The 1915 Society

They shall not perish

The 1915 Society is our generous community of key supporters named for the year NEF was founded.

NEF was established in 1915 in urgent response to the Armenian genocide. During a historic relief effort in the following years that pioneered modern day philanthropy, NEF saved the lives of over 1,000,000 Armenian, Assyrian, and Greek refugees and cared for more than 132,000 orphans. 

Today, the generosity of The 1915 Society continues this legacy and fuels our mission to foster a more resilient, inclusive and prosperous future for people impacted by crisis and conflict.

The 1915 Society offers you an opportunity to deepen your connection with NEF and the communities we serve around the world. We hope the open access to presentations, events, detailed updates, and other benefits allow you to experience the lasting impact you are making on the world when you give to NEF. 

Giving Levels

Access to personal giving manager from NEF team
Recognition on NEF website and in our annual report
Branded NEF thank you gift
Provided quarterly program newsletter
Annual Virtual Update and Q&A with NEF President
Invitation to virtual “updates from the field” with country leadership
Invitation to program site visits in communities we serve

List of Donors

Thank you to the generosity of our current 1915 Society members. You are making a profound impact on the communities we serve.


Bogosian Quigley Foundation

Linda K. Jacobs


Carol B. Aslanian

Myrna Barakat

Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation

Mona Eraiba

Johnson Garrett

Rana Gillmon

Jeff Habib and Jessica Lowery

Randa El-Sayed Haffar

Patrick Malkassian

Haig and Connie Mardikian

Shant and Christine Mardirossian


Shanaz Batmanghelidj

Wesley and Susan Hayden

Seth and Cassie Hollander

Bryan and JoEllen Ison

Dee Robarts

Mark Rutherford and Melissa B. Dodge


Carol Amirian

Ara Bagdasarian

Court Ballinger

Stephen Craxton

Janet Davidson

The Fullgraf Foundation

The Greene-Milstein Family Foundation

Suha Hamid

Charles and Kathleen Hinkaty

Souren Israelyan and Angeli A. Lavilla

William and Judith Jones

Umar Khan

Richard and Barbara Lacy

Stephen and Leslie Malott

Robert P. Morgenthau

Mostafa Family Charitable Trust

Julia Norman and Thomas Mullins

Rosalind O’Campo

Holly Pittman

Joan Rothermel

Karen Bedrosian-Richardson

David Russell

Joyce and Joe Stein

Eric Widmer and Meera Viswanathan

Join the 1915 Society today

Donation FAQ's

Yes! In fact, multi-year pledges are the best way to support our mission. It enables NEF to strategically plan for the future and support more people. Please email the philanthropy team to receive our pledge form. 

Our team is happy to provide the necessary information to complete a stock or wire transfer for your donation. Please email us at

Our philanthropy team is available for phone and video calls and in-person meetings to answer any questions you have. Please email us at to schedule a time to learn more about how you can leave a lasting impact today.

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