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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.

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Vartouhi Chelebian Memorial Fund

Vartouhi Chelebian Memorial Fund

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It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing or beloved wife, mother, grandmother and longtime ARS member Vartouhi Chelebian, who passed away unexpectedly on Monday June 10, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, a fund has been established in her memory to benefit projects in Armenia and to celebrate her legacy.

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All sponsors of this important project will be listed on The Paros Foundation’s website and in all press related to this project. Visits to these communities can be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.

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Mr. & Mrs. Abraham & Mary Aghoian

Altadena, CA June 14, 2020
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Ms. Mary Boyajian

Tarzana, CA December 31, 2019
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Mr. & Mrs. Jan & Esther Tognozzi

Woodland Hills, CA December 31, 2019
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Ms. Elen Avedisyan

Simi Valley, CA December 31, 2019
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Mr. & Mrs. Abraham & Mary Aghoian

Altadena, CA July 29, 2019
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Mr. & Mrs. Patrick & Mary Goshtigian

Hermosa Beach, CA July 29, 2019
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Arshak II Opera Committee-Music School Fund

Arshak II Opera Committee-Music School Fund

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In 2001, the Arshak II Opera Committee held a sold-out Gala to raise funds for the reconstruction of the Vanadzor Music School. The Gala proceeds of approximately $250,000 were partially used in the joint efforts for the reconstruction of the School and the rest for future maintenance, instruments for the school and other related expenses.

Since 2013, The Paros Foundation has been managing the Arshak II Opera Committee-Music School Fund in addition to providing financial support directly to the Vanadzor Music School. These funds are allocated to projects and efforts that improve the Vanadzor Music School.

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All sponsors of this important project will be listed on The Paros Foundation’s website and in all press related to this project. Visits to these communities can be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.

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Marc Tognozzi Memorial Fund

Marc Tognozzi Memorial Fund

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Marc Antony Tognozzi was born and baptized to Jan and Esther (Chelebian) Tognozzi on April 27, 1985 in Tarzana, California.

Marc enthusiastically celebrated his Italian and Armenian ancestry with the culture, traditions and cuisines of each. He enjoyed school, travel, outdoor adventure, camping, fishing, and working in the family business. At age 15 he completed the U.S Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program including a full coronation ceremony at the Coronado Naval Base in San Diego. Marc then joined the California Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol program and served dutifully at Southern California air show events as a uniformed cadet. By age 17 he also completed and earned many Boy Scout merits and badges as a member of the local Armenian chapter throughout his youth.

Marc Antony Tognozzi passed away abruptly at 28 years of age. Marc is survived by his mother and father, sisters Nyree and Danielle, and his beautiful fiancée Alina. Marc was the oldest of 12 grandchildren and the second oldest of his 11 first cousins. He remained closely bonded to his grandparents, his four aunts and three uncles in his own perceptive way.

One can only pretend to survive a loss of this magnitude. In an effort to find solace and create some good from this terrible tragedy, we have partnered with The Paros Foundation to create The Marc Tognozzi Memorial Fund. With this Fund, our intention is to support a variety of Paros projects in Marc’s memory including adopting a classroom in Marc’s name in the village of Hatsig in the Armavir Region of Armenia. We also intend on supporting the Foundation’s efforts to put warm winter boots on the feet of Armenia’s needy children. Education, compassion and an affinity for shoes were interests close to Marc’s generous heart!

It is our hope that Marc’s memory, his face with a smile, his voice with talk, his wit and laugh and his rare natural honor will be memorialized through this effort.

J.E.N.D.Tognozzi

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Projects Supported by Marc Tognozzi Memorial Fund

Share-a-Pair Operation Winter Boots
Fuel Through Firewood: Gyumri Winter Project (2013-14)
Adopt A Classroom – Hatsik village 4 (2013)
Fuel Through Firewood: Gyumri Winter Project (2014-15)
Adopt A Classroom – Hatsik village 9 (2014)
Kessab Relief Fund
Prkutyun Dental Clinic (2015)
Support Our Heroes
Purchase a Home
Syrian Housing Project
Hatsik Preschool Renovation

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Tegeleci Family

Porter Ranch, CA June 2, 2019
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Mr. & Mrs. Mesrob & Vartouhi Chelebian

Tarzana, CA April 27, 2019
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Dr. Tsolair Hovsepian

Encino, CA June 3, 2018
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Ms. Connie Kepner

Tarzana, CA May 23, 2018
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Ms. Mary Zoryan

Encino, CA May 19, 2018
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Ms. Rosette Aghoian

Altadena, CA December 18, 2017
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