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Hayastan All-Armenian Fund's Telethon 2011 raises $12.3 million

PRESS RELEASE Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Governmental Buiding 3, Yerevan, RA Contact: Hasmik Grigoryan Tel:? +(3741) 56 01 06? ext. 105 Fax: +(3741) 52 15 05 E-mail: Web:

Yerevan, November 25, 2011

Hayastan All-Armenian Fund's Telethon 2011 raises $12.3 million

Hayastan All-Armenian Fund announces $12.286.478 worth donations and pledges raised at its Telethon 2011. Proceeds of the Telethon will benefit vital water and rural development projects in Armenia and Artsakh. This year's Telethon total exceeds the last year's Telethon result by $2 million. Note: last year's breakdown was the following: Telethon 2010 - $10.2 million, Moscow Dinner 2010 - $10.6 million, totaling $20.8 million.

This year, the Hayastan Fund Moscow Fundraising Dinner with participation of major Russia-based Armenian businessmen will take place on December 21. The final results of the 2011 Fundraising Campaign, including the major donors' list, will be announced at the press-conference to take place in late December with the Hayastan Fund's executive director Ara Vardanyan answering the journalists' questions.

Telethon 2011 | A Gift of Water. A Gift of Life.

For Immediate Release ~ October 11, 2011

Contact: Sarkis Kotanjian ~ 818-243-6222

Los Angeles, CA - Friday, September 30, 2011 marked the launch of Armenia Fund's 14th International Telethon campaign. The live 12 hour program is set to air on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2011 and will raise funds for the development of drinking and irrigation water systems in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh Republic).

“Thanks to your generous donation, 26,880 residents of Artsakh received round-the-clock supply of fresh, clean drinking water in their households. This is a tangible, real accomplishment that changed the lives of 26,880 people for the better. Additionally, 33,210 acres of land are being irrigated allowing people in Artsakh to grow fruits, vegetables and grains as well as keep livestock” stated Ara Aghishian, Chairman of Armenia Fund, Inc.

The dinner reception, hosted at the residence of Armenia Fund U.S. Western Region Chairman, Ara Aghishian and his wife Julia, attracted long time donors and supporters of the Fund. The event has become a tradition where the official logo of the telethon is unveiled, kicking off the campaign and rallying the greater Armenian-American community around one mission: to help strengthen Armenia.

The honor of unveiling the official Telethon 2011 Logo, designed by Los Angeles based graphic artist Edik Balaian, was given to Mr. Levon Kiradzhyan, a long time Armenia Fund donor, who has donated more than 253 times, since the organization’s inception.

Present at the event was the Honorable Hranush Hakobyan, Minister of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia, the Honorable Grigor Hovhanissian, Consul General of the Republic of Armenia in Los Angeles, as well as representatives of Armenia Fund’s Corporate Board.