Our Mission

Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation dba Ukrainian Catholic University Foundation (UCU Foundation) was founded in 1997 to support and fund the growth and operations of Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) in Lviv, Ukraine.

As the first Catholic university in the vast territory of the former Soviet Union, UCU is at the forefront of building a civil society in Ukraine, educating its students to be ethical and moral leaders of a new Ukraine. Through its fundraising activities in the United States, UCU Foundation assists UCU in meeting its educational and financial challenges and supports its successes as the premier Catholic educational institution in Ukraine.

Photo of 500 UCU graduates at the graduation ceremony