANGELES—On June 9, 2013, the dedicating and naming ceremony for the Executive Director’s office in honor of its benefactor was held in the presence of the ARS CEB Executive members and the staff of the ARS, Inc. Central Office.
In appreciation of the generous donation by Mr. and Mrs. Manas and Donalee Boujikian, the Director’s office was officially given the name of “Ungh. Donalee Boujikian.”
ARS CEB Chairperson Vicky Marashlian said in her statement of appreciation, “Across the Diaspora and the Homeland, the century-long service of the ARS, through programs dedicated to the welfare of the Armenian nation, would not have been possible without the generous support of our benefactors. This is clearly illustrated by the significant contribution by Mr. and Mrs. Manas and Donalee Boujikian, which, added to similarly generous donations, makes the efficient continuity of all ARS humanitarian activities possible.”
Ungerouhie Donalee Boujikian is a founding member of the South Bay region’s “Arax” Chapter since 1964. For many years she has been in executive positions, often as chairperson, morally and financially supporting all the activities of the chapter, and bringing her valuable contribution to the progress of the South Bay community with the dedication and commitment of a model HOMouhi.
The Boujikians are the proud parents of seven children, giving each of them an Armenian education — Ungh. Boujikian’s love and devotion to the Armenian spirit and heritage is demonstrated in all her endeavors.
Today, as grandmother and great-grandmother of 21 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, she continues to encourage all members of her family to remain true to their heritage and serve their community to the best of their abilities.
Greatly appreciating the commitment shown by Mr. and Mrs. Boujikian to the realization of the ARS mission through its countless programs and projects, the ARS Central Executive Board expresses its deep gratitude for their generous contribution, assuring them that the Armenian Relief Society will continue its century-long humanitarian mission, caring for all who need assistance in both the Homeland and the Diaspora.