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Our Mission

A.S.E. Global Bridges is a non-profit organization founded in 1997* with a vision of a shared future built around mutual understanding, respect, and shared values. The foundation of A.S.E.'s programming is using the common bonds of Arts, Sports, and Education to promote an impactful dialogue between the people of the United States, Eurasia and Eastern European Countries. Additionally, in recognition of its roots, A.S.E. is dedicated to promoting progress and wellbeing of the Russian-American community in New York City and throughout the United States, while enabling it to preserve its heritage, culture and language.

*Name formally changed from the Russian American Foundation in 2022.

Meet the Team

Marina Kovalyov

President

Rina Kirshner

Vice President and CFO

Sofia Kutceva

Program Director, SFA and BBASI

Geneva Bernal

Program Director, BSF and BBASI

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