PURPOSES

The Romanian Heritage Center NFP is a faith based religious, civic, and cultural organization established for promoting and nurturing Christian fellowship and the betterment of relationships within (and/or with) the Romanian-American community, which seeks:

To preserve and promote unity among all Americans of Romanian heritage, regardless of what territory or geographical area they (or their predecessors) are from, including but not limited to: current countries of Romania and Republic of Moldova, surrounding areas in today’s Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, and others; also regardless of their claimed nationality;

To preserve, encourage, and promote positive Christian engagement, fellowship, and relationship building within the Romanian-American community of all denominations through awareness and education on the Romanian heritage, culture, traditions, and the common elements of the Christian faith transcending denominational and jurisdictional lines, thus giving all Romanian-Americans an opportunity to collaborate and make known their contribution to the United States, our adoptive country;

To establish and maintain a centralized place for the gathering, collecting, and preservation of religious and other publications, literature, documents, records, memorabilia and works of art relating to the Romanian-American religious, cultural, and social life, the Romanian language, literature, history, heritage, and the impact of Romanian-Americans in the American society and our country, the United States of America;

To preserve, promote, foster, and encourage the understanding and appreciation of the Romanian Christian heritage, language, history, culture, arts, music, and traditions;

To publish, print, distribute, and circulate books, pamphlets, periodicals, papers, and magazines in connection with the activities of the Romanian Heritage Center;

To facilitate, plan, implement, organize, and/or assist in hosting of: fellowship groups, commemorative and cultural events, exhibitions, concerts, community meetings, seminars, and conferences which will directly or indirectly advance the understanding and appreciation of the Romanian Christian heritage in the United States;

To acquire, buy, construct, establish and maintain, equip and operate buildings, real estate property or other establishments for the purposes aforesaid;

To perform and aid all functions in furtherance of its legitimate interests as a Romanian Heritage research center;

It is specifically hereby provided that neither pecuniary gain nor profit for the Heritage Center’s members and associates is a purpose of this Heritage Center, except that the Heritage Center shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth herein.