St. Illuminator’s Cathedral in New York received a donation of $10,000 from Mr. Andreias Marderosian of Flushing, New York, in memory of his wife Lucia Marderosian. Rev. Fr. Mesrob Lakissian, pastor of the Cathedral, accepted the gift and announced that the funds will be used for the Cathedral’s Sunday and Saturday schools to augment religious and Armenian educational programs.
In 2007, a donation of $30,000 was made by the Marderosian family to the Cathedral and the Day School. Der Mesrob expressed thanks to Mr. Marderosian and said this generous donation “will help us educate young generations of Armenian Americans. The survival of the Armenian Church and community depends on individuals like Mr. Marderosian who have strong ties to the Armenian Church and heritage.”