The Vilcek Foundation has a new commercial and a new Facebook page

Dear Friends of the Vilcek Foundation,

We are delighted to unveil the Foundation's first television commercial. Please take a moment to watch it on our website, Listen carefully and you may hear some familiar voices in the background, speaking in a number of different languages – giving powerful expression to the spirit that drives our work. What are they saying? To find out, go to the multilingual translations of the voiceover script, which also can be found on our website.

The Vilcek Foundation is also on Facebook now, and if you’re there, too, we encourage you to participate in our new interactive page, where we’ll be posting updates about upcoming programs, providing links to relevant news stories, and hosting discussion forums: Find us on Facebook.

We thank you for your ongoing support of the Foundation as we venture into the world of new media, and welcome any feedback or suggestions you may have on these efforts. We also salute the talented team at Bigstar, who produced our cutting-edge commercial, and the dedicated group of volunteers who donated their time to record the voiceover tracks.

We look forward to seeing you this fall at our upcoming events. Check them out on our Events Calendar, and mark the dates on your own.


Yours truly,

Rick Kinsel

Executive Director

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