• Jack Antounian to Emcee 2017 ANCA-ER Boston Gala.

WATERTOWN, MA – The Armenian National Committee of America, Eastern Region (ANCA-ER) announces the Armenian Business Network Founder and President Jack Antounian as the Master of Ceremonies of the upcoming ANCA Eastern Region Gala to take place in downtown Boston.

“I am deeply honored and proud to take part in ANCA’s 11th Annual Gala as we recognize the brave supporters amongst us and celebrate ANCA’s accomplishments,” Anoutnian said. “I am looking forward to seeing many friends and supporters as we join hands with advocates and countless volunteers in our march to justice and peace until historical and timeless rights of our nation are fully restored.”

The December 2nd gala, sponsored by the ANCA Eastern Region Endowment Fund, will take place at the prominent International Place located in the heart of Boston (Two International Place, Boston, MA 02110). The event will kick off with an elegant cocktail reception (open bar for beer and wine) and silent auction at 6:00 pm, followed by buffet dinner and awards ceremony at 7:00 pm. This year’s honorees include Senator Ed Markey (Freedom Award), Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (Freedom Award), Dr. Carolann Najarian (Vahan Cardashian Award), and human rights advocate Anna Astvatsturian Turcotte (Activism Award).

Out of town guests may lodge at the Newton Crown Plaza Hotel (320 Washington St, Newton, MA 02458) – about 15 minutes from Boston. 10 rooms are available for $119/night and include breakfast for 1, and 5 rooms are available at $129/night and include breakfast for 2. To reserve, please call (617) 969-3010 and mention “ANCA Gala”. The deadline for the reduced rate is November 25, 2017.

A discounted $14 garage parking rate will be available at Two International Place, Boston, MA 02110.

Additional information, sponsorship options, and tickets are available at https://ancaef.org/gala/.

Jack Antounian is the Founder and President of the Armenian Business Network, a Boston based global organization he founded 7 years ago with the simple idea of supporting Armenians and promoting “Intellectual Philanthropy” where members unconditionally and generously volunteer their time, share their knowledge and industry contacts to see that every Armenian succeeds in their profession or business and in the process uplift our Armenian community and nation.

With Antounian’s leadership and the support of a passionate group of accomplished ABN Executives, ABN has grown to a network of over 12,000 members from around the world; offering an incredibly powerful platform and wealth of knowledge and expertise from various industries and professions where members collaborate and have an opportunity to grow within their chosen professions.

In his spare time Antounian is Vice President of Operations & Quality at Revolabs, a subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation and manufacturer of “World Class” advanced unified communication products, offering corporate enterprises growing range of flexible video and audio solutions that facilitate teamwork and collaboration.

A native of Lexington, Antounian was born in Beirut, Lebanon; the son of an orphan and genocide survivor, Missak Andonian and Sarah Parseghian first generation genocide survivors, Antounian learned firsthand the value of community and unconditional support that many of the Armenian genocide survivors shared and instilled in us;

  • love and respect,
  • working hard and not giving up,
  • the value of learning and being the best in what we do,
  • love for our country & community, contributing when and where we can & making a positive impact,
  • compassion and support for our fellow man and specially fellow Armenians

Armenian Business Network shares these same core values and strives to see Armenians and Armenia succeed and prosper for many years to come.

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.