More than 35 Massachusetts Armenian-American parishes and organizations are represented on the foundation’s Board of Directors.
“Although we will remain focused on securing lead and major gifts,” he continued. “We are now asking everyone to support this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We are encouraging gifts at all levels of support. Children are being encouraged to support it and participate. Parishes and organizations are being asked to schedule presentations that will speak to the importance of supporting Armenian Heritage Park.”
Brochures with sponsor forms will be available at all parishes and organizations. There are two ways to support: By check, made payable to Armenian Heritage Foundation, and mailed to Charles Guleserian, Armenian Heritage Foundation, 25 Flanders Road, Belmont, MA 02478 or online at www.ArmenianHeritagePark.net/support. All contributions are tax-deductible.
Serving on the All-Gifts Committee Planning Committee are George Elanjian, chair; Judy Talanian Shagoury, vice chair; Tatoul Badalian, Haig Deranian, Charles Guleserian, James Kalustian, Walter Nahabedian, Harold Partamian and Barbara Tellalian. The committee is depending on the involvement and support of everyone.
Construction is slated to begin this year, reported Kalustian, the foundation’s president, at the recent board meeting. “We are making extraordinary progress,” he said. “As of February, 90 percent of the construction and engineering documents have been completed by the design team. The plans are presently being reviewed by the various city, state and federal agencies.”
Armenian Heritage Park is gift to the City of Boston and the Commonwealth from Massachusetts Armenian-Americans.