Polish businessman and entrepreneur Jan Kulczyk, who donated the largest single gift (more than $6 million) to the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, was honored posthumously at a special ceremony at the Museum on October 13.
Taube Philanthropies presented its 2015 Irena Sendler Memorial Award to Kulczyk’s children, Dominika and Sebastian, in honor of their father’s commitment to honoring and promoting Jewish culture and history in Poland.
“Jan Kulczyk was a man who crossed all boundaries, who had a vision and knew how to realize it. I am proud to say that I convinced him to join this great project of the POLIN Museum. When we visited the exhibit together on the day of its Grand Opening, it was clear how satisfied he was that this contributions had helped to establish an institution with an impact not only in Poland, but all over the world,” said Aleksander Kwaśniewski, former President of Poland.
Jan Kulczyk was Poland’s wealthiest businessman, he passed away suddenly on July 29, at the age of 65.