Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Armen Vardanyan


Armen Vardanyan, the Armenian EyeCare Project’s (AECP) first Fellow, views his selection as “both a great honor and a big responsibility.” Chosen in 1996 as the first AECP-AAMSOC (Armenian American Medical Society of California) Scholars participant, Armen studied with Dr. Barry Kuppermann at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).

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monthly pledge

Monthly Pledges


Eyes and vision rank among the most important health issues in children and yet, most children in Armenia begin school without an eye exam. Ensure that a child in Armenia receives eye care services that will avoid low vision and blindness. Includes examinations, health education, eyeglasses and medication for 12 children each year.

Anthony Aldave, M.D.


Joining Roger Ohanesian and a team of AECP doctors on the Armenian EyeCare Project’s 26th Medical Mission in June 2005, Dr. Anthony Aldave performed the country’s first artificial cornea implant.

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Shant Korkigian


Twenty-three-year-old Shant Korkigian, a second year student at the Medical School of the Michigan State University, never thought medicine would be his career choice. While one might think that following in his father’s footsteps — a successful physician — would be an easy and obvious choice, Shant says, “I wanted to make my own career selection.

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