For Immediate Release
March 21, 2005
Contact: Sarkis Kotanjian
Mehranian Named 44th District’s “Woman of the Year”
-Armenia Fund chair honored at ceremony in Sacramento-
Glendale, CA (March 17) – Armenia Fund, Inc. is proud to announce
that Maria Mehranian, Chair of Armenia Fund Inc., was named the Woman
of the Year for the 44th California State District by Assemblymember
Carol Liu (D-Pasadena) during a special ceremony at the State Assembly
chambers in Sacramento.
Chosen by the Legislative Women’s Caucus, Mehranian was one of
80 women honored for making significant contributions to their
respective communities. “Maria is a role-model for all women, both
for her business leadership and her extraordinary contributions to
the Armenian and La CaÃ±ada Flintridge communities,” Liu said in a
Partnering with the California Museum for History, Women and Arts,
California’s First Lady, Maria Shriver, and the State Assembly
unveiled an exhibit entitled Serving California: 2005 Woman of the
Year Honorees. “Every one of these women and everything they do
makes our state a better place to live,” said Shriver in a prepared
statement. The exhibit, on display through April 30, 2005, features
pictures and biographies of the women honored by the Legislature.
Mehranian is managing partner at Cordoba Corporation, an international
planning and development company based in Los Angeles. In addition to
Armenia Fund, Mehranian’s community involvement includes chairing the
La CaÃ±ada Flintridge Planning Commission. In 2004 Armenia Fund, Inc.,
with its affiliates around the world, raised over $11.5 million for
infrastructure development and humanitarian aid projects in Armenia
and Nagorno Karabakh.
For more information about the California women honored, visit
For more information on Armenia Fund, Inc., visit
or call 818.243.6222.
Armenia Fund, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation
established in 1994 to facilitate large-scale humanitarian and
infrastructure development assistance to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh.
Armenia Fund, Inc. is the U.S. Western Region affiliate of “Hayastan”