Anna BohomolecThe Institute is a non-profit organization, subsisting on membership fees, cash donations, grants, and wills. We encourage everyone who cares about the good of an important Polish cultural institution to keep the Institute in their thoughts.

The generous inheritance comes from Anna Bohomolec Farman, born on August 28, 1906, and passed away on December 7, 2003. During World War II, Anna Bohomolec was active in the French resistance movement and worked in the Polish and French Red Cross. After the war, she married Colonel Elbert Farman, the first American military attaché in Warsaw between 1919-1923.

Jan Weiss w Instytucie Another substantial bequest comes from Jan Weiss, born on December 20, 1913, and died on June 26, 2002. He was a long-time member of the Institute's Council and the head of the library. Before World War II, he graduated from the Department of Law and Economics at the Jan Kazimierz University in Lviv, during the September Campaig he fought in the 27th Light Artillery Regiment with the Pomeranian Army. After deportation to the Soviet Union, Mr. Weiss joined the ranks of the Polish Army under the command of General W. Anders, and along with the Second Corps fought in Italy. After the war, he settled in the United States where for many years he was an employee of the Houghton Library at Harvard University. When he reached retirement age, he moved to New York and worked pro bono in the Institute's library. Thanks to his work, the card catalog of the library was created.

In 2001, the Institute received a bequest from Tadeusz Leser, who was born in 1908 in Lviv and passed away on March 28, 2000. He was a soldier for the Second Polish Republic as well as a graduate of the Military Engineering School in Warsaw and University of London. During World War II, he served out West in the Polish Army. After the war he went into exile in the United States and became a scientist, mathematician, and longtime employee of the Ballistic Research Laboratory. Additionally, Tadeusz Leser came to be a long-time member of the Institute.

thumb Marek ZielinskMarek Zielinski, PhD

 In 2020, the Piłsudski Institute received a bequest from Marek Zieliński, PhD. longtime Vice President of the Institute.

Marek Zieliński was born in Łódź, where he graduated from the University of Technology and received a doctorate from the Center for Molecular Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences. During the "Solidarity" period, he published the "Poglądy" magazine along with a group of friends. In 1981, he received a scholarship at New York University, with which he was associated for the next several years. Later he worked as a software architect for publishers New York Times and Boston Globe. He was also the founder of one of the first companies providing Internet access in Poland. Mr. Zieliński was associated with the Institute since 1981. In 2006, he initiated a program of digitization of archival resources. It is thanks to his hard work that the Institute has become a leading institution in the field of digitization of archives.

 

We are very grateful to all our donors. If you are interesteing in leaving a bequest to Pilsudski Institute please contact Karolina Obrycki :This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We are very grateful to all founding donors to the Campaign For the Future, who helped us in the difficult and uncertain time of search for a new headquarters. Thanks to your support we were able to find our new home in Brooklyn, complete necessary renovation of the the building and start operating again in the summer of 2015.

Gold Founding Donor

Anonymous
Adam M. Bak Foundation Inc
Jan Czekajewski
Polish Army Veterans Association of America
Izabela Roman

Silver Founding Donor

Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz
Magda Kapuściska

Founding Champion

Bacik Company of NY Inc.
Zbigniew Binienda
George Bobinski
Richard Brzozowski
Joanna Clark
Frederck R. Dammont
Dagmara Dominczyk & Patrick Wilson
Halina Koralewski
Iwona Drag-Korga
The Kosciuszko Fundation
John F. Krawiec
Stanisław Kut
Peter Lacek
Alicja Ryczek
Allan J. & Anna K. Snape
Zygmunt Staszewski
Marian Stoj
Peter Święcicki
Maria & Szymon Świetorzecki in memory of Michał Kryspin Pawlikowski
Aldona Wos in Honor of Paul Zenon Wos

Founding Donor

Zbigniew Chrzanowski
Krzysztof Cios
Hanna & Norman Kelker in Memory Emilia i Zofia Chroboczek
Brian Koralewski
Halina Pawłowicz
Polish American Historical Association
Polonia Aid Foundation Trust
Zdzislaw Rutkowski
Stanislaw Sliwowski
Marian Ziemski
Angela Zubrzycki

Founding Friend

Andrzej
Tomasz Arciszewski
Halina & Kazimierz Babinski
Lucyna De Barbaro
Elżbieta Baumgartner
Thatcher Bell
Ted Boguski
Dr. Krzysztof Boreyko
Agnieszka Brissey
Krystyna Brzezinska
Marta Brzostek
Alice Catherine Carls
Bogdan Chmielewski
Marek Chodakiewicz
Stanisława Chowaniec
Zofia Krystyna Chyra-Rolicz
Anna M. Cienciała
Anna & Henryk Cioczek
Polish Consular School Parents Assoc.
Kryspina Czerwinska
Toby Daniels
Leszek i Stasia Demkowicz
Joanna Dobroszycki
Beata Dorosz
Grażyna Drabik
Edward Drozd
John Dunn
Adam & Natalia Dyba
Rchard J. Federowicz
Anna & Andrew Findeisen
Frances Gates
Gizela Gawronski
Czesław Gieniewski
Mirosław Gorny
Janusz G.
Anna and Marcin Grinienko
Cynthia Ann Harris
Iza and Jim
Iconnel Inc.
Józef Igielski
Tadeusz Iwaniec
Beata Klar-Jakubowski
Wladyslawa Jaworska
Eva C. Jedruch
Magda Jodko-Morris
Marta & Andrzej Jóźwiak
Krystyna i Andrzej Kahl
Tomasz Kalata
Danuta Kaplo
J.J Karczmarz
Christopher Kasparek
Norman & Hanna Kelker
Barbara Kepka
Edward Kmiec
Aleksander R. Koproski
Artur J. Kowalski
Julia Ksiezyk
Alan Kubarek
Rafal Kubicki
Piotr Kumelowski
Kurier Plus
Henry Lang
Krzysztof Langowski
Melania & Henryk
Krzys and Teresa
Tomasz Magierski
Włodek & Wanda Mandecki
Edward Marchewka
Marekk
Alexander Massey, M.D.
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
Krzysztof Matyszczyk
Teresa & Łukasz Mellerowicz
Ewa Meyerhoff
Jacek Milbrandt
Regina Misztela
George L. Morgan
Grażyna Mościcki in memory of Wojciech Szwed
Joanna Mozler
Christina & Andrew Nagorski
Conrad Namiesniowski
Bożena Nowicka McLees
Wojciech Oktawiec
Peter E. Ollen
Wiesław Opałka
P.S.C. Community Services, Inc.
Marek Pakulski
Matthew Patkowski
Andrzej Pelc
Roma Pilarczyk
Joanna Piziak
Beata Pociask
Polanki Inc.
Polish Supplementary School Council of America Onc.
Richard Poremski
Przyjaciele z Warszawy
Andrzej & Iwona Riess
Richard Roland
Slawomir Rubinsztajn
Krzysztof Rzamek
John W. Saletnik
Katherine Sekowski
Henryk Sienkiewicz Educational Society, Inc.
Christopher & Eva Skibicki
Janusz Skowron
Stanisław Skrowaczewski
Marek W. Skulimowski
Polish & Slavic Center
Helena Ślusarczyk
Felix Smigiel
Elisabeth Stahre
Halina Szewczyk
Julita Szylar
Andrew Targowski in memory of Bishop Marian Tokarzewski
Ewa Thompson
James Thompson
Eryka Volker
Piotr S. Wandycz
Charles A. Weiss
Monika & Ray Yaworski
Jaroslaw Zajac
Edyta Zielinska & Stefan Zajic
Ewa A. Zalewska
Ewa Zalewska
Wallace Zielinski
Marek Zielinski

We are grateful to all the donors of the Campaign For the Future, who helped us in the difficult and uncertain time of search for a new headquarters. Thanks to your support we were able to find our new home in Brooklyn, complete necessary renovation of the the building and start operating again in the summer of 2015.

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In order to preserve J. Lipski collection, we encourage all our Members and Friends to financially support our digitization project. With your help we will be able to finish the project next year in time for our 80th anniversary. The cost of the project is $5,000.

Please donate to help our efforts in bringing these important documents online. Thank you for all your generosity.

    Please support the project 
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