A Mesopotamian Night, the third annual evening of Assyrian culture and music presented by the Central Valley Chapter of the Assyrian Aid Society of America, has received a supporting grant from The James Irvine Foundation.
“We are honored to have such a prestigious organization recognize the value of the work we have been doing with the Mesopotamian Night series in Modesto,” said Chapter President Tony Khoshaba. “This gives us even greater incentive for this year’s event and beyond.”
A Mesopotamian Night will take place on Saturday, August 15, 2009 at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, California.
The James Irvine Foundation is a private, nonprofit grantmaking foundation dedicated to expanding opportunity for the people of California to participate in a vibrant, successful and inclusive society. The Foundation’s grantmaking is organized around three program areas: Arts, Youth and California Perspectives, which focuses on improving decision making on significant state issues. Since 1937 the Foundation has provided over $1 billion in grants to more than 3,000 nonprofit organizations throughout California. With current assets of over $1.4 billion, the Foundation expects to make grants of $80 million in 2009 for the people of California.
The Assyrian Aid Society of America is a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization building schools, providing war refugee relief, staffing and supplying medical clinics, rebuilding homes, irrigating farmlands, bringing electricity to remote villages, facilitating life-saving surgeries, and implementing a host of other vital programs and services since 1991.