This year Kyiv-Mohyla Academy held its fundraising event on November 19th at Kyiv Art Arsenal. The event raised funds for the university’s digital network that will enable full integrated communications on campus. Almost 300 guests attended the event that was headlined by Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer award winning journalist, Washington Post columnist, author.

03_OLE_7120_1-800x520 As Keynote speaker, Ms. Applebaum spoke of her latest publication, Red Famine, a book based on archival materials of the Holodomor – Famine Genocide of 1932-1933, and the history of Ukraine’s struggles for independence in the face of Russian aggression. She emphasized the primary role of education for building an independent Ukraine and for exposing the history that has been hidden by Soviet authorities for too long.

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The event was emceed by Vadym Karpiak, television host and alumnus of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, and Oksana Stebelska, singer and vivacious hostess, whose daughter is a student at the Academy.

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Dr. Andriy Meleshevych, university president, welcomed the guests and thanked them for their support. He stated that by changing the lives of students at KMA, we change Ukraine.

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Dr. Vyacheslav Brykhovetsky was enthusiastically welcomed on stage by the audience as he spoke that love – love of one’s university, love for the university community, love of nation -, is the fundamental element that will bring success and changes in Ukraine. It is precisely love that will be the strongest force in the next stage of development of the university.

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Among the guests were various ambassadors, eminent writers, legal scholars, businesspersons, alumni, students, political figures and members of government, alumni who are members of ATO fighting the war in the East, and friends of the university. The event raised the equivalent of approximately $80,000 USD.

Ambassador of Poland to Ukraine Jan Pieklo greeted by Larysa Chovniuk, Director of Foreign Relations of NaUKMA

Ambassador of Poland Jan Pieklo greeted by Larysa Chovniuk, Director of Foreign Relations of NaUKMA

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NaUKMA Alumni

NaUKMA Alumni

Anne Applebaum with Marko Suprun, Marta Farion, and Oksana Syroyid

Anne Applebaum with Marko Suprun, Marta Farion, and Oksana Syroyid

Brian Bonner of Kyiv Post

Brian Bonner of Kyiv Post

NaUKMA Alumni

NaUKMA Alumni

Anne Applebaum with Andriy Meleshevych and Tetyana Yaroshenko

Anne Applebaum with Andriy Meleshevych and Tetyana Yaroshenko

Roman Waschuk,  Ambassador of Canada

Roman Waschuk, Ambassador of Canada

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Ivan Drach and Vyacheslav Bryukhovetsky

Ivan Drach and Vyacheslav Bryukhovetsky

Svitlana Oksamytna and ATO

Svitlana Oksamytna and ATO veteran

Jan Pieklo, Ambassador of Poland, and Vyacheslav Bryukhovetsky

Jan Pieklo, Ambassador of Poland, and Vyacheslav Bryukhovetsky

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The evening included an auction, and the inspiring singing of Oksana Mukha, who traveled from Lviv to entertain the audience. The Academy’s ensemble of Ancient Music entertained the guests during the reception.

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There were numerous donors who were featured on posters, video, and printed materials. Awards were presented to the many partners and donors. There were two principal awards – the Golden Partner of the Academy was presented to the Charity Fund “Believe in Yourself”, established by the Ivanchenko Family. This year the fund supported scholarships and sabbaticals to three academics. Paid sabbaticals for faculty members are a new concept in Ukraine. Iryna Ivanchyk received the award on behalf of herself and her husband for the fund.

The Ivanchenko Family (main donors)

Ivanchenko family (main donors)

Main Donor Iryna Ivanchenko at interview

Main Donor Iryna Ivanchenko at interview

The Silver Partner award was presented to the Western NIS Enterprise Fund for its support of scholarships and research work. The award was accepted by Roman Tychkivskyj, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy alumnus and CEO of the Leadership Academy supported by WNISEF.

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Marta Farion of Kyiv-Mohyla Foundation of America accepted awards on behalf of Heritage Foundation of First Security Federal Savings Bank, and Selfreliance Foundation of Chicago for their many years of the Academy’s support.

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Anne Applebaum and Marta Farion

Anne Applebaum and Marta Farion

Nataliya Popovych

Nataliya Popovych

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Oksana Syroyid

Oksana Syroyid

Marta Farion

Marta Farion

Ulana Suprun

Ulana Suprun

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Oksana Syroyid and Marko Suprun

Oksana Syroyid and Marko Suprun

Vyacheslav Bryukhovetsky and Bohdanna Pavlychko

Vyacheslav Bryukhovetsky and Bohdanna Pavlychko

Ulana Suprun and Marta Farion

Ulana Suprun and Marta Farion

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Ulana and Marko Suprun

Ulana and Marko Suprun

Viatrovych family

Viatrovych family

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More info: Могилянка провела Благодійний вечір-2017 (in Ukrainian)

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