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December 6th Event

RUF is a unique organization created with the goal to unite the Romanian diaspora for good. Our purpose is to empower people, build bridges and help Romanian communities succeed.

Our first event aims to bring awareness to the most beautiful non-profit projects happening in Romania right now. The event will take place Friday, Dec 6th, location soon to be announced.

Partner projects

The top ten non-profit projects that passed our selection process were:

  • Caravana cu Medici
  • Code For Romania
  • Daruieste Viata
  • Funky Citizens
  • Noi Orizonturi
  • Magicamp
  • Rise Project
  • Recorder
  • Teach for Romania
  • Tasuleasa Social/Via Transilvanica

Via Transilvanica has been selected to come to Chicago and showcase their work on December 6th with three other projects following up in the spring.

Volunteer meetings

Coming up. Join us now to learn more about what you can do to get involved and what we do. No strings attached, just email us back to let us know you're in.

  • Saturday, October 12th at 7243 N Western (9:30 to 11am), and
  • Saturday, October 19th at 7243 N Western (9:30 to 11am)

A big thank you to those who joined us on September 21st for our first volunteer meeting in Chicago. You saw firsthand some of the projects that inspire and excite us.

What else have we been doing?


Bucharest Meetings
We were in Bucharest at the start of the month, meeting with leaders of some of the projects we are signing up to support in 2019 and 2020, as well as several possible partner organizations, including United Way, Romanian American Foundation and the Ratiu Foundation.

Cristian Luput joins Board of Directors
We are thrilled to announce Cristian Luput has joined our Board of Directors, alongside Mihai Lehene, Daniela Kammrath, and Dan Nicolae.

Alianta Gala in Washington
Mihai Lehene and Ligia Apostoaia were in Washington D.C. at the Alianta roundtables this past week, discussing the awakening of the Romanian Community and reaching out to other possible partners from non-profit organizations from all over the world.

Incorporation/501c3
We incorporated ourselves and we started the process for obtaining our 501(3)c status (which means that any money donated to and through the Fund is tax-deductible).

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.