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Attention:  Our deadline for the Janta Fund has been extended into 2021! We need donations now! Every contribution matched dollar for dollar.  Support Polish-American culture with your check to the Polish Arts Club Great News!  We are closing in on our Matching Grant Goal!!

The deadline for the Janta Endowment Fund has been extended into 2021.  Every contribution continues to be matched dollar for dollar.  Support Polish-American culture with your check to the Polish Arts Club of Buffalo at P.O. Box 542, Buffalo, NY, 14225-0542

Mrs. Janta’s executor has extended time to the Polish Arts Club to raise the remaining funds to meet the original challenge of raising an additional $100,000 to match her generous gift of $100,000. During the Summer or early Fall of 2021, the executor will travel to Poland with Mrs. Janta’s ashes for burial.  Since Covid has hampered our fundraising efforts, she has agreed in the interim, to provide additional time to raise the remaining funds.

We are 75% toward reaching our goal.  This has been made possible through the generosity of many individuals committed to maintaining and spreading Polish Culture and the benefit of the original investment which has grown over time.

On June 1, 2016, we began a campaign to raise $200,000 to create a Permanent Fund named for Aleksander and Valentine Janta.  The idea for the Endowment Fund was initiated by Mrs. Valentine Janta whose husband Aleksander was President of the Club from 1949 to 1951.

To assist in this effort Mrs. Janta provided a generous gift of $100,000 as a Matching Grant.  This money has been deposited in the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo.  This means that in order to keep the whole $100,000 dollars we needed to raise $100,000 by December of 2020.  The extension provides additional time to reach 100% of our goal.  Keep in mind that whatever money not matched will be transferred to a fund in Wroclaw, Poland.

You can help.  Every dollar we raise for the Endowment Fund is doubled.

The proceeds of the Endowment Fund are to be used to:

  1. Stage and or promote the staging of plays in the Buffalo and Western New York region in English, or English translation, by Polish or Polish-American playwrights from both sides of the Atlantic at colleges and universities and
  2. Invite distinguished writers, poets and playwrights who speak English, to give lectures and readings at appropriate venues in Western New York.

The year 2020, marks 75 years since the founding of our beloved Polish Arts Club.  The Endowment assures that Polish Arts and Culture will be available to future generations.  Please consider making a generous gift.

Mail checks payable to the “Polish Arts Club of Buffalo, Inc.”-Janta Endowment Fund and mail to Polish Arts Club of Buffalo, Inc., P.O. Box 542, Cheektowaga, NY 14225-0542

To contribute download the link Donation Form.


The Polish Arts Club of Buffalo, Inc. is a 501© 3 non-profit.  All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.  The Polish Arts Club of Buffalo, Inc. is supported with cultural funding from the Erie County Budget, Mark C. Poloncarz, County Executive.   www.PolishArtsClubofBuffalo.com