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UMD BIRTHRIGHT MACEDONIA Program Receives Major Gift

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce an inaugural gift of $5,000 to its BIRTHRIGHT MACEDONIA program from an anonymous donor. The gift is for the benefit of participants in the 2015 BIRTHRIGHT MACEDONIA Summer Session. Awards will be made on a first come basis. The first ten applicants, who complete the full application process, will receive an…

UMD Announces New and Exciting Program – BIRTHRIGHT MACEDONIA

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) proudly announces a new and exciting program – BIRTHRIGHT MACEDONIA (BRM). This program was created through a partnership arrangement with a proposed global project known as “The Macedonian Heritage Village.” Its inaugural session, taking place this summer, July 10-31, 2015, will be administered by UMD with the help of its partner in Macedonia – the…

About the UMD BIRTHRIGHT MACEDONIA Program

BIRTHRIGHT MACEDONIA offers Macedonian youth from around the world the opportunity to proudly declare their Macedonian identity and assert their Macedonian Heritage. Through its hands-on, life changing experience, Birthright Macedonia allows its participants to become fully immersed in their ancestral homeland by experiencing many facets of the fabric of Macedonia and its people. Birthright Macedonia was conceived and developed by…

UMD Canada Generation M Launched at CMP

UMD Canada Generation M Launched at CMP

Building on the success and progress over the last few months, UMD’s Next Generation Program, which educates, empowers, and unites young Macedonians worldwide – Generation M (Gen M) – officially launched in Toronto, Canada. The first strategy-planning meeting was held on January 17, 2015 at the Canadian Macedonian Place Board Room attracting around twenty young Canadian-Macedonians. UMD Canada member Vele…

UMD Makes New Appointments to Board and Global Representatives Team

UMD Makes New Appointments to Board and Global Representatives Team

Following the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Board of Directors’ Annual Meeting, UMD Chairman Stojan Nikolov is pleased to announce that UMD’s Los Angeles Representative Dimitar Nasev will join the UMD Board and take up the role of Director of Economic Development, and Dr. Natasha Garrett will assume the role of UMD’s first representative for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. “Given increasing UMD members…

Macedonian-American Student Organization Founded at Ohio State University

Macedonian-American Student Organization Founded at Ohio State University

Nestled in the heart of Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State University (OSU) is a beehive of activity. With close to 60,000 students and over 1,000 student organizations, OSU certainly provides endless opportunity for involvement. Yet, for OSU’s large Macedonian-American student community, an organization representing them has been conspicuously absent at OSU — that is, until now. The Macedonian-American Student Organization (MASO),…

UMD Announces Seven Bitove Scholarship Recipients

UMD Announces Seven Bitove Scholarship Recipients

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) proudly announces seven recipients of this year’s UMD John L. N. Bitove, C.M. Macedonian Heritage Scholarship Awards (UMD Bitove Scholarship) in the amount of $1,500 each: Stojanche Andov, Ilija Pancevski, Irena Pejovic, Boshko Stankovski, Tanja Todorova, Aleksander Vasilevski, and Katherine Vrantsidis. Since the UMD Bitove Scholarship’s inception in 2010, UMD Canada has given out over…

UMD Announces Fall 2014 Fellows

UMD Announces Fall 2014 Fellows

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to introduce our current International Policy and Diplomacy Fellow Salvatore Schiano, and our Special Projects Fellow Hristina Manovska. “UMD Fellows are a key asset to our crucial work, especially this year when we mark our 10th anniversary. Without them we would not be able promote Macedonian causes as effectively and professionally as we…

Global Policymakers Extend Congratulations on UMD’s 10th Anniversary

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) celebrated its 10th Anniversary yesterday. Congratulatory messages poured in from all corners of the world including from Macedonia’s President and Prime Minister. UMD cannot express enough its gratitude for the recognition it has received for its decade-long service to Macedonia and Macedonian communities globally. To mark this occasion, UMD organized a Gala in Washington, D.C.,…

UMD Kicked-Off 10th Anniversary Weekend With LoC Lecture and White House Briefing

UMD Kicked-Off 10th Anniversary Weekend With LoC Lecture and White House Briefing

During the weekend of October 17-20, 2014, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) celebrated its 10th anniversary. UMD delegates from throughout the United States and Canada descended on Washington, D.C. for series of meetings and events prior to the closing Gala marking this milestone in UMD’s existence as the professional voice of Macedonians worldwide. On Friday, October 17, 2014, the Library…

Jason Miko: The United Macedonian Diaspora Turns 10

By Jason Miko, Producer of A Name is A Name I remember sitting down with Meto Koloski in August of 2004 in a hotel restaurant in New York City and listening as he explained his vision for an organization of the Macedonian Diaspora that would give a voice and a platform to Macedonians around the world so that they could…