Congratulations to Investments Limited’s co-founder, Marta Batmasian for this amazing honor!
The ELLIS ISLAND MEDAL OF HONOR is awarded annually to distinguished American citizens who exemplify a life dedicated to community service. These are individuals who preserve and celebrate the history, traditions and values of their ancestry while exemplifying the values of the American way of life, and who are dedicated to creating a better world for us all. They are people who have made it their mission to share their wealth of knowledge, indomitable courage, boundless compassion, unique talents and selfless generosity with those less fortunate.
One of the recipients of the 2018 award is none other than businesswoman and philanthropist Marta Batmasian. Since her arrival to the United States in 1970, Marta has demonstrated a true immigrant spirit, by getting involved and excelling in the fields of education, business, politics, and community activities. Having been born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, as a minority Christian Armenian, Marta’s dream was to immigrate to the U.S. where immigrants were given the opportunity to integrate easily and pursue their dreams.
Today, the company she founded with her husband, Investments Limited, which is headquartered in Boca Raton, has become one of the largest family-owned real estate investment companies in the nation. Marta believes that investment and reinvestment in cultural, educational, nonprofit and recreational endeavors produces healthy, thriving environments that benefit everyone. She currently supports over 65 organizations, dedicates her personal time and efforts to a number of nonprofits, including some outside the US, serves on a variety of committees, and sits on the Board of Directors of a number of corporations. Causes near and dear to her heart include helping youth living in economically depressed areas get an education, with many going on to college, and improving the plight of the homeless. In her words, “Mine is a hectic but truly rewarding life, and I wouldn’t change it for anything! I am just grateful to the United States for giving me the opportunity to do what I love, which is actually make a difference in peoples’ lives, and for that I feel truly blessed.”
Since the Medal was founded in 1986, honorees have included distinguished and diverse Americans taking into account seven Presidents of the United States, Vice-President Joe Biden, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Nobel laureates Elie Wiesel and Malala Yousafzai, Coretta Scott King, John Sculley, Muhammad Ali, Lee Iacocca, Rosa Parks, Walter Cronkite, Joe DiMaggio, Madeleine Albright, Gloria Estefan, Henry Kissinger, among other outstanding Americans. The Medal has been officially recognized by both Houses of Congress as one of our nation’s most prestigious awards and is annually memorialized in the Congressional Record.
For more information about the Medal of Honor, please visit: http://www.neco.org/medal-of-honor