About Us

The Armenian Educational Foundation, Inc. (AEF) has been a cornerstone of the Armenian educational movement around the world. It has lent a helping hand to hundreds of students and to dozens of schools in numerous nations. Through its many years of giving, it has proven to be one of the most enduring and productive organizations in the Diaspora.

Our Mission

Since 1950

To render financial assistance to Armenian educational institutions, and to assist students of Armenian parentage.

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Our History

Since 1950, the Armenian Educational Foundation, Inc. (AEF) has been a cornerstone of the Armenian educational movement around the world. It has lent a helping hand to hundreds of students and to dozens of schools in numerous nations. Through its many years of giving, it has proven to be one of the most enduring and productive organizations in the Diaspora.

The AEF’s fundamental aim has always been the advancement of the Armenian heritage through the support of education. Its great successes have earned the organization widespread respect, recognition and appreciation.

AEF has grown into a thriving organization with a diverse membership of dedicated individuals. The AEF welcomes to its fold anyone who shares the commitment of its founding members and who will bring to the organization new energy and fresh ideas.

The Armenian Educational Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization based in Glendale, California.

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Board of Directors

Vahe Hacopian

President

Peter Baghdassarian, Esq.

Vice President

Parouir Akopian

Secretary

Sheila Papayans

Assistant Secretary

Hermineh Pakhanians

Treasurer

Aida Rechdouni Jooharian, MD

Assistant Treasurer

Alec Baghdasaryan

AEF Board of Director Member

Hacop Baghdassarian

AEF Board of Director Member

Al Cabraloff

AEF Board of Director Member

Hilda Fidanian

AEF Board of Director Member

George Issaians

AEF Board of Director Member

Varoujan Keosseian

AEF Board of Director Member

Neshan Peroomian

AEF Board of Director Member

Melody Petrossian, Esq.

AEF Board of Director Member

Aida Yeghiazarian

AEF Board of Director Member