COAF Entrepreneurship Training and Practice for Youth


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Children of Armenia Fund

An investment professional with a career that spans 25 years, Ralph Vartanian currently serves as a vice president and wealth advisor at UBS Financial Services in Boca Raton, Florida. Outside of the professional environment, Ralph Vartanian supports multiple charities, including the Children of Armenia Fund (COAF).

COAF is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization that runs a number of educational, medical, and community outreach projects in the country of Armenia. The organization also fosters economic development through initiatives such as its Entrepreneurship Training and Practice for Youth program.

The goal of Entrepreneurship Training and Practice for Youth is to introduce young people to fundamental principles of local economic development while building leadership skills and fostering civic commitment. The program begins with two weeks of training in business and market research. Students then break into teams to develop program proposals for individual communities in participating villages. Past program proposals have ranged from tree-planting projects and school improvement initiatives to the creation of public parks and libraries.


Children of Armenia Fund Offers Focus on Learning English Language

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Children of Armenia Fund


As vice president of wealth management for UBS Financial Services in Boca Raton, Florida, Ralph Vartanian assists his customers in ensuring their money is being managed correctly with financial products that fit their lifestyle. Outside of his professional responsibilities, Ralph Vartanian supports several charitable organizations, including the Children of Armenia Fund.

The Children of Armenia Fund began in 2002 to change the lives of children living in economically challenging situations. The fund supports many different programs that serve the children of Armenia, including a comprehensive education program. Among the topics that teachers and instructors cover when working with the fund include teaching students English.

English is seen as a valuable skill, since having bilingual abilities can increase the likelihood that students will find gainful employment once they enter the workforce. In addition to studying the language at special summer camps, students are also taught about American culture, music, and games. This opens up future possibilities for students to complete exchange programs.

Komen and Heron Therapeutics Team Up in Fundraising Effort

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Komen and Heron Therapeutics

Ralph Vartanian serves as vice president of wealth management for UBS Financial Services in Boca Raton, Florida, where he oversees the Vartanian Group within the firm, monitoring and reviewing fixed income portfolios for clients. Outside of his professional commitments, Ralph Vartanian supports various nonprofits, including Susan G. Komen.

Susan G. Komen recently announced a partnership with Heron Therapeutics to increase awareness of the need for new supportive care treatments in the fight against breast cancer. The importance of such an initiative is paramount, as supportive care is a vital component of helping manage side effects so that women can complete all of their chemotherapy visits.

Nausea and vomiting resulting from chemotherapy treatment are some of the most difficult side effects for women to endure. The need to develop supportive care options to help manage these symptoms is a high priority among cancer physicians, given the lack of effective treatments currently available.

To that end, Komen and Heron launched a fundraising effort, dubbed the Herron Matching Program, that matched all funds dollar for dollar that were donated during Komen’s year-end giving campaign. Along with another partner, Heron also contributed $250,000 to the Komen organization.

Health Benefits of Golf

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Health Benefits of Golf

Ralph Vartanian is an executive in the financial services sector. Since 2013, he’s served as vice president of wealth management at UBS Financial Services in Boca Raton, Florida. In his free time, Ralph Vartanian enjoys golfing, and has been a member of the Adios Golf Club since 1993.

Golf is a game for both the body and the mind, as it is both mentally and physically challenging. There are many health benefits, including the following:

1. Good for the heart. Golfing typically involves walking (if there is no motorized golf cart), carrying a heavy bag, and swinging, all of which increase the heart rate and blood flow, which decreases the risk of stroke and diabetes as well as the levels of blood pressure and cholesterol.

2. Stimulates the brain. Daily walking has been shown to strengthen the brain’s memory circuits, as the physical activity pumps blood to the brain, improving its function.

3. Weight loss. Naturally, exercise leads to weight loss. Doctors recommend a daily step count of 10,000, and a standard 18-hole round can help golfers reach and exceed this. goal.