December 2012 – Connections for the Homeless.

Members of the KMDF participated in Christmas giving to a number of Connections’ clients.

November 2012 – The KMDF financially supports the Access to Care organization.

“Access to Care program is a unique public/private partnership making primary health care and the ancillary pharmacy, laboratory and radiology services available to those individuals caught in the gap between eligibility for public health insurance programs (All Kids, FamilyCare, Medicaid, Medicare) and having private insurance. The program provides affordable diagnosis and treatment to individuals and families for a small co-payment per visit, procedure or prescription medication.” For more details visit http://www.accesstocare.org/.

September through October 2012 – Continuing contribution to Connections for the Homeless/Hilda’s Place

Members of the KMDF continue to prepare and serve dinner once each month for the shelter’s clients. In addition, the KMDF organized a clothing, medicine, and other items drive to serve the needs of Connections’ clients.

August 2012 – six medical students from Charles University Medical School participate in the Global Health Exchange.

Again, we are proud of the strong connection the KMDF help coordinate between Charles University in Prague and Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Its students participate in annual medical exchanges.

July 2012 – The KMDF supports the 150th Anniversary of the Czech Sokol Organization.

The American Sokol Organization is a non-profit organization that “provides fitness and community for individuals and families through physical, educational, cultural and social programs.” This year, the organization celebrated its 150th anniversary in Prague by the Woodrow Wilson Monument and the KMD Foundation was part of this wonderful celebration. Thank you letter from Sokol.

May 2012 – During the NATO Summit, the KMDF co-hosted a dinner for Prime Minister Petr Necas and his delegation.

On May 19th, we supported the gathering of the Czech Delegation and the Chicago-Czech Community at Klas Restaurant. On May 20, we co-hosted a dinner for Czech Prime Minister, Petr Necas, at Woman’s Athletic Club of Chicago, along with Duke Dellin, Chair of Prague Committee Chicago Sister Cities, and George Drost, the former Honorary Consul for the Czech Republic to Chicago.

April 2012 – We support the visit of Czech Minister of Environment, Tomas Chalupa to Chicago.

March 2012 – KMDF Representatives travel to Prague to explore new connections.

Meeting with Via Foundation representatives, as well as other non-profit organizations were part of this year’s visit. We also met some of our visiting medical students.

February 2012 – The KMDF supports Connections for Homeless.

This wonderful organization focuses on “Preventing Homelessness, Preserving Community.” After we met a Czech client of the shelter, we have contributed to the organization both physically and financially. Members of the KMDF group cook and serve a dinner once a month for the shelter’s clients.

January 2012 – The KMDF sponsors events relating to Villa Tugendhat which was created by Chicago architectural legend, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, IIT.

The Tugendhat House, located in Brno, Czech Republic, is the last major home built by Mies van der Rohe in Europe before moving to the United States. Built in 1930 and situated on a sloping grade, the house was designed as a large and luxurious villa for Grete and Fritz Tugendhat. The house has been largely not accessible to the public throughout its history, but in 2005, plans were made by the Czech Republic to restore this structure. The series of lectures, January 18 through 21st, feature architects Iveta Cerná, Head of Villa Tugendhat, Secretary of THICOM Tugendhat House International Committee, and Ivo Hammer, Conservator/Restorer and Chairman of THICOM Tugendhat House International Committee for an illustrated talk about the restoration project. For more information visit the the KMDF Facebook.