Our Mission

Soyuzivka Heritage Center, since it establishment in 1952 by UNA, has sought to share, perpetuate and preserve the unique Ukrainian culture and heritage, language, traditions and values through education and celebration while instilling a sense of pride of the Ukrainian community. By visiting and holding your special events at Soyuzivka Heritage Center, you will continue this mission by being a part of helping Soyuzivka to remain an important gathering place for the community.

Pictured above: Soyuzivka Dance Campers enjoying the day of the performance in a feature by The New York Times.

Key points:

  • Embrace and perpetuate the Ukrainian culture
  • Promote Ukrainian heritage
  • Educate and disseminate information about Ukrainian culture & history
  • Educate others about Ukrainians contributions to the American way of life
  • Encourage a resurgence in Ukrainian language traditions and values
  • Instill cultural pride and respect, especially for the youth
  • Improve understanding
  • Share and educate the general public at large
  • Work with other non-profit and community groups to promote our mutual mission

In 2015, in order to ensure the future of this cultural gem, Soyuzivka officially was transferred to an independent 501(c)3 charitable organization, named the Ukrainian National Foundation, Inc. (UNF). The UNF is based on a not-for-profit, tax-exempt model that will enable Soyuzivka to expand even further as a Ukrainian Heritage Center envisioned by its founders. The UNF works diligently to continue Soyuzivka’s unique mission, and expand it even further.

Pictured above: The Pryvit “Welcome Dance” at Soyuzivka’s annual July Festival, the largest Ukrainian American Festival in North America.

2021 Fundraising

We hope that you and your loved ones are keeping safe and healthy. The pandemic has impacted all of our lives in meaningful ways, and we wanted you to know that it has also affected Soyuzivka.

Soyuzivka is an iconic location that has, for generations, allowed Ukrainians everywhere to come together and celebrate Ukrainian history and culture. Since March 2020, however, Soyuzivka has been left without its usual sources of income from its camps, festivals and other in-person events. At the same time, the expense of running Soyuzivka has continued. The financial impact of the pandemic has been considerable.

In order to raise funds for the continued operation of Soyuzivka, we are kicking off our most ambitious fundraising plan yet, and we need your support! We invite you to participate in our fundraiser to “Rekindle the Magic of Soyuzivka.” Please join us with a financial contribution to ensure Soyuzivka is able to provide the same Ukrainian cultural events and community for generations to come. Any donation is tax-deductible and will help make a substantial impact.

Thank you in advance for your continued support of and contribution to our beloved Soyuzivka, which means so much to us.