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2017 APS Awards Banquet - Honoring Professional of the Year, Noubar Afeyan

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400 West Glenoaks Boulevard

Glendale, CA 91202

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Please join us at the Armenian Professional Society (APS) Awards Banquet on November 12, 2017 to honor APS 2017 Professional of the Year, Noubar Afeyan. This year’s event will be held from 5-9 PM on Sunday, November 12th at the Vertigo Event Venue in Glendale, CA.

We are looking forward to a night of community, celebration and connection with APS members and their families and friends. During the banquet, we will also present the 2017 APS Achievement Award to Sylvia Minassian as well as this year’s scholarship recipients. Silent Auction Fundraiser sponsored by Michael Aram.




2017 Professional of the Year: Noubar Afeyan

Dr. Afeyan has been selected based on his incredibly successful business career and remarkable contributions to the Armenian community:

  • Founder and CEO of Flagship Pioneering, a venture capital firm that has backed over 75 ventures and created more than $19 billion of aggregate value since the firm’s founding in 2000.
  • Co-Founder of the 100 Lives Initiative and started the Aurora Prize award in 2016. Actor George Clooney and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel have served as co-chairs of the prize committee.
  • Member of the MIT Board of Trustees and Senior Lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management teaching courses on technology and entrepreneurship.

You can learn more about Noubar at his bio on the Flagship Pioneering homepage and more on the Aurora Prize here.




2017 Achievement Award: Sylvia Minassian

Mrs. Minassian, a longtime APS member, will be receiving the 2017 Achievement Award in recognition of the positive impact she has made on the community:

  • Established the Arpa Foundation for Film, Music and Art (AFFMA) in 1995, a non-profit foundation dedicated to discovering and showcasing diverse artistic talent from around the world.
  • Launched the annual Arpa International Film Festival in 1997, aimed at creating a dynamic forum for international and local filmmakers who explore themes such as diaspora, war, genocide, and multi-culturalism.





Opportunities to be an APS Scholarship Supporter

APS was formed in 1958 for the advancement of education and fellowship among Armenians. Since its inception, APS has supported over 300 students of Armenian descent in the United States by granting scholarships to graduate students in a variety of fields.

We rely on your support for our scholarship program each year. If you are interested in becoming a donor on behalf of yourself or your business, please click here.

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