“Danny Tarkanian and the Tarkanian Family have been great supporters of the Armenian community in Las Vegas. They have contributed not only with the proud legacy of Danny’s late father, Jerry Tarkanian, Las Vegas’ iconic and beloved UNLV basketball coach, but also with Lois’ dedication to our community including recounting of genocide stories she heard from Jerry’s surviving family at the Centennial Commemoration. Danny and his family are with the Armenian community every step of the way as major donors to the Armenian Genocide Monument in Clark County, a memorial plaque & tree at UNLV as a tribute to Armenian Genocide survivors and supporting every significant community event from Genocide commemoration, Independence Day celebrations & telethons in Las Vegas,” said ANCA Nevada co-chair Lenna Hovanessian.
Tarkanian is the founder of the non-profit Tarkanian Basketball Academy, an organization that helps at-risk youth develop basketball and life skills. He earned his bachelor’s degree at UNLV, and his law degree at the University of San Diego. He’s worked as a lawyer, served as assistant coach with his father in Division I basketball, and started his own real estate development firm. Danny and his wife, Amy, together have four children.
“Tarkanian, a Las Vegas native since age 12, has been a pillar and supporter of the Las Vegas-Armenian community. He and his dedicated wife, Amy Tarkanian, have always been present at our community events. Recently, in June 2015, Danny and his two daughters, Lois and Ava, visited Armenia for the first time and fell in love with Armenia’s nature and culture and reinvigorated their passion towards the Armenian-American community,” added ANCA Nevada co-chair Hera Armenian.
To learn more about his campaign or to volunteer, please visit dannytarkanian.com.
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.