The Romanoff Foundation

A U.K. registered charity that supports organizations founded by the Russian émigré community.  

Thank You for contributing towards the charitable objectives of sustaining Faith, Heritage and Community.

The Romanoff Foundation (Charity no. 1037622)
Account no 04857550
Sort code 18-00-02
IBAN GB08 COUT 1800 0204 8575 50
BIC COUTGB22

Our Mission

To support Faith, Heritage and Community within the Russian emigration throughout the world; Together with donors and supporting partners, the Trustees are opening the next chapter in the Romanoff Foundation’s activities (formerly known as the Romanov Fund for Russia), which for almost a quarter of a century has been helping people in need in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The charity’s new stewards together with its donors are building on the legacy of the Foundation’s founders, His Highness Prince Dimitri Romanoff (1926-2016) and his wife Her Highness Princess Dorrit Romanoff who began the Romanoff Fund for Russia.

The Trustees plan to enhance the founding charter with a redefined mission based on three fundamental pillars: Faith, Heritage and Community.

Faith

We wish to provide resources to support the Orthodox Christian faith and its institutions amongst the Russian speaking diaspora and their descendants.

Heritage

We wish to promote and nourish the rich cultural and historical legacy of Russian speaking émigré communities to ensure this inheritance is passed on to future generations.

Community

We seek to support individuals and institutions united by a common heritage with the aim of building stronger community ties and caring for the most vulnerable–the elderly, invalids and children in need.

“I am very thankful for the direction the Foundation is taking. Dimitri would have been very happy.”

Her Highness Princess Dorrit Romanoff

A Special Project

July 17th, 2018

A big thank you from the Trustees of the Romanoff Foundation

for all the donations

that were made to help raise this monument to the Royal Martyrs

at the

ROCOR Church in Chiswick, U.K.

the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Holy Royal Martyrs.

Events: A Romanoff Foundation Lecture Series

June 15, 2018, The Cavalry and Guards Club, London, U.K.

A CENTURY OF RUSSO-BRITISH RELATIONS
A TOPICAL DISCUSSION HOSTED BY HISTORIAN NIKOLAI TOLSTOY

Nikolai Tolstoy was born on June 23, 1935 in Maidstone, England and is a Fellow of The Royal Society Of Literature. Nikolai Tolstoy has published numerous books, including Victims Of Yalta (1978), The Tolstoys (1983), and The Mysteries Of Stonehenge (2016). He has written ground-breaking books on the fate of Russians who ended up outside the USSR during World War II.

In Memoriam

Chairman and Founder of the

Romanoff Foundation for Russia

His Highness Prince Dimitri Romanovitch Romanoff

1926-2016

“The chairman of the Association of the Romanov descendants, throughout his life he kept the indissoluble spiritual connection with the Motherland, made a great contribution to the dissemination abroad of knowledge about the history and culture of our country, about the heritage and traditions of the Russian Imperial House.

Sincere love for the country and its people manifested in the active charitable and philanthropic activities Dimitri Romanovich, in its efforts aimed at the development of international humanitarian cooperation. Charity Fund of the Romanov family has provided selfless assistance to orphans, disabled, veterans.

Russia is proud of our outstanding compatriot. The bright memory of Dimitri Romanovich Romanov will remain forever in the hearts of those who knew and appreciated this remarkable man. “

President Vladimir V. Putin

The Board of Trustees

Honorary Chairperson

Her Highness Princess Dorrit Romanoff

Her Highness Princess Dorrit Romanoff (née Countess Reventlow) was born in Brazil to an ancient Danish noble family. She continues many of her late husband His Highness Prince Dimtri Romanovitch Romanoff (1926-2016)’s charitable endeavors and patronages. Fluent in Portuguese, Danish, English, French and German, Princess Dorrit graduated from the Copenhagen Business School and holds a master’s degree in International Business Communication.  Earlier active in the hospitality and tourism business she has been running her own successful translation company.

Trustee

Mr. Gregory Wolcough

Mr. Gregory Wolcough was born in the United Kingdom and was the son of the Russian Naval Attaché to the Russian imperial Embassy.  A graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Gregory was a captain in the Cold Stream Guards until his retirement in 1967. He has been a trustee of the Romanoff Foundation since its inception and continues to be active in a number of Russian related endeavors including the Warden for the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and the Royal Martyrs, the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

TRUSTEE

Mr. Andrei Rodzianko

Mr. Andrei Rodzianko is a US and UK citizen who lives near London, England with his family.  He was born and raised in America to parents of Russian descent.  Currently, Andrei is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Ice Canyon.  Andrei graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Management & Technology program (BAS in Electrical Engineering) and the Wharton School (BSE in Finance).  He received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.  

Trustee

Count Peter Bobrinsky

Count Peter Bobrinsky lives in France with his family. He is a French citizen. Until his recent move to France, he lived 10 years with his family in Kiev where he was a partner in an investment bank. Prior to moving to Ukraine, Peter worked for a Russian bank in London. He holds an MBA from Oxford University and a BSc from University of Paris. Peter has also worked as a reporter in Africa, South East Asia, Russia and the Caribbean. Peter has been a member of the Stroganoff Foundation for the restoration of historical monuments in Saint Petersburg and has been involved with the Vitiaz Organization in Paris for over 20 years.

TRUSTEE

Mr. Alexander Kotchoubey

Mr. Alexander Kotchoubey is a Swiss citizen living in Geneva, with his family. He is active in Private Equity and Venture Capital investments. He was born and raised in New York City and is of Russian descent through both his parents. He was raised in the Russian Orthodox faith with strong commitments to supporting Russian émigré causes. In addition, to his work with the Croix Rouge Russe A.O. he is a member of the parish council of the Paroisse Orthodoxe Francophone de Geneve. Alexander’s career in finance began in 1993 in New York after he graduated from Middlebury College.

Trustee

Her Highness Princess Alexandra Romanoff

Princess Alexandra “Alexa” Romanoff is the eldest child of the late Prince Rostislav Rostislavovich Romanov (1938 – 1999) and his wife the former Princess Christia Romanoff and now Mrs. David Russell, Baroness Ampthill (née Ipsen), both American. She follows in her parents footsteps as a trustee. They were both trustees of the Foundation. Her father Prince Rostislav was a trustee from 1994 to 1999 and her mother was a trustee from 1999 to 2013. She was raised in the United Kingdom and graduated from the University of St. Andrews. Alexa lives and works in London. She is active in the arts and entertainment field and has been active in managing production studios. She has been an editor and involved in the fashion industry.

Contact Information

Contact: Mr. Gregory Wolcough Email: gregory@wolcough.com Post: Romanoff Foundation, c/o Mr. Gregory Wolcough, 38 Gilstead Road, London, SW6 2LG