News | Press Releases 2004

Manhattan Hungarian Network, William Penn Association Join Hungarian American Coalition

Washington, D.C. – On June 1 and July 5, 2004, the Executive Committee of the Hungarian American Coalition’s Board of Directors approved the application for Coalition membership of two new organizational members.

The new organizational members are the William Penn Association of Pittsburgh, PA, and theManhattan Hungarian Network of New York, NY.

The William Penn Association, founded 118 years ago, is a Hungarian-American Fraternal Benefit Society serving the Hungarian American community. The Association conducts fraternal and charitable activities for the benefit of their membership and the communities in which they live, and promote Hungarian ethnic cultural heritage. The Association operates on a non-profit basis providing life insurance and annuities. The President of the Association is George S. Charles, Jr. The Association’s address on the web is

The Manhattan Hungarian Network (MHN), a not-for-profit organization, was founded in June 2003 by young professionals in New York City. Their mission is to foster a spirit of goodwill between Hungarians and Americans by strengthening cultural, economic and social ties between Hungary and the United States. The aim of MHN is to create opportunities where young professionals can build a network of likeminded individuals; where business professionals can find partners for ventures that bridge the two countries; and where those interested in Hungarian cultural events and social activities can find one to their liking in New York City. The Board of Directors of MHN is composed of Elizabeth Vilmik, Vivian Soren, Co-founders and Erzsebet Karkus, Director. The website of MHN is at

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