The purpose of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society is to sustain, as worthy of preserving and perpetuation in their own right, the distinct culture, history, language, and heritage of the Carpatho-Rusyn people. With this worthwhile cultural activity as our aim, we shall work to collect, preserve, and disseminate historical, genealogical, linguistic, and ethno-cultural information about Carpatho-Rusyns. We hold in high esteem the continuity of life which connects the living Rusyn culture to its treasured and ancient heritage. We, therefore, seek to nurture the expression of this knowledge and opportunity to learn, express, share, and enjoy the beauty and life affirming values of a living Rusyn heritage.
The Carpatho-Rusyn Society is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to manifesting Carpatho-Rusyn culture in the United States and supporting Rusyn culture in the Homeland in east central Europe. It works to educate Rusyns and non-Rusyns about Rusyn culture and history, and to support the development of Rusyn culture on both sides of the Atlantic. As a membership organization, it boasts over 1,800 members worldwide who support the organization's work through their annual contributions of dues as well as voluntary contributions to funds that support Rusyn cultural development abroad as well as humanitarian aid for Rusyn communities in Europe.