b'Our Success is Your Legacy As Ukrainians began to flee the war in the days following the full-scale invasion of their homeland by Russia, Ukrainians in Canada sprang into actioneach finding their niche in the support effort.The Shevchenko Foundation (TSF) was no exception. Although we cannot fund efforts in Ukraine, we did join our community in providing a safe and welcoming environment for the newcomers. We established a new series of grants and scholarships to support both organizations and newcomers as they joined community programming and pursued cultural endeavours and the arts.We were heartened that the winning design in our bookmark contest honouring our namesake and Ukrainian national poet Taras Shevchenko was created by a young artist who had recently arrivedfrom Ukraine.TSF continued to fulfill its mandate by providing funding in the arts, education, heritage, and community development. During the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2023, we proudly supported 56 organizations and 25 individuals with an allocation of $471,136 in grants and provided over $110,000 in sponsorships of cultural events and community media nationwide.TSF also provides leadership, partnership and stewardship in building and sustaining permanent endowment funds that strengthen the Ukrainian cultural identity in Canada. As the Russian aggressor attempts at all odds to erase the Ukrainian identity, our role in strengthening this identity takes on even greater significance. The time has come to fight harder on the cultural front.A heartfelt thank you to our dedicated directors, committee members, and staff who collectively contribute to the Foundations continued success. We particularly acknowledge the incredible contributions over many years of past president Andrew Hladyshevsky and director Gordon Gordey who completed their terms of office in 2023.A special thank you to our donors and partners for recognizing the value of our mission. The Ukrainian identity in Canada is strong and well respected as demonstrated by the outpouring of support by Canadians for Ukraine and its people. Thanks to your support, our community and artists are doinga phenomenal job engaging Canadians with the Ukrainian Canadian story.Stay tuned to many great initiatives in the year ahead as TSF marks its 60th anniversary. With your unwavering partnership, TSF will ensure that the passion and vibrancy of the Ukrainian Canadian cultural legacy enriches and inspires future generations of Canadians. The TSF success story will be your legacy.Boris Balan PresidentTSF Directorswith 2023 TryzubAwards honoreesBoris Horodynskyand William Browder2HEVCHENKO FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT /S'