The Finlandia Foundation National Capital Chapter (FFNCC) is a non-profit organization that brings together area Finnish-Americans, Finns and friends of Finland, to help:

  • Maintain Finnish, and Finnish-American traditions;  

  • Promote Finnish culture;

  • Organize cultural and social activities;

  • Advance knowledge about Finland and its developments; and

  • Provide grants and scholarships to individuals and not-for-profit entities of the Washington DC metropolitan area for presentations, projects, and performances that promote Finnish and Finnish-American culture.

The FFNCC is a chapter of the Finlandia Foundation National (FFN), which, with its wide network, is the most important non-governmental source of support of Finnish culture and for Finnish-American activities in the United States. 


All Washington DC metropolitan area Finnish-Americans, Finns, and friends of Finland are invited to join the Chapter and to participate in its activities.



1st Vice-President:

2nd Vice-President/Correspondence officer:


Associate Member/Newsletter Editor:

Member at Large/Recording officer:

Member at Large/Facebook Admin.:

Associate Member/Instagram Admin.:

Member at Large/Website Admin.:    

Member at Large:

Turto Turtiainen

Bruce Griffin

Hanna Wagner

Kirsti Frenzen Noring

Alexa Risseeuw

George Elliott

Ted Hobart

Zachary Risseeuw

Pirjo Garby

Karl Pierson



July 2021 - June 2022