Melkonian High School - Cultivating Global Leaders and Professionals

Armenia Aid Telethon raises $30.5 million in humanitarian relief for Artsakh and Armenia

In October 2020, in response to the urgent need for humanitarian relief following Azerbaijan’s unprovoked invasion of Artsakh, the Armenian community of Southern California brought its overwhelming support to the Armenia Aid Telethon.

Aired live on October 10 for audiences across the globe, the telethon, together with numerous adjunct fundraising events throughout the community, raised a total of $30.5 million.

The Armenia Aid Telethon was organized by Melkonian Global Overture, headed by Executive Director Arsine Shirvanian, and a group of entrepreneurs represented by Ashot Kaluga, Alik Eliasyan, and Adis Mailyan. The telethon was produced by Meridian Productions, headed by Sevak Petrosyan and Karen Poghosyan, with the participation of Horizon TV, Pan-Armenian TV, AMGA, ARTN, AABC, US Armenia, and Armenia TV. The production consisted of an all-volunteer corps of industry professionals. Learn more 

Living Diaspora Event

Living Diaspora event held on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

A youth involved film contest, Panel Discussion, and a Contemporary Concert to promote love of Armenian language and culture. Learn more

Living Diaspora - Melkonian Global Overture Supporting Armenian Language, Culture And Youth

Scholarships To Armenian Language Studies In Italy

In 2018, Melkonian Global Overture (MGO) alongside our partner, Padus Araxes Cultural Association, helped fund scholarships to college students in Syria, USA, and Lebanon to attend intense courses in Armenian Language Studies in Venice, Italy. Learn more


Assistance To Padus Araxes Cultural Association

In 2018, Melkonian Global Overture (MGO) provided operational and administrative assistance to Padus Araxes Cultural Association Website:

Splendid Tour of Italy

Melkonian Global Overture participated in a tour to explore the historical and iconic Armenian Institutions in Italy.

It was a great tour of 10 days and 9 nights, for a tour of:  

  • Venice
  • Burano
  • Murano
  • Verona
  • Tuscany
  • Florence
  • Rome
  • The Vatican

The tour helped provide funding to Mekhitarist congregation repairs to the Monastery. Learn more

Living Diaspora Melkonian Global Overture MGO

France Scholarships In 2018

Melkonian Global Overture provided Scholarship to University students from Canada, USA, France, Turkey, Lebanon, and Greece to attend Zarmanzan Western Armenian Language Summer Camp.

With the help of our partners: Calouste Gulbenkian foundation. Learn More


Melkonian Global Overture - Non-profit organization supporting Historical & Iconic Armenian Institutions

2017 Jerusalem Gala & Tour of the Holy Lands.

Melkonian Global Overture participated in the Gala Event held on July 22nd, 2017 at the Jerusalem Patriarchate.

It was an unforgettable 8 days and 7 nights, for a tour of:  

Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Dead Sea, Jericho, and Jordan River, Nazareth, Tiberias & the Sea of Galilee.

The tour helped raise awareness of Jerusalem Patriarchate, its history, and its significance in Armenian history. Learn more

Melkonian Global Overture - Non-profit organization supporting Historical & Iconic Armenian Institutions

Saint Asdvadzadzin Church

Saint Asdvadzadzin Church Youth Choir Project: providing funding for production of cultural program for the Youth Choir. Learn more

Glendale Unified School District

Exposing High School students with diverse heritage and cultural background to Armenian language and culture through Living Diaspora Project Website. Learn more