AMAA Congratulates Long-time Board Member and Major Benefactor, Edward Avedisian as He Receives Inaugural American University of Armenia Presidential Commendation YEREVAN, Armenia – This year’s Commencement ceremonies celebrated a number of firsts for the American University of Armenia (AUA), including the inaugural AUA Presidential Commendation award, bestowed to Edward Avedisian. The award was given to the AUA Trustee and major benefactor of the University “In recognition of extraordinary achievements and distinguished service in… Read More

It isn’t every day somebody turns a century old. We praise God that Rev. Dr. John Markarian is one of them.  He has touched so many lives and has been a blessing to many.  The AMAA looks forward to celebrating this special milestone on July 22nd in NJ. The Rev. Dr. John Markarian was born in Windham, a town in Greene County New York affectionately named “Gem of the Catskills” on June… Read More

Summer, a time when everyone kicks back and looks forward to relaxing, enjoying sun-filled days and participating in fun activities. The same holds true for our precious children in Armenia as they get ready for their first day at one of the AMAA’s sponsored camps. Every summer, the AMAA provides thousands of our precious children a camp experience where they can escape from their impoverished daily routines for a little while and… Read More

On May 22, Zaven Khanjian, AMAA Executive Director/CEO, visited AMAA’s Camp Bedrosian in Shushi, Artsakh, where renovations and refurbishments are underway.  The Camp is adding green spaces, opening new lanes, landscaping the playground and making renovations inside the buildings in preparation for the upcoming Camp season. After reviewing, the renovation process, Mr. Khanjian, visited AMAA’s Bilezikian Kindergarten where he met with Diana Danielyan, Director of the Kindergarten and the Senior Director of… Read More

ON OCTOBER 21 AVEDISIAN AND BILEZIKIAN FAMILIES WILL BE HONORED AT AMAA’S CENTENNIAL BANQUET By FLORENCE AVAKIAN On October 21, 2017, the Edward Avedisian, and Charles Bilezikian families will be honored at the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) banquet in New Jersey, for their generous and far-reaching philanthropy in Armenia, Artsakh and the United States. Both families have contributed to dozens of causes, but one of the… Read More

May 9th Celebrations Marked the 25th Anniversary of the Artsakh Republic Defense Army, Victory Day & the Liberation of Shushi The AMAA is proud to have contributed to the development of Shushi. Thanks to the generous contributions of the Bilezikian and Bedrosian families, the Shushi Kindergarten and the Bedrosian Camp have touched the lives of thousands of children since Shushi’s liberation. Children, who have since entered the stream of life in Artsakh… Read More