Mission accomplished!

The ribbon was cut……we are now open and fully in service!   It was a great evening on October 10th when, in our new building in Tirana, a variety of guests and long term friends joined us in the official opening of our offices and related facilities.   Over 150 people enjoyed touring our spacious…

We are at the finish line….a great opening on October 10th, 2017!

The M.&M Ivanaj Foundation Institute is finally opening its doors in Tirana next month and the Cultural Center of the Ivanaj Foundations of New York and Tirana is now a fully functional reality, as per our Press Release, dated 09.27.2017! Located in the heart of this capital city, this center combines the goals and the…

Inside and out…….

work is ongoing inside our Foundations’ premises in Tirana e Re throughout this summer for our Fall official opening, but there is no need to set a time frame to be a benefactor. This is the perfect moment to jump on board our train of plans that would like to see other Albanian and American…

The Ivanaj Family Flag

Preservation of the old ‘glory and pride’.

After a span of eight decades, the long journey of the Ivanaj Family flag has come to an end! This large (3 ½ meters wide) emblem, made of beautiful Albanian wool, waved in the wind for the first time in 1937 on the balcony of the Ivanajs’ residence, built in the area of Albania’s capital,…

A rare ‘full option’ environment is ready for a brighter future!

Hello, my name is Klevis and I am an Electrical Engineer.  Since 3 months ago I am having the honor of working as the Facilities/Logistic Superintendent for the M &M Ivanaj Foundation Institut in Tirana. This is a simple writing, without too many technical terms, to update you, however, about the technical setup of our…

No news…….is good news…..

… or so it goes the saying! In our case this is a true statement. Recently we have not posted any special update in our blog, but, although we publicly remained silent, our internal actions are feverishly continuing on a daily basis to set up our facilities. Our plans to create a special Cultural Center…

Olive tree at entrance

Sunshine, flowers and new opportunities! (Video)

March 2017, with it’s beautiful sunshine, increased energy and flourishing flowers everywhere, finds us with almost finished work in all areas, central heating and cooling system, a working private elevator, security cameras, fire alarm, etc. We are now ordering furniture and computer hardware for the entire staff area and for the training rooms. Slowly the…

Foundation's front ground entrance

Our H.Q. is really taking shape!

Notwithstanding unusually hard winter conditions and some delays in the deliveries of our orders, work in setting up our new center of operations in Tirana has steadily progressed and the results are now beginning to become really noticeable. More are to come very soon, meantime, here are some views of how our premises are taking…

New year greetings and renewed thanks!

Back in NY, after a few arduous months in Tirana overseeing the implementation of the various phases of the Ivanaj Foundations’ Headquarters  construction project,  I want to renew also publicly our thanks to our loyal friends and financial supporters, whose actions in our favor are greatly appreciated. Although I have reached everyone of you personally,…