For Immediate Release
Contact: Elen Asatryan
tel: (818) 500-1918
ANCA-WR Announces Ghailian Family as Banquet Sponsor
The ANCA-WR is honored and excited to announce the Ghailian Family as the banquet sponsor for the 2013 ANCA-WR Annual Gala Banquet. Philanthropy is a cornerstone of the Ghailian family which includes Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Julia Ghailian, Mr. and Mrs. Carlo and Gisella Ghailian, Mr. and Mrs. Angelo and Lori Ghailian and Miss Monica Ghailian.
Longtime community activist, benefactor and 2010 ANCA-WR Legacy Award recipient Charles Ghailian has always played and still continues to play an integral role in advancing the Armenian Cause.
“As patriarch of the Ghailian Family, Charles Ghailian has served as a shining example to his own children and to all of us of what it means to give back to the community. With their consistent dedication to the Armenian Cause and their generosity in sponsoring our Annual Gala Banquet, we are truly grateful for the Ghailian Family’s acknowledgement of the important work of the ANCA Western Region, and we are very thankful for their willingness to participate in such a significant way this year,” commented ANCA-WR Chair Nora Hovsepian.
Mr. Ghailian is the President and founder of Monarch Apparel Group, a global sourcing company servicing the retail community at large. Through the years, Mr. Ghailian’s professional successes appear to have been only a springboard for his family, civic, and community commitments. He has always shared his success with the Armenian community and served its various organizations. Among the many leadership roles held, Charles Ghailian served as Vice Chairman of Homenetmen’s Western Region Executive Committee, a Board Member of the ANCA-WR, and an Honorary President, with his wife Julia, for Homenetmen’s 29th Navasartian Games. Currently, Mr. Ghailian is the Chair of the University of Southern California’s (USC) Institute of Armenian Studies at the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
This year, the ANCA-WR Annual Gala Banquet will be coupled with the much anticipated ANCA Grassroots Conference slated Thanksgiving Weekend. The banquet will take place on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at The Ray Dolby Ballroom, the site of the Oscar’s Governors’ Ball. Legendary chef Wolfgang Puck will be catering a special menu for the ANCA-WR Banquet. The event will begin with cocktail hour at 7:30 p.m. and formal program and dinner at 8:30p.m. The event is expected to sell out well before November 15th.
Individuals interested in attending the Annual Gala Banquet and Grassroots Conference are encouraged to contact the ANCA-WR office at (818) 500-1918 or purchase tickets online at itsmyseat.com/ANCAWR. To obtain updates on the conference, like the ANCA Western Region Facebook page or visit ancawr.org.
This year’s honorees include, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Primate of Artsakh Archbishop Barkev Martirosyan, Legendary Coach Jerry Tarkanian, Lifelong Philanthropist Manas Boujikian, Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian, and Activist and Filmmaker Ara Soudjian.
The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANCA-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.