The purpose of the AGBU is to preserve and promote the Armenian identity and heritage through educational, cultural, humanitarian and sports programs.
THE ARMENIAN GENERAL BENEVOLENT UNION (AGBU) Established in 1906
To preserve and promote the Armenian identity and heritage through educational, cultural and humanitarian programs.
Thirty-six million dollars.
33 day and Saturday Schools. International Scholarship Grants and Loans. American University of Armenia.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL:
AGBU News magazine; Ararat Quarterly; art academy; Athletic games; choral group; dance ensembles; FOCUS; Hoosharar Magazine; lectures; library/research center; medical clinic; musical groups; publications; scouting; special committees; summer camps; summer internship and mentorship programs; theater; films and concerts; theatre groups; websites.
Armenia: American University of Armenia; Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra; Nork, Arapkir and Malatya Children's Centers; Vaskenian Theological Seminary; Ultrasound Center; Yerevan, Sevan, Hrazdan and Etchmiadzin Soup Kitchens; Yerevan State University.
Karabakh: Karabakh Chamber Orchestra; Karabakh Repopulation Project.
CENTRES, SCHOOLS, CHAPTERS, & OFFICES:
Argentina: Buenos Aires, Cordoba; Armenia: Yerevan; Australia: Melbourne, Sydney; Austria: Vienna; Brazil: Sao Paulo; Bulgaria: Bourgas, Dobrich, Haskovo, Plovdiv, Rousse, Silistra, Sliven, Sofia, Varna and Yambol; Canada: Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver; Cyprus: Nicosia, Larnaca, Limassol; Egypt: Alexandria, Cairo; Ethiopia: Addis Ababa; France: Lyons, Marseilles, Nice, Paris, St. Etienne-St. Chamond, Valence, Vienne; Greece: Athens, Thessaloniki; Iraq: Baghdad; Italy: Milan; Karabakh: Stepanakert; Lebanon: Beirut; South Africa: Johannesburg; Switzerland: Geneva; Syria: Aleppo, Damascus, Kamishli, Kessab, Latakia, Yacoubieh; United Kingdom: London; United States: Boston, Canoga Park, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Fresno, Glendale-San Gabriel, Houston, Hye Geen Los Angeles, Manhattan, Los Angeles, New England District, Oakland-San Francisco, Orange County, Pasadena, Philadelphia, President's Club, Providence, San Diego, San Fernando Valley, Silicon Valley, Watertown; Uruguay: Montevideo.
In Memoriam - Boghos Nubar, Founder; Alex Manoogian, Honorary Life President.