JAMAICA PLAIN, Mass. – On December 13, 2015, on behalf of the recently dissolved Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation of Boston, its president, Walter Boyko, made a donation of $9,903.70 to the Ukrainian Catholic Parish of Christ the King in Jamaica Plain, Mass.
The check was presented to the pastor, the Very Rev. Yaroslav Nalysnyk, at the conclusion of the divine liturgy and in the presence of a large congregation.
The Rev. Nalysnyk expressed his and the parish membership’s gratitude for the generous donation, which represented the final installment from the foundation on its dissolution earlier this year. It adds almost $10,000 to the gift of $125,000 presented on May 3. The gift is commemorated with a plaque in honor of the foundation that was already installed and blessed in the church vestibule.
Through several organizational changes over a tumultuous period, the Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation of Boston was active for 95 years, during which time it made a distinguished contribution to the social, cultural and educational life of the Boston community. In accordance with its by-laws, the proceeds from the assets of the foundation after its dissolution were equally divided between the Christ the King Parish and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Andrew.