The Kristyna M. Driehaus Foundation is a proud sponsor and a partner of Chicago Czech Center (chicagoczechcenter.org). Many of the 2016 KMDF activities were created in partnership with CCC.


Beer TastingApril 8th, 2016 – The KMDF hosted a beer tasting at Cafe Prague.  The group of 60 guests met representatives from Pilsner Urquell and Czechvar for a lively discussion about the production and uniqueness of Czech beer. Goulash and Chlebicky were served for dinner, and guests received prizes ranging from beer mugs, to books to to a Florida vacation.  The evening was filled with great discussion in a good company.

Facets Cinematique Movie screening and a discussionMay 3rd, 2016 – The KMDF hosted a viewing of VINYL GENERATION, Generation X in Czech Alternative Culture, a movie about 1980s Czechoslovakia and an emerging generation that took inspiration from alternative culture to create their own worldview, politics and eventually, a revolution. 25 years later, this unique generational perspective is explored for the first time. 

Annual Children’s DayMay 5th, 2016 – The KMDF sponsored the Theatre Bohemia’s annual Children’s Day in Bomis Woods, Western Springs.

Theatre BohemiaMay 7th, 2016 – The KMDF supported the S Certy Nejsou Zerty show at Madison Street Theatre in Oak Park. The show ran from May 7th to 15th, and was a huge success.  

A Conversation with Hillary R ClintonMay 19th, 2016 –The KMDF supported an event in Park Ridge, IL, where George Drost hosted a luncheon with H.R. Clinton at Pick Restaurant followed by conversation with Mrs. Clinton in a local movie theatre.

105th BLA Installation of Officers DinnerMay 26th, 2016 – The KMDF supported the Bohemian Lawyer’s Association and the 105th Installation of Officers and Board of Manager’s event. The Black Tie dinner included the Liberty Award presentation ceremony during which Frank Sallabus was honored.  

Sistercity Studio and Fashion ShowJune 17th, 2016 – The KMDF proudly supported the Sistercity Studio and FASHION SHOW on June 17th at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel – Czech designers displayed their talent

U.S. Congressional Delegation to the CR with Rep. Jan SchakowskySeptember 16th to 20th, 2016  The KMDF financially supported the Chicago Czech Center, which was, along with American Friends of the Czech Republic, co-sponsor of the U.S. delegation to meet civic leaders and Czech government officials in order to strengthen the ties between the United States and the Czech Republic.

The KMDF sponsored and supported the September 28th event during which NYC’s Mayor De Blasio declared this day to be the Vaclav Havel Day – September 28th, 2016 – The KMDF directors were proud to support this wonderful event, and a day, which will be celebrated annually in NYC. 
Event included a presentation of a Petr Sis tapestry; a word from Speaker of the House, Jan Hamacek, Lady Mayor of Prague, Adriana Krnacova, Karel Janecek, and many others. Performances included Jaroslav Hutka.

Theatre BohemiaOctober 23rd and 24th, 2016 – The KMDF was a proud to be a sponsor of the Chicago Czech theatre group, Theatre Bohemia.  We are proud of your accomplishments!