In line with their continued support of the organization’s mission, Chair of AGBU Council of Trustees Vatche Manoukian and his wife Tamar Manoukian announced a year-end contribution of one million USD in support of the expansion of AGBU’s programs and activities.
In response to the announcement, AGBU President Berge Setrakian remarked, “It is no secret that the generosity of the Manoukians is not only deeply heartfelt, as proud Armenians and compassionate humanitarians, but also informed by strategic considerations. With their finger on the pulse of the times, they can assess what is needed and when to meet the moment and secure the future. We are grateful to the Manoukians and to all of our donors, without whose support AGBU could not successfully pursue its mission.”
The Lebanese born multi-national business leader Vatche Manoukian inherited a genuine interest in philanthropy from his family and established a strong tradition of charitable initiatives globally. He and his wife have long supported the promotion of the Armenian Church and Armenian interests in general. Their benevolent spirit has extended to numerous initiatives, not only for the benefit of Armenians but also for the wider international community through their support of major humanitarian, educational, cultural and religious programs.