Honor Your Loved Ones at the Finlandia Foundation Family Tree
On December 6, 1917 Finland declared its independence, a historic event worthy of the yearlong centennial celebration underway in Finland and among the Finnish-American populations in the United States. Finnish immigrants settled at the New Sweden colony on the Delaware River in 1640, but the “Great Migration” of Finns to North America took place between 1870 and 1930.
In the decades since, those resolute early immigrants have been followed by others who have come to this country for a variety of personal and professional reasons.
Because most FFN members trace their roots to Finland, we thought that this special year would be the ideal time to pay tribute to those loved ones who came before.
Finlandia Foundation Family Tree
With your Centennial Honor contribution you will be able to recognize your honoree in the FFN print newsletter and here at the new Finlandia Foundation Family Tree. There are three options for this tribute:
2. For a gift of $250, you will be able to provide a photo and a 250-word story about the honoree, which will appear here in the new Family Tree Log. This tribute is limited to the first 100 contributors at the $250 level.
3. For a gift of $500, you will be able to provide two photos and a 500-word story about the honoree, which will appear here in the new Family Tree Log. This tribute is limited to the first 100 contributors at the $500 level.
Click here for an example of a 250-word tribute with one photo.
Centennial Honor Gifts must be made in the year 2017.
Because FFN is a 501(c)(3) organization, your donation is tax deductible. Additionally, the Paloheimo Foundation will match donations to FFN (up to $100,000) annually.
Make your Centennial Honor contribution of $100, $250 or $500 today, and celebrate your family’s history along with the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence.
If yours is one of the first 100 Centennial Honors at the $250 level or the $500 level, we will contact you for your family story and photo.
Questions? Contact Maria Kizirian at office @ finlandiafoundation.org, or phone her at 626.795.2081.