2011 Christmasletter1
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The Danube Swabian Foundation of the U.S.A., Inc.
Die Donauschwaebische Stiftung der USA, Inc
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2011 CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

Ed Tullius ,along with board members and directors, wish all
a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year 2012
December 2011

Liebe Landsleute und Freunde,

In 2011 we have made significant strides in accomplishing our purpose/mission as a
foundation:
 “To foster, support and encourage the preservation of the  customs, traditions, literature,
culture and history of the Danube-Swabian  people (Germanic people of Southeastern
Europe),” and “To encourage the pursuit of studies in the German language, in  the history,
culture, literature, music, and folklore of the Danube-Swabian  people.”

We provided:

  1.Significant financial support to the
2.Welttreffen der Donauschwäbische Jugend in
Harkany, Hungary.
That support made the entire event and our youth’s participation
possible! We sent representatives from Cincinnati, St. Louis, both Chicago clubs, and
Cleveland who joined participants from Germany, Brazil, and Hungary. (Even though our
contributions were very sizeable, participants had to get the bulk of the seminar’s costs from
other sources.)

 2. Financial support to the Cleveland “Europe 2011 Travel Group.”

 3. Support to Ann Morrison for her work in completing a 6-DVD set entitled
Millions Cried… No One Listened!”  This film is a follow-up to her college project
entitled
“The Forgotten Genocide.”

 4. Continued support to our language schools, youth groups, and the annual soccer
tournament, in addition to our other annual funding priorities.

As we approach the annual holiday season when many of us make our final charitable
contribution decisions for 2011 and plan those for 2012, I ask you to contribute today.
Surely your feelings about the aforementioned purpose of the Donauschwaben Foundation
mirror my own. Our ancestors and our common history deserve a chance to be
memorialized or preserved; to be remembered today and forever for the significant story
that it is. We must financially support those individuals and groups that work so diligently to
perpetuate the best of what we represent as Donauschwaben Americans.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you and your families. May God
bless you for your generosity and keep you healthy as we embark upon our future
together.

Viel Glück und Gesundheit im Neuen Jahr!
Robert F. Filippi        
President
        Please  send  donations to:
Danube Swabian Foundation, USA
c/o Shawn Dangel, Treasurer
3975 Carrie Ave.  Cincinnati, Ohio  45211

All Donations fully tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.
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