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History and Mission

 

The INNA and MICHAEL Rogatchi Foundation has several aims, focusing on education, preserving cultural, historical and spiritual heritage, and providing help and support to cancer patients, the elderly, and children in need. It also promotes the arts and special cultural and educational OUTREACH TO HUMANITY projects both in Finland and internationally.

 

The Foundation was established in 2004 by writer, scholar and film-maker Inna Rogatchi and her husband artist Michael Rogatchi. Both of them have been involved in international charity activities for several decades, from the end of 1980s.

 

The Rogatchi family have been the founders of the internationally acclaimed Arts Against Cancer (AAC) culture charity whose Honorary Chairman was maestro Mstislav Rostropovich. Members and supporters of AAC have included Maurice Bejart, Vladimir Spivakov, Sir Paul and Linda McCartney, the Queen of Denmark, Barbara Bush and many other distinguished figures.

 

  

 

The Rogatchi Foundation continues the traditions of Arts Against Cancer by introducing a fresh approach to ever needed charity work combining it with high-class art, aiming to create as a result both human and cultural phenomenon that would be able to help and support those in need, as well as to bring to life and society in different countries new cultural and moral stimuli.

 

Special cultural and education  OUTREACH TO HUMANITY series of project is The Rogatchi Foundation 'know-how' and is exclusive series of multi-disciplined projects which are designed to contribute into the humanistic cultural and educational work. Those projects are created, organised and carried on by The Foundation from 2012 onward in many countries.

 

The Foundation is active globally : all over Europe, as well as in USA, Australia, Israel and the other countries.   

 

HISTORY

The Foundation was established in 2004 by writer, scholar and film-maker Inna Rogatchi and her husband , renowned artist Michael Rogatchi. Both of them have been involved in international charity activities for about 25 years.

The Rogatchi family have been founders of the internationally acclaimed Arts Against Cancer (AAC) culture charity whose Honorary Chairman wasMstislav Rostropovich. Members and supporters of AAC have included Maurice Bejart, Vladimir Spivakov, Sir Paul and Linda McCartney, Margreth, the Queen of Denmark, Barbara Bush and many other distinguished figures.

The Rogatchi Foundation continues the traditions of Arts Against Cancer by introducing a fresh approach to the ever needed charity work combining it with high-class art, aiming to create as a result both human and cultural phenomenon that would be able to help and support those in need, as well as to bring to life and society in different countries new cultural and moral stimuli.

 

MISSION

The Rogatchi Foundation is devoted to the developing and conducting of different charity initiatives and projects in the field of culture, education, traditions, moral values, and spiritual heritage. One of the ways to conduct this work it is to provide concrete charity action in every place where Foundation projects are carried on. Providing concrete acts of charity is one of the fundamental principles for the Foundation's approach to its activities.

Among the recent projects supported by The Rogatchi Foundation are:

* creating, organising and carrying on special Champions of Humanity cultural and educational project from the Outreach to Humanity series at the European Parliament ( 2017) and the Parliament of Finland ( 2018);

*organising Heart to Share special co-partnering campaign with the ICEJ and ICEJ Finland in support of the Holocaust Survivors, the residents of the unique in the world Elderly House for the Holocaust Survivors, Haifa Home in Haifa, Israel ( 2017); 

* organising Caring Hands international campaign in support of the people affected by the devastated earthquake in Italy - with donating several original and specially created art works by Michael and Inna Rogatchi ( 2016-2017);  

* co-sharing special charitable campaign with The Rose Foundation ( USA) in support of disabled people, providing them with special medical chairs ( 2015-2016); 

* organising Sparks of Kindness international charitable campaign in support of the Holocaust Survivors in need, based on the Inna Rogatchi's The Lessons of Survival. Conversations with Simon Wiesenthal film ( 2014-2017); 

* organising and carrying on Caring With Love Charitable Campaign in support of the Aamu Foundation ( Finland) and children cancer patients to mark 25th anniversary of the Rogatchi family's charitable activities ( 2014-2015)

* organising series of commemorative events to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of Simon Wiesenthal ( 2015);

 *   organising Three Lights charitable initiative in memory of three teen-agers, abducted and murdered in Israel by the Palestinian terrorists ( Summer - December 2014); 

  • introduction of Orphan Stipendium for children from Ukraine in 5-year termed programme to stimulate the orphaned children to get more from their education, and to help them to collect some extra money for that;
  • providing direct help to children from Fukushima affected by the nuclear plant disaster in Japan that occurred in March 2011;
  • providing the psychological comfort to cancer patients in the biggest in Scandinavia and the Northern Europe cancer rehabilitation Meri-Karina centre in Turku, Finland by introducing 'art therapy' exhibition of specifically created for these purposes art photography, with donation of the original pieces to cancer patients and the institutions where they are treated.

More about the activities of the Foundation - please see Foundation Activities page.

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