Our mission is to promote Finnish culture and traditions in the Bay Area for anyone interested in Finland and Finnish-American heritage.
We operate as a not-for-profit organization. We rely solely on individual donations and ticket proceeds to fund our annual event programming. Our events and operations are possible through the generous time and commitment of our Board of Directors.
Nina Ehrsam – CO-PRESIDENT
Heidi Saario – CO-PRESIDENT
Riikka Loughney – SECRETARY
Tanja Mäkynen – TREASURER
Anna Kajirian – MARKETING AND CONTENT CREATOR
Pauliina Viinikanoja – WEBSITE AND BRAND DEVELOPMENT
Meri Rajala – BOARD MEMBER
Laura Sanguinetti – BOARD MEMBER
We sponsor several cultural programs throughout the year. Here are some highlights:
SAN JOSE SHARKS HERITAGE NIGHTS
Finns have a deep love for ice hockey and our San Jose Sharks Finnish Heritage Night in the fall offers an opportunity for all our hockey lovers to come together.
Please visit our Heritage Night Facebook page for more information.
In December you can visit our Christmas Fair and enjoy crafts and lots of special candy and other treats from Finland.
Please visit our Christmas Fair Facebook page for more information.
We celebrate the start of summer and international Labor Day with our Vappu Festival. This is a family-friendly event with lots of good food, wine and music.
We also host other special events to celebrate Finnish artists and culture.
Our social media accounts provide regular news updates and fun facts about Finland and Finnish culture. You can find our social media accounts on the contact page.