Board of Directors

The current leadership of the William Saroyan Foundation includes Haig Mardikian, Chairman, and Scott Setrakian, Vice Chairman.  Both Haig and Scott are successful business executives who play active roles in their communities.  Under their guidance the Foundation provides core funding to high-impact literary prizes for exciting young writers, supports Saroyan’s literary estate, and is introducing the world to William Saroyan’s artwork.


Haig Mardikian

Scott Setrakian
Vice Chairman


I have forgotten more than I can remember, and it is all there, somewhere. It has meaning and something more than meaning.
Let the good boys and girls of scholarship find out what.

William Saroyan – “Where the Bones Go"