Giving to the Museum

Charitable contributions to the Armenian Museum of America, the only independent Museum outside Armenia, are vital to its continued success in preserving the Armenian heritage. Generous donations support the exhibits and programs, as well as operational expenses.

There are many ways to give. Becoming a museum member is an important step to ensure the vitality of the institution. We also hope that you would support The Armenian Museum’s annual fundraising campaigns: the Christmas Fundraiser and the Spring Sports Raffle. Memorial gifts and naming opportunities are also available. For further information, please call us at (617) 926-2562, ext. 101.

Donations to the Armenian Museum of America are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The Armenian Museum is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Donations in any amount can be sent directly to the Armenian Museum at the following address:

Armenian Museum of America
65 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472

or made by phone by calling (617) 926-2562. Donate online using the following link.


Commemorative Giving

Looking for the perfect gift? Express your regard for a loved one with a gift to the Armenian Museum of America. Give a gift membership or donation in honor or memory of a loved one.

We will acknowledge your contribution by sending a letter to those you designate, informing them of your generosity. All gift amounts are confidential unless otherwise requested.

Genocide Endowment Fund

The Armenian Genocide is the Armenian Museum’s permanent exhibition created as a reminder to the world of more than 1.5 million Armenians whose suffering and death must never be forgotten. The exhibition provides an opportunity to honor the memory of a deceased loved one through a contribution of $1,000 to the Genocide Endowment Fund. The loved one need not be a victim of the Genocide. Income from the Genocide Endowment Fund will be used solely to support the upkeep and maintenance of this exhibition and for creating traveling exhibits on the Armenian Genocide. Only the name of the deceased will appear on the plaque mounted in the exhibition area.

Planned Giving

There are many ways to make a contribution to the Armenian Museum, from gifts of cash and securities to life income gifts and bequests. These gifts provide tax benefits and include:

  • Bequests

  • Charitable Gift Annuities

  • Charitable Trusts

  • Gifts of Marketable Securities

  • Life Insurance Policies

  • Leadership Circle (acknowledged with a commemorative plaque in the Museum lobby)

    • Samaritan $10,000 – $24,999

    • Patron $25,000 – $49,999

    • Grand Patron $50,000 – $99,999

    • Guarantor $100,000 – $249,999

    • Benefactor $250,000 – $499,999

    • Philanthropist $500,000 & above

For information on how to support the Armenian Museum in your estate plan or for general charitable gifts and naming opportunities, please contact us.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that supplement their employees’ donations to encourage charitable giving. Your company may match, double, or even triple your initial gift thereby augmenting your support of the Armenian Museum. Please check if your employer has a matching gift program.

Corporate Giving

As an independent institution, the Armenian Museum seeks the support of both individual and corporate sponsors. Companies that support the great work of the Armenian Museum will be recognized by name listing, and recognition in print and on the museum’s website. Name listing and active link to company’s website. Donors who support the Armenian Museum's special programs, such as concert or lecture series, will be recognized in print and on the website.

Please call (617) 916-2562 x 101 to arrange your corporate sponsorship.

The Armenian Museum thanks the following corporate donors for their support.


Russell M. Khederian, CPA
Address: 26 Brighton Street, Belmont, MA 02478
Tel: (617) 484-1816

Wolf and Company, P.C.
99 High Street, Boston, MA 02110

Armenian Women

Armenian International Women’s Association
Promoting the interests of Armenian women
65 Main street, #3a, Watertown, MA 02472

Art And Retail

Made In Armenia Direct
Gail O’Reilly
Tel: 866-381-MIAD(6423)

W. Proodian & Sons, Inc – Oriental Rugs
Robert Proodian
Address: 32 Western Avenue, Lynn, MA 01904
Tel: (781) 593-0495

Banking And Investment

Safford Investment Counsel
John Safford
Address: 9 Cleaves Street, Rockport, MA 01966
Tel. (978) 546-2462

Citi/Smith Barney Consulting Group
Steven W. Hiorns
Address: 28 State Street, Boston, MA 02109
Tel: (617) 570-9432

Book Dealer
Bethel Bilizekian Charkoudian
Address: 18 Maple Avenue, Newton Corner, MA 02458
Tel: (617) 965-5639

Boutiques And Bridal Shops

Seta European Couturier Collection
Seta Arazian
Address: 65 Watertown Street, Watertown, MA 02472
Tel: (617) 923-7717

Cable TV Shows

The Joan Quinn Profiles
Joan Agajanian Quinn, Host and Producer
Aired on the cable in Watertown, Winchester, Arlington and Belmont
Tel: (310) 274-4938


IMG Painting
Hratch Iskenderian
Tel: (781) 330-4599


Consulate General of Canada, Boston
Three Copley Place, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02116

Environmental Management Firm

Corporate Environmental Advisors, Inc.
Deborah Migridichian and Steve Migridichian
Address: 127 Hartwell Street, W. Boylston, MA 01583
Tel:800-358-7960 (toll free) / (508) 835-8822

Film & Production

Harborside Films
8 Faneuil Marketplace
Boston, MA 02109
Tel: (617) 973-6440

Fitness Equipment & Centers

Evolve Fitness
Address: 52 New Street Cambridge, MA 02138 (additional location in Framingham)
Tel: (617) 354-1000

Get In Shape For Women
Charlie Minasian and Varouj Abkarian
Address: 470 Main Street, Wakefield, MA 01880 (additional location in Chelmsford)
Tel: (781) 245-4000

Precision Fitness Equipment, Inc.
David Aykanian
Address: 275 Centre St., Newton, MA 02458
Tel: (617) 244-0812
Address: 217 West Central St., Natick, MA 01760
Tel: (508) 655-0288
Address: 228 Columbia Rd., Hanover, MA 02339
Tel: (781) 826-2199
Address: 419 Amherst St., Nashua, NH 03063
Tel: (603) 821-9882


Brattle Square Florist
Address: 31 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: (617) 876-9839


Food Services & Stores

Eastern Lamejun Bakers
Bedros Der Vartanian
Address: 145 Belmont Street, Belmont, MA 02478
Tel: (617) 489-3224

Seta’s – Gourmet Catering
Seta Dakessian
Tel: (617) 467-4249 / (617) 281-6484

V. Cirace & Sons, Inc – Wine Imports
Jeffrey T. Cirace
Address:173 North Street, Boston, MA 02109
Tel: (617) 227-3193

Vicki Lee’s
Address: 105 Trapelo Rd., Belmont, MA 02478
Tel: 617-489-5007


Stanhope Framers
411 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02115

Funeral Homes

Aram Bedrosian Funeral Home
Paul Bedrosian
Address: 558 Mt. Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472-4123
Tel: (617) 924-7400


Distributor Corporation of New England
Kolligian Family
Address: 767 Eastern Avenue, Malden, MA 02148
Tel: (800) 347-8804

EMCOR Services/Northeast-CommAir
Ralph Ippolito, Sales Engineer
Address: 80 Hawes Way, Stoughton, MA 02072
Tel: (781) 573.1700

Group Benefit Brokerage/Consulting

Benefit Development Group
Michael Tsotsis, President
Address: 446 Main St., 19th Fl., Worcester, MA 01608
Tel: (508) 798-0893
Fax: (508) 791-0757


Commonwealth Financial Group
Jacob Pilibosian
Address: 25 Flanders Road, Belmont, MA 02478
Tel: (617) 489-1500

Risman Insurance Agency, Inc.
Henry Risman, President
Address: 689 Fellsway, Medford, MA 02155
Tel: (781) 396-2116/ (800) 952-6602 Toll Free
Fax: (781) 395-2300 / (800) 952-2844 Toll Free

Legal Services

McLane. Graf, Raulerson & Middleton PA
Jeanmarie Papelian
Address: Trade Center 128, Woburn, MA
Tel: (781) 904-2700

Nursing Homes

Armenian Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
JoAnn Janjigian, President
Address: 431 Pond Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
Tel: (617) 522-2600

Printing And Advertising

Arvest Press Inc.
Mayda Chaprazian
Address: 252-R Calvary Street, Waltham, MA 02453
Tel: (781) 894-4844

Real Estate

Marsh and Oldham Homes LLC
Bruce Ohanian
Address: 45 Dunham Road, Billerica, MA 01821
Tel: (978) 439-0404

Birch|Capital Partners, Inc.
J. Bruce Ricciuti
Tel: (781) 431-2600 – Office / (781) 591-9105 – Cell
Fax: (781) 431-1363

Mosesian Properties
Elaine Mosesian, President
300 Boylston Street, #904
Boston, MA 02116


Beacon Grille Restaurant
Address: 100 Sylvan Rd. (Route 128), Woburn, MA
Tel: 781-933-3333