United Ukrainian Organizations of Ohio

Governor Mike and First Lady Fran DeWine open their home to displaced Ukrainians and Ohio Ukrainian community leaders
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United Ukrainian Organizations of Ohio brings together groups representing the ethnic, spiritual, economic, political and cultural interests of Ohio Ukrainians

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United Ukrainian Organizations of Ohio (UUOhio) was honored to host Ambassador Oksana Markarova on November 17th in Cleveland for the commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor-Genocide. The series of events was made possible by the generous support of our partners former Senator Rob Portman, The City Club of Cleveland, Cleveland State University (CSU), Holocaust & Genocide Education Network, and St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral. Throughout the day we enjoyed the participation and remarks of former Senator Rob Portman, Senator Sherrod Brown, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Congressman Max Miller, State Senator Matt Dolan and UCCA President Andrew Futey. We particularly thank CSU President Laura Bloomberg, Ph.D., Mark Cole, Ph.D., Todd Nelson, Ph.D., both from CSU and Olga Bertelsen, Ph.D. Tiffin University for a stimulating academic forum discussing the Holodomor-Genocide in light of the current genocidal war against Ukraine.

We are grateful for Governor DeWine’s declaration that November is Ukrainian Holodomor-Genocide Remembrance month in Ohio and for the similar bipartisan resolution from the General Assembly of the Ohio Senate, signed by the President of the Ohio Senate Matt Huffman and State Senator Matt Dolan of the 24th District. We thank Fr. John Nakonachny and Fr. Michael Hontaruk for hosting the solemn vigil commemoration at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral. The commemoration would not have been possible without the outstanding organizational support provided by the staff of the Embassy of Ukraine and by Caryn Candisky from CSU.

Photos courtesy  of HumanArtist, LLC and Cleveland State University.

Photos at the City Club of Cleveland:

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Photos at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral:

Click below for local media coverage of the events.

Ukraine’s Ambassador to the US visits Northeast Ohio on WKYC

Ukrainian Ambassador visits Cleveland on Cleveland.com

The Governor of the State of Ohio and the Lieutenant Governor signed the proclamation recognizing November as Ukrainian Holodomor Genocide Remembrance Month.

Click below to read the proclamation.

The State of Ohio Proclamation Ukrainian Holodomor Genocide Remembrance Month

Act Now! Recognize Holodomor as Genocide! Sign the petition to The President of the United States requesting the US formally recognize the Holodomor as genocide in this 90th commemorative year. https://www.change.org/p/urge-president-biden-to-recognize-holodomor-as-genocide?source_location=search

Community Events

United Ukrainian Organizations of Ohio hosted a parade on Saturday August 26, 2023 to celebrate the 32nd anniversary of Ukraine’s independence.

Click on the links below for videos and photos posted on ClevelandPeople.com



Aid to Ukraine     

Shipping from The Port of Cleveland to Ukraine

Calendar of Events

● 12/7/2023
Global Cleveland’s Annual Meeting.
11:30 a.m.
Ariel International Center
1163 E 40th St, Cleveland, OH 44114
● 12/8/2023
Christmas Party Ukrainian Museum-Archives
1202 Kenilworth Avenue, Cleveland OH 44113
6:00-8:00 p.m.
● 12/10/2023
2-Part Holiday Event”  Sunday December 10 at 5:30pm.
The Cleveland Cultural Gardens 2023 including Ukrainian Garden community
Caroling at the Cultural Gardens Plaza at 5:30 p.m.,
Dinner at St. Casimir’s at 7 p.m. (doors open and socializing at 6:30 p.m.)
Dinner tickets are $30 per person Donate – The Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation
● 12/14/2023
UMA Board Meeting
1202 Kenilworth Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113
● 12/15/2023
“Buried Words, Seeds of Hope” – Play readings by Ukrainian Playwrights.
7:00 PM
Cleveland Public Theatre
6415 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
just east of W 65th St.


November 2023

Her Excellency Oksana Markarova Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States of America and the Honorable Rob Portman, Former United States Senator (OH) participated in discussions about Reflections on the War in Ukraine and the Holodormor 1933-2023, at The City Club of Cleveland, and at Cleveland State University on Friday November 17, 2023. The day concluded with a prayer vigil and community gathering at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH.

September 2023

Congratulations Myroslava Gongadze! Welcome to Cleveland and we look forward to celebrating your achievement. Case Western Reserve University will award Myroslava Gongadze, journalist and free-press and human-rights advocate with the 2023 Inamori Ethics Prize.

August 2023

Congresswoman Kaptur hosts Ukrainian Ambassador Markarova at the Toledo Club. Among the guests were Ukrainians displaced by the genocidal war.

Thank you Tom Wiater, President of Central Marine Logistics, for your unwavering commitment to assist our community in shipping medical and humanitarian aid from the Port of Cleveland.

July 2023

Congratulations to our future community leaders!

Scholarship Announcement

Cleveland Selfreliance Federal Credit Union is happy to announce that each of the graduates (listed below) will receive a $250.00 scholarship!

Ridna Shkola (School of Ukrainian Studies) Vasyl Prokopiv, Marko Mokriy, Ester Natalia Martynyuk, Maria Alexandra Kriachko, Yuriy Tukalevskyy, Nazar Yarosh, Anastasiya Shalamay, Sofia Fedoriouk, Andrew Matthew Pavlyk, Julia Mokriy, Arsen Lebed, Victoria Kuchma, Adriana Maria Kalivoshko, Nazariy Bochkov, Thaissa Santos, Melanie Nadia Jakubowycz, Nicholas Rakowsky

Taras Shevchenko School of Ukrainian Studies (St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral)  Maksym Mudryy, Polina Lopata, Mykola Logvynyuk, Dennis Kasian, Maria Drabkin, Mark Koziy, Antony Yakym, Anastasiya Vygovska, Mykola Bogoi, Maxim Kmits,

We believe that as graduates you will continue to be active members of the Ukrainian community, and the broader general community in which we reside. We are confident that you will make us proud as you begin your role as young adults.

June 2023

Ukraine is in the spotlight of Lorain International Festival.

United Ukrainian Organization of Ohio President Marta Kelleher was the guest speaker at the Lorain International Festival’s 55th annual breakfast.  For full coverage: https://chroniclet.com/news/356339/international-breakfast-celebrates-lorain-community/

Ukrainian Cultural Gardens, at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens in Rockefeller Park, Cleveland, Ohio

Click here to read about the Ukrainian Cultural Gardens on Cleveland.com:

Use this QR code to listen to an introduction to the Ukrainian Cultural Gardens.

Huge thanks to the John Carroll University students, who braved the damp weather on October 20th.  Eleven student volunteers (plus two from the Ukrainian community) energetically worked for several hours in the Ukrainian Garden, removing tree limbs, general debris and raking leaves.  Thank you for your interest, energy and good humor – they left the garden in beautiful condition!

Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine

Ohio Medical Supplies Arrived in Ukraine 

Ambassador Markarova speaks to Ohio 

Resources for Refugees

Donate to Fund to Aid Ukraine
Ukraine needs our continued support
Fund to Aid Ukraine, a not-for-profit entity, was established more than 30 years ago to provide support and humanitarian aid to the Ukrainian people in their unrelenting fight for democracy, independence, and self-determination. The Fund has supported, and Ukraine has persevered through,  an array of challenges in recent decades – an unparalleled nuclear disaster in Chornobyl, floods, support of hospitals and orphanages, and treatment of the wounded during the Revolution of Dignity of 2014  – all while withstanding the meddling of an oppressor determined on its failure.

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