Yale - Ukraine Initiative 

Chopivsky Family Foundation

The Chopivsky Family Foundation was founded in 1986 to promote cultural education, religious activities with emphasis on Ukraine, or Ukrainian related projects. 
In the fall of 1994, the Chopivsky Family Foundation established a $1 million fund to support the study of Ukraine at Yale. The five-year project is administered by the Yale Center for International and Area Studies (YCIAS) and includes important support for library collections.
 While the major portion of the gift will support graduate studies ( Chopivsky Fellowship ), research and teaching about Ukraine, the Chopivsky Fund helped sponsor conferences on the topics ranging from security issues and Chernobyl disaster to economic prospects.

 In addition, $200,000 from the fund has considerably enhanced the library's Ukraine collection through purchase, travel, and processing. The most significant purchase funded primarily by the Chopivsky's generosity is a microform set of major Ukrainian monographs and serials containing 223 titles on over 16,000 microfiche and 25 reels of film. In addition, hundreds of current books, journals, and newspapers have been acquired. 

The fund also enabled the library to accelerate both ordering and processing of this large influx of materials from Ukraine by hiring a half-time acquisitions assistant for the duration of the grant. In addition, the grant will support two Ukrainian library interns; after working in Sterling Memorial Library, they will carry the fruits of this experience back to their libraries in Ukraine.