Today, the most exciting news in RUF's world is our upcoming Romanian Blues Gala event.
Hosted in Chicago in support of ROCO, the Romanian Community Center of Chicago, this most elegant evening in the company of Paula Seling will be the highlight of the year for everyone attending.
Chicago's most elegant Romanian event of the year
ROCO soft-launches with a bang: Karaoke night, May 6th
Paula Seling joins RUF as Brand Ambassador
ROCO hosts first Education Workshop: Write and Publish your own book with renowned author Greg Borzo
Year-end diplomas and celebrations at RUF's Center of Excellence
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A most elegant evening with Paula Seling
This exclusive dinner reception in the company of Paula Seling and the high society of the Romanian Community of Chicago will be held at Stan Mansion, 2408 N Kedzie Blvd in Chicago, between 6 PM and 10 PM on May 21st. Get your evening gowns ready, this is a black-tie event!
A limited number of tables are available. To secure your seat and to reserve a table with your friends, reservations must be made by May 6th.
Paula Seling as Ambassador
"I have always been with those who put their skills to good use, those who connect people and together can do more good, are sensitive to the needs of others, and promote beauty, goodness, and art. That's why I chose to be a RUF ambassador."
It is with great pleasure that we introduce Paula Seling as RUF Ambassador. Her career and achievements so far are nothing short of remarkable. It is a great honor to have her join us.
First ROCO Event
Marius Stan, ROCO Center Director:
"On April 14th, the Romanian Community (ROCO) center in Chicago, held the first event in a series of learning workshops.
The guest of honor - Greg Borzo - a celebrated author of nine books about Chicago's history and landmarks - gave a brief TEDx-like presentation, followed by hands-on skill development activities that engaged the audience. It was fun and informative.
As a result of the event, several book writing and publishing projects are now being pursued.
The event inaugurated the ROCO venue, a contemporary-style, elegant environment for gathering, communicating, and developing community activities.”
RUF Center of Excellence
On April 20, 2022, we gathered virtually to celebrate the completion of online courses offered by the RUF Center of Excellence.
This year 52 diplomas were presented to acknowledge graduation from the Math and programming courses at various levels, during a fun, atypical ceremony.
Kids were invited to use fun backgrounds and discussed the importance of incorporating creativity and imagination in their daily lives.
After the ceremony, they played games and shared good laughter trying to identify someone on the screen based on a brief description.
Active Campaigns on RUF Website
Amazon Smile Campaign
Select RUF as your charity of choice on Amazon today.
If you use the Amazon app on your phone, you will have to turn on "Generating Donations" on every device you use (Settings > Amazon Smile > Turn ON Amazon Smile). When you purchase from your computer make sure you use smile.amazon.com (not simply amazon.com). Amazon doesn't make it easy on us :)
Check out and share our Amazon Smile video on YouTube (courtesy of Cody Barbu).
Did you know our Gala is coming up in less than 4 weeks? Purchase your tickets today.
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