The Bulgarian-American Society (BAS) is a non-profit humanitarian organization founded in 1991 in Washington DC to assist the Bulgarian people. We work with non-profit groups and individuals in Bulgaria and the U.S, who seek to promote the welfare of the Bulgarian people, and we maintain contact with government officials in Washington DC and Sofia. BAS is a 501(c)3 organization, and all donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. We welcome your support for the Bulgarian people.

As a Society, our commitment is to support honest non-profit organizations working in Bulgaria to make a positive impact in the lives of youth and underprivileged segments of society.

The mission of the Bulgarian-American Society is to promote the development of democracy in Bulgaria by supporting programs that meet humanitarian, educational, environmental or economic needs in Bulgaria, and/or strengthen relations between Bulgaria and the United States.

The Board

The Bulgarian-American Society Board consists of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.

Executive Committee

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Avis Bohlen
Vice President
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Jeff Ploetz
Executive Director

Board of Directors