President: Sylwia Czajkowska
Vice Presidents: Margaret Zaleska
Treasurer: Hanna Wewiora
Secretary: Elizabeth Zechenter
Board Members: Ela Gosek, Bożena Korczak, Maria Werner-Wasik, and Andre Zlotnicki
About The Kościuszko Foundation – O Fundacji Kościuszkowskiej
The Kościuszko Foundation, named for the Revolutionary War hero Thaddeus Kościuszko, is a not-for-profit organization based in New York City. It was established in 1925 to encourage and promote the study of Polish culture, history, language, and tradition in the United States. It is the Foundation’s objective to foster among Americans of Polish ancestry a deeper understanding of their cultural heritage, thereby enriching the pluralistic culture and traditions of the United States of America.
The Foundation builds international understanding through the interchange of students and scholars, knowledge and skills; through its book program for Polish institutions of higher learning and by sponsoring summer study programs at Polish universities. The Foundation conducts its educational services by providing scholarships to worthy students attending American universities, organizing lectures, concerts, art exhibits, and promoting publications and books on Polish topics.
The Philadelphia Chapter of the Foundation received its official charter in October 1994.