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“We believe in and support the mission of the AUA in educating the next generation of scholars who will be the future leaders contributing to the advancement of Armenia and the world.” - Vicken and Sossy Aharonian
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“The AUA is a bridge between the people of Armenia and the Armenian Diaspora, that will import knowledge, skills and the necessary support to help improve the lives of the upcoming generations of Armenians and create new opportunities for them. ” - Nazareth and Ani Darakjian
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“I believe and have high hopes in our university students for making a positive change and impact on the future of Armenia.” - Maral Dabaghian – Anjargolian
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“AUA’s role in the life of the Armenian Republic merits the support of all who wish the country well.  We are happy to join them.”  - David & Christine Balabanian
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 “We believe in the mission of the AUA. American university education is the best in the world and we think that AUA will have a positive influence not only in Armenia, but eventually in the region as a whole. A number of our clients are donors or involved with the AUA, so we wanted to complement their good deed, and why not, attract others to our bank.”  - Golden State Bank
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“As a daughter of Vartkes Barsam, one of the founding board members of AUA, I am proud to support AUA because I was told that the only thing that anyone can’t take away from you is your Education. I believe that the American University of Armenia is the most important contribution that the diaspora has given to Armenia. I hope that someday soon, every child in Armenia has the ability and privilege to attend AUA!” - Diane Jean Barsam
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“We highly value the effects of higher education and trust that AUA is in the right hands and on a correct path of creating better future for Armenians in general and Armenia in particular. We are proud to be part of the team that can make a small difference.” - Caro & Rebecca Minas
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About 100 Pillars

The 100 Pillars of AUA is a group of 100 benefactors who pledge to support the mission of AUA in the most fundamental way: through unrestricted giving that will allow the university to address its most pressing needs. With an unrestricted gift of $10,000 per year for five years, each of the 100 Pillars will help maintain a solid platform from which the leaders of tomorrow can leap forth. AUA is built on the firm belief that if students are exposed to contemporary teaching and learning practices, if they are armed with the skills needed for the future, and are nurtured in an ethical learning environment, they will become the beacons of tomorrow and the foundation for Armenia’s future. The 100 Pillars of AUA share this belief and trust that, given the resources they need to excel, the students, faculty, staff and administrators of AUA can live up to it.

Together, through this collective philanthropic effort, the 100 Pillars of AUA will uphold the standards of academic excellence, innovation and ethical leadership that we strive for at AUA, every day.

Unrestricted gifts are the most important gifts to AUA. They give the University the ultimate flexibility – to seize opportunities and address unforeseen challenges as they arise. They also improve the quality of campus life. AUA’s tuition is heavily subsidized thanks to our generous donors, with tuition on covering about ⅓ of the cost of educating each student. As AUA grows, unrestricted gifts can help meet the surge in need for student financial aid; they may help with construction costs as we expand our state-of-the-art facilities; they may also help us recruit and retain international faculty who are leaders in their fields. These are just a few examples of how unrestricted funds can help AUA be at the forefront of Armenia’s development.