They say time flies when you’re having fun and we cannot believe it’s November already! Spooky how that happened ;). With your support, we have achieved incredible goals this year and it is time to pause and celebrate our community and the power of many, the dedication of our volunteers, the intangible things that keep our bonds strong across boundaries, oceans, and through the passing of years. This month is about celebrating that which makes us whole:

"Mi-e Dor De Tine"

ROCO Chicago, the Romanian Community Center

Congratulations, Andreea Haidau!

Open Fundraisers

RUF Gala

 


"Mi-e Dor De Tine"

See You in Chicago!

 

 

We’re so excited for the partnership with Lights On Romania and for bringing the “Mi-e Dor De Tine” installation to Chicago.

Lights On Romania announced last week the arrival of “„Mi-e dor de tine”/ „I miss you” installation in the heart of one of the largest Romanian communities in the United States. It creates an imaginary bond that will make Romanians feel closer to their loved ones from home. Two years ago, in November 2019, Lights On Romania gifted this message to those who live in the capital of the United Kingdom. The pictures from Canary Wharf traveled around the internet, sparked strong emotions, and reminded the viewers for a moment that they are not forgotten. We are eager to begin the next chapter of this story, all about DOR.“

On Thursday, November 11th, at 7 pm CST, Daisler Asociatia and Romanian United Fund, with the support of the Consulate General of Romania to Chicago, have the pleasure to invite you to the exhibition launch of the light artwork “Mi-e Dor De Tine” as part of the Lights On Romania festival! We will be joined by His Excellency, the Romanian Ambassador to the US, Mr. Andrei Muraru, and Consul General of Romania, Mr. Tiberiu Trifan. For more info or to RSVP,

 

 


ROCO Chicago, the Romanian Community Center

 

 

 

RUF partners up with the Romanian community in Chicago for the Romanian Community Center.

ROCO Chicago is being established in order to strengthen, celebrate and promote the talent and success of Chicago’s Romanian Community. It is a space for the community and is led by the community, where everyone is welcome to participate and share their needs as well as their resources.

The mission of RoCo is to assist people to fulfill their dreams, their visions, their aspirations, by providing a safe and shared space, and by creating the right environment for all of us to live a relevant and impactful life and to maximize everyone’s own potential

ROCO Chicago is focused on learning and personal development, on creating a thriving business environment for our community, and definitely on having a little bit of fun.

To learn more about it or to join in the excitement, visit our website.

Join the RCC Chicago Facebook community!

 


Congratulations, Andreea Haidau!

 

 

At the end of October, the American Romanian Cultural Society announced the winners of the 2021 Romanian American National Heritage Awards, 5th edition.

The jury, representing American Romanian Cultural Society, Alianţa and RUF - Romanian United Fund based their decision on the national and international impact of the volunteering activity described, the candidate's academic achievements and leadership potential and track record, as well as their future vision for the benefit of the Romanian community, locally and beyond.

We would like to congratulate our very own, Andreea Haidău who has dedicated countless hours to RUF and in inspiring her generation of Romanian Americans to pick up the torch of civic engagement and carry it forward. Andreea was awarded the Platinum National Award or the highest honor in this series. Congratulations, Andreea, and thank you for your dedication!

 

 


Open Fundraisers

 

 

We encourage you to donate to and/or share our current fundraisers launched by ARDOR supporting Debate Clubs in Small Cities in Romania directly on our website or on Facebook.

 

 

 


RUF Gala

 

 

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Romanian United Fund helps diaspora organizations and local nonprofits in Romania access the funding, tools, training, and support they need to become more effective. We do this by connecting NGOs, donors, and volunteers from all over the world.