OUR MISSION

The CAAONC has put major effort into restoring and renewing the 103 foot cross, and continually monitors and maintains the cross. On the first Saturday of each month, a dedicated group of volunteers organize a clean-up of the Mt Davidson Park immediately surrounding the Mt Davidson Cross property. The Habitat Restoration Work parties are a joint activity between the Natural Areas Program and the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Sierra Club.

On July 12, 1997, the Council of Armenian-American Organizations of Northern California (CAAONC), a coalition of over 30 Armenian-American Organizations outbid other groups, and purchased the Cross from the City of San Francisco. The sale was unanimously approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and placed on the ballot as Proposition F. On November 4, 1997, the voters of San Francisco overwhelmingly voted to approve the sale. The CAAONC thus became the legal owner of the Mt. Davidson Cross and assumed the responsibility for maintaining it. The council meets regularly to discuss maintenance, planning & event reservations as well as community events involving the Cross. 

First Council

Original Exloratory Committee

The original exploratory committee for acquiering  the cross as a memorial to the Armenian Genocide.  

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Memorial plaque

The first official plaque dedicating the Mt. Davidson Memorial Cross to the victims of the Armenian Genocide.