To all our donors

While we believe that our official acknowledgments of your contributions have already reached each and everyone of you, this is to renew our thanks for your loyal support to our mission throughout this past year and to wish you good health, serenity, and prosperity in the upcoming one that will see the opening of the…

There is still time……

before this year’s end to make a financial contribution toward our goals of setting up the Ivanaj Foundations’ Headquarters in Tirana, Albania. The related construction is on schedule and we are aiming to officially open our premises during the fall of 2016. Our plans to setup and furnish what is going to be the Ivanaj…

Holidays’ greetings

    On behalf of the Ivanaj Foundations of New York and Tirana, and myself: GREETINGS to Relatives, Friends, and Fans alike, on both sides of the Atlantic, for the upcoming holidays of both the THANKSGIVING  and Albania’s INDEPENDENCE DAYs, which always fall within the same time period every year.  The well known bond between…

A very special site……

It’s been a while since we posted new pictures, but we can assure our friends in the U.S., in Italy, and within Albania that our construction is progressing well and fast…and our building’s façade is changing every day!  Who visits our physical site are in awe watching this building come up: an L shaped complex…

Summer lull???

No way!!!…. even though we have not posted often on this blog.  There are no breaks in our work, whether it’s summer or not. While we closely follow-up on the construction of our premises that is ongoing, on schedule, in the center of Tirana, we are also involved in other necessary actions and corollary plans…

Revisiting a dear and familiar site

The Gymnasium “28 Nentori”, founded in 1922 in the northern city of Shkodra, became the 1st public institution that conducted higher education in Albania using the Albanian language. From it, others developed and spread throughout and it is currently still considered the 4th best school of its type in the entire country. My uncle, Prof….

Our site’s location and some comparisons

Our headquarters, currently under construction, are located in Tirana e Re, which used to be the ‘New Tirana’ when the land lots now forming the base of the new building were purchased by the Ivanaj brothers in the 1930’s. Their original residence was only the 3rd one being built in this new zone of Albania’s…

We are on top!

On schedule, the top of our new construction has been reached! The entire configuration is up and masonry work for the interior areas is now ongoing. Although being careful to avoid some scattered leftover remnants, it is gratifying to be able to walk the cemented floors, observe the solid configuration of their structure, and visualize…

An unexpected help

Life is full of surprises, some good and some bad, but, somehow, in both cases, the help of loyal friends, in whatever form, is always a blessing and is welcomed. Just a couple of days ago, we received an invitation from Amazon to register online our organization’s input data since we could be the recipients…

A cozy corner

As indicated previously in our blog, the future headquarters of the Ivanaj Foundations will occupy an entire floor of the structure currently under construction, which, by design, is an L-shaped building, sitting at the intersection of two main streets in Tirana e Re (New Tirana). This city zone, so referred to since the early 1930’s…