Category: Nationwide Associations & Foundations (USA)

The Hungarian Medical Association of America is a voluntary organization of physicians and scientists of Hungarian heritage formed to preserve, promote, and foster Hungarian medical traditions and ideals. The Association’s first major goal is to promote and disseminate knowledge of clinical medicine and basic medical sciences by annual scientific meetings, lectures, discussions, publications, and other means. The second major goal is to provide scholarships and exchange programs for advancing the medical education of qualified candidates from North America and Hungary. The third major goal is to encourage and assist in the establishment of professional interactions between individual North American and Hungarian physicians and scientists as well as between North American and Hungarian medical societies, universities, and institutions.

The Hungarian Association 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.

The American Hungarian Educators’ Association (AHEA) is a professional and scholarly organization devoted to the teaching and dissemination of Hungarian culture—history, folklore, literature, language, fine arts, music and scientific achievements. The Association provides opportunities for those interested in Hungarian studies and Hungarian heritage to further these interests.

The American Hungarian Federation® (AHF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1906 in Cleveland, Ohio. The largest Hungarian-American umbrella organization in the United States, AHF is also among the oldest ethnic organizations in the country. AHF was established as an association of Hungarian societies, institutions and churches to “defend the interest of Americans of Hungarian origin in the United States.” Over the past 100 years, AHF’s mission has broadened to include support of people of Hungarian descent on both sides of the Atlantic and in the successor states of the Carpathian Basin. The American Hungarian Federation strives to unite the American Hungarian community through work that supports common goals. AHF is a national, non-partisan, independent umbrella organization representing the interests of its member organizations and the Hungarian American community.

The William Penn Association is a Fraternal Benefit Society founded over 120 years ago. The Association operates on a non-profit basis, providing Life Insurance and Annuities to members. The Association is dedicated to a four-part mission: Offering the best life insurance and annuity plans available at the lowest possible cost; Providing courteous, efficient and thorough service to members; Conducting fraternal and charitable activities for the benefit of our members and the communities in which they live; and promoting Hungarian ethnic cultural heritage.

Founded in 1954, the American Hungarian Foundation is devoted to furthering the understanding and appreciation of the Hungarian cultural and historical heritage in the United States. The Foundation serves as a bridge between Hungarian and American cultural traditions in an effort to enhance a better understanding of the contributions of each. The Foundation’s founders and the three generations of Hungarians and American Hungarians that volunteer their assistance have illustrated through their dedication to the Foundation that the sense of Hungarian heritage can indeed be preserved in the United States. Through grants, special events, lectures, educational scholarships, and exhibitions, the American Hungarian Foundation supports students and educational institutions. During the past five decades, the Foundation has promoted fellowships, scholarships, publications, research, and educational programs. It has been instrumental in establishing several academic programs focusing on Hungarian studies, such as the Institute for Hungarian Studies at Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey.

Objectives of the Coalition: To identify and promote the aspirations, concerns, and interests of the Hungarian-American community. To foster interest and appreciation in the United States for the history and culture of Hungary, including its literature, arts, and scientific achievements. To promote the cooperation and communication among members. To encourage cultural and educational interaction between the peoples of the United States and Hungary. To protect and preserve the human and minority rights and cultural heritage of Hungarians throughout the world. To support democratic institutions and economic development in Hungary.