Across Generations

The Hovnanian family has always been supportive of AUA’s mission. Edele Hovnanian, who joined the exclusive group of 100 Pillars of AUA by naming her parents as Pillars, recently made a gift in the “Visionary” category of $100,000towards the “Yes, Armenian Women Can!” campaign. By establishing the Edele Hovnanian Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund, Edele will empower AUA female students who are studying computer science and engineering, and who will one day positively affect Armenia’s development.

“Our family believes in supporting Armenian organizations, who have a meaningful impact and who have shown themselves to raise the bar on the quality of their programs and outcomes, consistently year over year,” said Edele. “AUA is such an organization.”

Edele’s father, Hirair, upholds the role of women, particularly in the business realm. “The women I have hired over the decades have always been some of my most hard-working and dedicated workers and I believe the women of Armenia are no different,” said Hirair. “I am confident they will be leaders of industry and a large part of the future of Armenia and AUA is an institution that can provide them the foundation to ensure their success.”