Martin P. Mieloszyk on the Roots of the Kościuszko Foundation

Business executive Martin P. Mieloszyk possesses a significant interest in his Polish heritage. Along with his activity in groups such as the Polish and Slavic Center and the Polish-Slavic Credit Union, Martin Mieloszyk donates to the Kościuszko Foundation.

Founded in 1925, the Kościuszko Foundation promotes cultural and educational understanding. With chapters across America, this organization conducts programs that improve the relationship between the United States and Poland while providing multiple opportunities to citizens. Every year, the Foundation contributes more than $1 million to scientific, academic, and artistic causes. Moreover, college students can obtain scholarships and participate in exchange programs through this group.

The organization is named after Polish hero Tadeusz Kościuszko. Born in 1746, Kościuszko originally served as a Polish army officer. At the age of 30, he moved to the United States and fought on the side of the colonists in the American Revolution. Named the chief of the engineering corps, Tadeusz Kościuszko defended troops in New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina. At the end of the war, the Continental Congress gave him American citizenship and made him a brigadier general in the U.S. Army. The Kościuszko Foundation was created to honor his dedication to duty and the contributions made by people of Polish descent throughout America’s history.

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About martinmieloszyk

Fluent in English, Polish, Russian, and French, Martin Mieloszyk has traveled the world in pursuit of education and cultural enlightenment. Currently residing in New York, Martin Mieloszyk started his career as a Regional Manager at Porsche Cars North America, Inc., in 1998, followed by a four-year tenure with First Allied/Wells Fargo Bank managing public relations and subsequently its investment banking departments. In 2004, Martin Mieloszyk accepted a position as Chief Corporate Officer with SSMC Bank and later joined the Royal Alliance division of AIG, where he contributed to the development of the company’s marketing and sales strategies. As a result of his efforts, the average investment amount increased to exceed the established company quotas. Most recently, Martin Mieloszyk served as President for L’Marc International, Inc., as the head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Division. In this capacity, he performed multiple business analyses; consulted with business owners or management teams who intended to sell, acquire, or merge their companies; and developed targeted marketing strategies for those businesses. An alumnus of Paris-Sorbonne University, the largest school of literature, languages, culture, and art in France, Martin Mieloszyk earned a Bachelor of Science in Information and Communication and Slavic Studies. While living in Great Britain, he attended University of Oxford and obtained a Master of Computer Science in Programming and Software Engineering. Finally, Martin Mieloszyk graduated with honors from the University of Warsaw in Poland, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economic Sciences. A Board Member of the Polish Slavic Center, Martin Mieloszyk is also affiliated with Polish American Congress and The Kosciuszko Foundation (formerly the Polish-American Scholarship Committee), which was founded by Dr. Stephen Mizwa in 1923 to connect Polish students with American universities. In his spare time, Martin Mieloszyk serves as a member of the Polish National Fencing Team in epée and sabre. He also practices Kendo, meaning “Way of the Sword,” and takes part in Kendo tournaments, displaying a contemporary Japanese martial art of sword fighting derived from the traditional samurai swordsmanship.
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