Sargon Alkurge

Director of Finance

Director of Finance

Sargon was born in Dora, Iraq, but his father moved the family to the neighboring country Kuwait in 1975 to seek employment opportunities. After graduating from high school Sargon moved to the U.S. in 1987 and settled in San Jose, CA.

Sargon received his Associate degree in business from De Anza College in Cupertino, CA and pursued his education at San Jose State University for a Bachelor degree in Accounting. Later he switched to University of Phoenix and graduated in 1999. He’s worked as an accountant since 1993 and he currently is the Vice President of Finance of a manufacturing company in Livermore, CA.

In the late 90s, he joined the Assyrian Aid Society – Santa Clara chapter by serving as their Treasurer. Working alongside great and dedicated individuals that made Sargon realize his passion for helping and serve our people. In 2001, Sargon married his lovely wife Rita and moved to Modesto, CA . They now are blessed with two daughters Bretele and Edessa. After few years away to take care of his new family, Sargon was ready to go back helping the AAS-A.

It was in 2008, after attending the 2nd Mesopotamian Night concert that he was asked to join the AAS-A Central Valley chapter as their Treasurer. His passion and energy has served the organization tremendously so when Mesopotamian Night was moved to the Bay Area he was asked to take on additional duties and help as the Treasurer of the project which he gladly accepted. In 2013, Sargon was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Assyrian Aid Sociey of America representing Central Valley (Modesto-Ceres-Turlock) chapter as well as the Finance Director of the Mesopotamin Night event.

“I’ve always admired and supported the Assyrian Aid Society not only for the outstanding job that they are doing to help our people in the motherland, but also for the brilliant and dedicated people that have been associated with this honorable organization. These passionate individuals seem to always find innovative ideas to raise money. The latest and most impressive is the Annual Mesopotamian Night event which has sparked the Assyrian audience around the world. In 2008, the event was in its second year in Modesto, Ca when I decided to attend and it was an experience to last me a lifetime. It was so intriguing, that I decided to join the organizing team as their treasurer. I knew that my experience as an accountant and passion to help would assist this project to reach its maximum potential.”