"We found the perfect opportunity to impact the entire region by supporting two of our family’s most treasured values — education and the arts"
Top L-R: Dr. Sharon Nazarian, Thor Steingraber, and Dr. Robert Gunsalus; Bottom L-R: Soraya Sarah and Younes Nazarian, and Dr. Dianne F. Harrison
Nazarian MAJOR GIFT ANNOUNCEMENT
Valley Performing Arts Center and CSUN are the recipient of a monumental gift.
Younes and Soraya Sarah Nazarian, along with their children and grandchildren, have stepped forward to make one of the most generous contributions to an arts organization in Los Angeles history. CSUN will be the recipient of a 17 million dollar gift that will change the name of the 1,700-seat venue to the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts. Its everyday name will be The Soraya, in honor of Mrs. Nazarian, an accomplished sculptor and the family's beloved matriarch.