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kOSciUSzkO - The Kosciuszko Foundation
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T h e A m e r ic a n C e n t e r of P ol i s h C u lt u r e
NEWSLETTER
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Volume LXI, No. 1
ISSN 1081-2776
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The Kosciuszko
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Up for Polonia
& Ball
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Polish Senate
Hosts Kosciuszko
4 Foundation Exhibit
in Warsaw
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April 30th
Cardinal Karol
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The Kosciuszko
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7 76th Anniversary
Dinner and Ball
The Paintings of
Krystyna Brzechwa
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Exchange
Fellowships
and Grants
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Scholarships
and Grants for
Americans
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The Year Abroad
Program in Poland
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Graduate Studies and
Research in Poland
Summer Sessions
Awards
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April 30, 2011
The Kosciuszko Foundation
Stands Up for Polonia,
But We Need Your Help
By Alex Storozynski
A recent survey by Newsweek found that 40 percent of
Americans do not know which countries the United States
fought during World War II. It’s no wonder given that the
media often refers to Auschwitz as a “Polish concentration
camp,” which is a rewrite of history.
That is why I posted a petition on The Kosciuszko
Foundation website asking newspapers to change their
style guides to avoid using this historically erroneous
phrase. It confuses undereducated readers, leading them to
believe that the Holocaust was executed by Poland, rather
than Nazi Germany. My sincerest thanks to all of you who
signed the petition.
I also contacted members of the United States Congress who
wrote letters to The New York Times and The Associated
Press asking them to change their stylebooks. The members
of Congress that signed these letters were Rep. Daniel
Lipinski (Ill.), Marcy Kaptur (Ohio), Christopher Smith
(NJ), John Dingell (Mich.), Christopher Murphy (Conn.),
Rosa DeLauro (Conn.), Nydia Velazquez (NY), Mike
Quigley (Ill.), Joe Courtney (Conn.), John Larson (Conn.),
Brian Higgins (NY), and Sen. Mike Johanns (Neb.), Sen.
Mark Kirk (Ill). Thank you to all of them for supporting
Polonia on this issue.
As a result of the petition and our letters, The New York
Times, The Wall Street Journal and The San Francisco
Chronicle have changed their stylebooks, and promised to
be more vigilant in avoiding this error. We will continue
collecting signatures on this petition until The Associated
Press, Washington Post and all media outlets stop using this
phrase. Keeping the petition posted online costs money, so
please join the Kosciuszko Foundation and send in donations
so that we can keep this action going. Please be part of the
solution.
This small victory shows what Polonia can do if we work
together to educate Americans about the truth. The
Kosciuszko Foundation’s primary mission is education and
promoting Polish culture in the United States. Thanks to a
scholarship that I received in the 1980s, I was able to earn my
Master’s Degree at the Columbia University Graduate School
of Journalism. Others who have received scholarships or
grants from the Kosciuszko Foundation over the years include
T h e Ko s c i u s z ko f o u ndat i o n
Members of Congress wrote
to the Associated Press
and The New York Times
asking to change their
stylebooks regarding German
concentration camps.
economist Leszek Balcerowicz, historian Norman Davies,
journalist Andrew Nagorski, Prof. Anna Cienciala author of
Katyn: A Crime Without Punishment, Columbia University
Prof. John Micgiel, journalist Jolanta Fajkowska, Lt. Gen.
Edward Rowny, Dr. Julian Kulski, Rabbi Michael Schudrich,
Nowy Dziennik Editor Jan Latus, director Juliusz Machulski
who made such films as Vabank, Kiler and Seksmisja, Dr.
Tomasz Rogula, the artist Franciszek Starowieyski, Senator
Marek Ziolkowski, poet Agata Tusznyska, plus many, many
more.
In the following pages of this newsletter you will find some
of the scholarship recipients for the current year. In the
18th century, Tadeusz Kosciuszko said, “By nature, we are
all equals – virtue, riches and knowledge constitute the only
difference.” Education is the key to success, and Kosciuszko
dedicated his life to the liberation and education of the
underprivileged. He also donated his last will and testament
to the education of peasants and slaves. In the 20th century,
another virtuous Pole, Stephen Mizwa, followed his example
and established the Kosciuszko Foundation whose primary
mission is education and promoting Polish culture.
P etition
on German
Concentration Camps
WHEREAS the media uses the historically
erroneous terms “Polish concentration camp”
and “Polish death camp” to describe Auschwitz
and other Nazi extermination camps built by the
Germans during World War II, which confuses
impressionable and undereducated readers,
leading them to believe that the Holocaust was
executed by Poland, rather than Nazi Germany,
WHEREAS these phrases are Holocaust
revisionism that desecrate the memories of
six million Jews from 27 countries who were
murdered by Nazi Germany,
WHEREAS Poland was the first country
invaded by Germany, and the only country
whose citizens suffered the death penalty for
rescuing Jews, yet never surrendered during six
years of German occupation, even though onesixth of its population was killed in the war,
approximately half of which was Christian,
WHEREAS educated journalists must know
these facts and not cross the libel threshold
of malice by using phrases such as “Polish
concentration camps.”
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED
that the undersigned request that The New York
Times, The Washington Post, the Associated
Press, and TIME magazine include entries in
their stylebooks requiring news stories to be
historically accurate, using the official name of all
“German concentration camps in Nazi-occupied
Poland,” as UNESCO did in 2007 when it
named the camp in Auschwitz, “The AuschwitzBirkenau German Nazi Concentration and
Extermination Camp (1940-1945).”
Dear Mr. Storozynski:
After further discussions of the concerns raised by you and
others, Times editors have decided to add an entry to the
newsroom’s stylebook specifically cautioning journalists to
avoid misleading phrases like “Polish concentration camp.”
As we have already pointed out, editors immediately took
steps to correct the erroneous references to Dachau in an online
caption over the weekend. We also published a correction
about the phrase “Polish concentration camp” in an obituary
last fall. We understand the great sensitivity of this topic and
regret that any such lapses have occurred. But we would like to
reiterate that such instances, however unfortunate, are simply
mistakes, and it is wrong to suggest that they reflect any malice
or deliberate distortion.
Still, to demonstrate our shared concern over this issue, we will
add a note on this point to the stylebook and take extra care to
try to avoid any further errors.
Sincerely,
Eileen M. Murphy
Vice President,
Corporate Communications
The New York Times Company
As the years rolled on and the challenges facing Poland changed with
the times, the Foundation’s work has evolved to meet those challenges.
Mizwa started the Foundation after Poland’s rebirth, but his mission
took on new meaning during the years of Nazism, Communism and
the Cold War. Today, Poland is once again free and part of NATO
and the European Union. Many Kosciuszko Foundation alumni have
taken part in that transformation.
These days, young Poles and Polish-Americans are uniquely poised
to change the world, not just through humanities and the arts, but
through the sciences, technology and business as well. But it takes
money to finance their dreams through education. With scholarships,
they can become the leaders of tomorrow. For the 21st century,
the Kosciuszko Foundation wants to build on the examples set by
Kosciuszko and Mizwa, but we need your help to do it.
How You Can Show Your
Polish Pride and Fulfill
Polonia’s Mission
The Kosciuszko Foundation can only continue its activities
supporting Polish culture and awarding scholarships if we
receive support from people like you. To donate to the
Kosciuszko Foundation in the United States in New York, call
212 734 2130, or visit us on the web at http://www.thekf.org
Polish Senate hosts
Kosciuszko Foundation
Exhibit in Warsaw
“The Kosciuszko Foundation promotes numerous activities,
especially in the field of culture and education, promoting
closer ties between Poland and the United States.”
Solidarity activist and Speaker of the Senate
Bogdan Borusewicz
T h e Ko s c i u s z ko f o u ndat i o n
Fundacja
KościuszKowsKa
amerykańskie centrum Kultury Polskiej
KosciuszKo
Foundation
the american center of Polish culture
the
Żywy Pomnik
tadeusza
Kościuszki
Początki,
proces edukacji
i kształtowanie
się wizji
SteFana Mierzwy
na opłacenie studiów 9 polskim studentom na Uniwersytecie
Harvarda, Yale i Columbia, a także na sfinansowanie pobytu
w obronie spraw chłopskich oraz za to, że „z narażeniem
how it all began:
the education
and vision of
StePhen Mizwa
życia angażował się w niepodległościową walkę w Ameryce”.
Szczepan Mierzwa was born to a peasant family on
Szczepan Mierzwa urodził się 12. listopada w 1892 roku,
w skromnej chłopskiej rodzinie, w polskiej wsi Rakszawa
pod zaborem austriacko-węgierskim. Już jako 12 letni
chłopiec podziwiał tadeusza Kościuszkę, za postawę
W 1910 roku Mierzwa mając zaledwie 17 lat opuścił Polskę
Nov. 12, 1892 in Rakszawa, a Polish village occupied by
na pokładzie niemieckiego parowca, SS Princess Irene. Drogę
Austria-Hungary. At age 12, he heard about tadeusz
do Ameryki pokonał na pokładzie ogólnym, śpiąc na sienniku.
Kosciuszko who championed peasants rights and
Po odprawie na Ellis Island, bez znajomości języka udał
“stuck his neck out when there was fighting in a big
się do Northampton w stanie Massachusetts gdzie polscy
country called Ameryka.” In 1910, the 17-year-old
Stephen Mizwa
Mierzwa boarded a German steamship, the SS Princess
pracę. Od przyjazdu do Ameryki nazywa się już Stephen
Irene and slept on a bunk of old straw in steerage.
Mizwa i pracuje w ciągu dnia
Without speaking English, he disembarked at Ellis
zbijając drewniane skrzynki,
Founded in 1925, the
Kosciuszko Foundation
promotes closer ties
between Poland and the
United States through
educational, scientific
and cultural exchanges.
It awards up to $1 million
annually in fellowships
and grants to graduate
students, scholars,
scientists, professionals,
and artists, and promotes
Polish culture in America.
The Foundation has
awarded scholarships and
provided a forum to Poles
who have changed history.
Island and headed for Northampton, Mass., where
zmywając naczynia, obierając
Polish immigrants helped him find work. Americans
ziemniaki w jadłodajniach,
knew him as Stephen Mizwa, and he made wooden
nocami ucząc się języka
boxes, peeled potatoes, and washed dishes, while
angielskiego, aby później
studying at night. He earned a scholarship to Amherst
móc podjąć studia. Wkrótce
College and later completed a master’s degree at
wytrwałość w nauce
Harvard University. In 1922, Mizwa was named
zapewniła mu stypendium
associate professor of economics at Drake University.
na studia w Amherst College.
W kilka lat później zdobywa
While teaching at Drake, Mizwa read an article by
The SS Princess Irene
the President of Vassar College, Dr. henry noble
tytuł magistra ekonomii
na Uniwersytecie Harvarda.
MacCraken, who returned from Europe and praised
W 1922 roku otrzymuje
Krakow’s Jagiellonian University. Mizwa visited
MacCracken and they discussed setting up a cultural
pozycję wykładowcy
exchange program between Poland and the United
ekonomii w Drake University.
States, and raising money for scholarships.
Ucząc w Drake, Mizwa natknął
Kilim oF Polish coats oF arms, from the Kosciuszko Foundation Collection.
Hand woven by atelier Grot, the kilim, depicting the heraldic crests of the Polish cities
and kings, once hung in the Polish Pavilion at the 1939 World’s Fair. It was donated to the
Foundation in 1956 by Mrs. Helen Paryski-Rosinski, in memory of her father, Antoni Paryski.
to study at universities such as Harvard, Yale and
skoncentrować się na swojej misji.
educating Poles.
w utworzeniu funduszu zwrócił się do 40 polskich gazet,
living memorial to Tadeusz Kosciuszko.” He wrote
an appeal to 40 Polish newspapers, 800 Polish
pastors, and Polish-American organizations, to start
generacjom odrodzonej Polski w studiach w Ameryce
“an Endowment Fund to make it possible for future
oraz w przekazywaniu wiedzy o kraju, o którego wolność
generations in reborn Poland to study in America
walczył Kościuszko.” Taki fundusz dawałby również szansę
and learn something about the nation for whose
młodym Amerykanom na studiowanie w Polsce, w kraju,
freedom Kosciuszko fought. And, it would make it
który ukształtował Kościuszkę”. Apel Mizwy został wprawdzie
nie wsparli pomysłu twierdząc, że Mizwa „jest nie tylko
niewłaściwym człowiekiem, ale ma też niefortunny pomysł
possible for young Americans to study in Poland and
KościuszKo w west Point
KosciuszKo at west Point
Autor Bolesław Jan czedekowski
learn something about the nation which produced
Kosciuszko.” Newspapers ran the appeal, but Polonia’s
Olej na płótnie. Podarowany Fundacji przez artystę w 1947 r.
Polish pastors, only one replied that it was “a good
idea.”
Niezniechęcony początkowym niepowodzeniem,
He turned to Americans with the same idea. Mizwa
Mizwa szukał poparcia dla swego pomysłu wśród
Amerykanów. Przekonał dr. MacCracken aby został pierwszym
Prezesem Fundacji. Samuel Vauclain przyjął członkostwo w
(który za promowanie Polski w środowisku amerykańskich
The Annual Dinner
& Debutante Ball
W 1928 roku Fundacja Kościuszkowska wydała na cześć Padarewskiego
In 1928, the Kosciuszko Foundation hosted a dinner at New York’s
uroczysty bankiet w nowojorskim hotelu Commodore. Po sukcesie
began holding an annual fundraising ball to support its operations.
The first ball was held at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York, and moved
w Nowym Jorku. Od 1936 roku coroczna impreza przeniesiona została
presented and young women aged 16 to 25, with a background of
scholastic achievement were invited to participate. The young ladies are
pochwalić się osiągnięciami w edukacji. Prezentacji młodych dam na balu
the Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy. The debutantes are presented
to society before an audience of diplomats, community leaders and other
zgromadzonym na balu dyplomatom i przywódcom społeczności polonijnej.
notables.
e. Fauntleroy, który dowodził szwadronem sił powietrznych
Atak Niemiec hitlerowskich oraz inwazja rosyjska w 1939 roku przerwała
exchange of scholars between the United States and Poland was cut off.
During the war, Mizwa sent relief aid to Poland via back channels. More
ponad 800 polskich żołnierzy i uchodźców cywilnych utknęło w Szwajcarii,
Mizwa przekazał połowę zgromadzonych przez Fundację funduszy na cel
Mizwa sent half of the foundation’s funds to educate these soldiers. And
szkolenia żołnierzy. W czasie, kiedy byli przygotowywani w Edynburgu,
with Polish soldiers training in Edinburgh, Scotland to get ready for the
w Szkocji do udziału w inwazji w Normandii, Mizwa zebrał fundusze na
promowanie Polski i jej spraw w Stanach Zjednoczonych w czasie gdy kraj
to start the Polish-American Scholarship Committee.
The first donation was $5, and soon Polish-Americans
Mizwa później wspominał związane z tym przedsięwzięciem
Foundation, Inc. uzyskując w ten sposób uprawnienia
Poland regained its independence after World War I
w Polsce; również na działalność związaną z pogłębianiem
and władysław wróblewski, a former Jagiellonian
stosunków kulturalnych między Polską i Ameryką.
University law professor and Prime Minister of
sam uczyłem nie przygotowały mnie do roli pozyskiwacza
potencjalnych darczyńców, którzy za podarowane
dr henry noble McCracken
środki finansowe mogli się spodziewać jedynie
się w większości ze składek od Amerykanów. Jedynym
wyjątkiem był polski profesor, który podarował $250. Polonia
Wróblewski was respected among Poles, so Mizwa
Autor Bernard tadeusz Frydrysiak
wdzięczności oraz zapewnienia, że ich pieniądze
closer intellectual and cultural ties between the
Foundation, mostly by Americans, with $250 coming
Początkowo udało się zgromadzić sumę $43,575 składającą
Poland’s interim democratic government was sent
to Washington D.C. as Poland’s representative.
asked him to become President of the scholarship
który pisał w swych wspomnieniach, że w pokonywaniu
committee.
przeciwieństw pomagał mu „upór polskiego chłopa,
To inspire confidence in his endeavor and prove that
it was a true American-Polish committee, Mizwa
organizować kursy letnie dla studentów
później uda się nam zebrać sumę $1 miliona na utworzenie
In 1933 The Kosciuszko Foundation added
summer studies at Polish Universities to
amerykańskich, na polskich uniwersytetach.
its roster of activities. The students sailed
Na zdjęciu - studenci na statku Kościuszko.
together on the SS Kosciuszko.
funduszu założycielskiego Fundacji”.
5 dolarów, ale z czasem Amerykanie polskiego pochodzenia
przekonali się do uczestnictwa w tym przedsięwzięciu.
Mizwa parł do celu i w 1927 roku uzyskał zgodę
Marii curie‑skłodowskiej na utworzenie stypendium jej
locomotives to Poland when ignacy Jan Paderewski
imienia. Zaangażowanie Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej wzbudziło
was Prime Minister.
zainteresowanie.
Hampshire to Nebraska, and Wisconsin to Florida.
kraju od New Hampshire po Nebraskę i od Wisconsin
po Florydę. Po każdym wystąpieniu osobiście zbierał drobne
na Uniwersytecie Jagiellońskim został wysłany do
General’s salary from the American Revolution to
sumy często 10 czy 25-centowe.
the emancipation of African slaves. The editor urged
teenagers from the Billkens Club to send dimes to
Pewnego dnia Mizwa zwrócił się do wydawcy gazety
władysław wróblewski, poprosił go o objęcie funkcji Prezesa
the Kosciuszko Foundation as a token of appreciation
afroamerykanów w Nowym Jorku wspominając, że w 1798
Samuel Vauclain
Po drugiej wojnie światowej Mizwa rozpoczął poszukiwania stałej
siedziby dla Fundacji. Obejrzał 150 budynków zanim znalazł odpowiednią
Mizwa wrote to the editor of a black newspaper
Waszyngtonu w roli przedstawiciela Polski w Stanach
for Kosciuszko’s efforts to free the slaves. Nearly $100
roku Kościuszko przeznaczył swoją generalską pensję,
Marie Curie...
in dimes from black children came in and Mizwa
Maria skłodowska curie
emancypacji afrykańskich niewolników. Redaktor gazety
przedsięwzięcia oraz udowodnienia, że jest ono w istocie
zaapelował do młodych członków klubu Billkens o wysyłanie
wspólną inicjatywą polsko-amerykańską, Mizwa nakłonił
dziesięciocentówek do Fundacji Kościuszkowskiej jako
zgadza się na nazwanie
funduszu stypendialnego
amerykańskich niewolników. W efekcie dziesięciocentówki,
które napłynęły do Fundacji osiągnęły sumę prawie $100,
wrote: “This had more moral value in stimulating
interest than the amount of money raised.”
jej imieniem.
kamienicę w prestiżowej części Manhattanu wybudowaną w 1917 roku
według projektu wziętego wówczas architekta Van Alena. Pierwszym
właścicielem posesji od roku 1920 był amerykański przemysłowiec,
Rufus L. Patterson, właściciel firmy American Machine & Foundry,
który kupił ją za sumę $275,000. R. Patterson zmarł w 1944 roku, a w rok
po jego śmierci wdowa, Margaret Patterson wystawiła kamienicę
na sprzedaż za $250,000. Mizwa wyraził gotowość zakupu budynku,
przekonująco przedstawiając szlachetne cele działalności Fundacji, której
siedzibą miał stać się dom. Pertraktacje trwały sześć miesięcy, po których
M. Patterson opuściła cenę do $85,000. Fundacja zapłaciła gotówką
zadatek w wysokości $10,000 a na pozostałą sumę ustanowiono hipotekę.
W ciągu następnych kilku lat M. Patterson w godnym podziwu akcie
Maria skłodowska curie
symbol wdzięczności za wysiłki Kościuszki na rzecz
przedsiębiorcę Samuela Vauclain (Prezesa firmy Boldwin
Locomotive Works) do przyjęcia pozycji wiceprezesów
Elegancka kamienica
projektu Van Alena
zostaje siedzibą Fundacji
Each time he spoke he passed around a hat to collect
dimes, quarters and dollars for scholarships.
telling him that in 1798 Kosciuszko had donated his
charytatywnym podarowała Fundacji $16,000 w celu spłacenia hipoteki.
allowed Mizwa to set up
a scholarship fund
in her name.
Transakcja zawarta z M. Patterson była jednym z większych sukcesów
Mizwy w historii Fundacji. W jej wyniku, Fundacja uzyskała imponującą,
co Mizwa skomentował pisząc: „Znaczenie tego faktu
S. Mizwa i artysta w. t. Benda ze swym obrazem,
S. Mizwa and artist w.t.Benda with his painting
Jadwiga, Królowa Polski
Jadwiga Queen of Poland
w sensie moralnym daleko przewyższa wartość
stałą siedzibę w jednej z najelegantszych dzielnic Nowego Jorku. Fakt ten
uzyskanej kwoty pieniężnej.”
przysporzył Mizwie zaufanie i poparcie Polonii, która w końcu dołączyła
zainwestowany na giełdzie a Petera otrzymywał za życia dochód z
zainwestowanej sumy w wysokości 2.5% na pokrycie własnych kosztów
Kosciuszko Foundation President Alex Storozynski has
announced that the Foundation is now legally registered in
Poland as “Fundacja Kościuszkowska Polska,” which allows
Polish citizens to make donations and receive tax deductions of
up to 6% of their annual income in Poland. Corporations in
Poland that donate to the Kosciuszko Foundation can deduct up
10% of their corporate earnings.
Storozynski unveiled an exhibit “Kosciuszko Foundation:
The American Center of Polish Culture,” at the Polish Senate
building on March 16. The exhibit moved next to the American
Embassy in Warsaw and will be on tour in Poland for the next
several months.
Prominent Solidarity activist and Speaker of the Senate, Bogdan
Borusewicz, opened the exhibit by saying: “The Kosciuszko
Foundation promotes numerous activities, especially in the field
of culture and education, promoting closer ties between Poland
and the United States.”
The United States Ambassador in Poland, Lee A. Feinstein,
underlined the important role that the Kosciuszko Foundation
fulfilled and is still fulfilling “in building permanent ties between
Poland and America.”
Joseph E. Gore –
Polska Odrodzona
Krzysztof Penderecki
dr Zbigniew Brzezinski
Czesław Miłosz
Andrzej Wajda
Foundation, which attempts to diligently serve the
Honorowi Członkowie
Zarządu Fundacji
Honorary Trustees
Over the years the Kosciuszko Foundation has added honorary
Przez lata lista honorowych członków Zarządu Fundacji
uznanie dla Fundacji Kościuszkowskiej, „która stara się
wzbogacana jest nazwiskami wybitnych luminarzy polskiej kultury
to those who are continuing to work towards these
trustees to its board, such as Zbigniew Brzezinski, Czeslaw
i sztuki. Są nimi takie osobowości jak: Zbigniew Brzeziński,
goals. This work is one of the greatest components of
Milosz, Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Penderecki.
Czesław Miłosz, Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Penderecki.
służyć interesom Polaków. Powinniśmy być ogromnie
Ta działalność to jeden z najważniejszych elementów
„...Praca Fundacji jest
ważna zwłaszcza
w tych szczególnych
Wizja będzie
kontynuowana –
Eugene Kusielewicz
W 1971 roku prezydentem został były asysystent S. Mizwy,
dr Eugene Kusielewicz, historyk z St. John’s University, autorytet w
czasach Woodrow Wilsona w sprawach polskich w czasie Konferencji
Pokoju w Paryżu. Kusielewicz zapoczątkował program studiów
medycznych w Polsce dla amerykanów polskiego pochodzenia,
wznowił program sesji letnich historii, języka i kultury polskiej
w Krakowie. W programach letnich wzięło udział 2,500 studentów
amerykańskich, którzy przez lata spełniali rołe ambasadorów
wolności i demokracji. W czasie swej prezydentury dr Kusielewicz
rozwinął program wymiany naukowej z Polską, co wzbudzało
czasach, w których
“...the work of
musimy zdawać sobie
the Foundation
sprawę, że kultura
is particularly
kształtuje charakter
important at this
narodowy i w efekcie
time. We realize
tworzy naród”.
The Vision Lives
On - Eugene
Kusielewicz
Medal of Recognition
Awardees
Laureaci Medalu
Uznania
The Foundation provided Medals of Recognition to
and other distinguished Poles who have performed or lectured
that culture creates
się popularność tzw. „polskich dowcipów”. W tym czasie młody
University, became President. Kusielewicz was a
Artur Rubinstein
prof. Norman Davies
Ryszard Kapuściński
Rafał Olbiński
dr Maria Siemionow
pięknej kolekcji, Fundacja wydała jej katalog zatytułowany „Polscy
Mistrzowie z Kolekcji Sztuki Fundacji Kościuszkowskiej”, dostępny
w bibliotekach i wielu miejscach na całym świecie.
program to train Polish-American physicians, and
reestablish the summer sessions, and in the 1970s, he
poprzez które Amerykanie polskiego pochodzenia zdobywali
Lublin and other language programs in Poland. These
wiedzę o swej tradycji i kulturze stały się najbardziej efektywnym
Americans became ambassadors of freedom and
narzędziem w ręku dr. Kusielewicza.
democracy. The exchange of scholars from Poland
to the United States also picked up, which for some,
W 1973 roku na zlecenie Fundacji, Henryk Górecki skomponował
was controversial because Poland was still behind
symfonię (Symfonia Kopernikańska Numer 2) z okazji obchodów
500-lecia urodzin Kopernika. Premiera symfonii odbyła się
w Carnegie Hall.
Iron Curtain. But like Mizwa, Kusielewicz believed that
Henryk Górecki
exposing Polish scholars to American democracy and
capitalism would help bring down Communism.
The 1970s were the low point of the era of Polish
jokes in America, and when a young Polish reporter,
Thomas Poskroposki was told that he had to
change his “Pollack” name if he wanted to get a job
at the New York Daily News, he changed it to Thomas
Albert Juszczak okres Solidarności i
przewrotu w Polsce
W 1979 roku dr Albert Juszczak zostaje kolejnym prezesem Fundacji i
discrimination against Poles. Educating Polish-
Dr. Albert Juszczak became President of the Kosciuszko Foundation in
he focused on academics and scholarships, with an interest in solidifying
the status of Polish intellectual life at the Kosciuszko Foundation. During
martial law, the Polish military regime that cracked down on Solidarity
tried to keep out any Western influence, Juszczak kept open the doors to
universities in Poland when they needed American support the most.
Bartoszewskiego - byłego żołnierza AK, członka polskiego podziemia,
In 1984, The Kosciuszko Foundation sponsored a national tour for
Wladyslaw Bartoszewski who traveled across the country lecturing on
współzałożyciela Żegoty (Rady Pomocy Żydom), organizatora pomocy dla
powstańców warszawskiego getta w 1943 roku.
dr Albert Juszczak
Prof. Bartoszewski podróżuje po Stanach Zjednoczonych z serią wykładów
na temat stosunków polsko-żydowskich w czasie drugiej wojny światowej.
Na jego zaproszenie prof. Jan Karski przyjeżdża do Fundacji z odczytem.
Olej na płótnie. Obraz podarowany Fundacji przez przyjaciół
chcących upamiętnić Alice Aszurkiewicz w 1969 r.
PolISH
MounTAInEER
Olej na płótnie. Obraz podarowany Fundacji
przez przyjaciół chcących upamiętnić Alice
Aszurkiewicz w 1969 r.
uKoCHAnA
PoETy
PoET’S
SWEETHEART
Autor leon Wyczółkowski
Pastele na papierze
The exhibit was hosted by Senator Andrzej Person, Chairman
of the Committee on Liaison with Poles Abroad. A copy of
the exhibit can be downloaded for free from The Kosciuszko
Foundation web site, http://www.thekf.org/
Mr. Storozynski said, “The Kosciuszko Foundation has provided
a forum in New York for Polish dignitaries such as Cardinal
Karol Wojtyla before he became Pope, Czeslaw Milosz, Jan
Karski, Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, Maria Kaczynska, and many
others to meet with Americans in New York.”
Mr. Storozynski said, “For decades, the Kosciuszko Foundation
has educated Polonia’s leaders and promoted Polish issues in
America. Each year we give away money for scholarships, so
we must raise funds to continue our mission. The Kościuszko
Foundation Poland allows Polish taxpayers to get tax credits for
supporting higher education and to improve Poland’s standing in
the United States.”
Storozynski said, “We have to thank the international law
firm White & Case, which has been doing pro bono work
for the Foundation for many years. It advised and assisted the
Foundation every step of the way in becoming a registered Polish
foundation. Their work is very important for Polonia.”
Chamber Music Series was established and broadcast
now in libraries and
KF dictionary was first
published in 1959, and
Gore revolutionized the dictionary, updating the text, and
providing computerized versions for PCs and Macintosh.
In 2003, Joseph Gore and then Chairman Witold Sulimirski
initiated the establishment of a chair of Polish studies at
last performance.
Columbia University.
wydanie słownika ukazało się
również w wersji komputerowej
kontaktów ze światem.
THE old oAKEn BuCKET
Autor Apoloniusz Kędzierski
PolSKI
GóRAl
Autor Aleksander Kotsis
powstał Nowy Słownik Fundacji
(do użytku PC i Macintosh).
W 1984 roku Fundacja sponsoruje wizytę w USA prof. Władysława
SAInT AnnE’S
CHuRCH In
WARSAW
Kościuszkowskiej w wersji
1979, just in time to witness the Solidarity era, the most tumultuous years
akademickich aspektach działalności Fundacji. W dramatycznym okresie
Olej na płótnie. Obraz podarowany
Fundacji przez Państwa Yolles.
rozszerzonej i uaktualnionej. Nowe
in Poland since World War II. As a teacher of Polish language and literature,
trwającego w Polsce stanu wojennego, w którym kontakty z Polską zostają
KośCIół
śWIęTEJ Anny
W WARSzAWIE
Akwarele. Obraz podarowany Fundacji
przez Casimira A. Silski w 1951 r.
A REConnoITERInG
ExPEdITIon
Sześć lat temu, pod pieczołowitym
wkrótce staje się świadkiem burzliwych wydarzeń okresu Solidarności.
brutalnie zerwane, stara się pomóc polskim uczelniom w utrzymaniu
KoSCIuSzKo
AT THE BATTlE
oF RAClAWICE
Autor Julian Fałat
Olej na płótnie. Obraz podarowany
Fundacji przez Państwa Kupiszewskich w 1958 r.
zWIAd
Autor Władysław Szerner
kierownictwem J. E. Gore
Jako wykładowca języka i literatury polskiej szczególną uwagę skupia na
Poster. This motivated Kusielewicz to speak up about
Americans proved to be the best tool in his arsenal.
Albert Juszczak –
Solidarity Turns Poland
Right Side Up
brilliant act of charity that benefitted Petera and Polonia.
lIGHT CAVAlRy
lISoWCzyCy
coffee tables around the
and W. Szymborska. It was probably her
noted authority on Woodrow Wilson and the Polish
sent more than 2,500 American students to Krakow,
Autor Jan Styka
Olej na płótnie
lISoWCzyCy,
STRzElAnIE z łuKu
Autor Józef Brandt
world. And while the
of times. She participated in a Tribute to
Warsaw Uprising held on September 17, 2009
during which she read poems by K. K. Baczynski
cause at the Paris Peace Conference. He began a
zmienić nazwisko na Poster. Sytuacja ta stała się inspiracją dla
KośCIuSzKo
W CzASIE BITWy
Pod RACłAWICAMI
younG lAdy
AT THE FIREPlACE
Polish Masters from The
prawdopodobnie jej ostatni występ.
dziennikarz polskiego pochodzenia, Thomas Poskroposki aby
Kusielewicza do zapoczątkowania akcji przeciw aktom dyskryminacji
created a living trust, which gave his assets to the foundation. The money
was invested in stocks and Petera received a 2.5% yield to cover his living
expenses, while the Kosciuszko Foundation paid off its mortgage. It was a
Kosciuszko Foundation
Baczyńskiego i Wisławy Szymborskiej był to
Elzbieta Czyzewska visited the KF a number
otrzymać pracę w nowojorskim dzienniku „Daily News” musiał
Amerykanów polskiego pochodzenia. Programy edukacyjne,
MłodA KoBIETA
PRzy KoMInKu
Autor Władysław Czachórski
Olej na płótnie. Obraz podarowany Fundacji przez
Dr Waltera M. Golaskiego w 1968 r., upamiętniający jego żonę.
with Mizwa to explain that his last will and testament would leave $25,000
in government bonds to the foundation. To honor the Foundation’s 25th
anniversary, he wanted to donate the money sooner. Petera’s attorney
Collection” which is
odrodzone.” Czytała wiersze Krzysztofa Kamila
malarstwa polskiego eksponowane w
galerii siedziby Fundacji Kościuszkowskiej.
Polonia’s trust, and they joined the Foundation and made contributions
towards scholarships and cultural programs.
In 1950, Stanislaw Petera, a retired worker from General Electric, met
art connoisseurs have viewed the art collection over the
„Warszawa, miasto zniszczone, miasto
Przez wiele lat znawcy i miłośnicy
Z myślą o szerszym rozpropagowaniu tej
Mizwa’s deal with Mrs. Patterson was the greatest achievement in the
Foundation’s history because it gave Polonia a headquarters in the most
affluent and desirable neighborhood in New York. Mizwa had finally won
years, Gore published
17. września 2009 r., w trakcie wieczoru
poświęconemu Powstaniu Warszawskiemu
sztuki mogli podziwiać zbiory
In 1971, Mizwa’s assistant, Dr. Eugene Kusielewicz,
Over the next several years, Mrs. Patterson donated another $16,000 to the
Kosciuszko Foundation to help pay off the mortgage.
a glossy catalog, “The
w Fundacji Kociuszkowskiej. Wystąpiła tu
Timesa, WQXR-FM oraz wznowiony
an associate professor of History from St. John’s
PolISH dAnCE
students exchanges to and from USA.
on WQXR-FM. He also reinstated the Marcella Sembrich
Elżbieta Czyżewska kilkakrotnie gościła
został konkurs wokalny im. Marceliny
przyczynią się w przyszłości do obalenia komunizmu.
KRAKoWIAK
Autor Władysław Teodor Benda
Pastele i kredki na tekturze
Obraz podarowany Fundacji przez artystę.
Under Gore’s direction, the long-running monthly
Vocal Scholarship Competition. While tens of thousands of
miłośników muzyki poważnej w Nowym Jorku, program koncertów
Sembrich-Kochanskiej.
W latach siedemdziesiątych w Stanach Zjednoczonych nasiliła
months. In an incredible act of charity, she lowered the price to $85,000.
The foundation made a $10,000 down payment and mortgaged the rest.
committed $100,000 annually for a ten year period to be
muzyki kameralnej emitowanych na falach
za żelazną kurtyną. Podobnie jak prof. Mizwa, dr Kusielewicz wierzył,
THE dzIEduSzyCKI
STABlE
used by AGH for the purchase of scientific equipment
radiostacji muzyki klasycznej New York
że pobyty polskich naukowców w Stanach Zjednoczonych, ich
mansion for cultural purposes and bargained with Mrs. Patterson for six
STAJnIA
dzIEduSzyCKICH
Autor Juliusz Kossak
Akwarele na papierze. Obraz podarowany Fundacji przez
Gannę Walską w 1954 r.
and technical engineering books; support of faculty and
podręczników naukowych przez AGH, a także wspomaganie
wymiany naukowej ze Stanami Zjednoczonymi.
kontakt z amerykańską demokracją i ustrojem wolnego rynku,
faith.” Mizwa died the following year.
SPRInG And WInTER
Foundation of New York and the AGH University of
Pod okiem J. E. Gore powstał ogromnie popularny wśród
creates the nation
Mizwa stepped down as president, and quoting
the Apostle Paul, said: “I have fought a good
fight. I have finished my course. I have kept my
WIoSnA I zIMA
Autor Teodor Axentowicz
Pastele na tekturze. Obraz podarowany Fundacji przez Dr. Jana
i Irenę Dobrowolskich w 1994 r.
Science and Technology to help establish a Department
Jacek Kuroń at the Solidarity
event at the Kosciuszko
Foundation, May 5, 1989
itself.”
United States. At the end of 1970, after being the
driving force behind the foundation for 45 years,
American Machine & Foundry. After Patterson died in 1944, his
widow, Margaret put the mansion up for sale the following year. The
asking price was $250,000. Mizwa explained that he wanted to buy the
of Environmental Sciences. The two NY foundations
Fundacja Kościuszkowska wspólnie z Fundacją Jurzykowskiego
przekazywały na ten cel $100, 000 rocznie przez okres dziesięciu
lat. Fundusze te, przeznaczone zostały na zakup sprzętu i
kontrowersje ze względu na fakt, że Polska pozostawała wtedy
approved the notion of local KF chapters across
America to help the foundation coordinate its
efforts to promote Polish culture across the
headquarters. He looked at 150 buildings before finding
the Van Alen mansion, built in 1917. In 1920 it had been
purchased for $275,000 to Rufus L. Patterson, the owner of
Foundation on a pro bono basis.
at the foundation. This elaborate network has been part of the
and in the end
report showed that the capital fund amounted
to $1,029,248. Mizwa’s vision and hard work
had paid off and in 1967, the Board of Trustees
After World War II, Mizwa searched for a permanent
Gore entered into agreements with the Alfred Jurzykowski
Jacek Kuroń podczas spotkania
poświęconego Solidarności, 5.
maja 1989
foundation’s success.
współpracowników przyczynia się do sukcesu fundacji.
raise a $1 million endowment so that interest
could fund scholarships and operations. On
June 30, 1969, the Kosciuszko Foundation’s audit
of the Exchange Program candidates in Poland. He
established relationship with White & Case, one of the
world’s largest law firms, to provide legal work for the
których firma ta reprezentuje Fundację we wszystkich prawnych
aspektach działaności na zasadzie pro publico bono.
J. E. Gore zawiera umowę z Fundacją im. Alfreda Jurzykowskiego
Kapuścinski, Rafał Olbiński, dr Maria Siemionow oraz inni,
a national identity,
I have kept my faith.”
cytując słowa Świętego Pawła „Stoczyłem udaną
walkę, trzymałem się obranego celu, nie straciłem
wiary”. W rok później S. Mizwa umiera.
He created American and Polish Advisory Committees of
którzy wyrażali swoje poparcie dla pracy Fundacji, biorąc udział
w jej programach i imprezach kulturalnych. Ta duża liczba
good fight. I have
finished my course.
kultury polskiej. Pod koniec 1970 roku, po 45 latach
kierowania Fundacją, S. Mizwa odchodzi na emeryturę,
The collapse of Communism provided new opportunities
professors and scholars to improve the selection process
w Nowym Jorku i AGH im . Stanisława Staszica w Krakowie, dzięki
WoMAn In
A BluE dRESS
for the Foundation and Gore established a Warsaw office
for scholarships and grants during the annual interviews
Jednym z osiągnięć J. E. Gore jest nawiązanie stosunków z jedną
z największych firm prawniczych na świecie White&Case, w ramach
której powstaje na AGH Wydział Nauk Ochrony Środowiska.
been paid off.
KoBIETA W nIEBIESKIEJ
SuKnI
Autor olga Boznańska
Olej na tekturze. Obraz podarowany Fundacji przez Alexandra i Pat
Koproskich w 1977 r.
and negotiated office space with the University of Warsaw.
z Polską. Posiadanie stałej siedziby Fundacji w Warszawie pozwala
people such as Artur Rubinstein, Norman Davies,
Foundation House after it had
CounTRy FAIR
donors to establish six new funds, the first being the
na przeprowadzanie spotkań kwalifikacyjnych z kandydatami na
Ryszard Kapuscinski, Rafal Olbinski, Dr. Maria Siemionow,
the mortgage to the Kosciuszko
TARG
Zelosky Trust from First Chicago.
warunki najmu. Reformuje zasady przyznawania stypendiów
polskim naukowcom tworząc polsko - amerykański Komitet
Fundacja przyznaje medale za wybitne osiągnięcia na polu
Anniversary Dinner, KF President
Dr. Henry Noble MacCracken burned
Autor Józef Marian Chełmoński
Olej na płótnie. Obraz podarowany Fundacji przez Mary R. Koons w 1968 r., upamiętniający jej siostry.
million renovation of the mansion and established a rental
Akademicki zajmujący się oceną kandydatów na wymianę naukową
krzewienia polskiej kultury i sztuki. Wśród nagrodzonych są
postaci takie jak, Artur Rubinstein, Norman Davies, Ryszard
po uprzednim spłaceniu długu.
AuToPoRTRET W
SElF PoRTRAIT
CzARnyM KAPEluSzu WITH A BlACK HAT
Autor Jacek Malczewski
Olej na tekturze
program to offset growing operational expenses. He also
Przedstawicielstwo Fundacji. Uzyskuje od Uniwersytetu
Warszawskiego (właściciela budynku) korzystne dla Fundacji
wymianę naukową w obecności członków komisji akademickich.
our national identity.”
hipoteczny na siedzibę Fundacji,
In 1950, at the Foundation‘s silver
The Van Alen
Mansion becomes
the Kosciuszko
Foundation House
prepared legal donor fund agreements and persuaded
Joseph E. Gore, Esq. presenting the Kosciuszko
Foundation Dictionary to Prof. Hubert Izdebski
działalności. Prezes J. E. Gore otwiera w Warszawie
interests of the Polish people. We must be grateful to
spalił umowę ustanawiająca dług
regulations, opened new KF chapters across the country,
Joseph E. Gore wręcza słownik Fundacji
Kościuszkowskiej prof. Hubertowi Izdebskiemu
Zmiany ustrojowe w Polsce pozwalają Fundacji na rozwój
everyone who has contributed to these efforts, and
budowania świadomości narodowej”.
Jednym z nich jest pokaźny fundusz im. Zeloskiego.
Prezes dr Henry Noble MacCracken
and reinstated the National Advisory Council to help
program wynajmu budynku. Opracowywuje dokumenty prawne
dotyczące przyjmowania darowizn i zapisów testamentowych.
J. E. Gore przyczynia się do powstania sześciu nowych funduszy.
the work of foundation is “particularly important at
srebrnej rocznicy istnienia Fundacji
People scoffed at Mizwa when he set out to
carry out the foundation’s mission. Gore oversaw a $1.5
Fundacji. Obejmuje nadzór nad ogromnym projektem renowacji
budynku o wartości $1,5 miliona. Aby sprostać ciągle rosnącym
kosztom operacyjnym Fundacji prezes J. E. Gore rozpoczyna
wizycie został papieżem Janem Pawłem II wyraził
wdzięczni wszystkim tym, którzy wspierają jej działalność.
of skills to The Kosciuszko Foundation Presidency in
1987. He expanded the Foundation’s By Laws, rules and
(By-Laws) regulujący zasady prawne instytucji, otwiera w kilku
stanach nowe oddziały Fundacji, odnawia działalność Narodowej
this time. We realize that culture creates a national
obranego celu, nie
straciłem wiary”.
utworzył w całym kraju lokalne oddziały, pomagające
Fundacji koordynować pracę na rzecz promowania
W 1950 r. podczas przyjęcia z okazji
“I have fought a
As an attorney, Joseph E. Gore brought a new set
który wykorzystując swoje kompetencje, zaczyna zajmować się
prawnymi aspektami działalności Fundacji. Rozbudowuje statut
Rady Doradczej, której zadaniem jest pomoc w wypełnianiu misji
On Sept. 4, 1976, Cardinal Karol Wojtyła visited the
walkę, trzymałem sie
The First
Million is
the Hardest
Joseph E. Gore, Esq.
and a New Poland
W 1987 roku prezesem Fundacji zostaje prawnik Joseph. E. Gore,
Cardinal Karol
Wojtyła visits
the Kosciuszko
Foundation
„Stoczyłem udaną
swą działalność. W 1967 Zarząd Główny Fundacji
chemist and physicist to allow him to name a
scholarship after her. With the support of Madame
but Mizwa spent the next 20 years traveling the
następne 20 lat Mizwa odwiedzał skupiska polonijne w całym
Polskę niepodległości, władysław wróblewski,
premier rządu tymczasowego i były wykładowca prawa
$1,029, 248 . Wytrwała praca i poczucie misji Mizwy
przyniosły zamierzone rezultaty, Fundacja rozszerzała
skłodowska curie, the Polish Nobel Prize- winning
country to Polish-American communities from New
Trudności przyniósł upadek giełdy w 1929 roku. Przez
Zjednoczonych. Mizwa doceniając szacunek jakim cieszył się
z niedowierzaniem i kpinami, to jednak bilans roczny
z 1969 r. wykazał, że fundusz założycielski osiągnął
market collapse made fundraising more difficult,
Samuel Vauclain, President of Baldwin Locomotive
Works, to serve as vice-chairs. Vauclain had sold
operacyjnych Fundacji, spotykał się w przeszłości
fanatic, and the belief that sooner or later, $1 million
would be raised as an endowment fund.”
Curie people began to take notice. The 1929 stock
convinced Dr. MacCracken and an industrialist,
wystukiwał listy apelujące o dotacje
na stworzenie Polsko-Amerykańskiego
Komitetu Stypendialnego. Pierwsza dotacja to
z którego odsetki miałyby służyć na przyznawanie
stypendiów oraz na pokrywanie kosztów
Mizwa pressed on and in 1927 persuaded Maria
W 1933 r. Fundacja Kościuszkowska zaczęła
entuzjazm fanatyka i głębokie przekonanie, że prędzej czy
czekały podjął się tego zadania. Rozpoczął
od zakupienia maszyny do pisania (marki
Corona) i dwoma palcami z uporem
recordings of all basic English and
Polish word forms.
Mimo, iż zamiar zebrania sumy $1 miliona,
from a Polish professor. Polonia was skeptical of his
efforts. But, Mizwa wrote in his memoirs, “I had the
perseverance of a Polish peasant, the enthusiasm of a
nadal była sceptycznie nastawiona do działalności Mizwy,
mogą pomóc młodym, nie znanym im ludziom.”
Mając pełną świadomość trudności, które na niego
times, most recently with a CD-ROM
and DVD versions that can operate
on Windows and Macintosh with
najtrudniej
zebrać pierwszy
milion
GAMRAT And STAnCzyK
Olej na drewniel. Obraz podarowany Fundacji przez Państwa Lester w 1950 r.
MacCracken, Professor Albert Einstein, Dr. Harlow Shapley
two countries. Initially, $43,575 was raised for the
na stypendia dla Amerykanów pragnących studiować
trudności „żadne ze znanych mi reguł ekonomii, finansów
i bankowości wraz ze wszystkim tym czego w tych dziedzinach
GAMRAT I STAńCzyK
Autor Jan Matejko
The CoperniCun QuadriCenTenTial: (l-r) KF president Henry Noble
Poland and the United States; and to cultivate
do prowadzenia działalności związanej ze zbieraniem
funduszy na stypendia dla Polaków na studia w USA oraz
the past four decades, it has set
the standard on both sides of the
Atlantic and has been reprinted 13
Windows i Macintosh.
in America, and American students desiring to
study in Poland; to encourage and aid the exchange
of professors, scholars and lecturers between
temu wznowienia z nagraniami wymowy słów
po polsku i angielsku, uzupełnionego wersją
CD-ROM i DVD z zastosowaniem w systemach
the second floor of the Kosciuszko Foundation. It is open to the
public that comes to the Upper East Side to visit art museums.
1926.
began contributing to the fund.
money to purchase and acquire donations of paintings by
Polish masters such as Matejko, Chełmonski, Malczewski,
Kossak, Brandt, Styka and others that today fill the gallery on
Brandt, Kossak czy Styka. Zbiory te wypełniają dzisiaj drugie
piętro budynku Fundacji i są dostępne do zwiedzania.
programu wymiany naukowej.
się niezwykle intratna zarówno dla Petery jak i dla Fundacji Kościuszkowskiej.
Kardynał Wojtyła, który w dwa lata po tej historycznej
Ameryce dzieł polskich mistrzów. Mizwa, za specjalnie w tym
celu zebrane fundusze, zaczął gromadzić obrazy autorstwa
takich mistrzów jak: Matejko, Chełmoński, Malczewski,
Hall at which Albert Einstein was the principal speaker.
utrzymania, Fundacja zaś spłacała swój dług hipoteczny. Transakcja okazała
identity, and in the end creates the nation itself.”
Polish issues in the United States. In May 1943, on the 400th Anniversary
of the death of Nicholas Copernicus, the Kosciuszko Foundation held a
series of lectures and commemorative programs including one at Carnegie
wykładów i programów okolicznościowych łącznie z galą w Carnegie Hall
z udziałem Alberta Einsteina.
wszystkim rozpoczęcia gromadzenia środków finansowych
published its indispensible EnglishPolish dictionary, and in 1961 by
a Polish-English volume. Over
leader of the Kosciuszko Air Squadron who fought
W 1925 roku Fundacja została oficjalnie zarejestrowana
In 1959, the Kosciuszko Foundation
ogromną popularnością po obydwu stronach
Atlantyku. Doczekał się 13 wznowień, a 5 lat
against the Bolsheviks in 1920.
w stanie Nowy York jako korporacja o nazwie The Kosciuszko
The Kosciuszko
Foundation
dictionary
ponad 4 dekady słownik Fundacji cieszył się
Museum Mile on 5th Avenue, Polonia had the perfect place
to exhibit paintings by Poland’s finest masters. Mizwa raised
znajdował się pod okupacją faszystowską i komunistyczną. W maju 1943 roku
na stypendia dla Polaków.
of the world’s most prestigious art collections – Manhattan’s
usytuowanych przy 5-ej aleji na Manhattanie. Budynek
w 400 rocznicę śmierci Mikołaja Kopernika Fundacja zorganizowała serię
people that they did not know.” Yet Mizwa did just
Polish-Americans and Poles already in the United
States.
W 1959 roku Fundacja wydała słownik
angielsko-polski, a po dwóch latach ukazał się
drugi, polsko-angielski tom słownika. Przez
Fundacji stwarzał idealne warunki do zaprezentowania
25-lecia Fundacji pragnął swoją wolę zrealizować jeszcze za życia.
Cardinal Wojtyla, who two years later became Pope
With the Kosciuszko Foundation’s headquarters in the shadow
journals to Polish students stationed with them. With Poland under fascist
Prawnik S. Petery przygotował umowę powierniczą przekazując
John Paul II, praised the work of “The Kosciuszko
Siedziba Fundacji mieści się sąsiedztwie słynnych kolekcji
In 1925, The Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc., was
that. He bought a Corona portable typewriter and
exchanges writing, “There have been lights
and shadows, but the shadows have begun
to deepen.” More scholarships were given to
and communist occupation, the Foundation promoted Polish culture and
Fundacji równowartość majątku swojego klienta. Kapitał majątku został
Cardinal Karol Wojtyla at the Kosciuszko Foundation
The Gallery of
Polish Masters
incorporated in New York to raise funds to grant
used two fingers to peck out letters asking for money
the late 1940s and 50s. Passports for Polish
scholars to travel to the West were hard to
come by, and Mizwa bemoaned the student
Mizwa in the 1950s
Słownik Fundacji
Kościuszkowskiej
wysyłkę podręczników i magazynów medycznych, z przeznaczeniem dla
W 1950 Stanisław Petera, emerytowany pracownik korporacji General
September 4, 1976
Kolekcja obrazów
polskich mistrzów
dzieł sztuki i wśród najsłynniejszych amerykańskich muzeów
as the “Books to Poland” campaign to restore
university libraries. The Communists made life
difficult for Poland and the Foundation during
amerykańscy polskiego pochodzenia i Polacy
przebywający już na terenie Stanów Zjednoczonych.
studentów polskich stacjonujących wraz z żołnierzami. Fundacja kontynuowała
Electric postanowił testamentem przekazać Fundacji sumę $25,000
Kardynał Karol Wojtyła w Fundacji Kosciuśzkowskiej.
to further their studies and to perform the works of various
Polish composers.
financial aid to deserving Polish students to study
Jagiellońskiego. Mizwa wkrótce nawiązał kontakt
Chopin Competition continues to
się pogłębiają”. Polscy naukowcy mieli trudności
w otrzymywaniu paszportów, co skutkowało
tym, że więcej stypendiów otrzymywali studenci
was awarded with the Polonia Restituta medal by the
w formie obligacji rządowych. W obliczu nadchodzących obchodów
4. września 1976 r.
invasion of Normandy, Mizwa raised funds to send medical books and
occupation and Communism, yet Mizwa kept
alive the intellectual exchange between Poland
and the United States through projects such
rząd komunistyczny utrudniał kontakty. Mizwa
„bywały momenty światła i cieni, ale teraz cienie
Polish Government); colonel cedric e. Fauntleroy,
się do jego inicjatywy manifestując swoje wsparcie darowiznami na rzecz
szczególnych czasach, w których musimy zdawać
than 800 Polish soldiers and refugees were interned in Switzerland and
them were: banker willis H. Booth, Vice-President
of the Guaranty Trust Company of New York (who
funduszu stypendialnego i programów kulturalnych Fundacji.
sobie sprawę, że kultura kształtuje charakter narodowy
When Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia attacked Poland in 1939, the
wymianę naukową między Polską a Stanami Zjednoczonymi. W czasie wojny
Mizwa przekazywał pomoc finansową do Polski drogą nieoficjalną. Kiedy
1955 Mizwa became second President of the
Kosciuszko Foundation taking over from Prof.
MacCraken. Poland was suffering under Russian
„książki dla Polski” służącemu odbudowie polskich
bibliotek uniwersyteckich. W latach 1940-1950
encourage gifted young pianists
do wykonywania dzieł
The first group of Kosciuszko Foundation
z dr. MacCraken i już wspólnie podjęli się projektu utworzenia
Ian Hobson
polskich kompozytorów.
exchange scholars from Poland arrived in
programu wymiany kulturalno-naukowej z Polską, a przede
competition. Today the annual
młodych pianistów
Pierwsze grupa polskich naukowców
mieszczący się w tym czasie przy 57. ulicy i Trzeciej Aleji,
years, renowned musicians such
as Van Cliburn, Ian Hobson and
Murray Perahia have won the
utalentowanych
After serving as the visionary, backbone and
chief executive officer for three decades, in
znajdowała się trudnych warunkach okupacji
sowieckiej, Mizwa był w stanie utrzymać intelektualną
użalał się nad losem wymiany naukowej pisząc
do dziś kontynuuje
przybyła do USA w 1926 r. w ramach
Komitetu. Vauclain sprzedawał Polsce lokomotywy w czasie
i w efekcie tworzy naród”.
Fundacji Kościuszkowskiej
World War II
Murray Perahia
was partly carried out.” Over the
misję promowania
aby udostępnił w swym budynku pomieszczenie na biuro
not tell me how to ask people for money for which
kiedy premierem Polski był ignacy Jan Paderewski.
Kosciuszko Foundation and told its members that
Music. Mizwa proudly proclaimed
that “Koscisuzko’s will of 1798
Fundacji.
Mizwa as a young man
dr. MacCraken oraz zamożnego amerykańskiego
W 1976 roku, 4. września Kardynał Karol Wojtyła
and Murray Perahia
brali udział w konkursie.
Mizwa becomes
President
Po latach wizjonerskich wysiłków w 1955 r. Mizwa
został drugim w historii prezesem Fundacji
Kościuszkowskiej zajmując pozycję po odchodzącym
więź z krajem, między innymi dzięki programowi
teacher at the Manhattan School of
Konkurs Chopinowski
“There have been lights and shadows, but the shadows have begun to deepen.”
Mizwa zostaje
prezesem
Fundacji
prof. MacCraken. Mimo, iż w tym czasie Polska
later became a composer and
Cliburn, Ian Hobson
they would not receive anything in return – except a
Młody Mizwa
W celu wzbudzenia pełnego zaufania dla swojego
odwiedził siedzibę Fundacji w Nowym Jorku. Podczas
W późniejszych latach renomowani artyści, tacy jak Van
oraz zachęca muzyków
Druga Wojna Światowa
place at the Kosciuszko
Foundation with Witold
unanimous decision, the first
winner was a 20-year old black
student named Roy Eaton, who
accompanied by their fathers and West Point Cadets or midshipmen from
dokonują ojcowie. Debiutantki występują w eskorcie kadetów z West Point
lub akademii marynarki handlowej Kings Point. Debiutanki prezentuje się
Roy Eaton with
Stephen Mizwa
The inauguration took
Małcużyński as guest artist. By
skomentował zwycięstwo Eatona jako częściowe spełnienie
życzenia zawartego w testamencie Tadeusza Kościuszki.
promise that their donations would help some young
MacCraken, w którym tenże
uzyskaną za udział w Amerykańskiej Rewolucji, na cele
tej wizyty podkreślił ogromną rolę Fundacji „w tych
Witold Małcużyński. Pierwszy
konkurs przy całkowitej zgodności jury wygrał dwudziestoletni
afroamerykanin, Roy Eaton, późniejszy kompozytor i
wykładowca Manhattan School of Music. Mizwa z dumą
to the luxurious Waldorf=Astoria in 1936. By 1941, debutantes were
do luksusowego hotelu Waldorf=Astoria, a od 1941 roku na balu zaczęto
prezentować debiutantki, młode kobiety w wieku od 16 do 25 mogące
anniversary of the death
of Frederic Chopin.
Van Cliburn with
Stephen Mizwa
po powrocie z Europy dzielił się pozytywnymi obserwacjami
Komitetu Stypendialnego.
Wizyta Kardynała
Karola Wojtyły
w Fundacji
Kościuszkowskiej
Commodore Hotel to honor Paderewski, and by 1933, the Foundation
tego wydarzenia od 1933 roku Fundacja corocznie urządzała bale dobroczynne
na rzecz swojej działalności. Pierwszy taki bal odbył się w hotelu Pennsylvania
persuaded Dr. MacCraken to become the first
promoted Poland among American industrialists and
przemysłowców i biznesmenów został odznaczony przez rząd
polski medalem Polonia Restituta) oraz pułkownika cedrica
im. Kościuszki w wojnie z bolszewikami w 1920 roku. Udało
Doroczny Bankiet i Bal
Debiutantek
President of the Foundation, and Vauclain and other
Americans to serve on the Board of Trustees. Among
Radzie Dyrektorów. Mizwa zaprosił do niej także wiceprezesa
Guaranty Trust Company of New York, willisa H. Booth
mu się również przekonać polski konsulat w Nowym Jorku,
Chopina. Inauguracja konkursu
with the wrong idea, at the wrong time.” Of the 800
nie był najlepszy gdyż tylko jedna osoba odpowiedziała
na apel Mizwy.
Mizwa later recalled: “All the principles of Economics,
Commodore, New York City, May 16, 1928
leaders responded that Mizwa was “the wrong man,
w nieodpowiednim czasie”. Odzew duchowieństwa też
Money and Banking courses that I was teaching did
the auspieces of The Kosciuszko Foundation, Hotel
the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Seeing the
With the 150th anniversary of Kosciuzko’s arrival in
800 duchownych oraz do wielu polsko-amerykańskich
zorganizowane przez Fundację Kościuszkowską w Hotelu
Commodore w Nowym Jorku, 16. maja 1928 r.
Piano Competition was
established in 1949, in
honor of the hundredth
odbyła się w Fundacji, a jej
America approaching, Mizwa sought to create “a
organizacji. Utworzony „fundusz miałby pomagać następnym
The Kosciuszko
Foundation Chopin
w ramach obchodów setnej
rocznicy śmierci Fryderyka
gościem honorowym był
impact of his work, Mizwa gave up his own doctoral
Kościuszki do Ameryki Mizwa postanowił ufundować
Kościuszce „żywy pomnik”, którym miała być Fundacja
dysponująca funduszem pochodzącym z darowizn. O pomoc
Testimonial Dinner for Ignace Jan Paderewski under
Columbia, and to send an American professor to
studies at Harvard and his professorship to focus on
W obliczu nadchodzącej rocznicy 150-lecia przyjazdu
The Chopin
Competition – 1949
Pierwszy Konkurs Chopinowski
Fundacji Kościuszkowskiej został
zorganizowany w1949 roku
Uroczyste przyjęcie ku czci Ignacego Jana Paderewskiego
na temat środowiska akademickiego Uniwersytetu
się na artykuł rektora Vassar
College dr. henry noble
Po pierwszej wojnie światowej, po odzyskaniu przez
Kilim PolsKich herbów, ręcznie wykonany, przedstawiający historię
herbów wybranych polskich miast. Prezentowany w polskim pawilonie
podczas Targów Światowych w 1939 r. Podarowany Fundacji w 1956 r. przez
Helen Paryski-Rosiński, upamiętniający jej ojca Antoniego Paryskiego.
raised money to bring nine students from Poland
Zachęcony takim obrotem spraw Mizwa zrezygnował
ze studiów doktoranckich na Harvardzie i porzucił pracę
wykładowcy uniwersyteckiego po to, aby całkowicie
opublikowany w prasie polonijnej lecz przywódcy Polonii
Konkurs
Chopinowski - 1949
The idea paid off and Polish immigrants in 21 states
amerykańskiego profesora na Uniwersytecie Jagiellońskim.
emigranci, znajomi rodziców, pomogli mu znaleźć pierwszą
Założona w 1925 roku
Fundacja Kościuszkowska
ma na celu pogłębianie więzi
między Polską i Stanami
Zjednoczonymi poprzez
programy edukacyjne oraz
wymianę kulturalno-naukową.
Na stypendia i granty dla
polskich i amerykańskich
studentów, naukowców,
profesjonalistów i artystów
oraz promocję kultury
polskiej w Ameryce, Fundacja
przeznacza około 1 miliona
dolarów rocznie. Przyznając
stypendia stwarza pole
do działalności dla tych
Polaków, którzy mogą mieć
wpływ na bieg historii.
„Bywały momenty światła i cieni, ale teraz cienie się pogłębiają.”
a “Living
Memorial”
to tadeusz
Kosciuszko
Pomysł Mizwy zaczynał się sprawdzać i odnosić sukcesy.
Na początek 21 polskich emigrantów zgromadziło fundusze
W 2003 r. J. E. Gore i ówczesny Prezes
Rady Zarządu, Witold Sulimirski
rozpoczęli rozmowy dotyczące
utworzenia Katedry Studiów
Polskich na Uniwersytecie Columbia
w Nowym Jorku.
Joseph E. Gore wraz z Przewodniczącym
Rady Zarządu, Witoldem Sulimirskim
przekazują Medal Uznania Fundacji,
byłemu polskiemu ambasadorowi
Polish-Jewish relations during World War II. Bartoszewski was a soldier in the
AK, the Polish underground, and co-founder of Zegota, the Council for Aid to
Jews. He also organized assistance for the participants of the Warsaw Ghetto
uprising of April 1943 and invited Jan Karski to speak at the Foundation.
In 1973, the Kosciuszko Foundation commissioned
Henryk Górecki to compose the Copernican
Symphony Number 2 to commemorate the 500th
anniversary of the birth of Nicholas Copernicus. The
symphony premiered at Carnegie Hall.
prof. Władysław Bartoszewski
Jan Karski
Sławy polskiego środowiska filmowego w Fundacji Kościuszkowskiej podczas przyjęcia z okazji
rozpoczęcia festiwalu „Revelation and Camouflage: polskie kino od 1930 r. do teraźniejszości.”
The leaders of Poland’s film making community gathered for a reception at the Kosciuszko Foundation celebrating
the opening of “ Revelation and Camouflage: Polish Cinema from 1930 to the Present.” From left to right: KF Chairman
Michael G. Sendzimir; Prof. Maria Kornatowska; Joseph E. Gore; Monika Olszer Jasinska; Juliusz Machulski;
Krzysztof Zanussi; Agnieszka Holland; Edward Klosinski; Maciej Karpinski; Krystyna Janda; Boleslaw
Michalek; Andrzej Wajda; Krystyna Zachwatowicz; and Tadeusz Scibor-Rylski, President of the Polish State
Cinematography Committee. 1996.
Cardinal Karol Wojtyła
at the kosciuszko foundation
On September 4, 1976 Cardinal Karol Wojtyła visited the Kosciuszko Foundation and
told its members that the work of the Foundation is “particularly important at this time.
We realize that culture creates a national identity, and in the end creates the nation itself.”
Cardinal Wojtyla, who two years later became Pope John
Paul II, praised the work of “The Kosciuszko Foundation,
which attempts to diligently serve the interests of the
Polish people. We must be grateful to everyone who has
contributed to these efforts, and to those who are continuing
to work towards these goals. This work is one of the greatest
components of our national identity.”
This was true in 1976, and it’s just as true today. The work of
the Foundation preserves Polish culture and works to educate
the next generation of Polish and Polish-American leaders.
Founded in 1925, the Kosciuszko Foundation promotes closer
ties between Poland and the United States through educational,
scientific and cultural exchanges. It awards up to $1 million annually in fellowships and grants to graduate students, scholars,
scientists, professionals and artists, and promotes Polish culture
in America. The Foundation has awarded scholarships and
provided a forum to Poles who have changed history.
In the 18th century, Tadeusz Kosciuszko said, “By nature,
we are all equals - virtue, riches and knowledge constitute
the only difference.” Education is the key to success, and
Kosciuszko dedicated his life to the liberation and education
T h e Ko s c i u s z ko f o u ndat i o n
of the underprivileged. He also donated his last will and
testament to the education of peasants and slaves. In the 20th
century, another virtuous Pole, Stephen Mizwa, followed his
example and established the Kosciuszko Foundation whose
primary mission is education and promoting Polish culture.
As the years rolled on and the challenges facing Poland
changed with the times, the Foundation’s work has evolved
to meet those challenges. Mizwa started the Foundation after
Poland’s rebirth following World War I, but his mission took
on new meaning during the years of Nazism, Communism
and the Cold War. Today, Poland is once again free, part
of NATO and the European Union. Many Kosciuszko
Foundation alumni have taken part in that transformation.
These days, young Poles and Polish-Americans are uniquely
poised to change the world, not just through humanities and
the arts, but through the sciences, technology and business
as well. But it takes money to finance their dreams through
education. With scholarships, they can become the leaders of
tomorrow. For the 21st century, the Kosciuszko Foundation
wants to build on the examples set by Kosciuszko and Mizwa,
but we need your help to do it.
The Board of Trustees of The Kosciuszko Foundation
Cordially Invites You to Attend the
Kosciuszko
Foundation
7
6
Annual Dinner
th
& Ball
Saturday, April 30th, 2011 . Cocktails 7:00 p.m. . Dinner 8:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom . Waldorf=Astoria Hotel . Park Avenue at 50th Street, New York City
Medal of Recognition Awardee
Coach K
Legendary Duke University basketball
coach, Mike Krzyzewski, will receive this
year’s Medal of Recognition. His four NCAA
Championships and 2008 Gold Medal for the
U.S. basketball team in Beijing have made
him a hero to Poles and Americans alike.
For tickets call
212-734-2130
the paintings of
Krystyna Brzechwa
at the kosciuszko foundation
Opening of
Brzechwa’s Exhibit
at the Kosciuszko Foundation
Dec 10, 2010
Fridays, New Yorkers leave their homes in search of
entertainment – they “go out.” On Friday, December 10
2010, a large group of them headed to the Kosciuszko
Foundation for the opening of an exhibition of works by
Krystyna Brzechwa, a painter from Warsaw. Krystyna
Brzechwa studied at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts and
got her degree in the atelier of Eugeniusz Eibisch. Since
1956, when she participated in the nation-wide exhibition
of young Polish artists in Warsaw’s Arsenal, she has shown
her paintings on numerous occasions in Poland and abroad.
In addition to Europe, her paintings can be found in
collections in Canada and in the United States, where they
are at the Chicago Polish Museum and Society of Arts, the
Schermerhorn Gallery of Columbia University in New York,
at the Clark University Art Gallery in Massachusetts and in
many private collections.
This was not Ms Brzechwa’s first visit to New York. In 1993
she had a similar show at the Polish Institute of Arts and
Sciences. The painting “Clown with Drum,” which was
on the invitation for the earlier exhibit, appears again at the
Kosciuszko Foundation, while two drawings depicting a pair
of New Yorkers and Halloween in New York are mementos
of her first visit to our city. Friends from years past came to
see Ms Brzechwa and her paintings again. It turns out that
T h e Ko s c i u s z ko f o u ndat i o n
many Polish Americans, and not only Poles, remember the
earlier exhibit and even have paintings purchased at that
time in their homes. The current exhibit has been organized
precisely through the initiative and assistance of collectors
of Krystyna Brzechwa’s paintings – Dr. and Mrs. Jonas,
Professor Alex Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. David and Donna
Pylyp and others who lent their paintings to the Kosciuszko
Foundation. The honorary curator of the exhibit was Dr.
Stanislaw Jonas; twelve of his paintings were on display in the
exhibit, not counting the beautiful portrait of his daughter,
which belongs to her. Magda Mazurek-Nuovo, the director
of Cultural Programs at the Kosciuszko Foundation and the
organizer of this exhibit says that due to space limitations,
many other beautiful paintings had to be cut from the show.
Additionally, Ms Brzechwa arrived from Poland the day
before the opening and brought with her several new works,
which were included in the exhibition. In total, more than
twenty works were on exhibit at the Kosciuszko Foundation.
They were large oils as well as ink drawings and pastels. A
few of them (a total of nine) were available for sale, among
them a large oil painting of newlyweds against a background
of a flowering garden, a black haired maiden listening to the
devil’s insinuations and some recently arrived color and black
and white drawings.
Krystyna Brzechwa’s paintings depict solitary figures (even
when they are in pairs) as though from this or another world.
The artist has a unique style of presenting her subjects. In her
paintings they appear surrounded by flowers, in the company of
cats and birds, as well as devils, angels, fauns and other fantastic
creatures. The cheerful colors of the paintings contrast with the
tragic human figures. Their huge eyes overflow with sadness,
as though they want to tell us something about their suffering.
Their elongated and twisted figures betray pain and inner
turmoil. Other times the static figures bring to mind actors in
classical poses or figures from a puppet theater.
During the opening evening I had the pleasure of speaking
briefly with Ms Brzechwa about her artistic tastes and
inspirations, as well as about other matters not necessarily dealing
directly with the exhibit. Asked whether family traditions
influenced her art, the artist categorically denied the influence
of her father, Jan Brzechwa, author of the widely known poems
and fairy tales for children. However, half in jest, she admitted
that there might be some kind of genetic artistic bond between
her and her ancestors. As a child, she read the books of her
uncle, the great poet, Boleslaw Lesmian, who gave her his books
as gifts. Without a doubt they roused the imagination of the
future painter as they did that of other young readers of The
Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor or Sesame Tales. Ms Brzechwa
stressed that these may be totally subconscious connections. She
suspects similar genetic influences in the artistic attempts of
Lesmian’s granddaughter – still living in England – who most
likely never read her grandfather’s poems nor saw the missing
paintings of Zofia Chylinska, her grandmother and Lesmian’s
wife. However, more probable than just genes would have
been the actual influence of her maternal great-aunt, Czeslawa
Sunderland, also a painter, who to some extent even inspired the
paintings of Ms Brzechwa.
To the question which artists might have influenced her, Ms
Brzechwa said “I’m unable to mimic, sometimes I even regret
this…” But, naturally, she has her favorite artists. She confessed
that she loves Goya and Velazquez: “Once, when I was in Paris,
I saw an exhibition of the collected works of Goya and I was
dumbstruck. When I was in New York the last time, I saw an
exhibit of Velazquez, and I was dumbstruck, again. When I
saw those Infantas, I nearly fell over.” She also confessed that
Velazquez was the inspiration for the beautiful Infantas that
appear in her paintings. When I asked about Polish painters
and suggested a similarity in the use of symbols between Jacek
Malczewski and herself (figures surrounded by devils, angels,
chimera) she denied it, because while she likes Malczewski, she
doesn’t feel a connection in their paintings. She did, however,
admit to an artistic kinship with Tadeusz Makowski, who is
closer to her. At the exhibition it was not difficult to notice a
similarity in their themes. For example, the mysterious world
of children in three-cornered caps can be found in the works
of both artists which, in the Kosciuszko Foundation show, was
demonstrated by “Boy with Flower”.
During the opening at the Foundation, I was intrigued by the
reactions of the viewers and their overheard opinions. They
studied the paintings closely, returning to some many times,
obviously trying to decipher their hidden meanings, judge their
unusual form and maybe guess at the painter’s message. The
varied works elicited dramatically different reactions. One
lady, entering the Foundation’s vestibule, exclaimed: “Oh, how
cheerful these paintings are!” I surmise that she was reacting to
the bright, intense colors of the works. Other viewers expressed
the opposite opinions. They saw tragedy, anxiety and fear – even
in the eyes of the newlyweds situated in the cherry orchard.
Of particular interest for the viewers were “The Cage” inside
which lay the curled up figure of a woman, and “The Judgment”
– giving the verdict to two half-human, half-devilish, sinful
creatures. The viewers were fascinated by the hidden subtext of
the paintings, in which they found the expression of their own
sorrows, fears and hopes.
Ms Brzechwa is a very modest, natural and direct person. She
doesn’t interpret her paintings, leaving that to the viewers. In
answer to the question about what inspired her, posed by a
visitor to the exhibit, who had just purchased one of the pastels,
she answered simply: “I bought some new paint, so I painted it.”
Krystyna S. Olszer
(trans. by Monika Olszer Jasinska)
Wedding / Slub
Photo: Katarzyna Koziol
Oil on canvas. 27½˝ x 39½˝
From collection of Dr. Stanislaw and Mrs. Alicja Jonas
K o s c i u s z k o
F o u n d at i o n
S c h o l a r s h i p s
EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIPs AND GR ANTS
for Polish Citizens for Advanced Study/Research and/or
Teaching in the United States for the Academic Year 2010/11
Every year, during its Semi-Annual Meeting, the Board of
Trustees of the Kosciuszko Foundation approves funding for
the Exchange Program with Poland for the next academic year.
Last April, the Board allocated $290,470 for 21 scholars and
scientists from Poland to receive the Fellowships and Grants
for the 2010/2011 academic year.
The decision of the Foundation’s Board was based on the
results of a very careful selection process, including personal
interviews, conducted by the members of the U.S. Academic
Advisory Committee in the US and Polish Academic
Commission in March at the Foundation’s Warsaw Office.
The U.S. Academic Advisory Committee is composed of the
following members:
1. Prof. M.B. Biskupski, Department of History, Central
Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT.
2. Dr. Ronald J. Hagadus, Chairman of the Kosciuszko
Foundation Scholarship Committee
3. Dr. Ewa Radwanska, M.D. Ph.D., Rush University
Medical Center in Chicago
4. Prof. Bozena Shallcross, Department of Slavic Languages,
University of Chicago
The work of the US Committee was assisted during the
personal interview sessions at the Foundation’s office in
Warsaw by the members of the Polish Academic Commission
which included a number of former Fellows of the Kosciuszko
Foundation:
1. Prof. Agata Bielik-Robson, Institute of Philosophy and
Sociology, Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw. Former
Fellow of the Kosciuszko Foundation
(l-r) Mr. Joseph E. Gore, Esq. Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the
Kosciuszko Foundation, Prof. Ewa Miklaszewska, Economic University
of Krakow, Director of Banking Unit, Faculty of Management and
Social Communication, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Prof. Bozena
Shallcross, Department of Slavic Languages, University of Chicago,
Ms. Maryla Janiak, Vice President of the Kosciuszko Foundation, Dr. Ronald J. Hagadus, M.D. Chairman of the Scholarship Committee
of the Kosciuszko Foundation, Prof. M.B. Biskupski, Department of
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2. Dr. Maria Ciemerych-Litwinienko, Department of
Embryology, Institute of Zoology, Warsaw University. Former
Fellow of the Kosciuszko Foundation
3. Dr. Andrzej Dakowski, Director of the Polish Fulbright
Commission in Warsaw.
4. Prof. Slawomir Jozefowicz, Assistant Professor, Faculty
of Journalism and Political Science Institute of Political
Science, Warsaw University. Former Fellow of the Kosciuszko
Foundation
5. Dr. Jaroslaw Kusmierczyk, Assistant Professor, Clinic of
Ophthalomology – Center for Medical Training Prof. W.
Orlowski Hospital, Warsaw, Poland. Former Fellow of the
Kosciuszko Foundation
6. Prof. Zbigniew Lasocik, LL.D. Dean, Law Department,
The Lazarski School of Commerce and Law in Warsaw.
Former Fellow of the Kosciuszko Foundation
7. Prof. Ewa Miklaszewska, Economic University of Krakow,
Director of Banking Unit, Department of Finance, Faculty of
Finance, Department of Economics and Management, Faculty
of Management and Social Communication, Jagiellonian
University. Former Fellow of the Kosciuszko Foundation
Dr. Ronald Hagadus, Chairman of the Kosciuszko
Foundation Scholarship Committee, along with Joseph
E. Gore, Esq, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the
Kosciuszko Foundation and Ms. Maryla Janiak, Vice
President/Educational Programs presided over the personal
interviews which were conducted in the English language,
thereby evaluating the English proficiency of the candidates.
Each interview lasted approximately 30 minutes, including
Committee discussions prior to and after each session.
Following the interviews, the candidates were ranked in order
from the highest to lowest score. The discussions at the end of
each interview created a good basis for evaluating the overall
excellence and the importance of their research proposals both
in their fields of study and to Poland. Careful consideration
was given to the choice of the US educational institution
selected by the candidates for conducting their research
projects. In order to evaluate the merit of the candidates’
research proposals, their clarity and seriousness of purpose and
the persuasiveness of their arguments for conducting research
in the United States, members of the Committees reviewed
the files of all candidates beforehand. For the academic year
2010/2011 all applications were reviewed by the New York
Office and subsequently prepared and presented for evaluation
by the two Committees. Of the 40 applicants who were
interviewed 21 were selected for funding.
Maryla Z. Janiak
Vice President/Educational Programs
K o s c i u s z k o
F o u n d at i o n
S c h o l a r s h i p s
HUMANITIES
BOGDANOWSKA,
Monika Assistant
Professor, Institute of Polish
Literary Studies, University
of Silesia in Katowice:
Two month Fellowship to conduct research
on forms of inequality of discourse,
Department of Philosophy, Heyman
Center for the Humanities, Columbia
University with Professor Akeel Bilgrami.
CHODKIEWICZ,
Halina Associate
Professor, English
Department, Maria Curie
Sklodowska University:
Three month Fellowship to conduct
research on most recent advances in second
language reading development for her
textbook for foreign language teachers at
the English Language Center,
The Center for Language Education and
Research, The Department of Linguistics
and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African
Languages, Michigan State University,
East Lansing with Professor Susan Gass.
JAROSZ, Ewelina
Ph.D. candidate in Art
History, Adam Mickiewicz
University in Poznan: Three
month Grant to conduct
research for her doctoral dissertation
entitled Figures of Unrepresentational:
(Inter)Relations of Time and Art in Painting
of Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and
Clyford Still at the University of Texas at
Austin with Professor Richard Shiff.
KACZMARCZYK,
Michal Ph.D. in
Sociology, Nicolaus
Copernicus University
in Torun: Three month
Fellowship to teach courses in Polish
Studies Program at the University at
Buffalo and to conduct research on
“Solidarity” versus Religion and
Secularism.
MANCEWICZ, Aneta
Assistant Professor,
Kazimierz Wielki University
in Bydgoszcz: Three month
Fellowship to conduct
(l-r) Dr. Andrzej Dakowski, Director of the Polish Fulbright Commission in Warsaw, Prof. Bozena
Shallcross, Department of Slavic Languages, University of Chicago, Mr. Joseph E. Gore, Esq. Chairman of
the Board of Trustees of the Kosciuszko Foundation, Ms. Maryla Janiak, Vice President of the Kosciuszko
Foundation, Dr. Ronald J. Hagadus, M.D. Chairman of the Scholarship Committee of the Kosciuszko
Foundation, Prof. M.B. Biskupski, Department of History, Central Connecticut State University, New
Britain, CT. research on contemporary adaptations of
Shakespeare which could be considered
examples of post-dramatic theater at City
University of New York with Professor
Daniel Geruld.
NOWOZYCKI,
Bartosz Archivist,
Central Archives of Modern
Records in Warsaw: Five
month Grant to conduct
research on the role of PIASA during the
cold war period in supporting the
independent thought and culture in the
United States at the Polish Institute of Arts
and Sciences in America in New York City
with Professor Thaddeus V. Gromada.
OLEKSY, Elzbieta
Full Professor and
Chair, Department of
Transatlantic and Media
Studies: Three month
Fellowship to conduct research on her
project entitled Visual Citizenship. Audience
Analysis of Intersectional Film and TV Series
at University of California, Berkeley with
Professor Mary Elizabeth Berry.
SENDYKA, Roma
Assistant Professor,
Department of Polish
Philology, Jagiellonian
University: Three month
Fellowship to conduct research on the
impact of the recent literary theories of art,
art criticism and the history of art at the
University of Chicago with Professor
Bozena Shallcross.
ROGOWSKASTANGRET, Monika
Ph.D. candidate in
Philosophy, Graduate
School for Social Research,
Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw:
Three month Grant to conduct research
towards her doctoral dissertation on
The Body as a Philosophical Category and its
Normative Implications at the Women’s and
Gender Studies Department, School of
Arts and Sciences , Rutgers University
with Professors Joanna Regulska and
Elisabeth Grosz.
STOBIECKI, Rafal
Professor, Chair of the
History of Historiography University of Lodz: Three
month Fellowship to
conduct research on Polish historiography
in exile after 1945 at the Polish Institute of
Arts and Sciences of America in New York
with Professor Tadeusz V. Gromada,
Professor Piotr S. Wandycz, Yale University,
Prof. Mieczyslaw B. Biskupski, Central
Connecticut State University, Professor
Anna Cienciala, Kasas University, Dr. John
Micgiel, Columbia University.
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WAGNER, Izabela
Associate Professor in
Sociology, Faculty of
Philosophy and
Sociology, University of
Warsaw: Five month Fellowship to
conduct research on the process of
transitional professionals in life science
research environment at Harvard
University, Department of Sociology
with Professor Michele Lamont.
WASKIEWICZ,
Andrzej Assistant
Professor, Institute of
Sociology, University of
Warsaw: Three month
Fellowship to conduct research towards
his book on his project: The Idea of
Representation and its Paradoxes at Boston
College with Professor Mark O’Connor.
POLISH STUDIES
DEMBOWSKAWOSIK, Iwona
Assistant Professor,
Department of Applied
and Cultural Linguistics:
Ten month Teaching Fellowship to
conduct comparative research for her
doctoral thesis on certificate exams
of Polish as a foreign language and to
teach Polish language (elementary/
intermediate and advanced intermediate)
at Indiana University Polish Studies
Program.
KOLBUSZEWSKA,
Zofia Assistant
Professor, Department of
American Literature and
Culture: Ten month
Teaching Fellowship to teach courses in
Polish Studies Program at the University
at Buffalo. Invited by Professor Janian
Brutt-Griffler, Director of Polish Studies
Program.
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PAMULA, SALOMEA
Assistant Professor,
Center of the Polish
Language and Culture of
the World, Jagiellonian
University: Ten month Teaching
Fellowship to teach courses in the Polish
Studies Program at the University of
Connecticut at Storrs.
SCIENCES
PLOCH, Izabela
Assistant Professor,
Geological Museum,
Polish Geological
Institute National
Research Institute: Four month
Fellowship to conduct comparative study
of Ammonites Fauna of the United States
Western Interior and Polish Lowland at
the American Museum of Natural
History in New York with Mr. Neil H.
Landman, Curator-in-Charge.
CAPINSKI, Maciej
Assistant Professor,
Department of
Mathematics, AGH
University of Science and
Technology in Krakow: Four month
Fellowship to conduct research on
Instability of Trajectories in Space
Mission Design to Investigate the Rate
of Diffusion of Energy for Missions Based
on Elliptic Jupiter-Sun-System at the
University of Texas at Austin,
Department of Mathematics with
Professor Rafael de la Llave.
WIERZBOWSKA,
Izabela Senior
Lecturer, Department of
Conservation Biology
and Ecology Education,
Jagiellonian University: Five month
Fellowship to teach wildlife biology,
conservation and management at the
Department of Fish, Wildlife and
Conservative Biology, Colorado State
University and to conduct research on
trophic relations of urban carnivore
communities with Professor Kenneth
R. Wilson.
HARCIAREK,
Michal Assistant
Professor, Department of
Psychology, University of
Gdansk: Three month
Fellowship to conduct research on
emotional experience in patients with
early to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease at
the Department of Neurology, College
of Medicine, University of Florida,
Gainesville, Florida with Professor
Kenneth M. Heiman.
KOZLOWSKAMARKOWSKA, Anna
Assistant Professor,
Poznan University of
Medical Sciences,
Department of Tumor Immunology:
Five month Fellowship to conduct
research on myeloma cell at the City
of Hope Beckman Research Institute,
Department of Cancer Immunotherapeutics & Tumor Immunology
with Professor Hua (Eleanor) Yu.
LAW
SOBOWSKA,
Barbara Last year
Law School student,
Jagiellonian University:
a supplementary grant to
study towards LLM at Harvard Law
School, New York University Law
School, Stanford Law School or Berkeley
School of Law.
K o s c i u s z k o
F o u n d at i o n
S c h o l a r s h i p s
SCHOLARSHIPS AND GR ANTS
FOR AMERICANS 2010-2011
We are now in the midst of the spring
semester. The better portion of academic
year 2010 – 2011 is already behind us and
Kosciuszko Foundation’s scholarships are
currently supporting the students whose
names are listed below.
The listing represents an allocation by
the Kosciuszko Foundation Board of
Trustees of $215,880 in scholarships to
Americans of Polish descent for a period
that encompasses Summer 2010 through
June 2011. Of this amount $151,000
is awarded as Tuition Scholarships to 54
Americans of Polish descent towards their
graduate studies in the United States.
An additional $10,700 is awarded to 9
students through the Polish American
Club of North Jersey, the Polish National
Alliance of Brooklyn, USA Inc. and
the Massachusetts Federation of Polish
Women’s scholarships. These scholarships
support undergraduate students who are
affiliated with the Polish American Club of
North Jersey, the Polish National Alliance
of Brooklyn, USA Inc. and undergraduate
students who live in Massachusetts.
This year 10 students are attending
programs in Poland through the
Kosciuszko Foundation’s exchange program
with the Polish Ministry of National
Education to study Polish language and
culture as part of the Foundation’s Year
Abroad program at the Jagiellonian
University’s Center of Polish Language
and Culture in the World. The Polish
Ministry provides scholarship recipients
with a tuition waiver, dormitory housing
and funding for living expenses. Each
student receives additional funding from
the Foundation, in aggregate amounting to
$12,150.
The Foundation’s exchange program is
also supporting a student for a research
project in Poland. Funding is provided
through the Foundation’s Graduate
Studies and Research in Poland program
in cooperation with the Polish Ministry of
National Education. The Polish Ministry
provides dormitory housing, funding for
living expenses, use of academic facilities
and access to archives. In addition, the
Kosciuszko Foundation awards $2,250 in
additional support which is used for living
expenses during the research period.
Lastly, in addition to the funding for
the year long program, the Foundation
awarded $39,780 in Tomaszkiewicz-Florio
Scholarships to 17 American students
to attend the 2010 Summer language
programs at the Jagiellonian University
in Krakow. Each scholarship recipient
received $2,340.
The grants and scholarships for Americans
were made possible through the funds
listed below. We are pleased to present
the scholarship recipients for the 2010
Summer programs and the 2010 - 2011
academic year.
Addy Tymczyszyn
Scholarship and Grants Officer
for Americans TUITION SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
2010-2011
THE KAZIMIERA ADRIAN
ADRIANOWSKA SCHOLARSHIP
FUND
PIERCE, SHELLEY of
Bath, NY – for first year
of graduate studies in
Management, Keuka
College, Keuka Park, NY.
Scholarship: $3,000 ($2,000 from Sobieraj
Fund)
SOPHIA GRODZICKA SCHOLARSHIP
FUND
FRYDEL, TOMASZ of
Woodlynne NJ - for first
year of graduate studies in
Polish-Jewish History,
Brandeis University,
Waltham, MA. Scholarship: $4,000
GALAZYN, MAGDALENA
of Edison, NJ - for second
year of graduate studies in
Psychology, City University
of New York, New York,
NY. Scholarship: $2,000
WILLIAMS, KINGA of
Amityville, NY - for first
year of graduate studies as a
Physician’s Assistant, Stony
Brook University, Stony
Brook, NY. Scholarship: $2,000
HOWARD, BARBARA of
Albuquerque, NM - for
doctoral studies in Clinical
Psychology, Fielding
Graduate University, Santa
Barbara, CA. Scholarship: $2,000 ($1,000
from Nowak Fund)
EDWIN L. HARASIMOWICZ
SCHOLARSHIP TRUST FUND
OLCON, KATARZYNA of
Burbank, IL - for second
year of graduate studies in
Social Work, University of
Illinois, Chicago, IL.
Scholarship: $2,000
BLASZKIEWICZ, JACEK
of Staten Island, NY - for
first year of graduate studies
in Music History, Stony
Brook University, Stony
Brook, NY. Scholarship: $2,000
PLASKON, PAULINA of
Wallington, NJ - for first
year of graduate studies in
Clinical Laboratory Science,
University of Medicine and
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S c h o l a r s h i p s
Dentistry, Newark, NJ. Scholarship:
$1,000
KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION
SCHOLARSHIP FUND
JOHN C. KIERZKOWSKI
SCHOLARSHIP FUND
GRAJEWSKI, ROBERT
of Statesville, NC - for
first year of graduate
studies in Business
Administration,
Columbia University, New York, NY.
Scholarship: $5,000
TOKARZ,
KATARZYNA of
Westborough, MA - for
second year of graduate
studies in Russian,
Eurasian and East European Studies,
Georgetown University, Washington,
DC. Scholarship: $4,000
VICTORIA KOKERNAK
SCHOLARSHIP FUND
BOLT, AGNES of
Pittsburgh, PA - for
second year of graduate
studies in Fine Arts,
Carnegie Mellon
University, Pittsburgh, PA. Scholarship:
$3,000
HUBERT-BROWN,
DAGMARA of New
York, NY - for second
year of graduate studies
in Economic and
Political Development, Columbia
University, New York, NY. Scholarship:
$4,000
ORLIK,
ALEKSANDER of
Carmel, IN - for second
year of graduate studies
in Dentistry, Indiana
University, Indianapolis, IN.
Scholarship: $2,000
OSTROWSKI,
MAGDALENA of
Parsippany, NJ - for
second year of graduate
studies in Psychology,
Kean University, Union, NJ.
Scholarship: $2,000
KOSMICKI,
KRZYSZTOF of
Brooklyn, NY - for first
year of graduate studies
in International and
World History, Columbia University,
New York, NY. Scholarship: $4,000
STAN LESNY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
KUZIAN, EDYTA
of Ventnor, NJ - for
doctoral studies in
Philosophy, New School
University, New York,
NY. Scholarship: $1,000
LAROUSSI, JOANNA
of Astoria, NY - for
first year of graduate
studies in Earth and
Environmental Science,
City University of New York Graduate
Center, New York. NY. Scholarship:
$1,000
OLDAK, KATARZYNA
of Germantown,
MD - for second year
of graduate studies in
Physics, Johns Hopkins
University, Baltimore, MD. Scholarship:
$5,000
POWANDAWINBURN, ALLYSHA
of Shillington, PA - for
doctoral studies in
Anthropology, University
f Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Scholarship:
$2,000
SCZEPANIK, DARCY
of Hobson, TX - for third
year of graduate studies
in Optometry, University
of Houston, Houston,
TX. Scholarship: $2,000
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FLOYD AND IRENE MCKAIN/
JOHN AND HELEN GENZA
SCHOLARSHIP FUND
FERTALA,
KATARZYNA of
Voorhees NJ - for second
year of graduate studies
in Law, University of
Maryland, Baltimore, MD. Scholarship:
$4,000
FIEDOREK, KARA of
New York, NY - for first
year of graduate studies
in Art History, Stanford
University, Stanford, CA.
Scholarship: $3,000
GUBERNAT, TAMARA
of Brooklyn, NY - for
final year of studies in
Integrated Media Art,
Hunter College, New
York, NY. Scholarship: $1,000
HOSPODAR,
TIMOTHY of Goldens
Bridge, NY - for second
year of graduate studies
in Fine Art, Brooklyn
College, Brooklyn, NY. Scholarship:
$1,000
KING, MELISSA
VICTORIA of Bellevue,
WA - for final year of
graduate studies in Law,
Columbia University,
New York, NY. Scholarship: $5,000
PAWLAK,
MALGORZATA of
Riverhead, NY - for first
year of graduate studies
in Law and Diplomacy,
Tufts University, Medford, MA.
Scholarship: $3,000
REV. PAUL J. MISKOWICZ
SCHOLARSHIP FUND
WILEY-KNEPPER,
AMANDA of Warsaw,
IN - for first year of
graduate studies in
Physical Therapy,
Midwestern University, Downers Grove,
IL. Scholarship: $3,000
K o s c i u s z k o
F o u n d at i o n
S c h o l a r s h i p s
PROFESSOR STEFAN MIZWA
SCHOLARHIP FUND
THE ARTHUR AND GENEVIEVE
ROTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND
MONIKA AND FRANK STANITSKI
MUSIC FUND
WOLICKI, KATHERINE
of Marshall, NC - for
second year of graduate
studies in International
Economic Relations,
American University, Washington, DC.
Scholarship: $2,000
SALOMON, BENJAMIN
of Haymarket, VA - for first
year of graduate studies in
Business, University of
Virginia, Charlottesville,
VA. Scholarship: $5,000 ($3,000 from
Smith Fund)
FILOCHOWSKI, PIOTR
of Hamden, CT - for
graduate studies in Violin
Performance, Yale School of
Music, New Haven, CT.
Scholarship: $5,000
THE JOSEPH NOWAK SCHOLARSHIP
FUND
EDWARD C. SMITH SCHOLARSHIP
FUND
HOWARD, BARBARA
of Albuquerque, NM please see Sophia Grodzicka
Scholarship Fund Scholarship: $2,000
($1,000 from Grodzicka Fund.)
JANOWSKI, VANESSA
of Pasadena, CA - for
doctoral studies in Neuroeconomics, California
Institute of Technology,
Pasadena, CA. Scholarship: $3,000
MASKA, NATALIA of
Almont, MI - for second
year of graduate studies in
Health Management and
Policy, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Scholarship:
$2,000
SALOMON, BENJAMIN
of Haymarket, VA please see the Arthur and
Genevieve Roth Scholarship
Fund. Scholarship: $5,000
($2,000 from Roth Fund)
THE DR. EDWARD AND
MARIA NOWICKI MEMORIAL
SCHOLARSHIP FUND
BOROWICZ, MARIUSZ
of Chicago, IL - for third
year graduate studies in
Dentistry, University of
Illinois, Chicago, IL.
Scholarship: $5,000
RICHARD SOBIERAJ SCHOLARSHIP
FUND
BIEGAJ, URSZULA of
Chicago, IL - for first year
of graduate studies in
Russian and East European
Studies, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Scholarship:
$2,000
PIERCE, SHELLEY of
Bath, NY – please see
Adrianowska Scholarship
Fund.
GLICKMAN, MICHAEL
of Annandale, VA - for
second year of graduate
studies in Medicine, Florida
State University, Tallahassee,
FL. Scholarship: $2,000
ALBERT SPIEZNY SCHOLARSHIP
MROZEK, JULIE of New
Castle, PA - for doctoral
studies in Podiatric
Medicine, Ohio College of
Podiatric Medicine,
Independence, OH. Scholarship: $3,000
KOLAK, MARYNIA of
Chicago, IL - for third year
of graduate studies in
Creative Writing, Roosevelt
University, Chicago, IL.
Scholarship: $2,000
POPE JOHN PAUL II SCHOLARSHIP
WOJCIECHOWSKA,
IZABELA of El Paso, TX for second year of graduate
studies in Creative
Non-Fiction and Literary
Translation, Columbia University,
New York, NY. Scholarship: $4,000
BAUMERT, MICHAEL
of Wadsworth, IL - for
second year of graduate
studies in Law, Valparaiso
University, Valparaiso, IN.
Scholarship: $3,000
JEROME AND MARY STRAKA
SCHOLARSHIP
KIEBALA, RICHARD of
Chicago, IL - for third year
of graduate studies in
Pharmacy, University of
Illinois, Chicago, IL.
Scholarship: $2,000
THE JOSEPHINE WALL AND
IGNATIUS WALL SCHOLARSHIP
FUND
CZEPIEL, TERESA of
Ludlow, MA - for second
year of graduate studies in
Occupational Therapy,
Tufts University, Medford,
MA. Scholarship: $4,000
KRESLAKE, JENNIFER
of Cambridge, MA - for
doctoral studies in Public
Health, Johns Hopkins
University, Baltimore, MD.
Scholarship: $4,000
POTOSKI, ELINE of
Monterey, MA - for first
year of graduate studies
in Social Work, Smith
College, Northampton,
MA. Scholarship: $2,000
PRZYBYLEK,
MATTHEW of
Wilmington, DE - for first
year of graduate studies in
Modern European Studies,
Columbia University, New York, NY.
Scholarship: $4,000
SIKORSKI, JOHN of
South Bend, IN - for
doctoral studies in Moral
Theology, University of
Notre Dame, Notre Dame,
IN. Scholarship: $4,000
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K o s c i u s z k o
F o u n d at i o n
WOJCIESZEKARJOMAND, KSENIA
of Tonawanda NY - for
third year of graduate
studies in Counselor
Education, State University of New
York, Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. Scholarship:
$1,000
IRENA AND DAMIAN WANDYCZ
SCHOLARSHIP FUND
CZERWIEN, CHRISTY
of Amarillo, TX - for
second year of graduate
studies in Japanese
History, University of
Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Scholarship:
$2,000
WHITE EAGLE BRANCH 41,
POLISH WORKERS FUND
IRACE, KRISTA of
Greentown, NY - for
second year of graduate
studies in Library and
Information Science,
Long Island University, Brookville, NY.
Scholarship: $2,000
TED AND WALTER WYSOCKI
SCHOLARSHIP FUND
CZARNIECKI
MARCIN of Chicago, IL
- for studies in Medicine,
Medical University of
Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.
Scholarship: $1,000
FIGUS, ELIZABETH
of Bradley Beach, NJ for first year of graduate
studies in Central and
Eastern European
Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow.
Scholarship: $1,000
KWIECIEN, MICHAL
of Harwood Heights, IL for doctoral studies in
Modern East European
History, University of
Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland. Scholarship:
$4,500
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T h e Ko s c i u s z ko f o u ndat i o n
S c h o l a r s h i p s
THE MICHALINA AND HERMAN
ZIMBER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
POLISH AMERICAN CLUB OF
NORTH JERSEY FUND
SALTER, JENNIFER
of Morehead, NC for second year of
graduate studies in
Gerontology, University
of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC.
Scholarship: $1,000
BATCHEN, HELEN of
Teaneck, NJ - for junior
year of undergraduate
studies in Russian and
East Eurasian Studies,
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson,
NY. Scholarship: $600
SZMAL, PATRICIA of
Freehold, NJ - for second
year of graduate studies
in Medicine, University
of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
MI. Scholarship: $4,000
CIECIERSKI,
CAROLINE of East
Rutherford, NJ - for
sophomore year of
undergraduate studies in
Public Health, Rutgers University, New
Brunswick, NJ. Scholarship: $1250
DR. MARIE ZAKRZEWSKA
MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP OF THE
MASSACHUSETTS FEDERATION OF
POLISH WOMEN’S CLUBS FUND
PARZYCH, JULIA of
Auburn, MA - for second
year of studies in
Medicine, University of
Massachusetts, Worcester,
MA. Scholarship: $3,500.
MASSACHUSETTS FEDERATION OF
POLISH WOMEN’S CLUBS FUND
LENTNER, MICHAEL
of Florence, MA - for
sophomore year of
studies in Accounting,
Virginia Tech,
Blacksburg, VA. Scholarship: $1,250.
SMOLENSKI,
NATALIE of Cambridge,
MA - for first year of
studies in History,
University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI. Scholarship: $1,250.
YEO, PATRICK of
Peabody, MA - for junior
year of studies in Civil
Engineering, University
of Massachusetts,
Amherst, MA. Scholarship: $1,250.
MATICKA,
SAMANTHA of
Ringwood, NJ for senior year of
undergraduate studies in
Theology, Mount St. Mary’s University,
Emmitsburg, MD. Scholarship: $900
WIS, SANDRA of
Clifton, NJ - for
sophomore year of
undergraduate studies in
Family and Child
Studies, Montclair State University,
Montclair, NJ. Scholarship: $700
ZOCH, KATHRYN of
Hackensack, NJ - for
second year of graduate
studies in Teaching,
Montclair State
University, Montclair, NJ. Scholarship:
$1,500
POLISH NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF
BROOKLYN, USA, INC. FUND
SADOWSKI, MACIEJ
of Brooklyn, NY for third year of
undergraduate studies in
Biology, St. Joseph
University, Brooklyn, NY. Scholarship:
$2,000
K o s c i u s z k o
F o u n d at i o n
S c h o l a r s h i p s
THE YEAR ABROAD
PROGRAM IN POLAND
Center for the Polish Language and
Culture in the World
CAMILLE GAJEWSKI
of Erie, PA - undergraduate
senior majoring in
Comparative Literature
Yale University, New
Haven, CT. Scholarship: $1,350
FLORENCE MAHER
of Portland, OR undergraduate junior
majoring in Journalism at
Howard University,
Washington, DC. Scholarship: $675
SCOTIA GILROY of
Corvalis, OR - B.A. in
Literature, Simon Fraser
University, Burnaby, B.C.,
Canada. To study Polish
language in order to pursue further studies
in literature and translation. Scholarship:
$1,350
ASHLEY PIOTROWSKI
of Grand Rapids, MI undergraduate senior
majoring in Psychology
at Grand Valley State
University, Allendale, MI. Scholarship:
$1,350
CHRISTINA JOELLE
GROSHEK Pittsville, WI B.A. in Political Science,
University of Wisconsin,
Stevens Point, WI.
Scholarship: $1,350
OLYMPIA LEICHNER
of Jersey City, NJ undergraduate senior
majoring in Art and
Visual Culture at Webster
University, St. Louis, MO. Scholarship:
$1,350
JOSEPH MACIUBA
of Notre Dame, IN undergraduate senior
majoring in Biochemistry
and German, Notre Dame
University, Notre Dame, IN. Scholarship:
$1,350
EMILIA PTAK of Seattle,
WA - undergraduate senior
majoring in Political
Science, University of
Washington, Seattle, WA
Scholarship: $1,350
ELIZA ROSE of Chicago,
IL - undergraduate
senior majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies in the
Humanities, University of
Chicago, Chicago, IL. Scholarship: $1,350
MARGARET WYPOREK
of Cambridge, MA graduate student majoring
in Arts in Education,
Harvard University,
Cambridge, MA. Scholarship: $1,350
GR ADUATE STUDIES AND
RESEARCH IN POLAND
2010/2011
NAUMANN, STEPHEN of Saint Paul, MN - to conduct
research on “In sight and out of Mind: Contested Memories
of Poznan’s Imperial Palace.” at the Institute of History,
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland with Prof.
Rafal Witkowski. Scholarship: $2,250
The Katyn Exhibit
coming to New
England in April
Recently, the Kosciuszko
Foundation has received attention
for its international Katyn
conference and exhibit held last
year at the Library of Congress
in Washington D.C. Following
the Katyn conference the exhibit
has been traveling throughout the
States and has been shown in places
such as the Hoover Institution at
Stanford University, Lucas County
Library in Toledo, Orchard Lake
Schools in Michigan, Richard
Daley Library at University of
Illinois, Erie County Public Library
in Buffalo, Georgia Perimeter
College in Atlanta, Holy Family
University in Philadelphia and in
Cleveland. The exhibit will travel
to New England in April and can
be seen at:
The Polish Center of
Discovery and Learning
33 South Street
Chicopee, MA 01013
April 8 – April 21, 2011
For further information call:
413-592-0001
Massachusetts State House
Beacon Hill
Doric Hall
Boston, MA 02133
April 25 - April 29, 2011
For further information call:
617-727-1100
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K o s c i u s z k o
F o u n d at i o n
S c h o l a r s h i p s
TOMASZKIEWICZ-FLORIO SCHOLARSHIPS
for summer studies at the jagiellonian university, Kr akow
SUMMER 2010
Baney, Olivia of Los
Altos, CA - high school
senior at Mountain View
High School, Mountain
View, CA.
Bogacki, Natalia
of Kenmore, NY undergraduate freshman
majoring in International
Business at Canisius
College, Buffalo, NY.
Brouard, Beata
of Springfield, OH undergraduate freshman
majoring in Art at
Wittenberg University,
Springfield, OH.
Dankowski,
Magdalena
of Longtree, CO undergraduate freshman
majoring in Biology at
University of Denver, Denver, CO.
Drabek, Anna of
Croton-on-Hudson, NY
- undergraduate freshman
majoring in French
Linguistics at Georgetown University, Washington. DC.
Dydynski,
Michael of
North East, MD undergraduate senior
majoring in History and
Exercise Science at Towson University,
Towson, MD.
Dyrcz, Marisa
of Seattle, WA undergraduate senior
majoring in International
Studies at University of
Washington, Seattle, WA.
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T h e Ko s c i u s z ko f o u ndat i o n
Grzybowski,
Gabriela of Parlin,
NJ - undergraduate
sophomore majoring in
Economics at Rutgers
University, New Brunswick, NJ.
Hrynkiewicz,
Edyta of Westhersfield,
CT - undergraduate
sophomore majoring in
Patho-biology and
Veterinary Science at University of
Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
Mienko, Julita
of New York, NY undergraduate
sophomore majoring in
Environmental Studies
at Hunter College, New York, NY.
Mikulski, Anna
of Addison, IL undergraduate
sophomore majoring in
West Slavic Languages
and Literatures and English Language
and Literature at University of Chicago,
Chicago, IL.
Priebe, Elizabeth
of Houston, TX - high
school senior at
Duchesne Academy of
the Sacred Heart,
Houston, TX.
Skrabonja, Lydia
of Fair Lawn, NJ undergraduate freshman
majoring in Engineering
at Cornell University,
Ithaca, NY.
Stec, Kinga
of Bronx, NY undergraduate senior
majoring in Accounting
at Fordham University,
Bronx, NY.
Witkowski, Anna
of Florence, SC undergraduate
sophomore majoring in
Fashion Merchandising
Management at Fashion Institute of
Technology, New York, NY.
Parzygnat,
Arthur of Rchmond
Hill, NY - undergraduate
senior majoring in
Physics and Math at
Queens College, Flushing, NY.
Petrus,
Jacqueline of North
Versailles, PA - high
school senior at East
Allegheny High School,
North Versailles, PA.
The KF congratulates
its long time Member
Frederick R. Dammont, D. Sc.
on winning the
March 2011 Gold Medal
in Skiing Competition,
Hunter Mountain, NY
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Giving to the Kosciuszko Foundation:
How to Fulfill Your Wishes through a Charitable Bequest
Much of the financial strength of the Kosciuszko
Foundation has come through the years from
its members and friends who provided for the
Foundation in their wills. It is easy to insert
a charitable bequest into your will when
it is written or as a revision. You may also
add a bequest through a codicil - a separate
document that provides an amendment to
your existing will. Regardless of the size of
your estate or of your bequest, the full value
of your gift may be deductible for Federal
estate tax purposes.
Here are ways you can support the Kosciuszko
Foundation through your will:
A specific bequest is a gift of a specific dollar amount or
a par­ticular piece of property. For example, “I bequeath
[dollar amount or description of property] to The Kosciuszko
Foundation, Inc.”
A residuary bequest is a gift of all or part of the property
remaining in your estate after debts, expenses and specific
bequests have been paid. For example, “I give, bequeath and
devise [all, or __% of ] the rest, residue and remainder of the
property, both real and personal, wherever situated, which I may
own or be entitled to at my death, to The Kosciuszko
Foundation, Inc.” The Kosciuszko Foundation encourages gifts
by residuary bequest. If your gift is stated as a percentage, this
method automatically adjusts the size of your bequest according
to your current financial position. This gives you flexibility and
peace of mind that your bequest will not be larger or smaller
than you had intended, in the event of unexpected changes in
the size of your estate. Residuary bequests are also beneficial for
the Foundation. People are often surprised by how much their
assets can grow over time – and by how large an ultimate gift
they are able to make to support the Foundation’s mission.
A contingent bequest is a gift that takes effect only if the
primary beneficiary or beneficiaries of the bequest should
predecease you. For example, “If neither my
husband nor any descendant of mine survive me,
then I give, bequeath and devise all the rest,
residue and remainder of the property, both
real and personal, wherever situated, which
I may own or be entitled to at my death, to
The Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc.”
Perhaps the most effective asset to bequeath
is the reminder of your retirement plans,
such as pension funds or IRAs. When left
to someone other than your spouse, they can
be subject to income and estate taxes – both
of which combined could erode over 80% of the
remaining benefits! If bequeathed to the Foundation,
these funds would escape both income and estate taxes, and
reduce your taxable estate.
How will the Kosciuszko Foundation use my gift?
An unrestricted bequest is the simplest and most immediately
beneficial kind of bequest to the Kosciuszko Foundation. The
amount received through an unrestricted bequest can be used at
the discretion of the Foundation’s Trustees and administration
for its most important needs, which may change from time to
time. Your will may read, “I give, bequeath and devise [dollar
amount, description of property or portion of residuary estate]
to The Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc. for its general purposes.”
A restricted bequest provides cash or property to be used
by the Foundation for a specific Foundation program or
named scholarship fund. If you are considering a restricted
bequest, please call the Foundation’s Development Office at
212-734-2130 and we will be happy to talk to you about your
wishes and provide you with a personal outline of funding
requirements and possibilities.
Whichever method you choose, remember that your gifts
may take many forms and serve many purposes, including
honoring the memory of someone you love.
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U P COMIN G
EVEN T S
April 3, 3:00 pm $20/ $15 KF Members and students
Heard at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, accomplished Polish-Canadian pianist
Katarzyna Musial delights audiences with her virtuosity as well as her mature,
insightful and energetic interpretations. Her repertoire showcases many different styles
which span from baroque to modern. The April 3rd program will include works of
Fryderyk Chopin, Witold Lutoslawski, Olivier Messiaen and Modest Mussorgsky.
April 8 10:00 am
Chopin Piano Competition PRELIMINARIES
April 8, 7:30 pm $20/ $15 KF Members and students
A concert by Aga Zaryan, an internationally recognized jazz vocalist who has
performed in NY jazz venues on numerous occasions. This time she will sing in Polish.
Her repertoire will include poetry written during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, from her album
Umiera Piekno. There will be tunes with lyrics by Krystyna Krahelska, Jozef Zywina, Anna Swirszczynska,
Father Jan Twardowski, Mira Grelichowska and Elzbieta Szemplinska. The music is composed by Michal
Tokaj a long-time music partner of Aga Zaryan. The artist will also perform some pieces with lyrics written
by Czeslaw Milosz and much more.
April 9, 10:00 am $15
Chopin Piano Competition FINALS
May 4 3:00 pm $20/ $15 KF Members and students
Love, Freedom, and Religion Mezzo-soprano Marta Wryk
with pianist Magdalena Baczewska present an evening of song cycles, Anton
Dvorak’s Gypsy Songs and Samuel Barber’s Hermit Songs, as well as selection
of songs by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Sergei Rachmaninoff and a musical surprise - songs from Polish
roaring twenties.
May 14, 3:00 pm $20/ $15 KF Members and students
Metro Chamber Orchestra featuring the Kosciuszko Foundation’s
former scholar, Pawel Knapik, a Polish native, double bassist and composer. A graduate
of Manhattan School of Music and Wroclaw Academy of Music will present two of
his compositions: Westbeth Capriccio for Double Bass solo, New York, 1999; Concerto
for Double Bass, Wroclaw, 1993
May 20, 7:00 pm
The Collage Photo exhibit by Polish artist, Gina Amama
A Lecture by Jaroslaw Krejza, MD, PhD “Brain and Beauty”
How to explain the intensity of maternal love? And what about the sense of happiness?
Is this a deceptive illusion, or maybe it is just a measurement of the health of our brain?
May 22, 3:00 pm $20/ $15 KF Members and students
Chamber Players International Concert features Grammy Nominee violinist Anastasia
Khitruk and award winning pianist Olga Vinokur in a program of masterworks by: Schubert, Ravel, Chopin,
St Lubin, plus a world premier.
June 24, 7:30 pm $15
Pawel Ignatowicz Quartet Jazz up the shortest night of the year! Come
to the KF to hear a Polish native Pawel Ignatowicz’s Jazz with world music influences.
Featuring: Pawel Ignatowicz – guitars, Mark Manczuk – drums, Dan Asher – Bass, Lukasz
Kowalski – piano.
Events subject to change: Call the KF to confirm and get details. All presentations at the KF House unless otherwise noted.
The Kosciuszko
foundation
The American Center of Polish Culture
15 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065
Tel. (212) 734-2130
Fax: (212) 628-4552
e-mail: [email protected]
Washington, D.C. Center
2025 “O” Street NW.
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel. (202) 785-2320
Fax: (202) 785-2159
Warsaw Office
Nowy Swiat 4/118. 00-497
Warsaw, Poland
Tel./Fax +48(22) 621-7067
e-mail: [email protected]
Alex Storozynski
President and Executive Director
The Board of Trustees of
The Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc.
chairman:
Joseph E. Gore, Esq.
vice-chairmen:
William J. Nareski
Wanda M. Senko
Cynthia Rosicki, Esq.
corporate secretary:
Henry C. Walentowicz, Esq.
members:
Victor Ashe
Adam M. Bak
Dr. Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz
Dr. Ronald J. Hagadus
Alexander Koproski
Marian A. Kornilowicz, Esq.
Dr. Julian Kulski
Victor Markowicz
Peter S. Novak
Steven T. Plochocki
Dr. Ewa Radwanska
Andrzej Rojek
Sigmund Rolat
Krzysztof Rostek
Helen Mary M. Tyszka
Wojciech Uzdelewicz
The Kosciuszko Foundation Newsletter©
is published for its members.

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