Since the onset of the war, Ukrainian businesses have shifted focus to prioritize the needs of their staff. The Lviv Business School at Ukrainian Catholic University has always led with this thinking, with human compassion and ethics being part of its core teachings.

Sophia Opatska, UCU Vice-Rector of Strategic Development, discussed this topic and more during her visit to William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.

If you didn’t get a chance to attend, you can listen to the full discussion here:

A small-group Fireside Chat was held at the TeaHaus in Ann Arbor, MI.  This event was underwritten by the Hewko families and was organized with the help of Roma Gudziak and Ksenia Kozak.  It was a unique opportunity to have an intimate, in-depth dialogue with UCU’s Sophia Opatska about the situation in Ukraine, its impact on UCU, and how UCU is delivering on its mission despite the challenging circumstances of war.

donors posing in a cozy living room with Sophia

Standing back row (left to right): Theo Kuchar, Christine Zachar, Andrij Pereklita,  Roman Hryciw, Zenon Czornij, Marc Hewko, John Fedynsky, Danguole Kviklys. Standing middle row (left to right): Kevork Bardakjian, Lisa McDonald, Ksenia Kozak, Roma Gudziak, Natalie Olds, John Fedynsky, Danguole Kviklys. Seated (left to right): Oksana Malanchuk, Sophia Opatska, Annetta Hewko, Olena Danyliuk, Natalia Melnyczuk

Sophia posing with William Davidson Institute personnel

from left to right:
Amy Hunter, Executive Research Associate, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan; Annetta Hewko, CEO, UCU Foundation; Paul Clyde,  President, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan; Sophia Opatska, Vice Rector of Ukrainian Catholic University.