Alexander the Great’s Companions were the most effective military cavalry unit of the ancient world. UMD’s Macedonian Companions are the most effective supporters of the global Macedonian cause.
MACEDONIAN COMPANIONS provide vital financial support for UMD to continue preserving, promoting, and protecting the Macedonian heritage worldwide.
As a proud Macedonian Companion, you will help UMD to:
Preserve our Macedonian name, identity, and culture;
Promote Macedonian interests to global policy makers;
Aid Macedonians in need through charitable projects;
Convey our rich historical and cultural legacies to the world and to our youth.
WHAT IS THE MACEDONIAN COMPANIONS PROGRAM?
The Macedonian Companions program will constitute 300 supporters, each bestowing to UMD a tax-deductible donation of $1,000 (or more) annually. These funds enable UMD to preserve Macedonia’s heritage and to champion our struggle for justice. The UMD Advisory Council formed a Subcommittee to provide oversight and accountability of these funds on an ongoing basis.
WHY ACT NOW?
Throughout history, Macedonians have been denied the right to self-determination with great vigor. Our existence as Macedonians with a distinct identity, culture, and language continues to be challenged even today. The Companions program is, therefore, UMD’s answer to our people’s global struggle for self-determination. A strong unified voice advocating for and promoting the Macedonian interests worldwide is the only way in which we will prevail and secure our people’s future. By becoming a Companion, you empower UMD to carry out this vital role in the world’s power centers so that global policymakers gain respect for our people and our homeland.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING A MACEDONIAN COMPANION?
The immeasurable value of supporting the Macedonian Cause through UMD;
Access to UMD’s diverse network of professionals, including policymakers, business and think-tank leaders, and Macedonian Ambassadors abroad at private Companions-only gatherings;
Invitations to all nationwide and international advocacy events;
Subscription to a hard copy of the quarterly UMD Voice magazine.
To learn more about or to pledge your support for the Macedonian Companions program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.