The Elżbieta and Krzysztof Krawczyński Fund
for the Chopin Society of Atlanta was established in 2016 by Drs. Anna and Richard Paré to honor Anna’s late parents and their lifelong commitment to music, education, and public service. The purpose of the Fund is to create opportunities for young people to enrich their music skills and foster the appreciation of classical music through various programs, such as music scholarships, competitions, and camps. Marina Bengoa and Derek Vann were the first recipients of The Elżbieta and Krzysztof Krawczyński Fund’s scholarship participating in two music courses in the summer of 2016: The Paris International Summer Sessions and Curs Internacional de Piano de Valldemossa respectively.
Dr. Elżbieta Gürtler-Krawczyński was a member of the Chopin Society of Atlanta’s Board of Directors and together with her husband,
Krzysztof Krawczyński was for many years a highly valued and intrinsic part of the Metro Atlanta culture scene and the Polish American community.
They were both tireless promoters of music and Polish traditions, and devoted their lives to helping all those in need.
Their generosity, kindness, and expertise gained them universal respect and their tragic death on January 28, 2016, left a huge void in the Metro Atlanta community.
Please read more about their contribution to public service and about their professional accomplishments at: