Marta Batmasian, Entrepreneur and Community Leader
About Marta Batmasian
Veteran real estate management executive Marta Batmasian partners with her husband, James, in guiding Investments Limited. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, the firm also maintains offices in Massachusetts. Marta Batmasian and her husband got their start in Boston in the 1970s purchasing and refurbishing multiunit residential holdings.
An active presence in her community, Ms. Batmasian formerly served as president of the Children’s Science Explorium, an organization she founded. In addition, from 1987 to 1994, she sat on the board of the YMCA of Boca Raton and founded the association’s Women’s Club. For the past 13 years, the Boca Raton native has held responsibilities as cofounder and director of the nonprofit People Reaching Out to Provide Education.
The holder of a PhD in Near Eastern studies from Brandeis University, Marta Batmasian returned to higher education in the late 1980s to earn an MBA at Barry University in Miami. She later completed Harvard Business School’s Executive Program for Nonprofit Board Leadership.
FAR Assists Armenian Children in Need
An involved member of the Boca Raton community, Marta Batmasian dedicates her time and resources to a number of local charities and nonprofits. Marta Batmasian also supports the work of several national organizations and currently sits on the board of directors of the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR), a New York-based nonprofit group that assists underserved populations in Armenia through a range of programs and activities.
Since 2000, FAR has operated the Children’s Support Foundation Center (CSFC), a full-service facility providing crisis intervention and rehabilitation, shelter, counseling, health care, and legal assistance to children and families in need. The Armenian-based foundation also maintains a hotline and helpline that give children in crisis 24/7 access to the center’s services.
In addition, the CSFC partners with other organizations, such as UNICEF, to improve Armenia’s National Child Protection System and to ensure that Armenian foster children are placed in good homes with loving families. Since it was founded, the CSFC has provided short-term shelter and other services to nearly 1,000 children and has helped many more through its efforts to improve child services in Armenia.