Community Leader, Advocacy Pioneer, Benefactor, and Foot-Soldier in the Armenian Cause
WASHINGTON–Manas Boujikian, a long-time community leader who, for decades, helped sustain the growth of Armenian advocacy, has completed funding his $400,000 pledge, ahead of schedule, to the ANCA Endowment Fund, marking yet another philanthropic milestone in his life-long commitment to ensuring that collective voice and common aspirations of Armenian Americans are heard and respected in the nation’s capital.
“Manas Boujikian stands as a model Armenian American, one who has, with his leadership, his energy, and the financial resources earned through a lifetime of hard work, given selflessly to the Armenian Cause,” said ANCA Endowment President Ken Hachikian. “With broad vision and great foresight, as both a leading architect and a humble foot-soldier of our sacred Hai Tahd movement, Manas has been of vital, often decisive, importance to our common cause at every pivotal movement for the past two generations. We are deeply grateful to our community and nation for producing such a proud and devoted son.”
In the days leading up to the ANCA Endowment Funds 2009 Telethon, Mr. Boujikian wrote an article, published in the Asbarez Daily Newspaper and the Armenian Weekly, explaining the reasons for his generosity, namely that: “The ANCA Endowment Fund represents the single best investment we can make in ensuring a bright future for the Armenian nation.”