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FLTA Kathrin Wenny (2018-19, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Do you want to celebrate Thanksgiving on  “Giving Tuesday” with the Fulbright family?  Fulbright Austria is inviting all alumni, friends, and associates of the program who respond to our second annual call for support this fall to a Thanksgiving dinner on November 27, 2018. This is a great time of the year to express our gratitude and to count our blessings, because as alumni of the Fulbright Program, we know how fortunate we are to have had such life-changing opportunities. We hope you will join us this year to rekindle your Fulbright experience.      

Your donations make a world of difference to our students, scholars, and teaching assistants. Kathrin Wenny, who is a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this year, shares her story:

“I grew up in a small village in the north of Austria, spent most evenings reading books about foreign cultures and countries by the tiled stove, the heart of our wooden house, and dreamed of going abroad and traveling from one place to another. I knew that I wanted to go even further as a language teacher, to become more skilled and encourage others in learning, and Fulbright Austria has provided me with this unique opportunity I will be forever grateful for.”   

Robert Apple, the US Student from the University of Memphis currently at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz with a Fulbright-Mach award as a PhD student, also wants to share his thanks:

“I am particularly thankful because the Fulbright-Mach award has allowed me to finally travel to Austria for nine months to study the sources of keyed trumpet music to which I have been wanting to gain access and, just as importantly, is allowing me to meet other professionals in my field with whom I hope to become life-long colleagues and friends.”       

With your support, we want to ensure that many more Fulbright grantees will be able to reach their goals and profit from the same kind of exceptional opportunity that you have had in the past.

Be part of our annual call for support! The Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research has provided incentive funding to match each contribution to our alumni fund this year. All donations will be used for grants and grant-enhancing activities, and you have this unique opportunity to double your impact. As a sign of our sincere appreciation, Fulbright Austria would like to invite all donors who contribute €100 or more (per person) to a Thanksgiving dinner sponsored in part with the support of the Austrian Fulbright Alumni Association.

Location: Glacis Beisl, Museumsquartier

Breite Gasse 4 (barrier-free)
1070 Vienna
Starting time at 6:30 p.m.

Registration has started! Please go to our Support Us page to register or learn more about the event.

You can also make a tax-deductible donation for Fulbright Austria by giving from the US here – through the Institute of International Education (IIE) – which will issue donors a 501(c)(3) receipt.       

Do you know a Fulbright alumna or alumnus with whom you would like to celebrate Thanksgiving and rekindle your experience? If so, please share the invitation with them.

If you already have any questions about the event, please connect with Ruth Gabler-Schachermayr at rgabler-schachermayr(at)fulbright.at or (01) 236 7878-18.

We hope to see you on November 27!

*Make sure we have your correct address on file to receive your personal invitation. Update your address information here.     

Get excited about this year's event by perusing last year's Thanksgiving album!