Centennial Fund Celebrates Eleanor Dickranian’s 100th Birthday


LOS ANGELES — The Arshag Dickranian Armenian School has established a Centennial Fund to honor the 100th birthday of the school’s benefactress, Eleanor Dickranian. The Dickranian family has asked that anyone wishing to mark this momen- tous occasion consider making a donation to the school’s Centennial Fund.

“We are so pleased that Mrs. Dickranian is with us to witness the growth and accomplishments of the school since it opened more than 30 years ago. Our graduates are distinguishing themselves in all professional fields and our current students continue to excel and win honors in science, sports and scholastic competitions,” observed Board Chairman George Mandossian. “The contributions in honor of Mrs. Dickranian’s birthday will be used to enhance these programs and to make certain that our school will be able to continue to prepare future leaders for the Armenian community.”

Eleanor Dickranian, along with her late husband Arshag Dickranian, has been an active leader in establishing and developing Los Angeles’ Armenian community. Beginning in the 1930s, they participated in every Armenian cause, especially embracing projects focusing on education, the arts and the church. Their early leadership set the pace for Armenian phil- anthropy in Southern California and beyond.

Donors to the Centennial Fund will be acknowledged in a commemorative booklet, in a full-page dedication placed in various community newspapers, in the school’s annual report and on its website. To ensure recognition in printed materials, respond by March 12. Contributions should be sent to the TCA Arshag Dickranian School, 1200 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038. For additional information, call the school at (323) 461-4377 or visit www.dickranianschool.org.