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June 4, 2024

Dear Members and Friends of the Finnish Room Committee and Finlandia Foundation Pittsburgh (the Pittsburgh Finns), 

Save the date! You are invited to a Midsummer Party on Saturday, June 22nd. It will start at 4pm. It is being held in a northern suburb of Pittsburgh, Wexford, PA. For more information, please send us a message from the Contacts tab on this website.

We are still working with our architects and Pitt staff on the detailed plan for the Finnish Room. Soon we will release more information. Construction is to begin in the summer of 2025.

We'd like to thank all members, and those involved once again for their donations and their PATIENCE with the Finnish room project - a project decades in the making, passed on to new generations to come. 
We should not stop supporting our project and our group.  We are ALL now builders of our ROOM. Also, we need to keep our group going through yearly dues. 

If you haven’t paid dues or want to make a donation, you need to follow separate procedures for the two organizations we are members of—the Finlandia Foundation Pittsburgh Chapter and the University of Pittsburgh Finnish Room Committee.

Finlandia Foundation Pittsburgh:
Dues are $5 yearly. We also appreciate donations for office supplies, if you would like to add something extra to the $5. 
Make the check payable to “Finlandia Foundation Pittsburgh” and send it to “Sally Morton, 5250 Liberty Ave, Apt 447, Pittsburgh, PA 15224-2380.”
Finnish Room Committee:
Dues are $10 yearly. You can also include donations for the Finnish Room, since all monies sent to our Committee go into the same fund while we are building the room. 
By mail:
Make the check payable to “University of Pittsburgh” and in the memo write “Finnish Room”. Send it to “University of Pittsburgh, PO Box 640093, 
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-0093”.  
This procedure is complicated at the moment but will become simpler once we have an established room. We tried it and it works!
Go to
Select the About button at the top left and then select Support the Nationality Rooms! --you will be sent to the page Donate to the Nationality Rooms. 
Cursor to the bottom of the page under the section General Funds and click the Finnish Room Construction link.  You will be sent to the University of Pittsburgh/Pitt Giving page. 
Fill in the gift amount. Click on Choose Area(s) to Support. You will be sent to the page Select Your Area(s) of Support. Scroll down to the bottom and select Other and click Continue. 
The University of Pittsburgh/Pitt Giving page will appear again only this time Please Enter a Description of Where to Direct This Donation will appear under Designations.
In the box below Please Enter a Description, type Finnish Construction Fund and continue filling in the form. 

Looking forward to the Midsummer Party.
From your officers: Karen Fix, Chair; Sally Morton, Treasurer; Gloria Nelson, Secretary

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