and friends to support St. Nersess Armenian Seminary.
St. Nersess Armenian Seminary’s third annual “Evening Under the Stars” benefit reception will take place on Saturday, September 25. This event, which regulaly draws more than 100 people, will once again be held on the spacious and beautiful New Rochelle, NY campus.
The gathering provides the opportunity to support the most important institution for the future of the Armenian Church in North America. Generations will come together to mix and mingle while learning about the ongoing endeavors of St. Nersess, including the events surrounding the 50th anniversary celebration of the Seminary in 2011.
Young Adults to Serve their Beloved Seminary
The cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception will begin at 7 p.m. under an elegant candlelit tent off the back patio of the Seminary. As always, young adult participants of the Seminary's summer conferences will serve as greeters throughout the evening and share their stories of their St. Nersess experience.
For nearly five decades, the Seminary has conducted summer and winter conferences for youth ages 13-25. During these conferences, students gather for several days to learn more about their faith, culture and history in a unique environment that only St. Nersess can provide. This well-rounded religious, cultural and social experience creates the perfect opportunity for young people to make lasting friendships and build the true foundation of the Armenian Church in North America.
How Could We Not Support St. Nersess?
“For many of my friends, our 10 days at St. Nersess each summer became the most highly anticipated event of our year, and cemented our lifelong friendships,” shared Meline Kasparian, Vice President at Fidelity Investments, who came regularly to the summer youth conference in the 1980s and took part in last year’s Evening Under the Stars. “How could we not lend our support to St. Nersess given its pivotal role in our own lives, and in securing the future of the Armenian Church in this country?"
Other highlights of this year’s Stars reception will include an auction of several one-of-a-kind items, such as a full course dinner for four prepared by and held at the home of the Seminary Dean, V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan. Check back for further details about our exclusive auction items, and for the opportunity to place your on-line bid. Final bids will be taken at the “Evening Under the Stars” with the highest bidder announced that night.
Become a Host or Sponsor
The Seminary is soliciting individuals and families to help underwrite the Evening Under the Stars, making it possible for 100% of the proceeds to directly benefit the Seminary. This year, we are offering the opportunity to become an Event Host for $2500 or a Sponsor for $500. All gifts are tax deductible. If you are interested, please contact the Seminary at firstname.lastname@example.org or (914) 636-2003.
The Evening Under the Stars is open to the public. We especially welcome those who have never visited St. Nersess before. Donation per person is $100. Please RSVP by CLICKING HERE.