ANNUAL
FUNDRAISING DINNER
and Silent Auction

IN SUPPORT OF THE UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY

12
December
2020

The Ukrainian Catholic University invites friends and benefactors to attend online the Annual Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction on December 12, 2020, to benefit programs, student scholarships, and develop the new university campus.

Join us online whenever you would be!

Thanks to the remote participation option, we will be waiting for UCU friends from all over the world to erase borders and unite for a charitable purpose! A teleconference will be created for all guests online to provide a comfortable feeling of presence at a large friendly “banquet table”.

In the program:

Starting time: 5 PM

  • opening address from His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk and bishops of the UGCC;
  • inspirational speech by Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia Borys Gudziak, President of UCU;
  • wonderful performance of “Chervona Ruta” by Taras Chubay;
  • speeches from the UCU student and graduate Marichka Paplauskaite, co-founder of The Ukrainians Media, editor-in-chief of Reporters Musical;
  • musical surprise from UCU senators Volodymyr Lavrenchuk and Danylo Bilak;
  • unique auction with art and live lots;
  • lottery;
  • open dialogue of UCU Prof. Yaroslav Hrytsak and British journalist Peter Pomerantsev and some more surprises.
 

Event concept

This year, the Ukrainians around the world celebrate 50 years since the date of creating the famous song “Chervona Ruta”, written by talented Volodymyr Ivasiuk, who helped to make Ukraine famous all over the world! It would be a great honor for us to mention this outstanding composition and its author during the Event.
Charitable donation for participation in the Fundraising Dinner online – UAH 2500

Hosts of the event

Oleksandr Pedan

Ukrainian showman, TV presenter, blogger and good friend of the Ukrainian Catholic University.

Iryna Ozymok

Founder of the International Summit of Mayors, Head of the Local Economic Development Program WNISEF. Back in 2005, Iryna worked at UCU.

OPEN DIALOGUE PARTICIPANTS

Yaroslav Hrytsak

A Ukrainian scholar, historian, and public intellectual, Doctor of History, Professor at the Ukrainian Catholic University, Chief Editor of the Scholarly Annual “Ukraina Moderna,” a member of the Editorial Board of the journals “Ab Imperio,” “Judaica Ukrainica,” “Krytyka,” and “Slavic Review,” a member of the supervisory board of the journal “Harvard Ukrainian Studies,” and honorary professor of the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy.

Peter Pomerantsev

A British publicist and a Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins University, Agora Institute, known in Ukraine as an information warfare expert, an expert on Russian propaganda who has launched out recently his famous book «This is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality» in Ukrainian.

Honorary speakers

Borys Gudziak

Current Archeparch of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, president of the Ukrainian Catholic University.

Sviatoslav Shevchuk

Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Galych.

musical entertainment by UCU senators

Volodymyr Lavrenchuk

Daniel Bilak

Sponsors of the Annual Fundraising Dinner 2020

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Informational partners

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For more information please contact:

+30969633988     +380965153728

kyiv@ucu.edu.ua

Ukrainian Catholic University 2020