If a culture does not possess effective means of transmission from one generation to the next, then it is doomed to perish. Somehow, someway and against the odds, Basques found ways to preserve their unique identity across thousands of years. However, modern times present a new set of challenges for retaining the sense of being Basque.
The Basque Studies Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit corporation that follows the straight-forward motto of “Celebrate + Educate = Perpetuate” placing the emphasis on education to aid in the preservation of Basque culture, to increase public awareness and understanding of the Basques among Basques and non-Basques alike.
Our foundation aims to sponsor seminars, symposiums, lectures and other educational activities to further the understanding of Basque culture, all the while providing educational opportunities for Basque Studies at all levels: elementary through college.