The Soros Foundation--Hungary

888 Seventh Ave. (Suite 3301)
New York, NY 10106
Phone: 212-757-8560
Contact: Elizabeth Lorant, Program Administrator; Mary Morrell, Program Coordinator
Officers: Elizabeth Lorant, Program Administrator; Mary Morrell, Program Coordinator
Affiliation(s): Information not available.
Overseas Offices: HAS-Soros Foundation, PF 34, Budapest, 1525, Hungary, Contact: Janos Quittner.
Geographical Area: Information not available.
General Description:

While not the Foundation's primary activity, donated books are nonetheless very important to it to meet needs of Hungarian libraries, physicians, and scientists in dire need of up-to-date American materials in their fields.

Project Description:

Destinations of Shipments: Exclusively to Hungary.

Kinds of Books Distributed: Educational, English-language, reference, medicine, science, business management, textbooks.

Content Selection Policy: Selection is according to need; The Soros Foundation does not interfere with recipients' selections.

Dollar Value of Books Distributed: 1986: $100,000 in book purchases. 1987: $100,000 in book purchases and $1.5 million in books donated to the Soros Foundation.

Donation Sources: New Books: Donated by publishers

Used Books: None

Book Purchases: Orders for specific titles from Hungary

Citation: American Books Donated Abroad

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