ArmInfo. The Stepan Gishyan Charitable Foundation, established in 2015 in memory of Stepan Gishyan, the founder and first CEO of the ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank, started in 2017 to grant.
As the press service of the Bank told ArmInfo, according to the decision of the Foundation Council this year grant assistance will be rendered to four organizations. This is the Miasin Fund (Together), the sports school of the community of Noyemberyan Tavush region, the charitable public organization Liarzhek Kyank (Full-life) and the Immunology and Tissue Engineering Laboratory after Orbeli.
According to the source, the results announced in early 2017 of programs falling under grant assistance were summed up on May 5 - the birthday of Stepan Gishyan.
"On behalf of myself and on behalf of the Board of Trustees, I express my gratitude to the organizations and people who submitted to the Fund an application for cooperation, which we will continue in the future." The main goal of the foundation is to continue Stepan Gishyan's business, to realize his thinking and worldview we believe that the best way to achieve the goal is to unite the potential of those interested in solving the existing tasks of structures, organizations and people through the Fund. The first step of the Foundation will be the programs, and we proudly declare that we are honorably continuing the work of Stepan Gishyan," said Anna Gishyan, the Fund's director.
The current Chief Executive Officer of ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank Hakob Andreasyan, a colleague of S. Gishyan said: "I often remember Stepan and mentally I talk with him: He brought a new culture and thinking to the financial and banking sector and the agricultural sector, which allowed thousands of our compatriots to firmly stand on my native land, live and prosper in my homeland, I am confident that through the activities of the Stepan Gishyan Foundation we will create another new opportunity for the realization of ideological thoughts. "
To note, the Stepan Gishyan Charitable Foundation was established in 2015 by the Gishyan family, ACBA- Credit Agricole Bank, the French bank Credit Agricole and the National Federation of Credit Agricole.