Jack Medzorian, longtime Vice President of CYSCA, passed away on April 2, 2020 at the age of 93. He served on the Board for thirty years. During his tenure, he was instrumental in bringing and managing crucial programs. His wife, Eva, founded the Armenia School Aid Project (ASAP) over twenty-five years ago, and they raised and donated significant funds to needy villages in Armenia for designated schools. Jack spearheaded CYSCA’s participation in the USAID the Community Connections program for Armenia for several years, a training program for adults in different fields such as university administration, social work, aviation, public health, and the environment. CYSCA was privileged to host nineteen groups of fifteen individuals over a twelve year period. Additionally, in recent years, he also led CYSCA’s participation in the U.S. Library of Congress’s Open World program since 2013, which allows young adults from Armenia to come to the United States to meet and cultivate relationships with counterparts in different industries such as women in politics, media literacy, and people who work with people with disabilities. CYSCA would not have been as successful as it has without the many contributions of Jack Medzorian.
In Memoriam: Jack M. Medzorian