Since our founding in 1906, AGBU’s operations and growth have been supported by a membership base spanning the globe. Anyone who subscribes to the AGBU mission and its core values is welcome to join the AGBU family, either as a donor, volunteer, an alumni of one or more of our various programs, even as an expert or specialist serving in an advisory capacity.
You can pledge your commitment and become a member of AGBU by submitting an annual membership contribution or donating to the general, unrestricted AGBU Opportunity Fund, which helps fund our annual operational budget. This entitles you to such benefits as invitations to special meetings and events as well as the biennial AGBU General Assembly. For information on eligibility for voting membership, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.
We rely on the commitment of our members to continue our important work around the world.
As a member of AGBU, you are part of a network of like-minded individuals who believe in promoting the Armenian heritage and culture and fulfilling the promise of a thriving homeland and its Diaspora.
All members of AGBU are global members. However, in locations where Chapters collect membership fees (Europe, Middle East, South America, Australia), individuals may pay membership fees directly to their Chapter in local currency. In these instances you are a local member of a Chapter as well.
Connect with your local Chapter or Office here.
AGBU is a 501(c)(3) organization in the United States and membership contributions are considered a donation to the organization making it tax-deductible for those in United States. To understand if your membership contribution is tax-deductible outside of the United States, please contact your local AGBU office or Chapter by connecting from the directory, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Life Member is a status designated by the AGBU Central Board for certain donors who have donated $25,000 or more at any one given time to our general purposes fund, the AGBU Opportunity Fund.
The AGBU Central Board also designates individuals as Donor Members ($50,000 or more) or Benefactor Members ($100,000).
A voting member is a member of AGBU who has continually paid membership dues or submitted donations for the three consecutive years prior to a General Assembly, or a member who has held a chair position in a District, Chapter or YP group for the year preceding the General Assembly.
Life, Donor and Benefactor Members are also voting members of AGBU.
All members are invited to join the General Assembly meeting every two years. Voting members are eligible to vote at this time either with physical presence or via proxy which is disseminated in the months prior to the meeting.