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The objective of the Foundation, in partnership with the government of Montenegro, is to find a suitable property for The Montenegro House in New York that would accommodate a multi-purpose Cultural Center and offices for the Mission of Montenegro to the U.N. and the Consulate General of Montenegro.
On January 20, 2011, the Government of Montenegro bestowed its approval of and material support for establishing The Montenegro House.
The Montenegrin-American Foundation for the Montenegro House in New York
The Montenegrin people’s contribution to the historic renewal of Montenegro’s statehood, and their promotion of Montenegro’s democratic goals and values, inspires optimism that the Montenegrin-American community will recognize the importance of The Montenegro House and generously support it for the good of our people in the U.S. and in Montenegro.
In accordance with U.S. laws, the Foundation was incorporated in Albany, New York on October 7, 2010 as a not-for-profit corporation.
The founders, board members, and activists appointed by the Board of the Foundation will serve on a voluntary basis.
To ensure transparency, the activities of the Foundation, including the collection of contributions and spending of resources will be recorded in compliance with U.S. law.
All contributions to the Montenegrin-American Foundation for the Montenegro House will be registered as charitable acts on the sub-account of the Endowment for the Montenegro House-Cultural Center, and as such will be tax deductible (501c3).
A specialized accounting firm, selected by the Foundation, will prepare detailed financial reports and inform donors of Foundation financial activities on a timely basis.
The account for The Montenegrin-American Foundation for the Montenegro House at Chase Bank is:
Montenegrin-American Foundation for the Montenegro House LTD
For contributors from Montenegro, the swift code is “chasus33” and the routing number is 021000021.
Refik Radončić, President
Pavle Ljuljdjuraj, Member
Ivo Djukanović, Member
Ambassador Milorad Šćepanović, Permanent Representative of Montenegro to the UN
Professor Dr. Srdjan Darmanović, Ambassador of Montenegro in Washington D.C.
Branko Milić, Consul General of Montenegro in New York