BOSTON —Celebrating Contributions of Our Nation’s Immigrants, a gala benefit on Wednesday, September 18, at the InterContinental Hotel Boston, will benefit the Endowed Fund for Care of Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway, Boston. Dr. Noubar Afeyan, founder and CEO of Flagship Pioneering, is the evening’s honoree.
An extraordinary gift to the City of Boston and Commonwealth of Massachusetts from the Armenian-American community, the park is “gem of The Greenway” (Boston Globe, 2012) engaging people from all nations, all ethnicities, all ages, to unite and come together on common ground.
The benefit celebrates the immigrant experience and all who have come to our Massachusetts shores, reestablishing themselves in new and different ways, consistent with a key theme of the Park.
Afeyan is a remarkable leader and philanthropist, whose life journey has positively impacted individuals, businesses and cultures in the US, in Armenia and around the world.
Benefactors of the park from the outset, Noubar Afeyan and his wife, Anna, have endowed the park’s Fund for Public Programs, which annually supports the Genocide Commemoration and the Welcome Reception for New Citizens at the Park following their Naturalization Ceremony at Faneuil Hall.
The evening will also shine a light on the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, the philanthropic vision of founders Dr. Noubar Afeyan, Dr. Vartan Gregorian and Ruben Vardanyan, and its Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, given to an individual for the exceptional impact their actions have had on preserving human life and advancing humanitarian causes.