We would like to extend our BIG THANK YOU to this year’s honorees, presenters, sponsors, supporters and everyone who attended the Kosciuszko Foundation 84th Annual Fundraising Dinner & Ball on Saturday, April 27th, 2019, at the Grand Ballroom in Plaza Hotel in New York.

The attendees enjoyed fantastic music, delicious food, dazzling artistic performance, impressive stories and a great collection of raffle prizes. As we celebrated the 100 years of Polish-American Relations the Kosciuszko Foundation Medal of Recognition Award was presented to Hon. Chuck Hagel, former U. S. Senator and Secretary of Defense and Vietnam Veteran, and the KF Pioneer Award was presented to Tomasz Konieczny – the outstanding Bass-Baritone. 

Special thanks go to everyone who helped and contributed to making this Ball a success and all who provided their services. We are very grateful to every single one of you for your work and support!



Congratulations to our distinguished honorees:

The Hon. Chuck Hagel, The Medal of Recognition recipient

and Tomasz Konieczny, who received The Kosciuszko Foundation Pioneer Award.

We are very grateful to this year’s Ball Chairman – Dr. Henry Sikorski, the Kosciuszko Foundation’s Board of Trustees member and President of Polish Gift of Life Foundation.

The Ball was attended by the special guests: Ambassador of Poland to the U. S. – Piotr Wilczek, Consul General of the Republic of Poland in New York – Maciej Golubiewski, Consul of the Republic of Poland in Lviv -Wlodzimierz Sulgostowski, Director General of the Foundation for the Development of the Education System – Dr. Pawel Poszytek and Dr. Grażyna Czetwertyńska – President the KF Poland

Sincere thanks to Mr. Richard Mazur who served as a Master of Ceremony; to USMMA Midshipmen, and to Gerard Carelli Orchestra that once again gave a superb music performance along with the Polish American Folk Dance Company led by Andrzej Buczek.

Special thanks go to our generous table sponsors and hosts:

Dr. Henry and Mrs. Francine Sikorski,

Mr. Andrew and Mrs. Janina Boral,

Mr. Miroslaw Brys and Mrs. Marta Wolska Brys

Mrs. Judy Heiny and Mr. Piotr Chomczynski,

Mr. Zbigniew Chrzanowski,  

Mrs. Mariola Gorska-Haggar and Mr. Joseph Haggar,

Mr. Wojciech and Mrs. Agnieszka Jackowski

Dr. Norman and Dr. Hanna Chroboczek-Kelker

Mrs. Katherine and Mr. Christopher Kolasa,

Mr. Marian and Mrs. Teresa Kornilowicz,

Mr. Boguslaw Wos and Attn. Adriana Wos-Mysliwiec,

Mr. Peter and Mrs. Kasia Novak

Dr. Marek M. Pienkowski,

Mrs. Teresa and Mr. Waldemar Priebe,

Mrs. Malgorzata and Mr. Andrzej Rojek,

Mr. Sigmund Rolat,

Mrs. Cynthia and Mr. Thomas Rosicki, Esqs.,

Comm. and Mrs. John Senko,

Mr. Arthur and Mrs. Wioletta Szymanski,

Mr. Andre Zlotnicki

BNY Mellon,

LOT Polish Airlines,

Polish and Slavic Federal Credit Union,  

Young Professionals & Scholars Campaign:

BNY Mellon,

Dr.  Zbigniew and Mrs. Darzynkiewicz,

Mr. Victor Markowicz

Mr. Michal, and Mrs. Kamila Mrozek,

Mr. Andrzej and Mrs. Malgorzata Rojek,

Dr. Henry, and Francine Sikorski, Mrs.    

Mr. Marek and Mrs. Agnieszka Skulimowscy,

Mrs. Malgorzata and Mr. Andrzej Rojek,

Mr. Henry, and Mrs. Karina Walentowicz,

Individual Sponsors:

Mr. David Alvarez, Mr. Quentin Baird,

Mrs. Agnieszka Balaban,  Mr. David Brozyna, Ms. Victoria Carlin,

Ms. Barbara Galaj, Ms. Marcia Geary,  Mr. Miroslaw and Mrs. Ewa Gorny,                

Mr. Zac Jordan,   Mr. Marek and Mrs. Dorota Andraka,

Ms. Karolina Kepczyk, 

Ms. Christine J. Kicinski, Mr. Dariusz Knapik,

Ms. Agnieszka Kokoszka, Mrs. Monika Konopka, Mr. Michael H. Krupa,

Mr. Oliver Larmi, Mr. Lukasz Macniak, 

Mr. Edward Mohylowski,  Mrs. Malgorzata Mandziuk, 

Ms. Dorota Mani, Mr. Aleksander, 

Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Krystyna Materna, Mr. Brendon Morris, 

Ms. Joanna Pachnik, Mr. Andrzej and Mrs. Ania Paprocki,  

Ms. Wanda Pryba Von Kashub, Ms. Sandra Rogan, Mr. Neal Rubinstein, 

Ms. Beata Savreski, Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Ava Sierecki,

 Mr. Alan and Mrs. Judith Yale, Dr. SP and Dr. BP Smieszek, 

Mr. Michael Stankiewicz, Mr. Richard and Ms. Teresa Walewander, 

Mr. Richard Zawisny, Ms. Elizabeth Zecheenter, Ms. Natalia Zimnoch.

Ball coordinators:

Ms. Alicja Grygiel, Ms. Basia Bernhard, Ms. Anna Jarmolowicz, Mrs. Jolanta Kowalski, Mrs. Malgorzata Kozlowska, Mrs. Izabella Laskowska, Mrs. Dominika Orwat, Mr. Leszek Tyburczy, Ms. Addy Tymczyszyn, Ms. Ewa Zadworna,


Mrs. Justyna Kleszczewska, Mr. Marcin Maliczowski, Ms. Alicja Smolkowicz, Ms. Beata Tyburczy

This year’s raffle sponsors:

LOT Polish Airlines,

Inglot Cosmetics,

Waverly Inn and Garden NYC,

Joanna Sarapata,

Monika Jonas,

Rafal Olbinski,

All proceeds from the Ball support the Foundation’s mission to promote education and a broad understanding of Polish culture and history in the United States.