2017 Impact Report

May 29, 2018


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Impact Report



With your support, NEF is building knowledge, strengthening voices, and creating economic opportunity for those who need it most



Letter from the President

To Our Supporters:

Last year, I had the opportunity to travel extensively to visit with people whose lives have been impacted by NEF. I listened to their unique dreams and ambitions for their futures, many of which have been derailed by war, oppression, climate extremes and other obstacles most of us cannot fathom. However, because of your support, we’ve been able to help them develop the skills and access the tools they need to improve their lives while preserving their dignity and most importantly, their hope.

Recently, in Darfur’s Nuba Mountains, I was overwhelmed and uplifted to see firsthand the depth of need and the impact of NEF’s work in some of the most isolated, war-torn communities imaginable. Simple yet effective interventions such as new wells, pumps, water storage, and basic latrines are saving countless lives and improving the quality of life for so many. NEF’s work in Darfur which is made possible because of donors like you, exemplifies our ability to mobilize communities to address their most basic needs in the midst and in the wake of crisis.

While encouraged by the progress we are making, I know that our work is far from done. In 2018, NEF will continue to help people develop skills and access resources to rebuild their lives. We cannot do it alone. To increase our ability to independently deliver responsive services in the changing landscape of humanitarian assistance, we have launched a Recovery and Resilience Fund. With your support we can create a long-term and flexible foundation to deliver life-saving programs and life-affirming assistance. It is my hope that the impact demonstrated in this report once again proves NEF to be an effective and worthy partner for your own efforts to make a positive change in the world.

With sincere gratitude,
Charles Benjamin

Near East Foundation

The Near East Foundation helps build more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive communities in the Middle East and Africa through education, community organizing, and economic development.

We Work Where the World Needs Us Most

  • Armenia

  • Jordan

  • Lebanon

  • Mali

  • Morocco

  • Palestine

  • Senegal

  • Sudan

  • Syria



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To learn more about how you can make your impact, contact Director of Donor Engagement, Andrea Crowley, acrowley@neareast.org, (315) 428-8670.



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Our vision is to help people and communities move beyond survival by providing them with resources to achieve a better future. Here’s how

  • Building Economic and Social Resilience through Sustainable Livelihoods
    NEF promotes the economic independence and social resilience of vulnerable populations with a focus on women, refugees, and youth through entrepreneurship, microfinance, and peer networks that provide business mentoring and social support.
  • Improving Food Security through Natural Resource Management
    NEF supports smallholder farmers and other natural resource-dependent populations through initiatives that improve food security, increase income, and facilitate adaptation in order to develop local capacity and infrastructure that ensures communities have tools necessary to manage agricultural and natural resources sustainably in the long-term.
  • Peacebuilding Through Economic Development
    NEF implements highly effective initiatives that help reduce poverty and promote sustainable economic development in conflict and post-conflict areas. Focusing on core livelihood issues, NEF helps populations find mutual interests and benefit through economic cooperation.


DSC_0186In 2017, NEF directly
benefited the lives of
over 1,600,000 people. 





people participated in peacebuilding activities

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youth participated in activities on life skills, financial literacy, and positive coping strategies



businesses launched or expanded



people trained in financial literacy, business management, and vocational trades



people are more resilient to climate change



people have benefitted from improved access to safe water

Investing in Community Resilience

In the unpredictable environment of the Sahel, Malian and Senegalese communities are facing increasingly critical challenges due to recurring climate extremes—including prolonged droughts and devastating flooding. The negative impacts on crops and livestock have left entire communities struggling to recover. In 2017, NEF and its partners continued to increase food security and economic growth in the region through locally-led interventions. These include establishing cereal banks and water basins for grain and water storage, building wells, improving irrigation systems, planting water efficient crops, and teaching techniques for soil and water conservation. By linking communities most in need with locally-controlled investment funds, NEF is helping to embed inclusive planning and finance mechanisms into local and national government.


“Our village has been here for 72 years, and we have always had to walk to access water. Now we have easy access to it right in our village.”

-Arama, Sama Village Chief



Sama Village Chief, Garçon Arama, needed sustainable solutions to address the harsh conditions his people were facing due to the lack of an adequate water source in the village. To gather water needed for their crops, livestock, and homes, villagers­—often women and children—had to embark on a long and dangerous journey daily to the nearest water source miles away. To make matters worse, the time spent gathering water was time spent away from tending to crops, gardens, and livestock­—worsening the conditions and livelihoods of the people of Sama.

To address the situation, NEF worked with the community to install a natural water collection basin with a filter system that flows into secondary basins for watering crops and livestock as well as to a public standpipe for drinking water. Because the whole community was committed to this investment, the peoople of Sama are now safer, healthier, and generating more food and income through gardening and healthy livestock.

Photo Credit: IED Afrique, Lancelot Soumelong Ehode

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people in Mali and Senegal are more food secure, thanks to your support.


Restoring Livelihoods in Times of Crisis


Over 13 million people are now displaced from their homes due to the ongoing war in Syria, including over 5 million displaced outside of Syria in neighboring countries. In 2017, NEF responded to the growing needs of families who have been affected by this ongoing crisis in Jordan and Lebanon. For Syrian and Iraqi refugees, the struggle to gain their footing and rebuild their life begins the minute they enter their host country and continues for many years after. It is in this complex landscape that NEF is working to provide both vulnerable host community families and refugee families with safe and sustainable opportunities to adapt, recover, and earn an income in order to achieve economic stability.


Over three-quarters of Syrian refugees in Lebanon now live on less than $4 per day, and nearly 90% of refugee households are in debt.


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Like so many Syrian families whose homes have been destroyed, Iman and her husband, Ahmed, were forced to leave their home in Syria and flee to Lebanon with their four children. Their fifth child, a beautiful little girl named Joumana, was born in the informal settlement where they now reside. It is the only life she has ever known.

Iman and Ahmed found themselves in a country they did not know, reeling from the trauma of watching their home become a war zone, racking up debt, and relying solely on humanitarian assistance to care for their family. Neither could find work, Ahmed was badly injured due to enduring shrapnel in his leg from a bomb, and Iman had severe back problems that temporarily disabled her mobility.

To help Iman and her family get back on their feet, NEF provided her with business development training and a small start-up grant to open a falafel stand, which she and her husband now run together. This small kiosk within the settlement community has become a hub for more than just food but also of friendship, laughter, and healing.

Iman and Ahmed are now financially stable. Since starting their stand, they have paid down their debt and are working to save in order to expand their business. They are able to provide for their children who Iman says are, “smiling for the first time in a long time. They have hope.”



women in Lebanon and Jordan received business development training, thanks to your support.


Building Brighter Futures


NEF works with young people whose options are limited by lack of schooling, high unemployment rates, lack of credit, and in some cases refugee status. In Morocco, where young people account for 44 percent of the working age population, over half are out of school and out of work. Entrepreneurship is rarely encouraged, and risks are high for those that pursue their own businesses. The result is unemployed and disenfranchised youth who feel that the system has let them down. To address this, NEF has been working to foster a spirit of entrepreneurship among Moroccan youth, providing training, coaching, and mentoring, creating support networks, and awarding grants to youth with viable business plans.


“The project has had a big impact on me, not just financially, but also on my family.”

-Jalal, Morocco



Only a few years ago, Jalal was a young man selling his art to tourists and making barely enough to get by. After getting married and the arrival of his first child, he knew that he had to make something more of his talents. He met with NEF’s Empowering Youth Through Entrepreneurship project staff and says, “That was the meeting that changed my life.”

Like many young people in Morocco, Jalal did not know how to start his own business, especially in the non-traditional field of metal art sculpture. He had no money to invest and needed guidance on how to manage a small business. With training, coaching, connection to business networks, and a grant through NEF and its partners, Jalal now runs a successful shop where he produces and sells his art. He has been invited to display his work at regional and national exhibitions.

For Jalal and many others, the opportunity to start a business and build a future is also cultivating young leaders in Morocco. Sharing that the project inspired him to become an activist for youth causes, Jalal now leads a local entrepreneurship association and is an active member of an equal opportunity advocacy organization.

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youth have been reached by activities that support the spirit of entrepreneurship, thanks to your support.


Turning Empowerment into Progress

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In dire times, women in rural Sudan are looked to as a source of hope and resilience, within the community. Despite this, their efforts to contribute financially are not prioritized or supported. This leaves them struggling to earn a steady income and to provide food for their families. While women make up the majority of those working in the non-wood forest product sector in Sudan, their lack of access, knowledge, and formal organization has meant they receive far less than the market price for their products. By providing training on new techniques for production and harvesting, NEF not only helps women increase their income but also avoid degradation of natural resources. Progress for women is leading to progress for entire communities, emphasizing the crucial role women play in local economies.


In Sudan, women make up 72% of those involved with non-wood forest products but earn 80% less than men in the sector.



Fatima is the chairperson of her village’s women’s association. “I realized that the only economic resource exclusively under the control of women in the village was non-wood forest products,” says Fatima. These include gum arabic, desert dates, honey, sider, baobab, and other local fruits. She added, “I thought that, if the women of my village managed to unite, they could increase their income and gain respect from their husbands and other men.”

NEF has helped Fatima and the women’s association upgrade their non-wood forest products through screening, sorting, improving storage and packing, and taking measures to prevent insect infestations. Along with formal packaging and branding, these measures have resulted in a higher price for their goods. By assisting the association to establish improved linkages with wholesalers, NEF has given them access to a wider market to sell their produce.

“Today, every woman from the association says they derive substantial revenues from it,” explains Fatima. She has also seen attitudes and behaviors related to deforestation change. Moreover, the men in her village support the association by providing additional areas for planting. The village chief has said, “The future of the community is now in the hands of the women.” 



people have benefited from the activities of 13 women’s associations established,
thanks to your support.


Building Peace Through Partnerships

Conflict is a significant cause of poverty in many of the communities where NEF works. Whether it is active warfare or competition over resources and land, the consequences can be devastating and recovery can take years. From Sudan to Palestine, where conflict can flare up at a moments notice, NEF continues to promote dialogue and reconciliation among groups in conflict by presenting opportunities for shared economic benefit.

To establish an environment that promotes peace, NEF identifies opportunities for interaction between opposing groups that focus on common concerns and mutual benefits. NEF facilitates this type of grassroots economic cooperation through value chain development, collaborative natural resource management, and economic reintegration of internally displaced people.


“I saw this as a real opportunity to make may dream comes true”

-Sulaiman, Palestine



Sulaiman, a Palestinian husband and father, worked for years on various farms in the Jordan Valley where he was raised. “I didn’t have access to the knowledge or resources to do what I actually wanted to do when I finished school,” he says. His dream was to create and run his own agribusiness.

In the West Bank, NEF works with young Palestinian and Israeli women and men to start joint cross-border agricultural businesses. The aim is to provide opportunities for market expansion, knowledge sharing, and ultimately, mutual understanding between the two groups.

“I saw this as a real opportunity to make my dream come true,” says Sulaiman. Despite skepticism from friends and family, he decided to participate in NEF’s cross-border business development training inside Israel.

There, he met a young Israeli farmer named Walid who also wanted to launch his own agribusiness. Sulaiman and Walid joined forces to invest in a date processing plant in the West Bank with plans to access markets in both Israel and Palestine. By the end of the first training, Sulaiman felt he had benefited greatly saying, “I learned what I needed to start my business.”

Together, Sulaiman and Walid submitted a business plan, which was approved and selected to receive a start-up grant. They used the grant to build a drying facility, a warehouse, and to purchase equipment. When Sulaiman’s friends and family come to visit the business, he describes the pride he feels, saying, “they can’t hide their admiration for what we have built together.”



cross-border businesses have launched, thanks to your support.


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NEF’s commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

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Financial Summary

FINANCIAL REPORT—FISCAL YEAR 2017 (July 2016 – June 2017)


Statement of Financial Position at June 30, 2017


Cash and Equivalents 2,641,258
Grants and Contracts Receivable 541,675
Accounts and Loans Receivable 1,434,511
Investments (at fair value) 5,480,311
Prepaid Expenses 52,796                
Property and Equipment (net) 139,497
 Total $10,290,048


Accounts Payable & Accrued Expenses 925,334
Deferred Revenue 3,260,000               
 Total Net Assets $4,185,334
Unrestricted 2,455,140
Temporarily Restricted 37,785  
Permanently Restricted 3,611,789
 Total Net Assets $6,104,714 
 Total                               $10,290,048


Statement of Activities Year ended June 30, 2017


Contributions 857,068
Government 12,994,961
Private Grants 226,171
In Kind Contributions 201,260
Investment Income 516,882
Other Income 404,975
 Total $15,201,317


Program Services 13,921,393
Management and General 719,275
Fundraising 147,752
Non Operating Expenses 231,793
 Net Surplus/(Deficit) $181,104


NEF Board of Directors


  • Robert J. Solomon, Chairman
  • Johnson Garrett, Vice Chairman
  • Haig Mardikian, Secretary
  • Matthew Quigley, Treasurer
  • Charles Benjamin, Ph.D., President
  • Carol B. Aslanian
  • Charles Bird
  • Nina Bogosian Quigley
  • Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Ph.D.
  • Randa El-Sayed Haffar
  • Mona Eraiba
  • Alexander S. Ghiso
  • Jeff Habib
  • Yezan Haddadin
  • Linda K. Jacobs, Ph.D.
  • Shant Mardirossian
  • Amr Nosseir
  • William Sullivan


  • Anthony R. Williams, Chairman
  • Anthony G. Williams
  • Robert Brown
  • Linda K. Jacobs, Ph.D.
  • Johnson Garrett


  • John Kerr, Ph.D.
  • John McPeak, Ph.D.
  • Thomas Mullins
  • Juliet Sorensen, J.D.
  • Michaela Walsh


  • Shahnaz Batmanghelidj
  • Amir Farman-Farma
  • John Goelet
  • John Grammer
  • Ronald Miller
  • David Mize
  • Richard Robarts (in Memoriam)
  • Anthony Williams
  • Tarek Younes


  • H.E. Andre Azoulay
  • Ian Bremmer
  • Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian
  • Vartan Gregorian, Ph.D.
  • Ambassador Richard W. Murphy
  • Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan
  • James B. Steinberg
  • Ambassador Frank G. Wisner

Institutional Funders

  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Bogosian Quigley Foundation
  • Cherie Blair Foundation
  • City and Guilds Group
  • Comic Relief UK
  • Dodge Foundation
  • European Union
  • Global Giving
  • Flora Family Foundation
  • Government of the Netherlands
  • Oak Foundation
  • RAIN Foundation
  • Rangoonwala Foundation
  • Trafigura Foundation
  • U.K. Department of International Development
  • U.N. Development Program
  • US Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • USAID Office of Food for Peace
  • USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance
  • U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
  • U.S. Middle East Partnership Initiative
  • World Bank/CIM (CARE Maroc)Partners


  • Al-Farooq Charitable Society for Orphans
  • al Hadatha Association
  • Al Qadesyeh Female Youth Center
  • alAmana Microfinance
  • Arcenciel
  • Association d’Appui de Developpment Integre
  • Buisra Youth Center
  • Ein Al-Bida Female Youth Center
  • Galilee International Management Institute
  • Gegharkunik Chamber of Commerce/Industry
  • Gharandal Youth Center
  • Halima Association for Women
  • Hand in Hand for Development and Peace, Sudan
  • Innovations Environnement Développement Afrique
  • International Institute for Environment and Development
  • Jordanian Ministry for Youth
  • Jordanian National Forum for Women
  • Majales El Kheir for Peace and Development
  • Org. for Voluntary Humanitarian Assistance Program
  • Palestinian Center for Agriculture Research and Dev.
  • Peres Center for Peace
  • Qawafel Al Khair
  • Réseau Marocain de l’Economie Sociale et Solidaire
  • Sahab Society for Social Development
  • Sudanese Organization for Humanitarian Aid
  • Sudanese Red Crescent Society
  • Syracuse University
  • Tafila Female Youth Center
  • Tichka Association
  • Women’s Support Centre (Armenia)
  • Working Women Society
  • Youth Society for Self-Development

Thank you to the community of generous donors that allow NEF to make our mark on the world.

This year we received gifts from nearly 400 people and foundations from all walks of life, a wide array of ethnic and religious backgrounds, and far reachng geographies. We are grateful for each and every donation recieved and hope that you will continue to support NEF long into the future.


Thank You to Our Donors

$50,000 and above

  • Linda K. Jacobs
  • Matthew Quigley and Nina Bogosian


  • Armenian Assembly of America, Inc.
  • Armenian General Benevolent Union
  • Carol B. Aslanian
  • Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation, Inc.
  • Elmer & Mamdouha Bobst Foundation
  • Mona Eraiba
  • Alexander and Luz Maria Ghiso
  • Global Giving Foundation
  • Jeff Habib and Jessica Lowrey
  • Yezan and May Haddadin
  • Haig and Connie Mardikian
  • Shant and Christine Mardirossian
  • Abe and Mary Jo Moses (in Memorium)
  • Amr Nosseir and Mary Gustafson
  • Robert and Nancy Solomon


  • Karen Bedrosian-Richardson
  • Charles and Tracy Bird
  • William and Lauren Burke
  • Russell and Judy Carson
  • Columbia University Armenian Center
  • Dadourian Foundation (United Armenian Charities)
  • Wesley and Susan Hayden
  • Ronald and Susan Miller
  • Geoffrey A. Thompson
  • Tarek and Samantha Younes


  • Mary Ellen Abdella
  • Anita Anserian
  • Armenian Missionary Association of America, Inc
  • Ara Astourian
  • Robert Avakian
  • Stephen and Laura Avakian
  • Bagdig and Ani Baghdassarian
  • Charles Benjamin and Jennifer Abdella
  • Michael Brody
  • Martin and Aviva Budd
  • Grace Bulkeley
  • Thomas and Carolyn Cassilly
  • Sona I. Degann
  • Mark Rutherford and Melissa Dodge
  • Ahmad El-Hindi
  • Anthony and Elizabeth Enders
  • Stephen Ferrari
  • Nazareth and Nila Festekjian
  • James Fleming
  • Herbert and Claire Floyd
  • Stephanie Gamble
  • Arnold and Dianne Gazarian
  • Golden State Bank
  • Dr. Vartan Gregorian
  • Iago Lowe Hale
  • Susanne Hand and David Kinsey
  • Allan and Michelle Hoover
  • Souren A. Israelyan
  • Diron Jebejian and Andrea Montalbano
  • Herant and Stina Katchadourian
  • Ann Zwicker Kerr
  • John Kerr and Kimberly Rae Chung
  • Arman and Taline Kuyumjian
  • Richard and Barbara Boyajian Lacy
  • Richard and Leora Linhart
  • Jacob Loomis
  • Peter and Jessie Maeck
  • Melissa Hyman and Andrew Milstein
  • Diana and Charles Mkhitarian
  • Dennis and Susan Mooradian
  • Robert and Susan Morgenthau
  • Karim Mostafa
  • Julia Norman and Thomas Mullins
  • Mark Nappi
  • Samuel S. Rea
  • Richard and Dee Robarts
  • Alexander Robarts and Miran Yoon-Robarts
  • Carol Saunders
  • Gillian Sorensen
  • Stephen Philibosian Foundation
  • Harold and Louise Talbot
  • The Armenian Prelacy
  • The Fullgraf Foundation
  • The Gamble Foundation
  • The Greene-Milstein Family Foundation
  • Ascensina Tookmanian
  • Edward and Catherine Topham
  • Kevork and Pamela Toroyan
  • Jeanette Wagner
  • Eric Widmer and Meera Viswanathan
  • The Honorable Frank G. Wisner
  • Mohamed S. Younes


Up to $499

  • Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Trinity
  • Charles and Jeanine Adanalian
  • Ignatius Agnello
  • Mari Kirkor Agopian
  • Constantinos Agouridis
  • Adrienne Alexanian
  • Ara Apelian
  • Rana Arabi
  • Alice Arapshian
  • Arpine Aroyan
  • Victoria Ashton
  • Edward and Eleonore Aslanian
  • Gohar Atamian
  • Gennaro and Marilyn Avolio
  • Vahram Aynilian
  • Marie and Migirdich Azadian
  • Karine Azizyan
  • Arthur and Susan Aznavorian
  • Pauline Babikian
  • Susan P. Bachelder
  • Kelley Badishkanian
  • Arsho Baghsarian
  • Anny Bakalian
  • Jamie Baldwin
  • Tiffany Baldwin
  • Magda G. Baligh
  • Ron Street and Carmen Bambach
  • Susan V. Barba
  • Janine Barikian
  • Pauline and Armen Barooshian
  • Raphael Barsamian
  • Arman and Maria Bedonian
  • Lucy Berkowitz
  • Catherine Bertini
  • Nvair Kadian Beylerian
  • Samuel and Nancy Billard
  • David M. Bloch
  • Michael Bobelian
  • Barbara Boghosian
  • Doris Boghosian
  • Edward Boladian
  • Jane Bollinger
  • Andrew Bonanno
  • Alan Bozian
  • Farrell Brickhouse and Beverly Peterson
  • Wyatt Brothers
  • George and Catherine Browning
  • Marion Browning
  • Marilyn Isler Brunger
  • Joanna and Mike Buboltz
  • Peter Buchanan-Smith
  • Justin R. Burruto
  • Arevig Caprielian
  • Sharon A. Chekijian
  • Larry Cohn
  • Community Church of East Williston
  • Mary Ellen Connell
  • Shannon Connelly
  • Steve and Elizabeth Cox
  • Stephen Craxton
  • Robert and Lorraine Damerjian
  • Suzy Davidkhanian
  • Susan Schaefer Davis
  • Dimitra DeFotis
  • Papken and Clair Der Torossian
  • Virginia Deranian
  • Peter DiCola
  • Marguerite Dilimetin
  • The Honorable Edward P. Djerejian
  • Cornelia Dodge
  • Edward S. Dorian
  • John Doumanian
  • Heratch O. Doumanian
  • Anthony Draye
  • George and Renee Dunham
  • Dr. and Mrs. George Dermksian
  • Erin Eckert
  • Marjorie Egarian and James Appleton
  • Kathleen Eisele
  • Michelle Ekizian
  • Lorre Eng
  • Sukru Saman and Iris Erguder
  • Sandra Eskin
  • Daniel Evans
  • Ramsey and Michelle Farah
  • Zachary Farrar
  • GJ Fass
  • Keith and Margaret Ferguson
  • Debra Ferman
  • First Congregational Church of Branford
  • Eva Kechejian Floyd
  • First Congregational Church of Branford
  • Eva Kechejian Floyd
  • Carol Foley
  • Angela W. Fower
  • Donna A. Friedman
  • Natalie Gabrelian
  • Carmen Gaddini
  • Sergio and Lee Galvis
  • Nicholas Garuccio
  • Rita Gehrenbeck and Nancy Gehrenbeck-Miller
  • Alison A. Geist
  • Hampartsum and Marie Ghazarossian
  • Antreas E. Ghazarossian
  • Halina Gosniowski
  • Sam and Sarah Gousen
  • Joseph L. Grabill
  • Joel and Wendy Greenberg
  • Sallie L. Greenfield
  • William and Jean Griswold
  • Helen Gugel
  • Carmen and Edward Gulbenkian
  • Mazen Haddad
  • Arlene Hajinlian
  • Michael and Mary Halloran
  • Ms. Susanne Hand and Mr. David Kinsey
  • Yusuf Hannun and Lina Obeid
  • Sona Haratunian
  • Nareg and Anahit Hartounian
  • Lawrence Haslbauer
  • Zabel Hatem
  • George H. Hauser Jr.
  • Annette Hayrapetian
  • Kim Hekimian
  • Robert J. Helander
  • Hariklia Heristanidis
  • Margaret Herman
  • Jean Herskovits
  • Charles and Kathleen Hinkaty
  • Seth H. Hollander
  • Margaret Hoover and John Avlon
  • Greg Hoover
  • Miriam Horn
  • Lois and Gill Houghton
  • Linda Hugle
  • Kerry Ikone
  • Margaret Jessup
  • Marina Jitechian
  • Bob Johns
  • Sandra Jonke
  • Sheri Jordan
  • Therese Joyce
  • Stephen Judge
  • Velma Kahn
  • Mary Kalemkerian
  • Lucine Karjian
  • Lynne A. Kassabian
  • Adrine Katchadurian
  • Richard Kazanjian
  • Berj Kazanjian
  • Claire Kedeshian
  • Leo Keoshian
  • Pearl Khachadoorian
  • Sofiya Khachatryan
  • Gary and Ani Khachian
  • Sana Khan
  • James J. Killerlane
  • Sung Hee Kim
  • Margaret Kinne
  • Tania Kleckner
  • Hagop and Eranica Kouyoumdjian
  • Louis Kriesberg
  • Robert and Joan Kroll
  • Weldon and Patricia Kruger
  • Derek Kruizenga
  • Arthur Kubikian
  • James F. Lawrence
  • Joyce Linde
  • Mr. Gary Livent
  • John Lysohir
  • Joseph and Jeanne Malikian
  • Stephen and Leslie Malott
  • Garcia Mangassarian
  • Kathryn Manuelian
  • Shiraz Mardirossian and Stefne Lynch
  • Annie Mardirossian
  • Hovhanes Mardirossian
  • Haig and Melanie Mardirossian
  • Vahe Mardirossian
  • Malvina Mardirosyan
  • Susan Markarian
  • Lise Martin
  • Artur Martirosyan
  • Mark Mason
  • Mr. Harry and Janice Mazadoorian
  • Brian Mazmanian
  • Merze Mazmanian
  • Alicia McElhone
  • Dikran Meguerditchian
  • David Melian
  • Asieh Melikian
  • Vialeta Melikyan
  • Barbara Merguerian
  • Harry and Juliette Milian
  • Brian and Nuria Miller
  • Eric and Mary Miller
  • Keith and Ashley Miller
  • Karen Minasian
  • Lucine Minassian
  • Anoush Miridjanian
  • David Mkrtchian
  • Sato Moughalian
  • Christine Nagorski
  • Sebouh and Michelle Nahabedian
  • Sarah Najarian
  • Artemis Nazarian
  • Linda Munguia Nease
  • Deanna Neiers
  • Sarkis and Adriana Nercessian
  • Sarkis and Adriana Nercessian
  • Jennifer Nersesian
  • Marie Nevins
  • Phillip and Sonia Newmark
  • Alexandra M. Nichols
  • Robert Nigro
  • Rosalind Ocampo
  • Dan and Jeanne Olson
  • Nini Ordoubadi
  • Arsine and Vahe Oshagan
  • Mr. and Mrs. Victor Oundjian
  • George and Nelly Oundjian
  • Dawn Papalian
  • Dennis and Mary Papazian
  • Mary and Dorothy Papazian
  • Harry Parsekian
  • Noubar Pechdimaljian
  • Mario and Marion Pellegrino
  • Susan Penn
  • Larry Peters
  • Victor and Pearlmarie Peters
  • Grant and Lucy Petrosyan
  • Carl Pforzheimer
  • Aida and Michael Pisani
  • Holly Pittman and Gary Hatfield
  • John Poochigian
  • Reverend John Post and Gloria Post
  • James J. Povlich
  • Steven Randazzo
  • Carolyn Rapkievian
  • Marla Rice-Evans
  • Christopher Rile
  • Jean E. Roberts
  • Douglas J. Rogers
  • Susan Malfa and Jonathan Rose
  • Lisa Ruggeri and Robert Rosenberg
  • Joan Rothermel
  • David Russell
  • Robert and Linda Ruth
  • Cindy Salik
  • Stephen Sarafian and Marisa Atamian-Sarafian
  • Richard and Nora Sarajian
  • Ken Sarajian
  • Nadine Sarkissian
  • James and Betty Schmitt
  • Aram and Hasma Serverian
  • Troy and Annie Setrakian
  • Lara Setrakian
  • Robert and Silva Setrakian
  • Armen and Brenda Shahinian
  • Kristin and Brendan Sheehan
  • Elizabeth Sheehan
  • Mary-Ann Sievert
  • Mackenzie Singh
  • Cynthia E. Smith
  • Alan Sokolow
  • Lisa Stepanian
  • Zaven and Gladys Tachdjian
  • Harold Takooshian
  • Cassandra Tavukciyan
  • Thomas Taylor
  • Christine Tchorbajian
  • Sarah Teale
  • Barbara Tellalian
  • Anahit Ter-Stepanian
  • Ms. Anoush Terjanian
  • Nanor Terjanian
  • Serop J. Terterian
  • Robert W. Thabit
  • Sosi Toomajanian
  • Judy M. Torrison
  • Amelia Trail
  • Robert and Sona Viola
  • Magdalini Vonderlinden
  • Michaela Walsh
  • Louis J. Wassermann
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Whartenby
  • Roger and Susan Whitaker
  • Carolyn M. Wilhelm
  • Amy Williamson
  • Kenneth S. Winer
  • Jim Wright
  • Christine Yackel
  • Migirdic and Susan Yigitkurt
  • Malcolm and Cheryl Ann Young
  • John and Katherine Yurista
  • Silva Zadourian
  • Charlene Zartarian
  • Helene Zindarsian


A Special Thank You

A special thank you to Syracuse University for enabling NEF to draw upon the talent and creative energy of the academic community to help address critical challenges while training a new generation of leaders who will guide the future of social and economic development worldwide.

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