The Pilsudski Institute of America would like to invite all of you to join Honorary Legion of the Pilsudski Institute.

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  The idea of the Institute’s Honorary Legion refers to First Cadre Company (Pierwsza Kompania Kadrowa) that on August 6th, 1914, began a historic march towards Poland's freedom. The Honorary Legion was created at the Institute several years ago. Our dream is to have 145 Legionnaires - just as much as First Cadre Company.

Our mission is to preserve archival materials and provide public access to key historical documents. The Pilsudski Institute of America in its archives possesses unique documents and photos from the Polish-Bolshevik war, including the original order of the Battle of Warsaw, with signatures of Marshal Pilsudski and highest Polish commanders. The Battle of Warsaw, also known as the “Miracle on the Vistula'', fought from August 12th to 25th, 1920, turned the tide of Polish-Bolshevik war and prevented the Bolshevik revolution from spreading into western Europe. Historical documents from that period are availiable on our website. 

 

 

 

Replika krzyza legionowegoThe Honorary Legion, created at the Institute several years ago, is a fundraising initiative to support the Institute, with a pledge of $5,000. All who join the Honorary Legion receive honorary badge - replique of Legionary Cross. The names of individuals and institutions who join the Honorary Legion are engraved on a commemorative plaque displayed at the Institute Gallery. The proceeds of the Honorary Legion are used to support the Pilsudski Institute to continue its mission of preserving and promoting Polish national heritage, history and culture in the USA. Anyone who has any questions about joining the Horonary Legion is kindly asked toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can pledge online or by sending a check to the address: Pilsudski Institute, 138 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222. 

 

 

 

Spotkanei gwiazdkowe

The Institute actively develops its cultural and educational program. At least twice a month, on Tuesdays’ evenings, we organize free cultural meetings with writers, scientists, artists, and screenings of historical documentary movies in our Ziuk cinema. Recently, we have shown the following films: Building Urban America, Do Not Cry When I Leave, New Poland, Cross and Crown. We host an average of 25 meetings yearly, with an audience of about 3,000 people.

Additionally, the Institute becomes the place to visit for younger generations. We organize history lesson and presentations of our collections for scouts and Polish supplementary schools’ students. One can see memorabilia of the Polish army, medals, military decorations, uniforms and artworks of the greatest Polish painters of the 19th and 20th century. We also cooperate with American schools, last year the Institute became a partner of the Polish-English Dual Language Program at P.S.34 in Greenpoint. Before Christmas or Easter, we organize very popular artistic workshops for children and teenagers, when we show Polish traditions to the younger  generation.

 

      Please support our Cultural and Educational Fund     

One-year membership (January-December)

$80 Regular Member

Benefits:

  • Invitations to meet interesting people from the field of culture, art or science,
  • Invitations for scientific lectures, promotions of historical books, and highly popular documentary movie screenings at our cinema Ziuk,
  • Invitations for educational and artistic workshops for kids (learning history by fun), history lessons for teenagers,
  • Annual newsletter and a monthly email newsletter informing about our activities,
  • Access to our archival and library resources in our office and online.

$40 Student / Senior

  • Benefits as regular membership.

$100 Dual Membership

  • Member category for families. Benefits as regular membership.

$130 Sustaining member

  • Benefits as regular membership plus invitations for a closed meeting at the Institute (Christmas party, National days and anniversaries celebrations, annual Gala of the Institute at the Polish Consulate in New York etc.).

$150 Non-profit Organization

  • Benefits as regular membership plus invitations for a closed meeting at the Institute (Christmas party, National days and anniversaries celebrations, annual Gala of the Institute at the Polish Consulate in New York etc.).

$400 Corporate

  • Benefits as regular membership plus invitations for closed meetings at the Institute (Christmas party, National days and anniversaries celebrations, annual Gala of the Institute at the Polish Consulate in New York).
  • Corporate logo on our website.

$1000 Life Member

  • Benefits as regular membership plus invitations for closed meetings at the Institute (Christmas party, National days and anniversaries celebrations, annual Gala of the Institute at the Polish Consulate in New York).
  • Newly released album about the Institute presenting our collections.
  • Name of the donor will be published in our annual bulletin.

Two-year membership (fees paid every other year) 

$140 Regular Member

$70 Student / Senior

$180 Dual Membership

$240 Sustaining member

$280 Non-profit Organization

$700 Corporate

$1000 Life Member

      Become a member or renew your membership     

 

Pilsudski Institute of America
138 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222

 

Thanks to your generosity, we have been able to fulfill our mission of gathering, preserving and making accessible to the public our archives and other historical memorabilia and carry on our patriotic education initiative and promotion of the Polish culture and history in the United States for more than 70 years.

As a non-profit institution, we are funded through grants, individual and corporate donations,  membership fees and inheritance gifts. We encourage you to become a member of the Pilsudski Institute of America or to make a one-time donation, any amount is greatly appreciated. You can pay safely by credit or debit card or PayPal:

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If you wish to mail a check please make it payable to:

Pilsudski Institute of America
138 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222

If you have any questions concerns, please call the Institute at 212-505-9077 or email us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Institute is a non-profit Educational Institution, Section 501(c)(3) IRS Code; membership dues and donations are tax deductible.

The Corporate Catalyst Award is an amalgamation of awards that The Institute has issued over our proud 70 year history of forging strong relations between the USA and Poland. The Institute believes that these unique modern times require us to emphasize the powerful impact that US based multi-national companies and US foreign direct investment has had on the Polish economy by selecting Poland for continued investment. Hence, The Institute is committed to honor leading companies for their continued and pioneering investment in Poland. 

The Corporate Catalyst Award provides a platform to highlight decades of innovation and cooperation between our proud countries and to showcase the modern commercial, educational and cultural relationships which exist today, spanning several generations. 

The Institute would like the Award to serve as a progressive platform from which to advocate for continuing and impactful cooperation between our important stakeholders:

  1. The Polish Diaspora
  2. US corporate sector and US based foreign direct investment
  3. US and Polish governments
  4. US and Polish philanthropy
  5. US and Polish cultural institutions and academic partners

The following honorees have been featured at our ceremonies in recent years: 

  • Citi Group
  • International Paper
  • Polish and Slavic Federal Credit Union
  • Polish National Alliance
  • Coca-Cola HBC Polska i Coca-Cola Poland Services.

The Award is a highly respected accolade in the Polish-American Diaspora, with a special focus in New York City. It garners the attention of executives from across sectors of industry and celebrities from the Polish community, all of whom are committed to maintaining strong cultural and scientific bonds between the U.S. and Poland. 

Corporate Catalyst Award 2019 - General Electric Company Polska

CCA500The Chairman GE Company Polska Marian Lubieniecki, Vice-chairman GE Aviation Services Engineering, Mohamed Ali and the IJP representatives

On January 23, 2020, during a gala in Arkady Kubickiego at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, we presented General Electric Company Polska with the prestigious Piłsudski Institute Corporate Catalyst Award. GECP is a unique company that has been creating the Engineering Design Center together with the Institute of Aviation for 20 years.
When deciding to award General Electric Company Polska, we could not help but notice the company’s invaluable commitment to the future of Polish and American science and technology. We appreciated their cooperation with 12 universities in Poland, the creation of many programs and scholarships for students, as well as their Presidential Internship under the patronage of President Andrzej Duda, which is co-organized with the President's Office and the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union.
The ceremony was attended by representatives from the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland, and the J. Piłsudski Institute.

Corporate Catalyst Award 2016 - Coca-Cola HBC and Coca-Cola Poland Servies

thumb CoocaCola1Nikos Kalaitzidakis - CEO of Coca-Cola HBC Poland, Anna Jakubowski - CEO of Coca-Cola Poland, Iwona Korga and Magda Kapuścińska.

The Institute presented the Piłsudski Institute Corporate Catalyst Award 2016 during a closed celebration, which took place in Warsaw on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. The award was presented as part of a special event - the Great Polish Dream, organized by the Institute in the presence of over 100 people from the international sector business, philanthropy, and government.
During the ceremony, Deputy Minister Jan Dziedziczak presented Dr. Magda Kapuscińska, long-term president of the Piłsudski Institute, with the "Bene Merito'' Honorary Badge awarded by Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski. The badge is an honorary distinction given to citizens of Poland and foreign countries for promoting Poland in the international arena.
The guests at the ceremony were: Paul Jones, the US Ambassador to Poland; Nikos Kalaitzidakis, Chairman of the Supervisory Board and CEO of Coca-Cola HBC; Anna Jakubowski, Managing Director of Coca-Cola Poland Services; Adam Bielan, Deputy Speaker of the Senate of the Republic of Poland; Maria Koc, Deputy Speaker of the Senate of the Republic of Poland; and Barbara Dolniak, Deputy Speaker of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland. During the Gala, there was a discussion panel attended by Tony Haush, Chairman of American Chamber of Commerce in Poland; Ryszard Szuster, Deputy Minister of Sport; Adam Hamryszczak, Deputy Minister of Development; Krzysztof Chaciński, Mayor of Radzymin; Dr. Krzysztof Mazur, President of the Jagiellonian Club; as well as Anna Jakubowski and Nikos Kalaitzidakis from Coca-Cola. The participants had a fascinating discussion on foreign economic investments in Poland and the social responsibility of investors.
The Piłsudski Institute would like to thank the panelists and all the distinguished guests who took part in the ceremony.
Below we present a video from this ceremony.

 

 

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