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  • American Hungarian Heritage House

    The American Hungarian Heritage House -Washingtoni Magyar Ház’s primary purpose is to provide support and a place for cultural, educational, and religious assistance to people with American Hungarian descent. The Organization was initiated based on desire to provide individuals and organizations in the greater Washington D.C. area to have a place to celebrate and explore American Hungarian culture.
  • Béla Bartók Hungarian School of Boston (Boskola)

    The Béla Bartók Hungarian School of Boston – Boskola for short – is an extracurricular school with all-volunteer teaching and administrative staff, whose mission is to enrich the Hungarian language skills and cultural appreciation of children between the ages of 3 and 18. Boskola was established in 2000 and has grown consistently since then. It is currently made up of over 100 students from 70 families, with the students grouped into classes among ten teachers according to their age and language skills.
  • Bethlen Communities

    The Bethlen Communities in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, is one of the oldest Hungarian organizations to have joined the Hungarian American Coalition. Founded in 1921 as a residence for orphans, it evolved into a home for the aged, with a capacity of over 100 beds and twenty retirement cottages. The Home is a church related, nonprofit subsidiary of the Hungarian Reformed Federation of America.
  • Calvin Synod of the United Church of Christ

    The Calvin Synod of the United Church of Christ was organized in 1939 as a Synod of the Evangelical and Reformed Church. The 41 congregations constitute 4 classes (Eastern, Central, Lakeside and Western). The Eastern Classis was organized in 1896 and is considered to be the oldest Hungarian Reformed Church entity outside of Hungary. Membership is 15,000.
  • Civic Enterprises

    Civic Enterprises fosters social capital building on the field of philanthropy, culture and public policy in Hungary. The Senior Mentor Program is the first program of Civic Enterprises, engages people over 55 tutor and mentor elementary school students struggling to learn to read. The Senior Mentor Program boosts student academic performance, helps schools become more successful, and enhance the well being of the older adults in the process. Civic Enterprises has launched the Senior Mentor Program at two elementary schools in Budapest, 11th district, for the academic year 2008-2009. The ambition of Civic Enterprises is to introduce the program to more elementary schools in other parts of Budapest and major cities of Hungary.
  • Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society

    Founded in 1985, the mission of the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society is to preserve Hungarian culture and the history of Hungarians in Northeast Ohio, so that present and future generations can draw upon its collection for education, inspiration and enrichment.  The Society sponsors educational and research activities and operates a Museum and Library for Hungarian historical, literary and artistic items. After visitors walk through an ornately hand-carved “Szekely kapu,” they can enjoy a fine folk costume collection that includes dresses worn at the Hungarian court and folk costumes from various regions in and outside Hungary.  Each year three special exhibits are offered in the Gallery.  Past exhibits have focused on the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, the Domjan woodcuts, Hungarian lace and embroidery, pottery and  the rich tradition of Hungarian composers.  There is also an annual lecture series on Hungarian and local Hungarian American history, as well an active outreach program to young Hungarian Americans.  The Museum Library houses 6,000 books, including valuable, out-of-print books on Hungarian topics.  There is also a Gift Shop with a multitude of Hungarian gift items. The Museum has become the central gathering place for Hungarian events and the place to welcome visiting Hungarian officials. It serves as “the heartbeat of Hungarian culture in Northeast Ohio,” as its comitted leaders, growing membership and an impressive endowment fund assure the institution’s future.  
  • Csik Hago Hungarian School

    The Csik Hago Hungarian School was formed in 2009 to benefit the Chichago area Hungarian-American children. Thei goals are to familliarize students with Hungarian history, language and literature; preserve our Hungarian traditions; provide an opportunity to utilize and cultivate to Hungarian language; and build friendship and community.
  • GBU Financial Life

      GBU Financial Life (GBU) was founded as an ethnic German fraternal organization on April 13, 1892, by German immigrants who settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Originally named the Deutscher Unterstuetzungs-Bund or German Beneficial Union, the purpose of the society was to provide financial security, fraternalism and social activities to its members.   Today, GBU has evolved into a fraternal benefit society that accepts members from all ethnic backgrounds, while providing a wide variety of life insurance plans, annuities and fraternal benefits to its members.   GBU continues to promote activities and events that encourage community involvement with charitable, patriotic, recreational and social activities designed for the entire family.
  • Hungarian (Magyar) Club of Chicago

    The  Hungarian (Magyar) Club of Chicago is a nonprofit organization, established in 1922, licensed in Illinois.  Its purpose is to nurture the Hungarian cultural heritage of its members, to represent it in the American society, to participate in the activities of other Hungarian-American organizations, to organize Hungarian cultural and social programs,  to help Hungarian groups and individuals with their needs, to provide scholarships for young Hungarian Americans, to facilitate exchange programs with the Old Country, and to provide expertise and financial support  to Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin. Every year they commemorate March 15th and October 23rd, hold a picnic in the latter half of the summer, and organize a Christmas celebration for children of Hungarian descent.  In January  they organize a fundraising dinner.  On several occasions every year, they have lectures and reports by prominent visitors and cultural programs. President: Mr. András Demeter
  • Hungarian American Cultural Center

     The Hungarian American Cultural Center (HACC) was founded in 1978 in Detroit, Michigan, by Hungarians fleeing Hungary after the Revolution of 1956. In 1981, the organization started to build a 5,000 square feet cultural center, which was opened in 1984. HACC organizes numerous cultural events throughout the year, such as Hungarian picnics, dance performances, or bake sales at Easter and Christmas. The Cultural Center also operates a Hungarian restaurant, which is open on Friday evenings and on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Children can take Hungarian folk dance lessons on Friday nights.
  • Hungarian Association

    The Hungarian Association of Cleveland, OH is a cultural organization that exists to bring together Hungarians around the world to help perpetuate the Hungarian culture and language through educational events, programs and publications. The Hungarian Association sponsors an annual Hungarian Congress, supports the publication of the Chronicles of the Congress, brings together and recognizes the work of outstanding Hungarians in the Árpád Academy, and performs many other activities in pursuit of this mission.
  • Hungarian Communion of Friends

    The Hungarian Communion of Friends (Magyar Baráti Közösség) is the organization known for its annual, week-long conference held at Lake Hope State Park in Ohio. Its publication entitled Itt-Ott (Here and There) provides a public forum for the discussion of questions related to Hungarians living outside the borders of Hungary. (Itt-Ott was established in 1967.) Most of the organization's members reside in the United States, but it also has significant support in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Argentina, and several European countries.
  • Hungarian Cultural Center of Northeastern Ohio

  • Hungarian Cultural Society of Connecticut

    The Hungarian Cultural Society of Connecticut (HCSC) is an association of citizens of Connecticut of Hungarian ancestry.  The society's goal is to preserve the Hungarian cultural heritage in America. It also supports ethnic Hungarian minority populations in the Transylvania region of Romania and the Carpathian basin. HCSC funds its program entirely through charitable donations. The society's main fund raising event is the annual Gala Dinner. This festive celebration of Hungarian culture, history and heritage is held in the fall.
  • Hungarian Human Rights Foundation (HHRF)

    Since 1976, the Hungarian Human Rights Foundation (HHRF), initially the Committee for Human Rights in Romania, has been monitoring the human rights condition of the nearly four million Hungarians who live as minorities in the countries surrounding Hungary. A private, independent and not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, HHRF operates from its New York headquarters and maintains offices in Budapest and Kolozsvár (Cluj), in addition to representatives in Washington, several other U.S. cities, Canada and Europe. In accordance with its purpose, HHRF regularly collects, translates, analyzes and disseminates reliable reports on the human rights conditions of these Hungarian minority communities. HHRF was at the forefront of the West's mounting concern and activity regarding the systematic campaigns of forced assimilation against minorities by the former communist regimes. Since 1989, HHRF's specific, although not exclusive focus remains the 2.5 million Hungarians in Romania, Europe's largest national minority. The organization regularly documents human rights violations in written and oral testimony before various Committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Its other activities include participating in Helsinki Review Meetings, coordinating relief programs for Hungarians living in Romania and in the Vojvodina region of Yugoslavia, organizing meetings for Hungarian minority and other spokespeople with U.S. Government officials, and informing Hungarian-American voters of legislative issues affecting the minority populations.  
  • Hungarian Scouts Association in Exteris

    The Hungarian Scouts Association in Exteris traces its origins to 1946, when a few dedicated scout leaders, refugees from wartorn Hungary, formed the first exile troops among the children in European refugee camps. With the ensuing emigration, the movement spread overseas and today counts a total of 5,049 members (boys, girls and adults) registered in 81 active troops in Western Europe, North and South America, and Australia. The goal of the Association has been to preserve Hungarian culture and language while practicing the historically high standards of Hungarian scouting, and to represent Hungary in world scouting while the movement was proscribed at home by the communist government. Since 1989 an added goal has been that of aiding the rebirth of Hungarian scouting in Central Europe through the distribution of thousands of copies of the scout manual and the organization of training courses for prospective leaders. By now over 200 young men and women have benefited from these courses, including many of the Hungarian minorities in Slovakia, Romania, Carpatho-Ukraine and the former Yugoslavia.  
  • Hungarian Society of Massachusetts

    The Hungarian Society of Massachusetts, Inc., is a non-profit, cultural organization which deliberately dissociates itself from partisan politics. Membership is open to individuals of all ideologies, religions and ethnic backgrounds who abide by the Society’s by-laws, and who desire to foster the Hungarian language and culture. The Hungarian Society of Massachusetts was founded in 1964. In the mid 1960’s they established a weekend school for Hungarian children, where volunteers taught 20-30 children to read and write in Hungarian. In 2000, the weekend Hungarian school was reestablished as the Béla Bartók Hungarian School of Boston. Many of Boskola’s students are also members of the Society’s scout troop.  
  • Hungary-Missouri Educational Partnership

    The Hungary-Missouri Educational Partnership is a not-for-profit corporation governed by a Board consisting of community leaders and academic representatives from each participating school in the State of Missouri. Their mission is to provide both academic and need based scholarships for students seeking advanced degrees to complete their studies. The initial goal is to provide Hungarian students with the opportunity to attend graduate business school at one of the participating universities in Missouri. The ultimate goal of the Hungary-Missouri partnership is to expand to other fields and to broaden the program for American students to study in Hungary and to foster faculty and research exchange.  
  • Kossuth Foundation

    The mission of the Foundation is to, “foster diversity in American society and honor the presence of Hungarian Americans in it by maintaining and encouraging the language, heritage, religious traditions, and historical culture of Hungarians in America and the appreciation thereof.” 
  • Minnesota Hungarians, Inc.

    The association of Minnesota Hungarians is a nonprofit organization, licensed in Minnesota. Its purpose is to nurture the Hungarian cultural heritage of its members, to represent it in the American society, to participate in the activities of other Hungarian-American organizations, to organize Hungarian cultural and social programs, to welcome Hungarian visitors and newcomers to our state and to assist them with local information and other services, to help Hungarian groups and individuals with their needs, to facilitate exchange programs with the Old Country, and to provide expertise and financial support to Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin. Every year we commemorate March 15th and October 23rd, hold a picnic in the latter half of the summer, and organize a Christmas celebration for children of Hungarian descent. We participate in the Festival of Nations, sponsored by the International Institute of Minnesota, with a Hungarian exhibit and Hungarian kitchen. In February, we organize a fundraising dinner, and in July our members help and cheer Hungarian teams at the USA Soccer Cup events. On several occasions every year, we have lectures and reports by prominent visitors.
  • National Committee of Hungarians from Slovakia

    The National Committee of Hungarians from Slovakia (prior to 1993 "from Czechoslovakia") was originally founded in 1947 by Hungarian political leaders who were expelled from Czechoslovakia in the aftermath of World War II, and took up residence in Hungary. When that country came under Communist rule in 1948, they fled to the West, mostly to the United States. Here they reorganized the Committee by holding a constituent assembly in 1953 in Pittsburgh, PA, and endeavored to work for the "liberation" of the 600,000 strong Hungarian minority in Slovakia, living under the "double yoke" of Communism and repression by the majority. After the fall of Communism the efforts of the Committee have been directed toward securing the full enjoyment of human rights and minority rights in Slovakia for Hungarians. This is done by monitoring closely the human rights and minority rights situation in Slovakia, and presenting the findings to the U.S. Government, and to international organizations (United Nations, Council of Europe, Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe, etc.). Consequently, members of the Committee attend briefings organized by the U.S. State Department, the National Security Council in the White House, and the Helsinki Commission. They also attend international conferences. NCHS also provides aid to Hungarian institutions in Slovakia, such as schools, cultural associations, publishing houses, etc. The Committee entertains visitors from that country, and strives to promote constructive dialogue between democratically-minded Slovaks and Hungarians in order to help put Hungarian-Slovak relations on a more even keel. NCHS also has a modest publication program aimed at publicizing the plight of the Hungarian minority in the newly independent, highly nationalistic Republic of Slovakia.
  • Seattle-Pécs Sister Cities Association

    The Association was founded in 1991, and is composed of individuals and organizations interested in promoting close ties between the people of Seattle, Washington State, and Pécs, Hungary. Its goals are to advance educational, cultural and commercial relations between both cities, and inform and educate the public about their sister city. The Association's activities include hosting public officials, community leaders, and students from Pécs; conducting exchanges in the fields of education, culture, arts and trade; organizing participation in community programs, such as World Fest; and sponsoring social events, such as lectures, concerts, films, and theater performances. The funding sources are membership dues, donations and fundraising. Dues and donations are tax deductible for those who itemize. All funds are used for ongoing Association activities. Officers and directors serve without pay.  
  • Széchenyi István Hungarian School and Kindergarten

    The Széchenyi István Magyar Iskola has provided instruction in Hungarian language and culture for over thirty years to children of families living in northern and central New Jersey, New York City, Long Island, and eastern Pennsylvania. The program enrolls children from preschool up to eighth grade, and also teaches adults in the community who wish to learn about the language and culture of Hungary. The school also offers preparatory classes for the Hungarian Scouts Leadership Exam. Széchenyi Magyar Iskola is open every Saturday during the academic year in New Brunswick, NJ. It maintains a close relationship with the Hungarian Scouts Association, local churches, and the Hungarian American Athletic Club.
  • Széll Kálmán Foundation

    The Széll Kálmán Foundation, founded in 2003, has a membership of almost 300 economic and corporate leaders and intellectuals who share a values-based commitment to Hungarian society.  The Foundation’s goals include the continuous monitoring of the state of the Hungarian economy, the organizing of lectures on the economic and social situation of the world and the European Union in particular, as well as on the effects of these on the Hungarian economy, and the organizing of events, professional forums and discussions to improve the economic situation of Hungary and Hungarian enterprises. In their closed club sessions members discuss the given topic after a lecture, which is also accompanied by wine tasting. The Foundation’s operations are solely funded by membership fees, donations and projects.
  • The Apostolate to the Hungarians

    Apostolate to the Hungarians (former American Hungarian Catholic Clergy Association), established in 1974, provides its members with the opportunity for fellowship and cooperation, while identifying the goals of Hungarian pastoral work and enabling that Hungarian clergy in the U.S. remain faithful to their language and religious traditions. The Association holds regular meetings, reviewing its commitment to its goals and working to improve communication among parishes. It also organizes visits for church officials from Hungary, holds national conferences of religious organizations, and maintains vital communication with Hungarian clergy of other denominations.
  • William Penn Association

    The William Penn Association, founded 118 years ago, is a Hungarian-American Fraternal Benefit Society serving the Hungarian American community. The Association conducts fraternal and charitable activities for the benefit of their membership and the communities in which they live, and promote Hungarian ethnic cultural heritage. The Association operates on a non-profit basis providing life insurance and annuities.

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The Hungarian Reformed Federation of America (HRFA) fraternal insurance company’s business was taken over by the Greater Beneficial Union (GBU). GBU is located at 4254 Saw Mill Run Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15227.

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