The costs expended to date exceed $1.6 million. This figure includes all the planning and architectural and engineering work, site preparation including foundations and footings, and structural steel. We have been blessed to be the recipients of generous bequests for the museum from individuals such as Mykhailo Werbiany, Sviatoslav Kybaliuk, John Kozel, Marie Krotiuk, George Chaplenko and others, as well as many donations from individuals, churches and organizations, among them Self Reliance NY Federal Credit Union, the Ukrainian Orthodox League, St. Mary Protectress Sisterhood in S. Bound Brook, the Ukrainian Information Bureau, the Virginia Farrah Foundation and many others. The United Ukrainian Orthodox Sisterhoods of the UOC of the USA made fundraising for the museum construction project its priority, and has to date, raised over $350,000 towards that end.
As soon as the structure is up, which will be in the next several months, we will be faced with another huge challenge.
We will need to raise an additional $2,500,000 to complete and furnish the museum. We are faced with many challenges in today’s world, but with God’s blessings, we can do this. It’s an exciting time, a time of change. The museum is an integral part of our complex as it will preserve our past and educate future generations. If you would like more information on becoming a supporter, founder or benefactor of the Museum, please contact Dr. Stephen Sivulich, Development Officer at (412) 276-1130 or firstname.lastname@example.org.