Mar 5th meeting - Tereza Yerimyan, Near East Foundation
Posted by Brian Bergh
on Mar 03, 2015
March 5th meeting - Tereza Yerimyan will be presenting the History of Near East Foundation. The Armenian National Committee launched a campaign called "America We Thank You" ....following is a brief history of Near East Foundation.
An Unprecedented Movement of American Citizen Philanthropy
Founded in 1915, the currently-named Near East Foundation (formerly known as Near East Relief or NER) is the United States’ oldest Congressionally-sanctioned non-governmental organization which for the first time in American history expressed the collective generosity and humanitarianism of the American People. The NER served as a model upon which future philanthropic organizations, including the U.S. Peace Corps and USAID, and future calls for overseas relief efforts known as “citizen philanthropy” were modeled.
The highly successful Near East Relief (NER) movement literally saved the Armenian nation from total annihilation....
Tereza Yerimyan is the Government Affairs Director at the Armenian National Committee of America Western Region. She is also the President of the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council and Tereza received her Bachelor's degree from UCLA.