$150,000 SCHOLARSHIP GIFT

The Conrad R. Walas Family recently donated United Parcel Services (UPS) stock valued at $150,000 to the American Council for Polish Culture as a scholarship challenge grant.

The stock was converted to cash and placed in an endowment fund, named according to the wishes of the donors, the „Casimir Pulaski Scholarships Endowment Fund.” Scholarship awards of $5,000 each will be awarded from the fund’s proceeds to Polish-American students working in advanced fields of study.

According to the Council’s president, Marion V. Winters, this very generous gift by a Polish-American family was inspired by a keynote address given by Mark F. Brzezinski, Esq., at the Council’s 51st Annual Convention in Savannah, Georgia, 1999. In that address, Brzezin-ski proposed that a scholarship fund be created in Pulaski’s name as an enduring memorial for „…what we Polish-Americans stand for.” Brze-zinski, who serves in the Eastern European Affairs on the National Security Council, went on to urge strongly, „As Polish-Americans, we can galvanize behind our young people as they pursue the best education that America offers.”

The speech inspired Walas and his family to offer the substantial donation as „…a tribute to a much overlooked hero” in America’s struggle for liberty and to offer assistance to Polonian students facing the high cost of getting an education in the world’s best universities which are located in America.

The Walas Family proposes that their original $150,000 donation be supplemented by matching gifts so that many more scholarships can be awarded to the growing numbers of Polish-American students pursuing Masters and Ph.D. degrees while coping with the burdensome costs of their education. The Council anticipates that Mr. Conrad R. Walas will present the first scholarship award of $5,000 at its 53rd Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois, July 17-21, 2001.

It seems that in almost every city and town in the US, with even only small numbers of Polish-Americans, there likely would be found at one time or another a Pulaski club. Many readers probably remember watching a parade on

The Conrad R. Walas Family recently donated United Parcel Services (UPS) stock valued at $150,000 to the American Council for Polish Culture as a scholarship challenge grant.

The stock was converted to cash and placed in an endowment fund, named according to the wishes of the donors, the „Casimir Pulaski Scholarships Endowment Fund.” Scholarship awards of $5,000 each will be awarded from the fund’s proceeds to Polish-American students working in advanced fields of study.

According to the Council’s president, Marion V. Winters, this very generous gift by a Polish-American family was inspired by a keynote address given by Mark F. Brzezinski, Esq., at the Council’s 51st Annual Convention in Savannah, Georgia, 1999. In that address, Brzezin-ski proposed that a scholarship fund be created in Pulaski’s name as an enduring memorial for „…what we Polish-Americans stand for.” Brze-zinski, who serves in the Eastern European Affairs on the National Security Council, went on to urge strongly, „As Polish-Americans, we can galvanize behind our young people as they pursue the best education that America offers.”

The speech inspired Walas and his family to offer the substantial donation as „…a tribute to a much overlooked hero” in America’s struggle for liberty and to offer assistance to Polonian students facing the high cost of getting an education in the world’s best universities which are located in America.

The Walas Family proposes that their original $150,000 donation be supplemented by matching gifts so that many more scholarships can be awarded to the growing numbers of Polish-American students pursuing Masters and Ph.D. degrees while coping with the burdensome costs of their education. The Council anticipates that Mr. Conrad R. Walas will present the first scholarship award of $5,000 at its 53rd Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois, July 17-21, 2001.

It seems that in almost every city and town in the US, with even only small numbers of Polish-Americans, there likely would be found at one time or another a Pulaski club. Many readers probably remember watching a parade on

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