Save the Date: Philadelphia to Host 2013 ANCA-ER Banquet

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—More than 300 supporters of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) are expected to attend the 2013 ANCA Eastern Region Banquet on Sat., October 12, at the Hilton Doubletree Philadelphia hotel.

The ANCA Eastern Region will once again honor an individual with its prestigious Freedom Award for making outstanding contributions toward the recognition of the Armenian Genocide and for pursuing other issues of importance to the Armenian-American community. Past honorees have included former U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Evans, Senator Robert Menendez, Senators Robert and Elizabeth Dole, and most recently, Baroness Caroline Cox.

The Vahan Cardashian Award will be presented to an Armenian-American activist who has exemplified the ideals and dedication of the founder of the Hai Tahd movement. The recipients of both awards will be announced in the coming months.

According to the event co-chairs, James Kzirian and Lorig Baronian, the purpose of this event, now in its seventh year, is to celebrate the activities of the ANCA Eastern Region and honor individuals who have served as champions for issues of importance to the Armenian-American community. We could not be more proud to highlight the extraordinary achievements of the ANCA and promote grassroots activism in our hometown.

The banquet will be black tie optional and will feature an elegant cocktail reception and silent auction at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and an awards ceremony at 8 p.m., at the Hilton Doubletree hotel, located at 237 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia. Mention “ANCA Banquet” to get the reduced rate of $149 per night.

Visit to purchase tickets and get the latest details about the schedule of event, which includes a Friday night kickoff event.

The ANCA is the largest and most influential Armenian-American grassroots political organization, working to actively advance the concerns of the community on a broad range of issues. The ANCA Eastern Region represents Armenian Americans in more than 30 states. The ANCA-ER Endowment Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization that supports the Armenian National Committee of America Eastern Region in outreach to Armenian American communities. For more information, visit

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