RUF’s ambassadors have a wide range of talents and achievements, but they all share a commitment to improving the lives of Romanians, worldwide. And in each case, the ambassador’s association with RUF comes about because he or she has already demonstrated that commitment.

They can use their talents and fame to fundraise and advocate for Romanians and support RUF’s mission to bring together the Romanian community through Philanthropy.

We are also proud to work with and to have been mentioned by:

Andreea Esca

TV Anchor/ProTV

HRH Prince Nicolae

of Romania

Marcel Iures

Actor

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Gheorghe Muresan

NBA Player, Founder of Giant Basketball, RUF Ambassador
Ghita Muresan played in the NBA for seven seasons earning the Most Improved Player Award in 1995-1996. He is proud of his Romanian heritage and is a fervent supporter of the Romanian American community, especially young kids
 
Monica Ferchi

RUF Fundraiser & Founding Angel, Honorary Member of ROCO, the Romanian Community Center
Founder and CEO of TransUSA Exchange, a cultural exchange organization that specializes in placing international students and young professionals with industry leaders in the U.S.
 
Paula Seling

Romanian Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, DJ, and Television Personality.
Paula is an outspoken supporter of personal freedom, individual rights and human rights. She represented Romania at Eurovision 2010 and was chosen by Walt Disney to record the song "My Spirit Flies" for the Pixar Academy Award-winning animation Brave.
 
Nicoleta Roman

Mezzo-Soprano, RUF Ambassador & VP of Donor Relations, RCCC Ambassador
Romanian-American Mezzo-Soprano Nicoleta Roman has been a prominent member of the Romanian community in Chicago for over 23 years. She is fond of her Romanian heritage, constantly promoting her values through her voice.
Iulia Verdes

Actress, RUF Ambassador
Born and raised in Bucharest, Romania, Iulia gives her first acting performances for theatre and TV while she is still in high school. At 18 she makes her acting debut in cinema with the film Elevator (Romania, 2008), being cast in the main role.
 
Vlad Mixich
health policy/writer/MD @RoHealthObs | Board member @epha_eu | furiously balanced
 
Tudor Petrut

Actor, RUF Brand Ambassador
Florin Puflea

RUF Ambassador, Verona, Italy
MD from Bucharest, in Italy since 2002. Graduated Medical School at the University of Verona in 2008, became an anesthesiologist in 2014. Active member of Romanian Diaspora in Italy and one of the first doctors to volunteer for Reteaua de Solidaritate.
 
Dana Bucin

RUF Ambassador, Board of Advisors
Dana Bucin was named the “Attorney of the Year” in Connecticut, USA in 2019 and Top 100 Romanians Worldwide by Newsweek Romania. Dana also serves as the Honorary Consul of Romania to Connecticut since 2018.
Vox Maris Band
Founded in 2011 based on a need of expressing the Romanian spirit, Vox Maris was welcomed with open arms by the Romanian Diaspora in US. In 2019, a concert organized with other Romanian artists in Chicago, they launched their second album "Paine si sare".
 
Vlad Voiculescu

RUF Ambassador
Vlad is a Romanian patient advocate and health policy expert with extensive experience in advocacy, non-profits, business, and policy-making. He is the former Romanian Minister of Health.