Recognition for Diaspora Contribution 2023
is awarded to
Mitre and Sophie Kutanovski
for their outstanding contributions to the Macedonian community in area of Philanthropy and Social Impact.
Mitre and Sophie Kutanovski have been awarded the Macedonia2025 Recognition for Diaspora Contribution for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of Macedonia and its people, particularly through their philanthropic and socio-economic development work in their hometown of Radozda and region.
Mitre’s leadership and dedication to economic development in Radozda have resulted in significant increases in economic activity, job creation, and improved quality of life for community members. Additionally, as a co-founder and former chairman of Macedonia2025, Mitre helped to establish the organization’s second office and launch various business and professional networking opportunities for the diaspora.
Sophie’s unwavering support of Mitre’s work and their joint commitment to philanthropy has had a profound impact on the lives of many students in Macedonia. Together, they have upheld Dedo Atanas Bliznakoff’s legacy of providing scholarships to socially vulnerable students at the University St. Cyril and Methodius. In 2021 alone, their efforts enabled 135 deserving students to receive the highest scholarship amount, and the Atanas Biznakoff Foundation was recognized as one of the Top 50 donors for all Western Balkan countries and as the Top 50 diaspora donors. Their dedication to philanthropy has helped countless students access the education they deserve and pursue their dreams.
Mitre and Sophie’s selfless dedication to the betterment of their community and the advancement of Macedonia and its people are truly inspiring. Their legacy of supporting economic development and education will undoubtedly continue to have a lasting impact on the country and its people.
The Macedonia2025 organization is proud to recognize them for their exceptional contributions and hopes that their example will inspire others to make a difference in their communities as well.