AREFU ASSOCIATION was established in memory of my family, my great-grandparents and my grandparents, people of culture and art who left their impress in the Romanian culture.
The purpose of the Arefu Association is to organize cultural activities, musical auditions, painting exhibitions, book releases, cultural tourism and the restoration of the Arefu Manor, which is also the Memorial House of my great-grandfather, the Founder of the Romanian Opera GEORGE STEPHANESCU and at the same time getting to know this wonderful place where important people perished such as: Vasile Alecsandri, Constantin Nottara and his students, I.L.Caragiale, B.P.Hajdeu, Barbu Delavrancea, Anton Bacalbasa, Aneta Polizu, Aristita Romanescu, Adelina Patti etc … and at the same time, those who are interested and want to know more about the history and culture of ROMANIA.
The Memorial House, this remarkable heritage of the family, built in 1887 was in a state of degradation, its protection and preservation being imperative for us. That is why, in 2017, we, the family, started the interior restoration works, managing to restore the beauty, colors and magic of this beautiful corner of heaven.
In almost 2 years, we have reconditioned from our own funds part of the interior, but the house requires works especially on the outside.
We have an NGO from 2017 where you can donate for the renovation of the Arefu Manor.
Through the campaign “Save the GEORGE STEPHANESCU Memorial House” we offer to those of you who are interested some ways to make a donation:
Redirecting 2% of your income taxes by completing form 230 – details here.
Bank Transfer: people who wish to support the campaign can transfer funds to the following bank accounts:
Bank account on RON: RO78BACX0000001415045001
Bank account on Euro: RO51 BACX 0000 0014 1504 5002
opened at UNICREDITBANK, Millenium Agency, Bucharest.
SWIFT code: BACXROBUXXX
Account holder: ASOCIATIA AREFU „CASA MEMORIALA COMPOZITOR GEORGE STEPHANESCU, ARH. VICTOR STEPHANESCU SI PICTORI GABRIEL SI ANTOINETTE STEPHANESCU-AREPHY”
Purpose: Donation for GEORGE STEPHANESCU Memorial House.