Dear Friend,

The end of summer is approaching and children are getting ready for a new school year. They will miss the hot summer days, cooling off in the pools or lakes, and the fun activities of camps. Yes, summer may be coming to an end but the fun continues:

Classes Starting Soon

Math and programming for the Champions! Are you ready to take your skills to the next level? Prepare for competition? This class is for you.

We are here to show you that MATH and PROGRAMMING = FUN.

In these classes, you will learn how to think. You will learn how to learn. You will learn how to tackle any problem.


Classes start September 15th


Thank you Daniela

“It has been my absolute pleasure to lead the amazing team of Romanian United Fund for the past 9 months as Executive Director. I am humbled by the amazing volunteers I’ve met, the dedication of the restless core team of volunteers, the wonderful partner organizations in Romania and the US we worked with, the generosity of people that keep Romania at heart.

I am honored to have been part of this team and its generous mission of creating a Romanian Global Village of philanthropy and to witness the fruits of our labor paying off every day. I am proud of you!“

Dear Daniela, we are humbled and honored. Thank you for your leadership as Executive Director of RUF. You inspired us and made us a better version of who we are. Your experience in developing communities and fundraising helped us grow, self-organize and better understand the world of volunteering and nonprofits. You are a trooper and a leader, an example of commitment and dedication to our community. We look forward to continuing following your guiding light as a member of the RUF Board of Directors. #thankyou #fromourhearts #dailygoddess :)


#PlayFor Good Update

In June our Global Village got together to #playforgood and we promised we’ll keep you updated. With your help, the Asociația Magic summer camps started: a trip to Maramures, a visit to Cascada Cailor/Muntii Rodnei, a day of fun at Therme Bucuresti. Here is a message from one of the superhero parents to remind us everyday about the magic we create together:


“Hi! We got home. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity to relax without feeling judged, without people looking at us cross-eyed. Today we forgot about all our worries and we had fun, both me and especially our kids ”


Romanian American heritage Award

Call for applications: The Romanian American National Heritage Award is an annual competition for youth with Romanian heritage or background. Applicants of non-Romanian descent may qualify, as long as their work and experience relate to Romania or the Romanian community in the US.
Presented by the American Romanian Cultural Society, Alianta, and Romanian United Fund, with the endorsement of the Embassy of Romania to the United States

The Mission and Purpose of the award are to recognize exceptional contributions to the cohesion of the Romanian community and the preservation of its heritage, language, culture, and traditions.

June 30
- Submission of Applications Opens
September 30 -
Submission of Applications Closes
15 - Winners Announced
November 18 - Award Ceremony at the Alianța Gala in Washington DC


AutoVortex Romania

The Romanian Robotics Team AutoVortex Romania, + AutoVortex FAN COURIER won 1st place at the International Robotics Championship CRI 2021 in Chicago! The students, with ages between 13 and 18, accompanied by their coach, assistant. univ. dr. Ionuț Valentin Panea presented 3 robots in the competition on July 16th.

We are proud, we are happy, and we share the celebratory feeling with the entire team!
Congratulations from the Romanian United Fund team to the AutoVortex Romania team!


#MindYourHealth Campaign

RUF Mind Your Health

We dedicated the month of July to healthcare through our #rufmindyourhealth campaign. Our partners’ fundraisers will remain open until the end of August, if you wish to contribute with a donation or opening your own fundraiser to support one of the projects.

Daruieste Viata launched the campaign Together for a chance at childhood which aims to increase the quality of life for children who undergo hemodialysis at the Marie Curie Hospital Center. To do so, they would like to purchase 2 high-performance machines that will reduce the adverse effects of hemodialysis.

Caravana cu Medici launched the first Romanian pilot project for screening colorectal cancer and is aiming to raise 5000 USD to support their efforts. The screening is considered the main method for fighting against the disease. Unfortunately, in Romania, there is no national strategy for colorectal cancer prevention and no screening program (like there is for cervical cancer).


Amazon Smile Campaign

The campaign is picking up speed! Select RUF as your charity of choice today. Please remember RUF in your Amazon App on your phone and make sure you use (not simply when you purchase from your computer.

Check out and share our Amazon Smile video on youtube (courtesy of Cody Barbu).


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RUF is a 100% pass-through fundraising platform. We help diaspora & local nonprofits in Romania access the funding, tools, training, and support they need to become more effective. We do this by connecting NGOs, donors & volunteers from all over the world