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The Armenian General Benevolent Untion was formed in April 15, 1905, by Boghos Nubar (1851-1930) alongside the other Armenian National Movement leaders. Originally in Cairo, Egypt the AGBU moved its headquarters to Paris in 1921. And during World War II the AGBU headquarters moved to New York, U.S.A.

“The AGBU is a house made of glass”
Boghos Noubar Pasha, founder and first president of AGBU

Address:
    AGBU Press Office
    55 East 59th Street
    New York, NY 10022-1112
    Phone 212.319.6383 x.118
    Fax 212.319.6507
    Email agbuwb@agbu.org
    http://www.agbu.org


AGBU Presidents:
    Boghos Nubar  (1905)
    Calouste Gulbenkian (1930) 
    Zareh Nubar (1940)
    Arshag Karagheusian (1942)
    Alex Manoogian (1953) (Chairman for Life)
    Louise Manoogian Simone (1989)
    Berge Setrakian (2002-Current)

Current International Budget
    $36 Million U.S. Dollars

Central board of directors:
    President - Berge Setrakian 
    Vice Presidents - Arshavir Gundjian 
    Treasurer - Sam Simonian 
    Secretary - Berge Papazian 
    Honorary Member - His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians 
    Chairman of the Board - 
    Vice Chairman - Nazar Nazarian

    Members
        Argentina - Ruben Kechichian
        France - Aris Atamian, Levon Kebabdjian
        Switzerland - Vahe Gabrache
        Syria - Vasken Yacoubian
        United States - M. Michael Ansour, Carol Bagdasarian Aslanian, Joseph Basralian,
         Yervant Demirjian,Nazareth Festekjian, Sarkis Jebejian, Levon Nazarian,
         Sinan Sinanian, Dickran Tevrizian.

    Directors Emeriti - Barry Zorthian

    Council of Trustees - Sarkis Demirdjian, Richard Manoogian, Nazar Nazarian,
         Louise Manoogian Simone, Karnig Yacoubian.

    In Memoriam
        Boghos Nubar - Founder
         Alex Manoogian - Honorary Life President.

 


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