The 83rd Annual Fundraising Dinner & Ball



We would like to extend our BIG THANK YOU to this years honorees, presenters, sponsors, supporters and everyone who attended the Kosciuszko Foundation 83rd Annual Fundraising Dinner & Ball  on Saturday, April 28th, 2018, at the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

The Ball was attended by over 400 guests. It was a great fun with fantastic music, delicious food, dazzling artistic performance, impressive stories and a great collection of raffle prizes. Many thanks to everyone who helped with the planning and running the evening, to all the wonderful entertainment and people who provided their services. We are very grateful to every single one of you for your work and support!



A special thanks go to our generous table sponsors and hosts: Mrs. Judy Heiny and Mr. Piotr Chomczynski, Mr. Sigmund Rolat, Polish and Slavic Federal Credit Union, Mr. and Mrs. Andrzej Rojek, Aldona Wos Family Foundation, Mrs. Danuta and Mr. Mariusz Kotowski, Mrs. Teresa and Mr. Waldemar Priebe, Mrs. Malgorzata and Mr. Andrzej Rojek, BNY MELLON, Mr. & Mrs. Alex Storozynski, Mr. Zbigniew Chrzanowski, Mr. Darrin Lang, Dr. Marek Pienkowski, Comm. and Mrs. John Senko, Mrs. Cynthia and Mr. Thomas and Rosicki, Esqs., Dr. and Mrs. Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz, Mr. Michal Mrozek, Mrs. Katherine and Mr. Christopher Kolasa, Mr. Marian and Mrs. Teresa Kornilowicz, Mr. John Cullinan and Dr. Ewa Radwanska, Mr. Krzysztof and Mrs. Agnieszka Rostek, Dr. Henry and Francine Sikorski, Mr. Marek and Mrs. Dorota Andraka, Mrs. Janina Boral, Mr. and Mrs. Dariusz Knapik, Mr. Neal and Mrs. Susan Ryan, Mr. Arthur and Mrs. Wioletta Szymanski, Mrs Mariola Gorska-Haggar and Mr. Joseph Haggar.

Young Professionals Campaign: Mr. Marek and Mrs. Agnieszka Skulimowscy, Mr. Sigmund Rolat, Mr. Andrzej and Mrs. Malgorzata Rojek, Mr. Tomasz Kierul, Mr. Joseph E. Gore, Mr. Bolek Ryzinski, Mr. Frank and Mrs. Bonnie Orlowski.

Individual Sponsors: Mr. Wojciech Jung, Mr. Leonard and Mrs. Barbara Zawistoscy, Mr. Walter Dabulewicz, Mr. Anton Pilska, Mrs. Aleksandra and Mieczyslaw Zurko, Roosevelt Field AGCY, INC, Mrs. Cynthia Marie Ruoff, Mr. Quentin Baird, Mrs. Susan Zajchowski, Mrs. Helen and Mrs. Teresa Lesnik, Mr. Jan Maloszewski, Mr. Stephen Szachacz.

Underwriting of flowers: Mr. Andrzej and Mrs. Malgorzata Rojek.

Ball coordinators: Ms. Addy Tymczyszyn, Mrs. Malgorzata Kozlowska, Mrs. Jolanta Kowalski, Ms. Alicja Grygiel, Mrs. Iwona Juszczyk, Ms. Anna Jarmolowicz, Mrs. Izabella Laskowska, Ms. Ewa Zadworna, Mrs. Mariola Sosnowska, Mr. Leszek Tyburczy,  Mr. Tomasz Kierul.

Volunteers: Mrs. Dominika Orwat, Mrs. Kinga Komorowski, Dr. Francine Sikorski, Ms. Nicole Labno, Ms. Sarah Dancyger, Ms. Anna Raj, Ms. Agnieszka Krawczyk.

This year's raffle sponsors: LOT Polish Airlines, Rafal Olbinski, Inglot Cosmetics, Waverly Inn and Garden NYC, Martin Nielabo, New York Polish Film Festival. 

Congratulations  to our distinguished honorees:

Stanley G. Wojcicki, The Medal of Recognition recipient

and Krzysztof Wodiczko, who received The Kosciuszko Foundation Pioneer Award. 

We are very grateful to this year's Ball Chairman - Wojciech Jackowski, President of the Polish American Business Club for his dedication and leadership.

The Ball was attended by the special guests: Consul General of Poland in New York - Maciej Golubiewski and former US Ambassador to Estonia - Aldona Wos.

Sincere thanks to Mr. Tom Rosicki who served as a Master of Ceremony; to Gerard Carelli Orchestra that once again gave a superb music performance along with a special vocal presentation by Katarzyna Joanna Sperczynska and Dayle Newmyer as a pianist, to the Polish American Folk Dance Company led by Andrzej Buczek, and to USMMA Fanfare Trumpet Squadron for being part of our event.

All proceeds from the Ball support the Foundation's mission to promote education and a broad understanding of Polish culture and history in the United States.



Fundraising Ball

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"It take it for granted, for instance, if I may venture upon a single example, that statesmen everywhere are agreed that there should be a united, independent, and autonomous Poland.

~ Woodrow Wilson"


"An independent Polish State should be erected" 

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The letter is from the collection of L.J.Walkowicz & L.Slotkowski, paper 6.6"x8"