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Soloviev Foundation Donates $1M To Help Ukraine

Patch 4/18/2022 Lisa Finn
The Soloviev Group donated $1 million to help Ukraine in memory of Stefan Soloviev's grandmother. © Courtesy Soloviev Group. The Soloviev Group donated $1 million to help Ukraine in memory of Stefan Soloviev's grandmother.

LONG ISLAND, NY – Watching the horror unfold in Ukraine touched a deep, personal chord for Stefan Soloviev and he stepped forward in a big way to help: The Soloviev Foundation announced Monday that it had donated $1 million to Americares to help Ukrainians in need due to the Russian invasion.

“My family has deep roots in Sweden, eastern Europe and Russia, and one of my grandmothers was Ukrainian,” said Soloviev Group Chairman Stefan Soloviev. “What Putin has done to Ukraine and its people is an atrocity. I felt I had to do something, and this donation is my way of helping the people of Ukraine and honoring the memory of my Ukrainian grandmother.”

The Stamford, CT-based Americares has emergency response teams in Poland and Romania to support health services for families affected by the escalating humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, a release said.

To date, Americares has 65 tons of medicine and relief supplies either sent to Ukraine or in transit to the country. The Poland team has completed the first local procurement of supplies valued at more than $100,000 and weighing 12.5 tons to be distributed to local partners. Americares has been helping a total of 20 local organizations in Ukraine, Poland and Romania.

The Soloviev Group is the holding company for several businesses operated by Soloviev. The Soloviev Group encompasses divisions that include, but are not limited to, realty and development, hospitality, transportation and railroad, and agriculture and ranching divisions.


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The company operates in New York City, and the East End of Long Island, including Shelter Island, and also owns Crossroads Agriculture — a large-scale integrated farming and ranching operation based in Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico. That company is one of the country's largest privately held agribusinesses. Soloviev is the 26th-largest landowner in the United States.

Soloviev's former wife Stacey has become a familiar face on the North Fork and on Shelter Island; she recently announced the purchase of Jack’s Marine on Shelter Island and the former Costner Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue, where she plans to create affordable apartments

She has also unveiled her plans for a 40-room boutique hotel and spa at Peconic Bay Vineyards in Cutchogue, which the Solovievs purchased in 2019. Plans include a focus on the local abundance of the land, where guests can immerse themselves in the winemaking experience.

Stacey has breathed new life into Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm in Cutchogue, which Soloviev purchased at auction. Stacy has also transformed The Chequit on Shelter Island, which was purchased at by Soloviev's company Crossroads Ag in 2020.

Stacey's focus on giving back to the community is a hallmark of the businesses she helms. She hosts Sensitive Santa days for special needs children at Santa's, where she also offers skating for local families and community groups.

She hosted events for Community Action of Southold Town at Peconic Bay Vineyards and is currently organizing a fundraiser to help Shelter Island students travel to Spain. Her own son Hayden is also donating $25,000 to help the students, she said.

The Soloviev Foundation is the philanthropic arm of The Soloviev Group, the successor to New York real estate company Solow Building Company. Soloviev, who uses the original Russian family name, grew up in Manhattan and was educated at the University of Rhode Island and St. John’s University in New York.

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