A Night for Kyiv
April 3, 2023
On the evening of April 14, the Cheshire Academy community and invited guests came together in Richardson Lecture Hall to support Ukraine, a country plagued by ongoing war.
Organized by Sasha Nikanova ’24, a native of Ukraine, the A Night for Kyiv fundraiser featured talented performances, singing and dancing acts, traditional Ukrainian baked goods, and a lively atmosphere. Performances included some from members of the Cheshire Academy community and professional musicians from the region. Raffle items were also available, including handmade jewelry boxes and other prizes.
State Representative Liz Linehan presented Nikanova with an official citation from the Connecticut General Assembly, celebrating her accomplishments and dedication to supporting Ukraine. The citation was introduced by Linehan and signed by both the Speaker of the House and Secretary of the State on behalf of the legislature.
More than $4,000 was raised as a result of A Night for Kyiv, which will be donated to the Leleka Foundation and Maidan United nonprofit organizations.
Nikanova was interviewed by NBC Connecticut. Watch the interview here.
See more photos from the event on our Flickr photo gallery.