Founders and benefactors of UCU received patriarchal awards from the hand of His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk during UCU’s Celebratory Banquet, which was held on 9 September at Lviv’s Palace of Arts as part of UCU’s Celebration Week.
Some 40 benefactors and friends of UCU received patriarchal awards, those who contributed most to the Comprehensive Campaign of the Ukrainian Catholic University “A New Generation for a New Ukraine” 2010-2017, donating more than $100 000. Those in attendance at the banquet were able to receive their awards from the hand of UGCC Head Sviatoslav Shevchuk.
UCU has more than 100 international academic partners. There are 20 Friends of UCU committees throughout the world. Thanks to support and trust, UCU has built a university campus, opened the Patriarch Josyf Slipyj Collegium, an academic corpus, the University Church of the Holy Wisdom of God, and the UCU Kyiv Center. The final stage of the seven-year campaign is the opening of the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Center, which will become a place of innovations and a public platform for experts from various environments. UCU now has 6 faculties, 10 bachelor’s and 16 master’s degree programs.
Among the benefactors who were awarded patriarchal honors: Hlib and Kateryna Zahorii, Andrii and Lilia Kostiuk, Yaroslav and Iryna Rushchyshyn, Viktor and Iryna Ivanchyk, James and Louise Temerty, Anastasia Shkilnyk-Kingham of blessed memory, Ian Ihnatowycz and Marta Witer, Yury Monczak and Halyna Kryshtal, Lubomyr and Olia Dozorskyi, Bohdanna Monczak, Vasyl Mykolynsky, Borys and Lina Wrzesnewskyj, The Ginger Fund, Adrian Slywotzky and Christine Balko Slywotzky, Wolodymyra and Stefan of blessed memory Slywotzky, Jaroslawa and Alexander of blessed memory Gudziak, Self Reliance New York Federal Credit Union, Olena Boyko, the Omelan and Tatiana Antonovych Foundation, Inc., Leonard and Helena Mazur, Lidia Stebelsky, The Heritage Foundation of First Security FSB, The Maria Hulai-Lion Foundation, Dr. and Mrs. Marko and Roma Gudziak, the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, The Klufas Family, Bishop Basil Losten, George and Zenowia Jurkiw, The Selfreliance Foundation of Selfreliance Ukrainian American Federal Credit Union, Orysia and Jaroslaw Bartkiw, Stephania Szypula, E. Teri Allen, The Turicchi Family Foundation, Brody-Lew, Inc., Dr. and Mrs. George and Roma Temnycky, Mrs. Joanne M. and Dr. Bohdan S. of blessed memory, Celewycz Maria Moroz, Andrew and Christine Kozak, and Mr. and Mrs. Wolodymyr and Catherine Wolowodiuk.