On Saturday, March 5th we finally celebrated our 45+1 Anniversary Gala with great success! It was an unforgettable evening filled with performances by Class of 2018 alumnae Alexandra and Lilia Yaralian, special guest Arthur Khatchents, and the exciting Eli’s Band!
We would like to thank you all for your continued support of our beloved school and for joining us as we celebrated our school’s history. Now, our sights are set on the years to come. The gala was able to raise $400,000! Your donations will continue to fund our capital improvement projects and secure a permanent athletic field.
For those of you who were unable to attend the Gala, it was also announced that thanks to a few incredibly generous donations we will be moving forward with an exciting renovation and expansion project of our Library and Administration buildings, to create a state of the art collaborative learning center for our students.
The Manoogian-Simone family has been a part of our school from its very inception. In 1986, it was Alex Manoogian who championed our school’s expansion and his generous donation that allowed us to purchase the 6.2 acre lot that has become our home away from home. At that time we became Marie Manoogian School, named after Mr. Manoogian’s wife. After her father, the torch was picked up by Louise Simone, who focused on ensuring that our school could compete with any private school in regards to the level of education we are able to provide. Finally, Chris Simone, Mrs. Simone’s daughter, and Mr. Manoogian’s granddaughter is continuing her family’s legacy by donating $1,000,000 on behalf of the Manoogian-Simone Foundation.
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Last, but certainly not least, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our wonderful Gala Co-Chairs & volunteer parents, Zanni Kalaydjian and Tamar Arzoumanian for their leadership and tireless efforts to make this event the special evening that it was. We would also like to thank the rest of the incredible Gala Committee for volunteering their time. Susie Aprahamian, Anna Baltyan, Roula Bashour, Christine Demiral, Karine Dermendjian, Aida Ekmekji, Caroline Guldalian, Arshaluys Harutiunian, Rita Kanberian, Marlina Kankababian, Veronika Karadanaian, Isabel Nazerian, Sevana Ohanian, Aline Rostami, Lori Svadjian, Lusine Vartanian, and Elizabeth Zoryan.
As always we are truly grateful for your unwavering support of AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School, and look forward to paving the path to the next 45 years, together!
If you would like to contribute to our campaigns and help us reach our goals, please consider giving at agbumds45.org