About us

The Hungarian American Association of Washington is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Hungarian heritage and to creating better understanding and appreciation of the Hungarian culture in the community. 


Founded in 1984, the Association serves people of Hungarian descent and those interested in Hungarian culture with educational and social events.


Board members


Vankova Zsuzsanna


Zsuzsanna Vankova was born and raised in the city of Marosvasarhely in Transylvania. With her Czech husband Ales, they arrived in America in 2005 and have since lived in Florida, California, Montreal, Denver and Puerto Rico. When they settled in Seattle, Zsuzsanna started her own real estate agency in the Eastside. She is a great fan of classical and folk music, sports, and she likes to sing classical arias. Zsuzsanna finds it very important to support all the cultural activities of those of Hungarian origin or interest in the area: school, folk dance, scout group, musical and literary events, and cultural and history presentations.


Her big dream is to raise funds to purchase a building that can be turned into a “Hungarian House” that will provide a place for all the above activities and can also function as a permanent.

Velcsov Judit

Vice President

Majoros Farkas Adrienn


Tamás Ragoncsa

Webpage editor, Publicity

I’m Tamas Ragoncsa, the Web Master and Information Secretary of the HAAW. I’ve lived in the USA since 2008, and I moved to Seattle in 2013 with my wife, Nora. Our two daughters, Lili and Linda, were born here. We regularly participate in the activities of the Hungarian School with them. I work as a software engineer at an informatics company.  Spending time with my children is the most relaxing time for me, but I also like to go on outings and to the theater. It is important for me to keep in touch with Hungarians, to hang onto Hungarian language and culture, and I’m very glad that an active organization is holding the area’s Hungarians together.

Dénes Dezső

Financial officer