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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 both in Finland and internationally.

 

The Foundation was established in 2004 by the writer Inna Rogatchi and her husband artist Michael Rogatchi. Both of them have been involved in international charity activities for 20 years.

 

The Rogatchi family have been founders of the internationally acclaimed Arts Against Cancer (AAC) culture charity whose Honorary Chairman was Mstslav 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 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.

 

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 both in Finland and internationally.

 

HISTORY

The Foundation was established in 2004 by the writer Inna Rogatchi and her husband 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 was Mstslav 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:

  • 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 specificically 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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