The Chwat Group offers short and long-term projects in a niche area of expertise to enhance fundraising objectives by cultural, art and nonprofit organizations and foundations to assist staff, officers, and boards of directors of these groups. Our firm utilizes US Congressional connections, historical events, and a unique expertise to create programs and secure funding for projects.
Over the years, our president John Chwat, has consulted with a wide variety of cultural, art, and nonprofit foundations and organizations. A selected list includes:
- Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
- American Friends of the Czech Republic, Washington, DC
- Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
- American Friends of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Alexandria, VA
The firm has a long record of successfully securing donor support for client projects and educational programs, both in the United States and the U.K. The firm has secured public placement of bronze sculpture and exhibitions at prominent locations around the country, including the U.S. State Department, Folger Shakespeare Library, and at a location on Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington D.C. honoring the first president of the Czech Republic, Tomas Garrigue Masaryk.
The firm utilizes its expertise in linking history related programs and unique donor projects with Congressional connections customized for each client. Past projects include educational support highlighting the 19th century Hudson River School of Painters and the restoration of William Shakespeare properties in Stratford-upon-Avon, including the John Harvard House, and other cultural and art initiatives.
The firm’s president, John Chwat, has over four decades of experience in government relations and consulting for corporations, trade and professional associations and other clients. He is a member of the American Associations of Museums (AAM) and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), and the Capitol Hill Historical Society. He also serves as president of a 501 (c) (3) organization, the American Friends of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, which hosts student summer study at Stratford-upon-Avon, U.K. raises funds for educational programs. See www.thechwatgroup.com for more information.
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