I hope this letter finds you in good health. It's hard to believe that it is already December and almost 2022. The holidays and year end are a natural time to reflect on our values, commitments and accomplishments. This year, at the Foundation, we remained committed to the mission of promoting education at home and abroad, and we did this in various ways.
In these difficult times, and with ever changing developments, I'd like to first say that our thoughts and wishes are with those affected by the virus here and around the globe. Thus, I wanted to acknowledge the stress that the coronavirus is causing, verbalize my empathy, and respectfully appreciate all the members and contributors who continued supporting the Foundation through this difficult year. I am very happy to see our Polish Community growing in strength and loyalty during this time of dire crisis.
I am pleased to inform you that in September we reopened the KF Galleries in New York and Washington to visitors. Since then, the Foundation has resumed cultural events and art exhibitions with the public in attendance. Understandably we ensured all safety precautions. Even during the height of the pandemic, we were able to continue to develop and promote Polish culture online at the www.thekf.org and on our YouTube platform - KOSCIUSZKO TV. We conducted at least one lecture, discussion or performance on a weekly basis, as I am sure most of you have noted.
With supporters like you, we are able promote exchanges with scholars from Polish and American academic communities.
As we start the new year, more than ever, we need you to belong and embrace the KF Community. Hence, I would like to direct my appeal to you, please become a KF member, renew your membership, or make a donation today and be part of this distinguished philanthropic group. Your membership dues cover many expenses associated with the Foundation's educational mission. Friends of the Kosciuszko Foundation help make possible virtual exhibitions, educational and exchange programs, produce and develop cultural content, make scientific and educational resources available, and more. For additional information please visit our website www.thekf.org or call our office. We are always here, eager, and happy to assist you.
One more time thank you for continuous support.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & a prosperous New Year.
With gratitude for your loyal support,
President & Executive Director