Campaign Supporters


To know that young women like Rubina are benefiting from a scholarship is a gratifying outcome of my involvement with AUA. The clarity of her intended uses of her education and vision for women in the IT industry is a credit to her professors and, no doubt, to her home environment. I have full confidence that she will be a role model to girls and women who follow in her footsteps in the study of computer science, engineering, and information technology and in making a significant contribution to Armenia and to the world. That Armenian women can is a given in my mind and in my life – Yes Armenian Women Can! is a program that will enable many more women to reach their full potential. I hope that it gains traction and meets all of itsfunding objectives. The potential benefits are immeasurable.


In my businesses in the USA, the women I have hired over the decades have always been some of my most hard-working and dedicated employees, and I believe the women of Armenia are no different. I believe they will be leaders of industry and a large part of the future of Armenia.  AUA is an institution that can provide them the foundation to ensure their success.


“Similarly, my grandmother encouraged me to pursue my dream to not only become a physician, but to become a physician who made a difference in the world,” said Susan.

Fulfilling her grandmother’s wishes, Susan has indeed become an impactful member of society and to the AUA community, a University she believes provides a high quality of education that values “honesty, integrity and fairness.”

“AUA is ensuring that the future of Armenia is one of prosperity, creativity, innovation and excellence,” said Susan. “AUA is a beacon of hope that empowers its students to be successful, not just on the Armenian stage, but also on the global stage.”


“It is a great pleasure for me to give young women the opportunity to create a future for themselves and to promote a healthy community,” said Arev. “AUA has opened new doors for us and through our united work, Armenian women will find a significant place in society.”

Navasargian Family Connection to AUA & the Homeland

“I really love Armenia and I feel very connected to AUA.”
“I am happy that there is a University like AUA, thanks to the founding fathers who not only had the idea, but implemented it.”

$100,000 +  Visionary

Hirair Hovnanian - The Edele Hovnanian Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund
Vazken and Maro Ekmekjian - In Honor of Benyamine and Yeva Ekmekjian Endowed Scholarship Fund
Vazken and Maro Ekmekjian  Endowed Scholarship Fund

$50,000- $99,999 – Advocate

Ruth & Sarkis Bedevian - In Memory of their Mothers, Baidsar Bedevian & Alice Shahbazian Endowed Scholarship Fund
Ara & Laura Dirtadian
John Mirak Foundation - In Memory of Alice Kanlian Mirak Endowed Scholarship Fund
Safoian Family Scholarship Endowment Fund
SJS Charitable Trust Endowed Scholarship Fund
David Essayan & Susan Jerian In Memory of Marie Hovagimian Jernazian
JHM Charitable Foundation - In Memory of Hasmik Mgrdichian
Ann Karagozian - In Memory of Violet J. Karagozian

$10,000–$24,999 – Changemaker

Art & Rosemond Muncheryan
Hayk & Shakeh Kaftarian
Alice Navasargian

$5,000 – $9,999  – Inspirer

Arev Petrosyan
Vivian Moutafian
Vahan & Noone Janjigian

$1,000 – $4,999 – Partner

Robert & Maral Adalian
Zaven & Sonia Akian
Armenui Antosyan
Jack & Mary Aslanian
Atoian Family Living Trust
David & Christine Balabanian
Mugurdich & Francoise Balabanian
Susan Vartanian Barba
Charles & Peggy Barsam
Yervant Demirjian
David Essayan & Susan Jerian
Massis Galestan
Vahan & Noone Janjigian
Hrayr & Zaroug Kabakian
Lina Melkonian
John Missirian
Vivian Moutafian
Armine Nersisyan
Onnik & Armine Mehrabian
Elizabeth Manoukian
Lina Melkonian
PepsiCo Foundation
Vahak & Alice Petrossian
Arev Petrosyan
Berge & Vart Roubinian
Zareh & Hasmig Samurkashian
Jack & Marie Saroyan
Herb Schiff & Linda Shahinian
Arthur & Lily Seredian
Joseph & Joyce Stein
Stephen Philibosian Foundation
Artur Vardanyan
Harout & Ollia Yenikomshian