Photos by Pavol Roskovensky


The Ukrainian Institute of America, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the art, music and literature of Ukraine and the Ukrainian diaspora. It serves both as a center for the Ukrainian-American community and as America’s “Window on Ukraine,” hosting art exhibits, concerts, film screenings, poetry readings, literary evenings, children’s programs, lectures, symposia, and full educational programs, all open to the public.

In 1897 the banker, broker and railroad investor Isaac D. Fletcher (1844-1917) commissioned the architect Charles P.H. Gilbert to design a new house. Gilbert designed over 100 large houses in New York City during a career that spanned from the 1880s to the 1920s. As a C.P.H. Gilbert house, the mansion was given a second life as home to the Ukrainian Institute of America in 1955.

Founded in 1948 by William Dzus, inventor, industrialist, and philanthropist, The Ukrainian Institute is permanently housed in the Fletcher-Sinclair mansion at 2 East 79th Street and Fifth Avenue. The building is designated as a National Historic Landmark and protected as a contributing element of the New York Metropolitan Museum Historic District.

The Board of Directors gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the Institute’s Benefactors and Patrons who have made this evening possible.

Self-Reliance New York Federal Credit Union
The Ukrainian Museum, New York
Mr. Zenon Chernyk and Dr. Areta Podhorodecki-Chernyk
Dr. Michael George and Mrs. Ulana Kebalo-George
Ms. Kathy Nalywajko
Mr. Vitaliy and Mrs. Olena Sharavarnyk
Dr. Daniel and Mrs. Alice Swistel

Dr. Adrian and Dr. Alexandra Baranetsky
Dr. Nestor Blyznak and Dr. Irene Patrylo-Blyznak
Mr. Theodore and Mrs. Carol Dzus
Mr. Orest and Mrs. Adia Fedash
Dr. Ihor and Mrs. Marta Fedoriw
Mr. Taras and Mrs. Lidiya Filewych
Dr. Viktor Gribenko
Dr. Roman Goy and Ms. Ulana Baczynskyj
Ms. Zwen Goy
Bishop Borys Gudziak
Mr. Myron and Mrs. Olha Hnateyko
Ms. Irena Holiat
Mr. Andrew and Mrs. Daria Horbachevsky
Dr. Walter and Mrs. Maryann Hoydysh
Mr. Ihor Kotlarchuk and Mrs. Natalia Holub Kotlarchuk
Mr. Oleh and Mrs. Alexandra Kowerko
Dr. Zenovia Kuncio
Dr. Peter Lenchur and Dr. Ruta Lenchur-Cholhan
Dr. Marta Lopatynsky and Mr. Ihor Zwarycz
Bishop Basil Losten
Dr. Ihor and Mrs. Lesia Magun
Mr. Myron Melnyk and Mrs. Chrystyna Dobczansky-Melnyk
Dr. Borys Mychalczak
Ms. Larysa Paschuk and Mrs. Kalyna Boychuk-Cholhan
Mr. Charlie Podpirka
Dr. Ihor and Mrs. Alexandra Sawczuk
Mr. Yurko and Mrs. Marie Sawicki
Ms. Lyubov Shypovych
Dr. Yuriy and Mrs. Karina Tarnawsky
Dr. Stephan and Mrs. Tamara Tymkiw

Event underwriters
Ms. Kathy Nalywajko – wine
Dr. Daniel and Mrs. Alice Swistel – flowers