Americans for Hungary
 

Amerikaiak a Magyarokért Alapítvány        Amerikai Magyar Klub


Pro Ecclesia Hungariae - In Honor of Hungary--- In Memory of Dr. Balogh Elemér

 

 


The Amerikaiak a Magyarokért Közhasznú Alapítvány, the Amerikai Magyar Klub and us Hungarian Americans pay tribute to the heroes of 1956 who gave their lives for freedom in Hungary... Balogh Gyula Elemér, President



 

 
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Model T Ford designed by Hungarian-American Joe Galamb displayed at Klub Inaugural
 
One Year Anniversary

November 2010. The Amerikai Magyar Klub celebrated its one year anniversary and Thanksgiving at the Balneum Hotel in Tisszafüred. Kékessy György the President of the Tiszántúli Region of the Klub was the host, the guest of honor was Varga Mihály, head of the Office of the Prime Minister and member of parliament.


The guests included Tiszafüred Mayor Pintér Erika, Magyar Kalman and Judit, the founder of the Amerikaik a Magyarokért Alapítvány, Kékessy Dezső and wife Barbara, Brumbauer Tibor, Kun Éva and Zámori Ilona both Dr. Balogh Elemér seminar alumnae, Kováts Mihály Általános Iskola head Chrappánné Papp Ágnes, and the Lipcsey family.


Host: Kékessy György
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We Honor the Memory

of President Ronald Reagan

On the 100th anniversary of his birthday

 

 Szabadság tér in Budapest

2PM on June 29th, 2011

the unveiling of his statue

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Recsk Concentration Camp

was founded more than

63 years ago


The most feared of the Hungarian gulags run by the AVH opened its gates in 1950

 

Sixty two years ago, in the autumn of 1950, the Recsk concentration camp was founded in total secrecy. This was the most feared of the more than 100 punishment and labour camps run by the AVH, or Hungarian Secret Police.  The camp existed only from 1950-1953, when it was closed down by Imre Nagy.  Thousands lost their lives there in inhumane conditions design to crush the soul and destroy those who were placed there. Torture was commonplace, cruelty was expected, and thousands entered the camps and never left.  Those who lost their lives in the camps were buried in mass graves, none of which have yet been found.


Trip to Kisvárda in Eastern Hungary to study foundation support for trade, tourism, educational  and cultural exchanges with the USA,  2016.
Trip to Füzesgyarmat to study foundation support for trade, tourism and and cultural exchanges with the USA.  2016

amklub_logo02.jpgAz Amerikaiak a Magyarokért Alapítvány

Áldott, Békés, Karácsonyt,

 Boldog Új Esztendőt kíván.

 

The Americans for Hungarians Foundation

wishes you A Blessed, Peaceful,

Merry Christmas, 

and a Happy New Year

Christmas in New Brunswick, New Jersey USA
120th Anniversary
First Hungarian Reformed Church Congregation
of New York
November 2015

The Amerikaiak a Magyarokért Alapítvány Kuratorium members celebrated the anniversary to support the Hungarian Reformed  Church on East 69th Street. President Balogh, who is Catholic, contributed a personal donation and spoke on behalf of the foundation and also as Co-President of the American Hungarian Federation. He asked that regardless of religious affiliation we support the Hungarian churches in the US that are in danger of disappearing.

Our foundation supports the

New York Hungarian Scientific Society

on its 5th Anniversary


Foundation President Balogh Gyula, Co-President Dreisziger Zsuzsanna, and Advisory Board member Dr. Kerekes Judit attended the 5th Anniversary Celebration  of the Society held at the Hungarian Consulate in New York.


Our foundation and its partner organizations in the USA-the Americans for Hungarians non-profit corporation and the Hungarian Innovation Center, Inc. support the activities of the Society by offering a real world approach to bringing research efforts to market.

HAVASI Symphonic Concert

Carnegie Hall Debut

At the invitation of Her Excellency Dr. Réka Szemerkényi Hungarian Ambassador to the US, kuratorium members attended the Carnegie Hall Debut of this extraordinary Hungarian performer. Click here for more.
In Memory of October 23, 1956
Foundation kuratorium members attend
October 23 remembrance in Budapest 2015
American Hungarian Federation and
Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation

October 23,1956 Remembrance in the USA

AHF President Koszorus, Ambassador Réka Szemerkényi,
Congressman Chistopher H. Smith, Congressman Dan Lipinski,
AHF Chairman Ákos Nagy

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on celebration and Colonel Commandant Michael Kovats Medal of Freedom awards for service to Hungary and Freedom
to Congressmen Smith and Lipinski

St. Stephen’s Day

(Szent István Nap),

August 20, 2015

St. Stephen of Hungary (Szent István király) was the first king of Hungary and he laid the foundation of the state by converting the Magyar people to Christianity. Hungary was established as a Christian Catholic kingdom under Stephen I (István), a descendant of Árpád, the Magyar leader who united the tribes into one nation in the Carpathian Basin. Stephen was crowned on Christmas Day 1000 AD in the then capital, Esztergom, where he was born. He greatly expanded Hungarian control over the Carpathian Basin, establishing Christianity in the region and is generally considered to be the founder of Hungary. He was canonized in 1083, becoming the most popular saint in Hungary and its patron saint.


According to tradition Pope Silvester II, with the consent of the Holy Roman Emperor, Otto III, sent a magnificent jeweled gold crown to Stephen along with an apostolic cross. It was removed from the country in 1945 and entrusted to the US government, being kept in a vault in Fort Knox until 1977, when President Jimmy Carter ordered its return. It then went on display at the Hungarian National Museum in Budapest until the Millenium Celebrations in 2000, when it was transferred to the House of Parliament. The Persian-made scepter with an embedded crystal depicting a lion, is the oldest coronation symbol, since it is thought it may have come into the possession of the Árpád dynasty before its arrival in the Carpathian basin.

Friends of Hungary Foundation
 May 2015  Conference

was attended by members from 35 countries. The foundation's purpose is to provide an impartial view of the events in Hungary, and to support building the image of Hungarians worldwide.
Our Foundation President Jules Gyula Balogh , Co-President Dreisziger Zsuzsanna, Kuratorium member Csapo Harold Gábor, all also members of the Friends of Hungary Foundation,  attended the annual two day meeting at the beautifully restored Vígadó in Budapest. Here they greet Hungarian President Áder János and his wife Anita Herczegh at the Sándor Palace.
Friends of Hungary President Vizi Szilveszter and President Balogh strategize about how to help Hungary. Peter Hantz from Switzerland, Tony Kez from Canada and Ernő Sajó from Boston are in the background.
The Amerikaiak a Magyarokért Alapítvány honors the Honorable Colleen Bell
American Ambassador to Hungary

Foundation President Balogh greets Ambassador Colleen Bell, husband Bradley Bell, and daughter Caroline
On March 14th, 2015 our non-profit foundation sponsored a warm welcome celebration at the Hungarian State Opera for the American Ambassador and her family. The objective was to showcase one part of the vast Hungarian culture to the Ambassador, as well as for her to meet Hungarians from many walks of life.

We invited her family and guests to the performance of Bánk bán by Erkel, arguably the most famous of the Hungarian operas.

The guests included persons from The Hungarian Academy of Sciences, physicians, architects, experts in finance, geologists, students, founders of the Hungarian Special Olympics, charitable organizations, Tokaj wineries, owners of  small and large businesses, technologists and inventors.


More pictures soon!
 

Our foundation

supports the

Tiszaörs Societal Cooperative


At the invitation of Tiszaörs Mayor Bosonné Gyöngy Erika, our foundation leaders traveled 160 km to Tiszaörs to support the inauguration of the pasta factory of the Tiszaörs Societal Cooperative. This factory created 8 jobs for those on unemployment benefits. The cooperative, which is in a very poor area, also hires the unemployed to make hand-woven embroideries. Since the societal cooperatives are meant to teach skills for jobs but have restrictions on selling, we promised to petition the government so they can sell their products which because of their small volume will not compete with established firms..

Co-president Zsuzsanna Dreisziger is pictured on the right.Mayor Bosonné Gyöngy Erika second from right
We welcome the arrival of US
Ambassador Colleen Bell

Her US Marines family background should serve as a monument to a fair and unbiased assessment of Hungary.


We wish her the best!







5 éves évfordulói ünnep,Thanksgiving,

 FÓRUM az magyar-amerikai

kapcsolatok  erősítéséről

2014. november 26-án.

Opening greeting
Dreisziger Zsuzsanna nyitó köszöntő
(in Hungarian)
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Thanksgiving videos
(in Hungarian)
Hálaadás 1
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Hálaadás 2
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Hálaadás 3
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Sajtóközlemény

Amerikaiak a Magyarokért Alapítvány


Az Amerikaiak a Magyarokért Alapítvány november 26-án ünnepelte 5 éves évfordulóját. Az Alapítványt azzal a szándékkal indítottuk el, hogy összefogjuk és ösztönözzük a magyar származású és érzelmű amerikaiakat, barátokat Magyarországért. (www.amkl.org).

 

A Thanksgiving ünnepével egybekötve több mint 200-an a megbocsátás és a megbékélés üzenetét sugalltuk a két nemzet között.

 

A rendezvény kiemelkedő jelentőségű hálaadás programját a Fórum  követte, melyben a két ország között a párbeszéd valamint a kommunikáció erősítését fogalmazta meg. Kennedy elnök gondolatait idézve, "Minden problémánál felsejlik a megoldás reménysugara; és a szilárd bizonyosság, hogy semmi sem biztos vagy megváltoztathatatlan."

  

A jelenlegi amerikai kormány Magyarországhoz való negatív viszonyulása közismert.


Az Alapítvány, mint civil szervezet, úgy érezte, Amerika és Magyarország közötti békétlenség nem csak a magyar kormányt érintette, hanem a magyar népet is. Az amerikai magyar közösség aggodalmát fejezte ki az Egyesült Államok és Magyarország közötti kapcsolat jelenlegi helyzetéről.

 

A Fórum célul tűzte ki, hogy a békéltetéssel egyidejűleg feltárja, eljuttassa üzenetként a békétlenség okait, a megoldáshoz vezető utat, a pozitív jövőképet.  

 

Az udvarias hangvételű magyar és angol nyelvű Fórumban köszönthettük  André Goodfriendet

az Egyesült államok ideiglenes ügyvivőjét, az Amerikai Magyar Szövetség elnökét ifj. Koszorús Ferencet, a Civil Összefogás Fórum (CÖF) szóvivőjét  ifj. Dr. Lomnici Zoltánt valamint Héjj Tibor P-M-C Consulting elnökét, aki számos jótékonysági projekt alapítója.A Fórumot Balogh Gyula Elemér az Amerikaiak a Magyarokért Alapítvány elnöke vezette.

 

Alapítványunk felkérte az Amerikai Magyar Szövetség (1906) támogatását az Egyesült Államokban, mint a legnagyobb magyar esernyőszervezetet. A Szövetség felkarolta a két ország közötti párbeszéd hírértékét, pozitív üzenetének eljuttatását Amerikába, reményt adva az amerikai-magyar kapcsolatok mielőbbi áldatlan helyzetének jobbrafordulásában.

 

A program ünnepi pillanatait követte az Amerikai Magyar Fiatalok Klubjának elindítása.Átadtuk a stafétabotot, Csapó Harold Gábor amerikai-magyar kurátorunknak.

 

Célunk, a jövő nemzedéke számára megőrizni, átörökíteni  hazánk szellemi, kulturális, tudományos értékeit. Az eredményességhez elengedhetetlen a több generációs fiatalok széles körű bevonása, aktív részvételük és szerepvállalásuk előmozdítása a közéletbe.

 

Budapest, 2014. november 28.


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Balogh Gyula Elemér

Amerikaiak a Magyarokért Alapítvány elnöke

Áldott és békés karácsonyt kivánunk
A Blessed 2014 Christmas

2014 Commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution 


October 23, 1956.Hungarians from all walks of life rose up against insurmountable odds to fight the brutal Soviet-installed Communist government. Thousands died fighting, tens of thousands were wounded and imprisoned, others – men, women, and children - tortured and executed, while 200,000 fled their homeland, many to the USA.

Their enormous sacrifice may have seemed futile then, but today it is universally recognized as having contributed to the ultimate demise of Soviet domination of Central and Eastern Europe and the restoration of constitutional democracy and independence in Hungary and the region. 

For the memory of the victims of 9-11 and for the sake of the people of the Middle East, we hope the leaders will finally opt for peace.
D-Day Memorial June 6, 2014


SEVENTY YEARS AGO TODAY, tens of thousands of American soldiers, sailors and airmen, along with thousands of allied troops, stormed the beaches of Normandy in Operation Overlord — D-Day .

We remember, and give thanks.

94th Anniversary of the tragedy of Trianon

June 4, 2014

A thousand years of nation building successfully delineated groups based on culture, religion, geography, and other attributes to create the countries with which we are so familiar. While some Western European nations would continue power struggles and princely battles and civil wars, Hungary, founded in 896, was a peaceful multi-ethnic state for over 1100 years and her borders were virtually unchanged.... Until 1920.

 

"The greatest catastrophe to have befallen Hungary since the battle of Mohacs in 1526," the Treaty of Trianon in 1920, was extremely harsh on Hungary and unjustifiably one-sided. The resulting "treaty" lost Hungary an unprecedented 2/3 of her territory, and 1/2 of her total population or 1/3 of her ethnic-Hungarian population. Add to this the loss of all her seaports, up to 90% of her vast natural resources, industry, railways, and other infrastructure. Millions of Hungarians saw borders arbitrarily redrawn around them, virtually without plebiscites, ignoring President Wilson's lofty goal of national self-determination.


 Excerpted from the American Hungarian Federation partner web site (click here).
2014 Tisza-Tó Expo
május 2-4 -Abádszalók

The Amerikaiak a Magyarokért Alapítvány kuratóriumi members and the Agricultural Camera EXPO members
Happy and Blessed  Easter!

Meeting with Hungarian President Áder

to discuss improving USA-Hungary relations

at the Friends of Hungary Conference 2/2014

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Friends of Hungary Foundation

3 day conference in Budapest.

 

Respected professionals from many fields and businesspersons from 20 countries meet for 3 days in Budapest to offer their support to Hungary.

 

Charge d'Affaires M. André Goodfriend of the US Embassy gives friendly talk in Hungarian at the Új Társadalom Szalon and then meets with Alapítvány President Balogh to discuss improving USA-Hungary relations. The Alapítvány welcomes Ambassador designate Colleen Bell to Hungary. 2/2014

We wish you a
Happy and Peaceful
2014 New Year!
New Year's celebration in New Jersey USA with the Kerekes Judith family, with the Alapítvány Founder's  and President's families.
A Blessed 2013 Christmas

Christmas Concert at one of the last events at St. Ladislaus Church in New Brunswick, NJ, USA.The Hungarian Community built and established this parish in 1904. On January 1, 2014 it was renamed Holy Family Parish by the Bishop. Hopefully the church hierarchy will remember the  historical significance of this church to Hungarian Americans.
A Virginia Christmas caroling celebration with  the Fedor family.
(click on picture to enlarge)
Our Foundation in conjunction with our sister foundation in the USA,  the American Hungarian Federation, supported the Hungarian Heritage Festival, part of the Smithsonian Festival in Washington DC.
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Good News
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Hungarian Gyurta Daniel delivers copy of his Olympic gold medal to the family of Alexander Dale Oen in Norway
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Endre Szemerédi a Hungarian scientist has been awarded the Abel Prize, considered to be the Nobel-prize for mathematics.

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Ted Ligety, American of Hungarian origin,
wins Super G ski title

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Hungarian-Americans win in Summer Olympics: Rebecca Soni (Szőnyi) (2 Golds and a Silver with 2 World Records) and Susan (Zsuzsanna) Francia (Gold Medalist and 5-time World Champion)
Hungarian American donates Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center, New York, to the American people
Fellow Americans and Hungarians:
HUNGARY needs your help now!

Befektetőket és mecénásokat keresünk Magyarországért!

kattints ide


During the past three years our Hungarian based foundation has successfully completed numerous charitable, educational, and entrepreneurial projects with the time and monetary donations of a few selfless individuals and a management that has worked without pay. We need to continue this philanthropic effort with your substantial help. 


We will help you to manage your projects that will help Hungary or please support one of our many initiatives. Our projects range from gifted student exchange programs, to drug prevention programs, to funding and bringing Hungarian inventions to market in Hungary and abroad, to building homes for the underpriviledged, to revitalizing the agricultural and tourism industries through the Új Hangya Cooperatives.

(Click here for making a lasting difference).


We need you to be Hungary's champions. (see how to contribute below)
American Independence Day and
the Spirit of the Tisza Region Festival

June 30-July 3. Our foundation managed this extraordinary patriotic event that was attended by over 125 Americans and Hungarians who celebrated the Tisza region of Hungary and American Independence Day. It also served as an idea generating forum for renewing the Hungarian agricultural and tourism industry.

 

This holiday is always significant for American Hungarians who remember what America gave them, freedom and opportunity for a better life. This event was the fourth held at the Kékessy portal in Tiszafüred to honor America as well as to strengthen the ties between Hungarians and Americans.

 

The Fesztival opened on Saturday with beautiful invocation by the  Rev. Kovács Zsolt Levente, Reformed Church Minister of Vizsoly and followed by the Új HANGYA forum, a discussion of the Tisza country and the greater Kun region’s unique characteristics: tourism, natural and cultural endowments, and the cooperative movement in Hungary. Present at this open and sometimes strongly opinionated meeting were numerous town mayors as well as farmers and experts in agriculture, the organic food industry (OMKI) and financial experts (from MNB). 

 

On Sunday, after the opening toast by the Kékessy family welcoming us to their estate, the host and hostesses of the event the President of the Amerikaiak a Magyarok Közhasznú Alapitvány (Americans for Hungarians Societal Foundation), Balogh Gyula Elemér and Co-President Dreisziger Stricz Zsuzsanna greeted the participants. They mentioned some of the goals of the Foundation which are to strengthen the good name and image of Hungary, as well as to coordinate the effort to showcase and market Hungarian assets domestically and abroad.

 

The formal event commenced with an ecumenical worship of God led by Rev. Dr. Kocsis Attila Reformed Minister, with an extraordinary invocation relating to faith, freedom and bravery.

Each year after the American and Hungarian anthems we remember Hungarians who have made a significant contribution to America. This year we honored Leslie Halász Szabó who received a posthumous  Medal of Honor from the President of the US, Barack Obama. We also honored Prof. Dr. Szemerédy Endre of Rutgers University and a Hungarian emigree who received the Abel Prize in Mathematics, and who graciously attended. 

 

Six children who recited the pledge of allegiance and other patriotic verses provided another unforgettable experience.

 

The head of the Kováts Mihály Middle School in Karcag, Chrappánné Papp Ágnes spoke about  Colonel Kováts Mihály, a Hungarian Hussár , an American Revolutionary War hero,  who is also honored at the Citadel (a leading American military school). He is also the symbol of the American Hungarian Federation- Fidelissimus ad Mortem.

 

Following this Kekessy György honored 3 American colonels who contributed with their deeds to improve the image of Hungary.

 

The Hungarian government was represented by Dr. Fazekas Sándor, Minister for Rural Development. He gave a moving talk on promoting and protecting the traditional Hungarian foods, arts and crafts, and opened the cultural display. The Defense Minister Hende Csaba who unfortunately could not attend sent his greetings through Dr. Fazekas. Dr. Kékessy Dezső former Hungarian Ambassador to France also attended.


The renowned gold award Csillaghur folk singing and citera orchestra, the Tambura orchestra from Zenta, and the Tiszafüred Folk Dance Ensemble, provided folk entertainment throughout the late afternoon and evenings of the festival.

 

The Festival days proved be the hottest of the year, but refreshing drinks and excellent food provided and prepared by Brumbauer Tibor and family (who donated their time, provided beer, and spent the afternoon grilling excellent fish, pork, hamburgers and hot dogs), as well as wine from the Kékessy vinyard (Patricius) and from Király Károly who brought excellent Eger wines.

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* Opinions on this site are those of Jules Gyula Balogh, President, unless otherwise noted.
Purpose of Our Hungarian Foundation

We are dedicated to improving relations between the USA and Hungary, through charitable projects, cultural exchanges, trade, and bringing Hungarian innovations to market.

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2016-07-22

On This Day – 560 Years Ago Hungarian Troops Heroically Stopped Europe’s Ottoman Invasion In Belgrade

The 2016 US Presidential Election News and Excerpts and Opinion* 

 In case incomplete information is reaching Hungary!


Republican Convention (click here)


Democratic Party Convention's News to follow(click here)

Bill Clinton's Outrageous Remarks about Hungarians (and Poles)

 

The members of our foundation have worked pro bono for the last 6 years toward our goal of improving relations between our USA and Hungary, and helping US politicians understand another culture. This  year is the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian revolution against communist dictatorship. For the ex-president to say that Hungarians (and Poles) want a dictatorship is not only false and insulting to both nations that have fought so hard for freedom, but also very detrimental to US relations with Hungarians (and Poles) worldwide. Shame on you Bill for your offensive remarks.

Our Foundation supported the Dedication of the Hungarian Chapel in DC honoring Hungarian-American history in the USA in 2015
 

Ambassador Szemerkényi's invitation to the dedication of the Hungarian Chapel at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington follows.


Dear Members of the Hungarian American Community:


I am pleased to write to you as the new Hungarian Ambassador to the United States, a post which I have been honored to fill for nearly half a year. During this time I have had the pleasure of visiting many Hungarian-American communities, where I have greeted old friends and have made new ones. These encounters have strengthened my long-held conviction that all of us share an important mission: to preserve our wonderful Hungarian culture in the United States.


We can only be successful to pass our rich cultural heritage to our children if we work together effectively. Let me assure you that you can always count on the support of Hungary as well as me in this endeavor.


It gives me great pleasure to tell you now that after ten years of committed work, including generous financial support from many Hungarian-Americans, the Hungarian Catholic Church, and the participation of the Government of Hungary, a new Hungarian cultural treasure has been created in Washington, DC.


Please join us for a special celebration
The Dedication of the Hungarian Chapel
at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
On Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 2 p.m.
400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017
We celebrated our 5th Anniversary

On November 26 we had our 5 year anniversary Thanksgiving celebration and FORUM on Improving American-Hungarian relations with American and Hungarian guests. Sponsored by the American Hungarian Federation.

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The FORUM's Final Suggestions
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5 year anniversary Thanksgiving celebration and FORUM

on improving the US-Hungary relations


PRESS RELEASE November 28, 2014

 

The Amerikaiak a Magyarokért Alapítvány (Americans for Hungarians Foundation a non-profit) celebrated its 5 year anniversary on November 26th at the Danubius Hotel Flamenco in Budapest.  We started the foundation because many of us Americans of Hungarian origin and our friends  wanted to give back something to the country of our heritage.

 

More than 200 persons celebrated Thanksgiving as well as our anniversary with us, radiating a message of peace and understanding between our two countries.


Guests included André Goodfriend the US Embassy Charge d' Affaires and his wife Frances, Prof. Dr. Horváth János former doyen of parliament and his wife Linda, Dr. Réka Szemerkényi the next Hungarian Ambassador to the United States, and Katalin Csorba representing the Hungarian Foreign Ministry.

 

Following our very  moving Thanksgiving celebration, where many people came to the podium to give thanks for what America gave them, we presented a  brief review of our 5 year extensive charitable projects.

 

Since the  American Hungarian community is very concerned about the declining relationship between the United States and Hungary, we also included a FORUM whose objective was to restart the strong relationship between the two countries.

 

The situation had deteriorated to the point where not only the two  governments were at odds but due to what we saw as the overwhelming American government criticism of the Hungarian government, many ordinary Hungarians were also starting to feel attacked, and their feelings of patriotism aroused.


The  current US state department position is well known. The views of the majority of American Hungarians were only minimally recognized in the US. The FORUM was a start in explaining the issues we Americans of Hungarian origin and many Hungarian civilians had with the current US position, and hopefully started  the peace process.


We asked and received the sponsorship and support of the American Hungarian Federation, which was founded in 1906, and  is the largest Hungarian umbrella organization in the US. The goal of the FORUM was to start the peace process and exchange views of both the American Hungarian community and the Hungarians with the US government.  The US Charge d' Affairs, André Goodfriend  was our guest as a representative of the US government, and was treated with the utmost respect.


The FORUM participants included André Goodfriend  the Charge d' Affaires of the US embassy, Frank Koszorus Jr. the President of American Hungarian Federation, Dr. Lomnici Zoltán the spokesperson of the Civil Összefogás Fórum (CÖF),  Hejj Tibor, the President of P-M-C Consulting who has sponsored many charity projects,  and the President of the host Amerikaiak a Magyarokért Alapítvány, (Jules) Gyula Balogh.

 

The main message that the celebration gave to both the Americans and Hungarians was one of peace, that the American Hungarian community expects both governments to start on the process as soon as possible, and to discuss the negative issues in private and not through the press.


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(Jules) Gyula Balogh

President


                        

USA -HUNGARY Innovation Centers
October 2014
Our foundation is helping a number of inventors to bring their products to market, by explaining the US market, American business thinking, helping with patent applications, creating business plans and finding partners.

On October 16-17 we attended the Innotrends 2014 display in Budapest and are partnering with selected exhibitors. Our purpose is to help the inventors succeed and navigate  through the marketing, financial and vulture business practice roadblocks.
American Independence Day
July4th


Each year we celebrate American Independence Day on July 4th.  In the prior 5 years we celebrated with our American and Hungarian friends at the Kékessy estate in Tiszafüred. This year members of our foundation Kuratórium  celebrated the holiday both in the USA and Hungary.


Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes'
 Remembrance Day
April 28, 2014
Our foundation honors the victims, and
those who helped to save lives
such as our co-president's uncle
 who is honored by Vad Yashem.

Victims of Communism Day

in Hungary

February 25, 2014

Our foundation honors the 100 million victims

and those who risked their lives

to oppose the communist terror

(See Terror House remembrances at Andrássy út 60)

We Americans  remember the 100 million Victims of Communism. Hungary, starting with the Red Terror led by Béla Kun after World War I, the Rákosi terror regime and 40 years of Soviet Occupation, had over half a million victims. US President Bush dedicates Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington DC June 12, 2007.

American Hungarian Federation (AHF) Co-President, and Hungarian Reformed Federation of America President Gyula Balogh, AHF Chair Ákos Nagy, AHF President Ferenc Koszorus and guests honor the Victims of Communism at the Washington DC memorial
The Alapítvány signs a cooperation agreement with the Hungarian Reformed (church) Charity Foundation and delivers financial support to Hungarian farmers who were affected by the floods in 2013.

Bio and Farmers Market

The Alapítvány provided financial assistance to  the Új Hangya Szövetkezet (Új Hangya Cooperative) to help start the Jancsárkert-Új Hangya Farmers and Bio Market in Székesfehérvár.

We sponsor charity and cultural events

We supported multiple Rajkó Orchestra Charity Balls
This is the original Rajkó Gypsy Orchestra that plays remarkable Hungarian, classical, popular and Gypsy music
Hungarian drug use prevention program
for young people 
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Zalabér
McIntosh Middle School Florida
Exchange Program
Delivery of laptop computers donated by the American Hungarian Federation to Zalabér gifted students.
Amerikai Magyar Klub Business Börze

Business Networking Event

Vizsoly-location of the oldest Hungarian bible-planting 1000 seedlings in a low income area
In partnership with the Házat Hazát Alapítvány and local citizens 1000 donated seedlings were planted. Plans were developed to build a free home for a physician to serve 5 local towns-there are no physicians in the local area.
Celebrating Hungarian and American hero
Colonel Kováts Mihály with US Ambassador to Hungary Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis
Creating cooperatives to revitalize agriculture and tourism.
Hungary has very fertile agricultural lands and an excellent water supply, which are in danger of being lost to various interests. We are creating a series of cooperatives and consortiums (ÚJ HANGYA) that will save the local agricultural industry for Hungarians, based on the successful model of the historic HANGYA movement started in 1898.  Above is the
ÚJ HANGYA Székesfehérvár és Környéke cooperative market.

Hosted New Brunswick, NJ 

Students in Parliament

Sponsored Childrens’ Day

In Abádszalok with AHF

Honored Kováts Mihály School  

with AHF in Karcag

Business Seminar with AMCO Kft &

Quinnipiac University MBA students  

Rehabbed the Flooded Sports

Building in Satoraljaújhely

Participated in the Village/

Country Growth Forums

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 Helping farmers who were victims of the floods and rains 

By purchasing seeds, manure, and gasoline for farmers in 5 towns we were able to obtain substantial discounts, and by donating these we saved a number of farmers from bankruptcy.

 

2010 Események- Activities

 

December

 

Trip to USA to recruit business and philantopic partners in various states

 

November

 

One year anniversary celebration and start of the Tiszántúli Regió Amerikai Magyar Klub led by Kékessy George in Tiszafüred (see the description in the column on the left.)


Distributed seeds, fertilizer and gasoline for tractors and equipement to

farmers in 5 villages affected by the flood (Edelény, Szendrő,Sajósvámos,

Sajószentpéter, Szuhogy.)

 


October

We are collecting for the new red sludge disaster and personally delivering flood zone relief to the victims of the flood and rains to ensure that it gets to them. Management works for free on these projects.

The foundation supported the creation of the ÚJ HANGYA Szövetkezet (the New HANGYA national cooperative).

Aug
-Sept
Flood Zone Rebuilding and the
ÚJ HANGYA cooperatives


Research rebuilding the economy of the flood zone in a dozen villages. Prepare project plan for distributing over $200, 000 of donations in partnership with the American Hungarian Federation, and Hungarian firms.

Provide support for the ÚJ HANGYA agricultural and social cooperative movement in Hungary

Click here to see our charity childrens' camp in the latest Takarék magazine

June-July

Flood Victim Support Activities

 

100 Children of the Flood Zone were treated to a free summer camp.

Thanks to the generous donations of the Takarékbank ZRT, the Országos Takarékszövetkezeti Szövetség, the American Hungarian Federation,  and others, including the leaders of the Amerikaiak a Magyarokért Alapítvány.

10,000 pounds of Flood Relief Supplies Delivered (click on pictures below)

July 13, 2010. Our Alapítvány, in partnership with the American Hungarian Federation,  and the Kincsem Hungária Szövetkezet,  delivered more than 10,000 pounds of relief supplies into the Hungarian Flood region. (read more)

Partial List of USA and Hungarian Partner Contributors

 

· Individual Contributors (click for list)

 

·   Amerikaiak a Magyarokért Alapítvány-Amerikai Magyar Klub

·   American Hungarian Federation USA

·   Hungarian Christian Society of Venice Florida USA 

·   Hungarian Scout Assoc. Garfield Home USA

·   Hungarian Scouts Troop #38 USA

·   Kossuth Club of Sarasota, Florida USA

·   Minnesota Hungarians USA

·   United Footprints Organization LLC USA

·   Boldvai Takarékszövetség

·   Hungária Érték Papír

·   K.H.K Korona Kft

·   Kincsem Szövetkezet

·   Magyar Takarékszövetkezeti Bank Zrt.

·   Mepet Kft, Székesfehérvár

·   Országos Takarékszövetség

·   Rajkó Zenekar

·   Somogy Megyei Gyermek Tábor

·   Szatmári Konzervgyár Kft, Tyukod

 

 
 

HANGYA (Cooperative) Foundation to rebuild Hungarian Economy

-Expert Team Recruited

-Dr. Horvath Janos Founder

-Home Office in Bazakerettye (Zala Megye)

-Foundation Approved

-Policy Paper on Hungarian Cooperative Movement TBD

 

USA Trip to Support Hungarian Trade

Distribution Partners and Centers Reviewed

 

 

 

APRIL - MAY

 

Hungarian Flood Victim Donation Drive

Recruit Donation Partners in the USA and Hungary

American Hungarian Federation in the USA joins effort

Many Hungarian-Americans and other USA citizens contribute

American Clubs and Churches Raise Funds

 

USA-Hungary Trade Enhancement

Hungarian Innovations and Bplans Analyzed

US-Hungary Patent/ Approval Process Reviewed

 

MICE- Center for Entrepreneurship

Program for teaching entrepreneurship to Hungarian youth

Served as Jury- 17 Teams, 4 Finalists, ages 16-17

(see mice-us-foundation.com)


March   ÚJ  (new) HANGYA Cooperative Planning Conference
February Rajkó Charity Ball

Multiple Kossuth and Jászai Mari and other National  Award Winning Artists Performed

Co-sponsored by the
American Hungarian Federation

January -Planning session
for the New Hangya - the cooperative that will make Hungarian agricultural production competitive