Romanian United Fund

Together for Romania

aka RUF   |   Chicago, IL   |  https://www.romanianunitedfund.org

Mission

Romanian United Fund’s mission is to mobilize a global network of friends of Romania to create the largest community-powered initiative in support of the most worthy Romanian projects and initiatives around the world.

Ruling year info

2020

President

Mihai Lehene

Main address

5408 N Kedzie Ave

Chicago, IL 60625 USA

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EIN

84-2755681

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

RUF is creating a bridge between the Romanian & Romanian Diaspora non-profit organizations and donors that want to support them. We are working towards creating the context and conduit for people to support important, impactful causes. We bring together people and organizations that work passionate and dedicated to the progress and prosperity of our local communities. We create the context for them to express their needs and connect with like-minded people while empowering contribution for a meaningful evolution.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Asa A Zis Bunica

Civic program to inspire the young Romanian generation to become more civically responsible and to get involved. In collaboration with Declic Romania and Mircea Bravo.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Students

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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RUF is creating the largest Romanian diaspora philanthropic network. We partner with the most promising organizations in Romania and the diaspora. We work together for maximum results and we support their fundraising efforts to amplify the impact on the people we all serve. We build connections among people and organizations to grow the global network of do-good-ers.

We create powerful programs for the local communities to unite Romanian Diaspora. We implemented a 100 % pass-through funding model, which motivates people to be generous. We are at the fingertips of every member of our growing Global Village of people who care about Romania. We make donations safe, easy, and transparent while enabling people to choose the cause that makes sense for them.

We are a 501(c)3 type organization with an involved Board of Directors, and a Board of Advisors. Our President and Executive Director work with a dedicated core team of volunteers that coordinate the fundraising effort, community partners, and communication efforts. We have a clear, solid organizational structure that bears fruits. We continuously nurture our volunteers to help us grow and reach our mission.

We’ve raised over $1 million, from more than $20,000 donations from over 30 countries. We have 20 community & Diaspora partners. We have a group of more than 100 volunteers, donating thousands of hours of their time and knowledge to our projects. We’ve impacted tens of thousands of lives through the funds raised.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Romanian United Fund

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mihai Lehene

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Mihai Lehene

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Dan Nicolae

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Cristian Luput

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Daniela Kammrath

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Ligia Apostoaia

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/18/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.