Serhiy Zhadan donated UAH 500 000

"I will still earn money, and the university is the heart of the city, it should beat steadily"
Serhiy Viktorovych Zhadan, a Ukrainian writer and a honorary doctor of the Karazin University, a Trustee of the Karazin Charitable Foundation.


President of the university Tetiana Kaganovska and Serhiy Zhadan

On December 24, 2022, a significant sum of 500,000 hryvnias was deposited into the fund's account. The sender of this donation was Serhiy Zhadan, a well-known Ukrainian poet and public figure, an honorary doctor of the Karazin University, and a Trustee of the Karazin Charitable Foundation. This significant sum of money came from the activist's own possessions and was collected during performances at the October Palace and the concert of the Zhadan and Sobaky band in Frankfurt am Oder. Among the supporters of Serhiy Zhadan there are many people with various hobbies, yet they all share one thing – their support of education and science. Financial support is crucial now, both for the benefit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and for the benefit of other industries engaged with the development.

The reason for this noble act was also its main goal: to preserve and support the Central Scientific Library of the Karazin University, located in a well-known historical building in the very center of Kharkiv. It has one of the oldest national book collections with rare editions and manuscripts. In the aftermath of an enemy attack, the facade of the historical landmark was damaged, the glass was broken, and many vauable books were damaged. The need for protection and support has become more urgent than ever, and we are very pleased to see compassion and understanding, as well as determination in words and deeds for the sake of our bright future.

Such a story was once again an example of the strength and resilience of the Ukrainian people, their readiness to protect cultural heritage, to demonstrate their integrity and aptness to defend the educational process, which is mercilessly destroyed by the Russian side. Therefore, we would like to sincerely thank the benefactor, a true native of Kharkiv, an artist and a Person with a capital letter P for his initiative and support. It is only because of the activists like you that we will be able to preserve and increase the potential of Karazin University, to be indomitable and to have a glorious future. Thank you, we are proud and admire your enthusiasm!

Everything will be Ukraine, everything will be unbreakable education!