Estonian American Fund
PO Box 7369
Silver Spring MD 20907-7369



Head Eesti sõbrad!

Dear Friends of Estonia!

Armsad Eesti sõbrad ja toetajad! Teie ettepanekud ja nõuanded juhendavad Fondi tegevust. Toetajate algatus alustas meditsiini tehnoloogia ülekande projekti, ravimite ja põetusvahendite saatmise, hooldeasutuste toetamise, stipendiumide rajamise, noorsoo tegevuse arendamise. Ootame teilt uuenduslikke ettepanekuid ka edaspidi. Aasta 2017 rõhk asetus noortega tegelevate organisatsioonidele. Tartu Kristlik Noortekodu taotles $28,000 suurust toetust, Peeteli koguduse sotsiaalkeskus $17,500, MTÜ Vanaema juures $10,000. Eesti Skautide Ühing korraldas ülemaailmse suurlaagri, mille eelarves oli $10,000 suurune auk, mille täitmiseks paluti Fondi toetust. Noarootsi Gümnaasium on Eestis tuntud ja hinnatud oma uuendusliku keeleõppe poolest. Ingliskeele õpetajad on sündinud ingliskeele rääkijad. Näiteks Devin Black, kes sündis Michigani osariigis. Devin sai magistrikraadi ingliskeele õpetamise alal Tallinna Ülikoolist, magnum cum laude. Ta arendas uuendusliku keeleõppe programmi, mis leiab kasutust ka teistes Eesti koolides. Tema loomingulisus peegeldub e-kursuses Perspectives on American Culture and Society, mille ta juurutas kasutades Ameerika meedia üllitisi. Devin Black on abielus eestlannaga ja neil on seitsme aastane poeg. Taolisi õpetajaid on raske leida, veel raskem on neid siduda pikemaks ajaks ühe väikese Noarootsi külaga, elada seal väikese palgaga. Oluline on võimaldada neil kord aastas külastada omakseid Ameerikas. Devin on juba 15 aastat Eestis õpetaja ametit pidanud. Eesti Ameerika Fondi toetus aitab nii õpetaja püsivust kui ka õppematerjalide soetamist. Lisaks Elmerice ja Andreas Traksi stipendumidele, millest said osa 18 Tartu Ülikooli tudengit, tekkis aasta lõpul uus stipendium Eesti Muusika ja Teatri Akadeemia magistrantidele. Nimelt annetas Epp Tsirk $50,000 põhikapitaliks Tõnu Kaljustet austavat stipendiumile. Esimene stipendiaat valiti 2018. veebruaris. Selleks osutus Pärt Uusberg, paljutõotav noor dirigent ja komponist. Maie ja Oleg Golubjatnokovi mälestusstipendiumi sai üks meditsiinifüüsika magistrant. Üllatusi tõi 2017 aasta lõpp ja aasta 2018 algus. Elmerice ja Andeas Traks pärandasid $2.4 miljonit põhikapitaliks, mis võimaldab stipendiumi programmi ka tulevikus rahastada. Hilda Kaepa pärandustombust laekunud miljon on tema soovikohaselt investeeritud toetamaks Tartu Kristlikku Noortekodu. Täname lahkeid toetajaid suuremeelsuse ja usalduse eest. Eesti Ameerika Fondi juhatus

Dear friends and supporters of Estonia! You showed a preference for young people last year. Sixty percent of the nearly $120,000 granted in 2017 went for supporting youth-serving programs, and thirty-three percent was devoted to education. A grant that served both was awarded to Noarootsi Gümnaasium, a high school in rural Estonia that has an outstanding English teaching program. Our support has enabled the school recruit native English- speaking teachers. Among them is Devin Black, a Michigan native, who has stayed with the school since 2003. Mr. Black earned a Master’s degree in English Teaching at Tallinn University, graduating magnum cum laude. He introduced innovative methods of language teaching, and created an e-course, Perspectives on American Culture and Society. Mrs. Belovas, the school’s principal, says “this teacher provides a valuable service to the students, community and nation.” Mr. Black is married, and the couple have a seven-year-old son. Compared to the record $814,852 granted in 2016, grantmaking took a breather in 2017. Still, we provided significant support to such organizations as the Tartu Christian Adolescents’Home. Bethel Pastoral Care in Tallinn, and Granny’s Place. Scholarship grants totaled about $40,000. Looking ahead, it is very likely that grants will spike again in the next couple of years as the expansion of the new home of the Tartu youth home moves from planning to actual construction. The Fund received major bequests in late 2017 and early 2018. One, from Mrs. Hilda Kaepa, is dedicated to the maintenance of the Tartu Christian Adolescents’ Home, and the other, from Mr.Andreas and Elmerice Traks, M.D. is dedicated to fund the scholarship program at Tartu University. We are grateful for your generosity, we appreciate your trust in our operation, and we honor your legacy. Board of Directors Estonian American Fund is a 501 (c) (3), publicly supported charitable organization Donations are deductible for income tax purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Highlights

Yearend always brings surprises. In December 2017, the Fund received the first installment of Dr. Elmerice and Mr. Andreas Traks’ bequest ($150,000), and Mrs. Epp Tsirk’s donation of $50,000 to fund a scholarship to honor conductor Tõnu Kaljuste. Pärt Uusberg, an M.A. candidate at the Academy of Music, received the first grant in February 2018. Program services expenses totaled $119,626, just about matching the response to our annual solicitation. Youth-serving projects received $65,500, compared to $727,000 in 2016. A $6000 grant went for reconstruction of St. Mary’s church in Tartu. A gifted musician, Paul Neitsov, got a stipend of $4000, thanks to a Fund supporter. Estonian Culture Days received a grant of $500. The Elmerice and Andreas Traks Scholarship Fund distributed $36,649 to eighteen Tartu University students. The Oleg and Maie Golubjatnikov Memorial Scholarship was awarded to an M.S. candidate in medical technology and biomedical physics. Noarootsi Gümnaasium got $6500 to provide native English speaking teachers for its top-rated English language program. A look ahead: Honoring the wishes of the Traks family, the final installment of the Traks family bequest of two million dollars will be invested to fund the scholarship program established in their names at Tartu University. And in 2019 the Tartu Christian Adolescents’ Home plans to modify a building to house additional young people. Our support will help.

Estonian American Fund for Economic Education, Inc. Statement of Support. Revenue and Expenses, and Change in Fund Balance for the year ended 12.31.2017

PUBLIC SUPPORT AND REVENUE

Contributions $322,254
Program services expenses 119,626
Support services expenses 16,242
Total Expenses 135,868
Net 186,386
Investment income 91,623
Unrealized gain 158,439
Total investment income 250,062
Revenue over expenses 436,448
Fund balance January 1, 2016 1,921,753 December 31, 2017 2,358,201

Thank you for your generous support!

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ago Ambre
Arvo B. Ederma, M.D
Christian Einberg
Rauno Jõks, M.D.
Liina Keerdoja
Helmi L. Lutsep, M.D.
Erik Puskar
Haldi Svanberg
Thomas R. Troost, M.D.
Tiina Urv, Ph.D.   

 

 

Thank you for your generous support!

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