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The Paros Foundation underwrites all administrative and overhead costs allowing 100% of all donor contributions to go directly towards projects and supported organizations.

Donations to The Paros Foundation Projects for Prosperity are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. To sponsor a project through The Paros Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 organization (Tax ID 20-5094630), or learn more about specific projects in need of funding, please contact us using the information below.


2217 5th Street

Berkeley CA 94710

(310) 400 9061

School #154 Auditorium


School #154 serves more than 750 children in Yerevan. The school’s auditorium is in poor condition with insufficient heating, leaky windows and worn flooring. The stage also needs reinforcement and to be resurfaced. Finally, new stacking chairs will greatly benefit the auditorium and facilitate its multi-purpose use.

Previously, through the continued sponsorship of Developmental Services for Armenia (DSA), six bathrooms at the school were renovated.



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Start Date

May 2019

End Date

February 2021

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

The Need
The auditorium at School #154 is in a state of disrepair and needs to be renovated to provide the children a clean, safe and appropriate space to deepen their education.
Short Term Impact
In short term, the auditorium will be renovated utilizing a local crew and materials. This will provide some economic benefits. Once renovated, the auditorium will provide the 750 + students at School #154 a clean, comfortable and safe environment in which to practice and perform.
Long Term Impact
In the longer term, thousands of children will benefit from using the school’s auditorium.
Sponsors Benefits
Sponsors will be listed on The Paros Foundation website and on a plaque in the auditorium at School #154.
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Developmental Services for Armenia

Arcadia, CA May 9, 2024
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Developmental Services for Armenia

Arcadia, CA June 3, 2023
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Mrs. Deanne Gigi Young

Pasadena, CA August 1, 2022
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Developmental Services for Armenia

Arcadia, CA May 11, 2022
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Mrs. Flora Dunaians

Pasadena, CA July 10, 2021
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Developmental Service for Armenia

Arcadia, CA August 1, 2020
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Updates: Images & Information

June 20, 2019

The auditorium is taking shape as our crew completed installation of the new flooring.

September 3, 2019

New chairs for the auditorium complete the space and the project.

October 26, 2019

The Dunaians Family and friends visit School #154 for the rededication of the school in the name of George Dunaians.

October 30, 2019

The Dunaians Family has also agreed to sponsor the renovation of the flooring in the locker rooms at the school.

August 18, 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, DSA is supporting upgrades to the school including hand washing & sanitizing stations, masks, covered trash bins and other health and safety supplies.

February 15, 2021

Renovation work has started back up again at School #154. The Dunaians Family has funded the renovation of the roof above the school's excercise room.