Hayastan All-Armenian Fund now accepts online donations
Posted on April 28, 2010
Supporters of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund can now make online donations anytime and from anywhere in the world, through the banner on the homepage of the Himnadram main site himnadram.org.

Online donations can be made securely and easily, using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, debit cards, and bank accounts.

“The option of online giving complements our conventional donation mechanisms, enabling our worldwide supporters to harness the power of the Internet to make contributions whenever they wish, and with utmost ease and peace of mind,” said Ara Vardanyan, executive director of the fund.

“We consider the establishment of our online-donation system a major milestone that benefits our supporters and the fund alike,” Vardanyan continued. “I would like to thank two organizations, Apaga Technologies and VeriSign, for helping make this achievement possible. VeriSign and Apaga Technologies have provided EV SSL (Extended Validation Secure Sockets Layer) certificate, ensuring data encryption and other loss-prevention mechanisms for simple and secure online transactions.”

Apaga Technologies, based in Armenia, and VeriSign, a U.S. company, are donating their services to the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund for a period of two years.

“We understand the importance of making a difference in the world, which is why we offered Himnadram a VeriSign EV SSL Certificate to provide their donors with a safe online experience,” said Tim Callan, vice-president of product marketing at VeriSign. “Himnadram supporters can rest assured that their monetary contribution will securely reach the organization and help fund the special projects taking place in Armenia and Artsakh.”

“Today the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund is carrying out initiatives of vital importance to our homeland,” said Michel Davoudian, CEO of Apaga Technologies. “The cooperation with the Fund will contribute to the efficiency of the Fund’s new initiatives in support of its far-reaching mission.”