Poznan was the general departure point for most of Toledo’s immigrants from Poland. Encouraged by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, the Toledo-Poznan Alliance was established in 1990. In the spring of 1991 the respective mayors signed official documents in Toledo and Poznan. Poznan is located in one of the most commercially active regions of Central and Eastern Europe. As the home to year-round international trade fairs, Poznan represents a gateway to the emerging markets of Eastern Europe.




The Toledo-Poznan Alliance has welcomed leaders from Poznan to Toledo and has assisted in the development of educational exchanges. In addition, the University of Toledo and the Adam Mickiewicz University have explored the possibilities of academic exchanges between the sister universities.


Kathy Grabel

Sister Ann Francis


Distance from Toledo: 4,395 miles

Population: 552,393

Currency: Polish złoty

Benefit:  Scholarship from The University of Toledo