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500000 donation to fund Polish studies chair at Columbia
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (2/23/09)--Columbia University will get a new chair of Polish Studies position, thanks to Polish & Slavic FCU (PSFCU), which Friday donated the final $181,000 toward the position's creation. That brings the total donated by the Brooklyn, N.Y.,-based, $1.89 billion asset credit union toward the program to $500,000 the past five years. Roughly $3 was raised to create the program. The program will provide the first Polish Studies curriculum at an Ivy League School, according to the credit union (PR Newswire Feb. 20). It will promote cultural and scientific achievements of Poland and the Polish people, and will work with the Council of Polish Supplementary Schools to help administer Polish Language Regents exams, taken annually by students attending the ethnic schools. PSFCU is the largest ethnic credit union in the U.S. and was one of the first to sign onto the project, with an initial donation of $20,000. "This is a prime example of what we like to call the 'credit union difference,'" said PSFCU CEO Bogdan Chmielewski. "We are deeply entwined in the lives of Polish-Americans, and we feel a strong responsibility to improving and celebrating their lives and heritage. We truly feel we make a difference in the lives of our members, and that's something no bank can do."
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