October 31, 2011

GLENDALE, CA – A generous anonymous donation from a community activist will enable and ensure broad participation in the ANC Grassroots on Thanksgiving Weekend, November 25-27, announced the Armenian National Committee-Western Region Board of Directors. The ANC-WR has decided to significantly lower the registration fee from $150 ($100 for students with valid ID) to $49 ($39 for students) to ensure that finances would not deter interested individuals from participating in ANC Grassroots.

“After seeing the scope and importance of ANC Grassroots and the incredible tools that it would provide its participants, I wanted to make sure that the program would enjoy the broadest participation possible,” said the generous donor, who wanted to remain anonymous in a letter to the ANC-WR.

ANC Grassroots will take place on Thanksgiving Weekend beginning on Friday November 25 and conclude on Sunday, November 27. It brings together some of the foremost experts in law, policy, politics, the arts and philanthropy to address some of the more pressing issues of advocacy and to provide the necessary tools for activists to become involved using the many avenues available to them, which they will learn about during ANC Grassroots.

“We are extremely grateful to our donor whose generous contribution will allow more people to participate in our groundbreaking ANC Grassroots weekend. Our community is fortunate to have individuals who recognize the importance of activism and are enabling us to make this a more successful event,” said ANC-WR Executive Director, Lara Garibian.

The Armenian National Committee-Western Region is the largest Armenian American grassroots community 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 ANC-WR works to promote understanding regarding issues of concern to the Armenian American community.


For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Jenny Mankerian
Email / Tel: (818) 500-1918
Armenian National Committee of America
Western Region
104 N. Belmont Street, Suite #200