NEW YORK— The Armenian National Committee of America Eastern Region (ANCA ER) is pleased to announce that community leader and humanitarian Dr. Garo Nazarian will serve as Master of Ceremonies of the 8th Annual ANCA Eastern Region Banquet. The gala evening will be held on Sun., Dec. 7, at the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park Hotel in New York City.
“I am honored to serve as Master of Ceremonies of this year’s ANCA Eastern Region banquet and share the podium with our respected honorees—Mr. Robert Morgenthau and Ms. Alice Movsesian,” said Dr. Nazarian. “The work that the ANCA does is pivotal in ensuring the long-term viability and development of the Armenian Nation and I am proud to add my voice to that effort,” he added.
Dr. Garo Nazarian grew up in the New York City metropolitan area Armenian community, graduating from Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School in 1988. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Boston College, Dr. Nazarian returned to his native New York and received his D.D.S. from Columbia University.
One of his lifelong passions has been the ability to help Armenia and its children. During the past six summers Dr. Nazarian and a team of dentists have spent two weeks providing dental care for the orphaned and disadvantaged in Armenia. This irreplaceable and one of a kind experience has proven to be fulfilling, gratifying and educational all at the same time. Each summer session at the dental clinic located in southwestern Armenia at the charming Camp Siranoush, the dentists complete more than a hundred treatment plans which include each child receiving an exam, cleaning and fluoride treatment, as well as hundreds of amalgam and composite fillings, countless extractions and as many root canal treatments as they can fit in their 12-hour workday.
When not in Armenia, Dr. Nazarian keeps a private practice in midtown Manhattan focusing on all aspects of general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. As a member of the American Dental Association, New York County Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and the New York State Dental Association, Dr. Nazarian has had an opportunity to work with many of the top dental specialists and cosmetic dentists from around the world. These experiences have motivated him to provide the best quality dentistry with the most advanced technology. Dr. Nazarian currently resides in Long Island with his wife Rubina and two children Alina and Alec.
“Dr. Nazarian’s commitment to the children of Armenia is an inspiration to us all,” said ANCA Eastern Region Board Member Karine Shnorhokian. “His unrelenting dedication—and that of the doctors who work with him—reminds us of the volunteer spirit that has been a cornerstone of Armenian American community development for generations.”
The ANCA Eastern Region Banquet will begin with an elegant cocktail reception and silent auction at 4 p.m., followed by dinner and awards ceremony at 6 p.m. To purchase tickets or to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit http://www.anca.org/erbanquet . For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (917) 428-1918.
The ANCA Eastern Region 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.