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Projects & Events - 2005
Art Auction - "The art of the craftsman is the bond between peoples of the world."

















The items for this auction were donated by  Makedonka Baloska, The Belazelkovski Family,  Rovert Cvetkovski, Chris Elinchev, Sonja Jovanovska, Leni Stojchevski  and the Macedonian Arts Council.



Lecture by Pance Velkov, Ph.D.

Saint Paul - XVII century
Slivnica Monastery Prespa, Macedonia

The Macedonian Arts Council & The Harriman Institute present

CULTURAL PRESERVATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

Lecture by Pance Velkov, Ph.D. Visiting Fulbright Scholar at University of Pennsylvania December 9, 2005 The International Cultural Affairs Building, New York City





Gordon Bardos, of the Harriman Institute, looks on as a captive audience hears a presentation on restoration and preservation of cultural sites in Macedonia by Pance Velkov, currently a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. The presentation centered on past and future restoration projects in Macedonia. Among the audience, Michelle Berenfeld of the World Moments Fund (second from left, picture 2) and the Ambassador of Macedonia to the UN, H.E. Igor Dzundev, Vlado Ivanovski, Director of MC Gallery, and George Tomov (from left 2, 3 and 4, picture 3).






NECO Awards

Each year The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (www.neco.org) presents the Ellis Island Medals of Honor. Designed to pay homage to the immigrant experience, as well as for individual achievement, medals are awarded to U.S. citizens from various ethnic backgrounds. The honorees are remarkable Americans who exemplify outstanding qualities in both their personal and professional lives, while continuing to preserve the richness of their particular heritage.

NECO 2004

1997 Medal recipient:
Michael Ilitch
Chairman of the Board
Little Caesar Enterprises
Macedonian
Nominated by Family Ilitch

Nominee:
Caroline R. Jones
President & CEO
Caroline Jones, Inc.
African

Nominee:
Henry Kaufman
President
Henry Kaufman & Co.
German

Nominee:
Denis M. Hughes
Exec. Assistant to the Pres.
New York State AFL-CIO
Irish/Italian

1997 Medal recipient:
Michael Ilitch
Chairman of the Board
Little Caesar Enterprises
Macedonian
Nominated by Family Ilitch

Nominee:
Caroline R. Jones
President & CEO
Caroline Jones, Inc.
African

Nominee:
Henry Kaufman
President
Henry Kaufman & Co.
German

Nominee:
Denis M. Hughes
Exec. Assistant to the Pres.
New York State AFL-CIO
Irish/Italian








NECO 2005

2005 Medal recipient:
George Tomov
President
Folk Dance Foundation
Macedonian Arts Council
Macedonian

2005 Medal recipient:
George Atanasoski
Vice President
Microflex, Inc.
Macedonian

Nominee:
John L. Starks
Founder & President
John Starks Foundation
Native American

Nominee:
Gwynn T. Swinson
Secretary of Administration
NC Dept of Administration
African/Caribbean/European