Finlandia Foundation National
Thursday, April 24, 2014
The most important private source of support for Finnish culture in the United States.

May 1 is May Day and a celebration of spring known as Vappu in Finland.

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Read more about it at the website of FFN member chapter:

The Finnish Center at Saima Park in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

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By offering a generous $100,000 match for this year's Annual Fund, The Paloheimo Foundation challenges you to get involved!  For every dollar you give before December 31, The Paloheimo Foundation will match it, dollar for dollar.
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Programs for Youth:

Salolampi Aapinens


Soiva International Music Camp

Soiva Aino

Instrumental music students gain performance skills and an international exchange experience at Soiva Music Camp in Moorhead, Minnesota.


Scholarships for Salolampi 

Apply by May 1 for Summer 2014!


Salolampi hall

The environment at Salolampi Language Village in Bemidji, Minnesota,
is authentic to Finland.



That 2014 marks the 100th anniversary
of the birth of Finnish artist and author
Tove Jansson, creator of the popular Moomin books? 
Check out the website 
celebrating her life and work:
 Yoopera cover
The documentary Yoopera! and Filmmakers Suzanne Jurva and Erin Smith are named FFN Lecturer of the Year for 2014. 
Performer of the Year
 Pianist Marja Kaisla is available for performances through
August 2014. 
Marja Kaisla at 60th Gala
POY Marja Kaisla at the FFN 60th Anniversary Gala in March 2013
Finlandia Foundation National 
60th Anniversary Gala 
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Scenic photo of Lapland courtesy Visit Finland