Fulbright Finland Foundation 75th Anniversary Celebration

Mystic, CT
View up the Mystic River, southeast Connecticut, toward The Mystic Seaport. On the left on blue background it says "We look forward to seeing you in Mystic, CT!" and Fulbright Finland Foundation 75th anniversary logo. Photo credit: Rusty Watson, Unsplash

Fulbright Finland Foundation 75th Anniversary Celebration & Friends of Fulbright Finland Alumni Meet and Greet 

May 24, 2024, Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT 

Come and join us to raise a toast to the continuing success of Finnish-American Fulbright partnerships and Finnish-American relations!

The FoFF Alumni Council is welcoming you and your family to Mystic, CT, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Finland Foundation and U.S.-Finnish exchanges. All Fulbright Finland alumni and their families and friends are welcome to join!

This event is organized by the volunteers of the Friends of Fulbright Finland Alumni Council in collaboration with the Foundation. We are grateful to the Finlandia Foundation National and Mystic Seaport Museum for their collaboration and sponsorship that helps make this event possible.

Limited space, RSVP asap! The registration link has been sent in an alumni message. If you haven't received an invitation, please contact Emilia ([email protected]).

Participant fee: USD 75/person (non-refundable). Participant fee is not tax-deductible.

If you wish to also donate as part of the 75th Anniversary campaign for the Foundation grants, you can donate here (tax-deductible). Please be sure to designate your donation to go to the Fulbright Finland Foundation 75th Anniversary fund. Help us support new grantees!

This unique event includes a reception at the Mystic Seaport Museum, followed by other special opportunities organized by the Council. Based on your preference and schedule, you can choose to attend only the reception or all components of the weekend:

Friday, May 24, 2024 (all times EST):

  • Admission to Mystic Seaport Museum, America’s largest maritime heritage museum, any time between 10 am – 5 pm. 
  • A complimentary Museum staff lead tour will take place from 3:30 – 5:00 pm.
  • Reception 5:00 – 6:15 pm. The reception includes special remarks and networking. Light refreshments will be provided during the reception.
  • Historic Steamboat river cruise 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Immediately following the reception, alumni and their families are invited to enjoy a sunset cruise down the Mystic River.
  • Optional visit to local restaurants

Saturday, May 25, 2024:

  • Visit to the Mystic Aquarium (limited number of free tickets available)

We would be honored to have you and your family join us at the Mystic Seaport Museum!

On behalf of the FoFF Council’s organizing committee,

  • Mary Anne Butler, Fulbright Leaders for Global Schools Program 2018-19
  • Bruce Blair, Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowship 2019-20 
  • John Donnellan, Fulbright Specialist Program 2017-18 and 2021-22; Fulbright-Turku UAS Scholar Award 2019-20
  • Bill Eaton, U.S. Graduate Student Program 1984-85
  • Mike Loovis, U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program 2010-11 
  • Susanna Monseau, Fulbright-Turku UAS Scholar Award 2022-23
  • and the Fulbright Finland Foundation team

Special Thanks: 

  • Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT
  • Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, CT
  • Finlandia Foundation National

Finlandia Foundation National, our co-sponsor in this event, fiercely maintains Finnish culture in the U.S., along with its 60 regional affiliated organizations. There are various areas of mutual interest and collaboration opportunities for Fulbright alumni and Finlandia Foundation chapters ranging from speaking engagements on current transatlantic issues to Sauna and well-being, so many Fulbright Finland alumni are also participating in the FFN activities in the U.S. 

Logo row with Fulbright Finland Foundation, Finlandia Foundation National and Mystic Seaport Museum logos
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