November 16, 2007
As a result of The KMD Foundation grant award, the Czech-language theater group Divadlo Dech was able to benefit from the expertise of Mr. Radek Balas, an accomplished artistic director, choreographer, and writer from the Czech Republic, to produce a musical that was met with great success. Due to popular demand, Divadlo Dech is bringing the musical “Marilyn Monroe” back to stage on Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 3 pm and again at 7 pm in Besedni dum (2416 S. 61st Ave, Cicero, IL 60804).

October 16, 2007
In appreciation of the many collaborators and friends of The KMD Foundation, and in honor of Ms. Jana Sevcikova’s visit to Chicago, we are happy to host a small gathering on Tuesday, October 16th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the residence of Ms. Kristyna Driehaus. All are welcome to enjoy the company of good friends and the limited showing of “One Day in Prague” photographs by the Czech artist and 2005 recipient of The KMD Foundation grant, Mr. Petr Sobek.

Ms. Sevcikova has served as The KMD Foundation’s Representative in the Czech Republic since the Foundation’s inception in 2004. She has graciously offered her free time and professional expertise to many successful projects and grant awards and we honor her contribution.

October 12, 2007
The KMD Foundation is proud to support Petr Sobek’s photography exhibition “One Day in Prague” that will take place from October 12th through November 9th, 2007. Please see the attached poster for more information.

July/August 2007
A medical student from Charles University Medical School in Prague was accepted for The KMD Foundation’s third annual Regina’s Hope Medical Program. Participants in this program have a unique opportunity to complete a month-long medical training in the Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Memorial Hospital, where they work as part of a multidisciplinary team responsible for the management of complex patients with a variety of hematological conditions and malignancies, including acute leukemia and lymphoma.

June 2007
Prague Days in Chicago Festival
The KMD Foundation is proud to co-sponsor and co-organize the 2007 Prague Days in Chicago festival. In collaboration with the Prague Committee of the Chicago Sister Cities Int’l Program, the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, and with other partners, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, and under the auspices of Lord Pavel Bém, Mayor of Prague, H.E. Petr Kolár, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States, and Chicago Mayor’s Office of Special Events, the festival will feature a series of official, cultural, social, community, and promotional events. A schedule of the various events that will be taking place throughout the month of June 2007 can be found here.

The Golden Prague Gala
As part of the Prague Days in Chicago festival, the Foundation is co-hosting the Golden Prague Gala on Friday, June 29th, 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Invitation for this evening of fine dining and entertainment by the irresistible Ondrej Havelka and his Melody Makers is available here.

Breakfast Briefing: International Nonprofit Sector
The KMD Foundation is in addition collaborating with the Kellogg School of Management to present a breakfast briefing entitled: “International Nonprofit Sector and Its Contribution to the Development of Economies in Transition.” This panel discussion and networking event will feature speakers from the Donors Forum of Chicago, the Prague Committee of the Chicago Sister Cities Int’l Program, among other renowned nonprofit organizations, and will include Hon. Tomas Chalupa, Mayor of Prague 6, Czech Republic, who will discuss the role of nonprofits in his administration.

When: Friday, June 29, 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Where: Kellogg School of Management
(340 E. Superior Street, Chicago)
For more information, view the event invitation here and program.

January 5, 2007
The Kristyna M. Driehaus Foundation awarded a grant to the Czech-language theater group in Chicago Divadlo Dech to support a professional visit of Mr. Radek Balas, an accomplished artistic director, choreographer, and writer from the Czech Republic. Mr. Balas’ extensive experience in theater, dance, film and education will contribute to the production of high-quality performances in the Czech community in Chicago.

To learn more about Divadlo Dech and their upcoming performances, please visit http://www.divadlodechchicago.com/