ACYOA Profile: George Macarian

ACYOA Profile: George Macarian

Armenian Church Blog

Published: August 11, 2011 at 10:35 AM

George Macarian, who is serving for the second year as treasurer of the ACYOA Central Council, says the organization has helped him grow both spiritually and professionally, and given him the opportunity to network with other Armenians.

“The programming, socializing, and education that the ACYOA provides are unparalleled,” George says.

As treasurer, George plays an active role in implementing the ACYOA’s annual fundraising initiatives, which help support popular programs such as leadership conferences, national retreats, and chapter workshops.

Last year the revenue came from ACYOA merchandise sales, a foundation grant, and donations from parishes.

George says that the ACYOA plans to strengthen alumni relationships, host social fundraising events, and brainstorm other ideas for this year’s campaign.

Proud of his Armenian heritage, George says that his involvement in the ACYOA has helped him maintain a connection to his roots while attending college.

A veteran of leadership conferences, summer camps, and other Diocesan programs, George also serves as a sub-deacon and has taught Sunday School in his home parish, St. David Church of Boca Raton, Fla. Last summer, he traveled to New York to intern in the Diocese’s accounting department.

“From the virtues and ethical values learned in church to the characteristic traits of perseverance and hard work stemming from our ancient history, being Armenian has helped me shape a strong moral fiber,” explains George.

George Macarian serves as treasurer on the ACYOA Central Council.

—By Melanie Quinn (This is the fifth installment of a seven-part series profiling members of the ACYOA Central Council. Melanie Quinn, a senior at the University of New Hampshire, interned this summer in the Diocesan Department of Youth and Education.)



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