Who We Are
FRIENDS OF VIA is a 501 (c) (3) organization in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania founded in 2004 which supports Via Foundation, an independent Czech foundation that is committed to community and philanthropy development in the Czech Republic.
What We Do
FRIENDS OF VIA gives American donors an easy and tax-deductible way to donate to Prague-based Via Foundation. Learn more here.
FRIENDS OF VIA also has the capacity to act as a grantmaker for other donors seeking to make contributions to other Czech non-profit organizations:
- Terezin Memorial
- The Centre for the Future
- Academia Via Familia
- The Association of Chateau Liten
- The Broumov Monastery: Education and & Cultural Center
- MultiCultural Center of Prague
- The Jewish Museum of Prague
- Děti patří domů
Management and Leadership
FRIENDS OF VIA is governed by its board of directors. Carol Hochman serves as the Executive Director.
Friends of Via Board of Directors:
Carol Hochman, Executive Director
Kevin Kearns, Director and Program Development
Vera Krekanova, Director and Program Development
William Lafe, Director and Treasurer
James Mauch, Director and Program Development
Marge Petruska, Director and Program Development
Elizabeth Shribman, Director and Program Development
Pavel Tyrpak, Director and Program Development
Robin Zoufalik, Director and Program Development
Petra Viragova, Director and Program Development
Friends of Via board members support the Via mission and serve as volunteers, receiving no compensation for their services.
To find out more, please contact: