Happy 100th Birthday to Gen. Edward L. Rowny!

 April the 3-th markes the 100th birthday of

Gen. Edward L. Rowny!
Congratulations and thank you, General for your extraordinary achievements in public service!

Gen. Rowny is a retired Ambassador and U.S. Army General; he was a commanding officer in WWII, Korea and Vietnam, a military advisor to five U.S. Presidents and a chief negotiator in arms reduction talks with the Soviet Union. Gen. Rowny received many awards for valor in combat, and in 1989 was presented with the Citizens Medal from President Reagan for being one of the „Chief Architects” for „Peace Through Strength.”

A graduate of John Hopkins University, West Point Academy, Yale University, and National War College, General Rowny was also one of the very first Kosciuszko Foundation grantees who studied at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

In the early 1990s, Gen. Rowny was an initiator and a mastermind behind returning Ignacy Jan Paderewski’s remains to Warsaw, Poland, which he considers one of his biggest accomplishments. Read an article by Gen. Rowny.

At 100 years old, Gen. Rowny hasn’t lost his drive to serve. He is the President of the American Polish Advisory Council and has been involved in many philanthropic activities, like running the Paderewski Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to Polish students to study at Georgetown and George Mason Universities.

General Rowny is this year’s Kosciuszko Foundation Medal of Recognition recipient. The Award will be presented during the KF Annual Ball on April 29th at the Plaza Hotel.

During the Ball we will also honor Wanda Lorenc, Wincenty Knapczyk, Zbigniew Kruszewski, Ph.D. and Mieczyslaw Madejski – extraordinary people who distinguished themselves in their valor and service in times of peace and conflict. The Ball will be chaired by Dr. Dorota Andraka, President of the Polish Supplementary School Council of America.

Please help us give our Honorees the recognition they deserve and purchase a tribute journal ad in the Commemorative Ball Journal.


All ads will appear in our online and printed journal and will be given to the Honorees. By purchasing an ad you are paying tribute to the Honorees, and you contribute to the Foundations’s efforts in serving Poles and Polish-Americans.

The KF 82nd Annual Dinner & Ball will take place on Saturday, April 29 at the Plaza Hotel. Please be advised that regular tickets for the Grand Ballroom area have already been sold out. However, additional tickets for seats in the foyer area are available at a reduced price of $300.