|First Lady of Poland|
23 December 1995 – 23 December 2005
|Preceded by||Danuta Wałęsa|
|Succeeded by||Maria Kaczyńska|
3 June 1955
|Spouse(s)||Aleksander Kwaśniewski (m. 1979-present)|
Jolanta Kwaśniewska [jɔˈlanta kfaɕˈɲɛfska], née Konty [ˈkɔntɨ] (born 3 June 1955 in Gdańsk) is a Polish lawyer and charity activist who was First Lady of Poland between 1995 and 2005, as the wife of the then president Aleksander Kwaśniewski.
She met the future president while she was a law student at the University of Gdańsk, and they married in 1979. During her studies she was the president of the executive committee of the Socialist Union of Polish Students, in which her husband was also active.
Kwaśniewska has been widely involved in charity work, and in 1997 founded the charity foundation Porozumienie bez barier ("Understanding Without Barriers"), whose aims include providing help and support to sick and disabled children.
- Belgium: Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold (1999)
- Estonia: 1st class of the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana
- Latvia: Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the Three Stars
- Wprost magazine, Ludzie, "Jolanta Kwasniewska"
- Fundacja Jolanty Kwaśniewskiej "Porozumienie bez barier", foundation website
- Belgian royal official site, Gala dinner, Group photo of President, his wife and the Royal Family
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