Makers of ‘Son of Saul’ receive Kossuth Prize

March 16, 2016

On March 15, László Nemes, director of the Oscar winning “Son of Saul”, Géza Röhrig, the lead actor, and Mátyás Erdély, cameraman, were among the artists who received the Kossuth Prize on the occasion of the anniversary of the revolution of 1848.

In addition to the “Son of Saul” film crew, János Áder, President of Hungary, awarded the Kossuth Prize to fifteen other Hungarian artists, including Miklós Benedek (actor), Adam Farkas (sculptor), Balázs "Fecó" Ferenc (composer), and Anna Kiss (poet).

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‘Son of Saul’ wins Oscar in Best Foreign Language Film category

March 9, 2016

“Son of Saul”, a Holocaust drama from first-time feature director László Nemes, became the first Hungarian film to win Academy Award in 35 years in Best Foreign Language Film category.

During his speech at the annual Oscar ceremony Sunday night in Los Angeles, Nemes thanked the  Academy for the award and the Hungarian National Film Fund for funding the film.

“Thanks to Hungary for funding this film. I want to share this with Geza Rohrig, my main actor, and the incredible cast and crew that believed in this project when no one else did.”

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A Summary Article about the February 13, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting Now Available

The Kossuth Foundation Board of Directors met at the Bethlen Home in Ligonier, PA on February 13, 2016.  Registered members may log in to view a summary article about the meeting.

Kossuth Foundation Hosts Poetry Reading

Tony Reevy—In Person

Reading poems.

Poems about leaving and arriving,

 about losing and finding.

Leaving the Old Country …

 arriving in America.

Old social networks … broken.

Arriving in the “New World” …

 finding what?

The poems explore.

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A Summary Article about the October 28, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting Now Available

The Kossuth Foundation Board of Directors met at the Bethlen Home in Ligonier, PA on October 28, 2015.  Registered members may log in to view a summary article about the meeting.

Kossuth Foundation Board of Directors Election

Call for Nominations
A charitable foundation like ours depends on the guidance and service of volunteers who are willing to devote personal time to help with governance and programs.  Our board of directors is the governing body that provides much of that guidance and leadership.  As required by our bylaws, we will hold our quadrennial board elections not later than October 15 of this year.

With the recent resignation of Mr. Steven Varga in April, we currently have a vacancy on the Foundation’s Board.  Plus, several current Board members have announced that they are not seeking re-election.

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Membership Meeting Held on October 10, 2015

The Kossuth Foundation held its second membership meeting on October 10, 2015, at the Hungarian Reformed Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  The meeting was convened primarily to elect members of the Board of Directors as required by the foundation’s bylaws, and secondarily to update members on the status of the Kossuth House transfer in Washington, DC.  In addition, the refugee crisis affecting Hungary was discussed.  Several members of the Board and membership were present in New Brunswick, others participated by phone but the majority of those participating did so by ballots and proxies sent in prior to the meeting.

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Membership Meeting Held on April 11, 2015

The Kossuth Foundation held its first membership meeting on April 11, 2015, at the Hungarian Reformed Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  The meeting was called to approve changes to the Foundation’s organizing documents to meet certain specific requirements of the Internal Revenue Code, and to update members on upcoming Board Elections and the status of the Kossuth House transfer in Washington, DC.  Several members of the Board and membership were present in New Brunswick, others participated by phone but the majority of those participating did so by ballots and proxies sent in prior to the meeting.  After reports from our Executive Director, Mr. Peter Berty, and our Treasurer, Mr. John Morey, the membership approved the changes to the Articles of Incorporation, which had previously been approved by our Board, that clarify what happens to the Foundation’s assets in the event the Foundation is ever dissolved or becomes insolvent.  The membership also approved a technical correction to a reference to the Hungarian Reformed Church in America in the change to the Articles.

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