LITTLE ARMENIA–The board of directors of the Armenian Media Network are pleased to announce a recent donation of $150,000 for the purchase of new state-of-the art equipment for Horizon Television by noted benefactor and long-time Horizon TV supporters Mr. Raffy Manoukian who has supported various initiatives at Horizon Television from the early days of its inception.
“From the first years of production, to our 10th anniversary and to present-day 20th anniversary Mr. Raffy Manoukian has been an ardent supporter and has always ensured, through his generosity, that Horizon’s technical capabilities are up to par with market standards,” said Horizon General Manager Harry Vorperian.
Horizon is only a part of Mr. Raffy Manoukian’s generous philanthropy in the Armenian community. Most recently, the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church announced a $6 million commitment from him for the establishment of a high school in the Glendale community.
Mr. Manoukian has also financed the multiple award-winning documentary “Screamers,” Carla Garapedian’s examination of the Armenian Genocide denial featuring the band System of a Down.
His contributions and charitable efforts span the globe, with a special emphasis on educational, health, sports and media ventures. He is a generous contributor to the following charities:
Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia
Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation
The Duke of York Sports Foundation
Elton John Aids Foundation
The Bryan Adams Foundation..
Royal Academy of Music (London)
Armenian National Committee of America
American University of Beirut
Yeghishe Manoukian School (Lebanon)
The Armenian Evangelical College in Lebanon
“We are very grateful to Mr. Raffy Manoukian for his generous contribution to Horizon Television,” said Vorperian, adding that “Mr. Manoukian’s most recent contribution has enabled us to upgrade our equipment with critically important technical and creative tools for our studios, which will enable us to continue providing quality programming to our growing audience.”