We are less than a week away from Thanksgiving. Every year, we are thankful for so many things. And this year, the 70th anniversary of FFN, we feel especially thankful.
We are thankful for the diverse talent within the Finnish-American community. In fact, we are excited to announce our 2024 Lecturer of the Year and Performer of the Year. We welcomed a new trustee to the national board as well as a new chapter affiliate in a new FFN state—North Carolina. We have been so thankful for the opportunity to grow as an organization as we welcome our new colleagues and programs at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock, Michigan, and look forward to a successful future together.
We launched the Saving Finland in America campaign to raise an initial $3 million by the end of this year and although six weeks can feel like a split second and an eternity, we are getting close! Thanks to donors like Fern Malila, the Paloheimo Foundation and you, we will reach our goal.
We are gratified by the interest and support for Finlandia Foundation and its mission that we see every day, and thank you for being a part of it. We wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.