Individual DonorsOur 2018 Individual Donors

Our individual donors are a special part of our OrKidstra family! With your donation, you give children from under-served communities in Ottawa the opportunity to learn and make music together, and the chance to benefit from the individual skills and community values inherent in music making. Your gift is transforming the lives of at-risk youth!

Inner Circle (Over $10,000)

  • Anonymous
  • Fox, Gloria
  • Shenkman, Dasha
  • The Estate of Thomas Dent
  • Van Dine, David
  • Victoria Carroll Memorial

$1,000 – $9,999

  • Anido, Jane
  • Campbell, Margaret
  • Dearham, Wesley & Deborah
  • Fedeski, Tina & McMillen, Gary
  • Gazsi Gill, Sylvia
  • Hart, Marilyn
  • Holdsworth, David & Senècal, Nicole
  • Kom, Leslie
  • Marshall, Claire
  • McDonell, Mark (Ambush)
  • McLellan, Chloe
  • Newton, Jacqueline M.
  • Norian, Vicken
  • Oldham, Peter
  • Prior, Susan
  • Runte, Roseann
  • Stiles, Mark
  • Teron, Jean
  • Valois, Shirley and Pierre
  • Ward, Michelle
  • Wells, Paul

$500 – $999

  • Cooke, Ethan
  • Graham, John
  • Lefort, Louise
  • Lewis, Jessica & Matt
  • Mack, Colin
  • MacLeod, Margaret & Donald
  • Nolte, Judith
  • Silver, Simi
  • Tesarowski, David
  • Teskey, Julie

$200 – $499

  • Anderson, George & Gray, Charlotte
  • Anonymous
  • Ashbury College
  • Boucher, Nancy
  • Casey, Cheryl & Doug
  • Catterson, Joan
  • Chen, Xi
  • Craven, Nancy & Barry
  • Delacroix, Celine & Benoit, Andre
  • Drover, Eleanor
  • Esdaile, David & Feaver, Marianne
  • Farmilo, Irenka
  • Francis, James Ross
  • Frantz, Andrew
  • Frizzell, Michael
  • Gesing, Renka
  • Gillin, Andrée
  • Goldsmith, John
  • Hartley, Greg
  • Hassan, Selma
  • Heyden-Carroll, Lynda & Carroll, Michael
  • Heynen, Jeff
  • Hunter, Stephen
  • Isaac, Susan
  • Jog, Sonia
  • Jones, M.J.
  • Kirkwood, Diana
  • Korjus, Sandra
  • Layton, Irene
  • Lenk, Anna
  • Leversedge, Eileen
  • Lutes Racine, Carol
  • MacGregor, Hugh & Lianne
  • Manson, Margaret (Marnee)
  • Maxwell, Judith
  • Myers, Peter
  • Nowell, Cedric & Jill
  • Ottawa New Horizons Band
  • Peters, J. Gordon & Wendy
  • Poirier, Ben & Darlene
  • Postma, Arnold
  • Prevost, Maurice & Marilyn
  • Ram, Leslie
  • Rodrigue, Mimsie
  • Snyder, Jacqueline
  • Still, Janet & Syposz, Ben
  • Stout, Kyle
  • Stromquist, Barbara

Up to $200

  • Acevedo, Felix
  • Adams, Nancy
  • Ahmed, Mr. & Mrs.
  • Allen, Shirley
  • Amos, Stephanie
  • Anchor Concrete Products Ltd.
  • Anderson, Barbara
  • Anderson, James
  • Anderson, Sandra
  • Anonymous
  • Armstrong, John
  • Asselin, Mary
  • Baerg, Cathy
  • Baglole, Alfred & Kay
  • Baglole, Dean & Janice
  • Barwin, Norman & Myrna
  • Beks, Laura
  • Bell, Corianne
  • Bergeron, Wendy
  • Berketa, Janet
  • Black, Harold
  • Blackie, Karen
  • Boettger, Kathleen
  • Bonnah, Cathy
  • Bourns, Brian
  • Boydon Ottawa
  • Bradley, Allison
  • Brady, Sandra
  • Brown, Sandra
  • Browne, Abby
  • Bruce, Neva
  • Bryans, Wendy
  • Campbell, Alison
  • Campbell, Jennifer
  • Canadian Institute For Health Information
  • Cardona, Hernan
  • Carere, Nancy
  • Carey, Kim
  • Casselman, Joel
  • Castell, Juliann
  • Chandler, Alice
  • Charabati, Salim & Rehani, Reem
  • Charbonneau, Merilee
  • Clark, Carolyn
  • Clarke, Susan
  • Clemann, Sam
  • Clements, Jenet
  • Clubb, Barb
  • Conrad, Walter & Susan
  • Cooke, Mark
  • Copland, Elaine
  • Cowley, Deborah
  • Crawford, Linda
  • Crossly, Margaret
  • Csaba, Janos
  • Cumming, Lawrence S.
  • Darby, Heather
  • Derby, Susan
  • Desclouds, Rick
  • Dickenson, Margaret
  • Dodds, Diane
  • Doherty, Deborah
  • Dubrofsky, Anne
  • Dufault, Heather
  • Dugas, Danielle and Greenblatt, Ira
  • Eden, Karl & Suzanne
  • Eden, Patricia
  • El Kadi, George
  • Elementary Teachers Federation Of Ontario – Waterloo Region
  • Erwin, Carole
  • Fafard, Patrick & Katherine
  • Ferns, Diane
  • Flack, Bruce
  • Gauthier, Myrna
  • Gerlitz, Donald
  • Gibson, Susan
  • Glen, Mary and Ian
  • Godbold, Sandra
  • Goldman, Fern
  • Graham, Catherine W.
  • Gray, Frances
  • Green, Ashley
  • Gregory, Joelyn
  • Guay, Carmen
  • Guthrie, Marsha
  • Hamill, Kristin
  • Harris, Pam
  • Hayes, Kenny
  • Hendelman, Lisanne
  • HMCS Star C & POs Mess
  • Hogan, Debra
  • Hogan, Eileen
  • Hudson, Drummond & Marlene
  • Hui, Charles
  • Humphrys, Theresa
  • Hynna, Martha
  • Itani, Frances
  • Jackson, Carrie
  • Jacobson, Verna
  • James, Lorne
  • Jamieson, Lynn
  • Jennings, Sarah
  • Joe, Barbara
  • Johnson, Gordon
  • Jones, Kathy
  • Jones, L
  • Jones, Laurence Earle
  • Joyce, Michael & Spice, Joan
  • Jull, Laura
  • Kaethler, June & Nick
  • Kalsi, Rajiv
  • Keevil Harrold, Diane
  • Kelly, Patrick & Moran-Kelly, Patricia
  • Kennedy, Sharon & Dan
  • Klimasko, Elaine
  • Kohlberger, Kim
  • Kubicek, Alice
  • Kulka, Sheila
  • Lakeview Public School
  • Langdon, Jared
  • Langston, Kathi
  • Langstone, John
  • Lee, Richard
  • Leo, Aileen
  • Leslie, Joy
  • Levine, Sharon
  • Lin, Pauline
  • Little, Sian
  • Lockwood, Eugenia
  • Lord Lansdowne Retirement Residence
  • Loschiuk, Wendy
  • Loth, Bamba
  • Lougheed, Donna
  • Low Murchison Radnoff LLP
  • Lussier, Monique
  • Luton, Liane
  • MacDonald, Constance
  • MacDonald, Janet
  • MacDonald, Kent
  • MacDonald, Rosemary
  • MacIntyre, Conan
  • Mackay United Church
  • MacLaurin, James & Sheilah
  • Magan, Maria
  • Mantz, Elizabeth
  • Martin, Agathe
  • Maurice-Langis, Sylvie
  • Mauviel, Anna
  • McCambley, Keith
  • McCambley, Lorne & Ann
  • McCoy, Timothy
  • McInnes, Barbara
  • McKiernan, Helen
  • McKinlay, Kathryn
  • McKiver, Beverley
  • McMahon, Marian
  • McMaster, Carolyn
  • McNee, Susan
  • Mer, Robertson
  • Mersich, Dana
  • Miller, Diana
  • Miller, Jackie
  • Milliken, Joan
  • Mitchell, Helen
  • Monkhouse, Eileen
  • Moore, Joy
  • Moscovitch, Arlene
  • Musselman, Lisa
  • Nagelschmitz, Katrin
  • Nasser, Dunya
  • National Arts Centre Players Association
  • Nelson, Joanne & Rob
  • Nobleman, Cathy
  • Nyugen, Tam
  • O’Brien, Audrey
  • Olexiuk, Eileen
  • Oliarnyk, Mary
  • Ong, Huy
  • Osbourne, Michelle
  • Overend, Eileen
  • Palmer, Glenn & Maryanne
  • Paskovich, Don
  • Paterson, Rod
  • Pencer, Irwin & Marcia
  • Perez, Nadejda
  • Perry, Sheila
  • Pham, Thuy Diem
  • Pickersgill, Alan
  • Pollack, Sandy
  • Powles, Elizabeth
  • Prattis, Ian & Hill, Carolyn
  • Preston, David and Kate
  • Proctor, John
  • Procyshyn, Wanda
  • PSAC Local 50021
  • Rarig, Jeff
  • Reid, Leslie
  • Reimer, Michelle
  • Reynolds, Kim
  • Rhéaume, Andréa
  • Richardson, Laura
  • Richmond, Teresa
  • Riley, Barbara
  • Ringereide, Trygve & Mirian
  • Rive, Jeanette
  • Robb, Helena
  • Roberts, Neil
  • Robertson, Jill
  • Rogers, Neil
  • Rogers, Patricia
  • Rolfe, Eva
  • Rose, Sheila
  • Rowan-Legg, Deborah & John
  • Rowat, Dorothy
  • Ruane, William
  • Rupp, Susan
  • Ryan, Brenda
  • Sacharuk, Irene
  • Schouten, Maria
  • Serson, Scott
  • Shephard, David
  • Sinclair, Max
  • Smith, Erica
  • Smith, Janet & Barrie
  • Somerville, Karen
  • Spasoff, Robert & Sylvia
  • Spencer, Charles
  • Steele, Barbara
  • Stewart, Kenneth & Donna
  • Stoler, Judith
  • Stone, Evelyn
  • Strickland, Jennie & Dunn, Eric
  • Sutherland, Dan & Maria
  • Sutherland-Brown, Carol
  • Taylor, Roger
  • Tener, Lorna
  • Texiera, John
  • Thomas, Catherine
  • Thomas, Jeannie
  • Thompson, Caroline
  • Trewin, Margo
  • Trotscha, Peter
  • Tufts, Jo-Anne
  • Turcotte, Elaine
  • Turner, Margaret
  • Van Wijk, Constance
  • Vandenberg, Elly
  • Vectors Group
  • Walke, Bernard
  • Weese, Gwynneth & Don
  • Weirich, Andreas
  • Westington, Ralph & Helen
  • Westland, Amy
  • Wilkinson, Marianne
  • Wilkinson, Thomas
  • Williams, Gail
  • Williams, Sheila & Bill
  • Woodley, Jill
  • Wright, Anna
  • Yu, Soojin
  • Zakrzewski, Peter
  • Zhu, Cai Qin

Updated September 10, 2018

Please note: gift amounts are calculated cumulatively based on the calendar year. 

Foundation & Public FundingOur 2018 Foundation Donors & Public Funders

We’re very grateful for the civic-minded Foundations and Public Funders who have made a strong commitment to empower kids from under-served communities and build strong community. Music has the power to change lives!

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Over $25,000

City of Ottawa Logo

$15,000+

Ontario Trillium Foundation Logo
United Way Ottawa Logo

$10,000+

$1,000 – $9,999

  • Andy Cohen Memorial Fund
  • Anonymous
  • Cajole Inn Foundation
  • Danbe Foundation Inc.
  • Friends of the NAC Orchestra
  • Harry P. Ward Foundation
  • Kiwanis Club of Ottawa West
  • Northern Lights Harp Fest
  • The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation (Innoweave)
  • The Matt Foundation
  • United Way of Prescott-Russell
  • Viennese Winter Ball

$500 – $999

  • Anonymous
  • Ashbury College
  • C. E. Marshall
  • Kiwanis Club Of Rideau (Ottawa)
  • Musical Arts Club of Ottawa

$200 – $499

  • Barbara Clark Fund
  • Harvey and Louise Glatt Fund
  • The Kiwanis Club Of Sage Of Ottawa Inc.

Up to $200

  • Carleton University Glee Club
  • Jill & Cedric Nowell Fund

Updated September 7, 2018

Please note: gift amounts are calculated cumulatively based on the calendar year. 

Legacy GivingThank you for making a sustained impact

We’re extremely grateful for the visionary donors who are playing their part to help all children and youth find their voice through music. Make a Legacy Gift by remembering OrKidstra in your will or encourage others to leave an In-Memoriam gift to OrKidstra. Your Legacy Gift will give future generations of children the opportunity to benefit from the many community skills inherent in music-making.

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Legacy Gifts

The following individuals have pledged a Legacy Gift to OrKidstra. We thank them—very much in advance—for their foresight and generosity.

Chloë McLellan – “Because access to the arts and culture for all leads to knowing ourselves, learning to be ourselves and learning to live together.”

Sylvia Gazsi Gill – “Because the future belongs to those who have learned cooperation, hard work, listening, and leading – all gained through OrKidstra.”

Claire Marshall – “To encourage harmony across cultures.”

Tina Fedeski – “Because singing and playing together teaches all of us how to form a community out of diverse parts and how to create something bigger and more beautiful than our individual selves.”

Ian Prattis and Carolyn Hill – “We are observing and participating in a social revolution through the multiculturism the children of OrKidstra create on the path of becoming first-rate citizens.”

In Memoriam

We are very grateful to the individuals and families who have made In Memoriam donations.

In Memoriam: Harry Elton, 1930-2004 – Longstanding host of CBC’s “Mostly Music,” who learned at his mother’s side the value of bringing music into the life of inner-city students, providing life-changing opportunities to learn, perform and excel. – Elizabeth Elton (for Claire Elton, Kathryn Elton, Christine Elton and Victoria (Elton) Green

In Memoriam: Peter Henry Dawson, 1937-2015 – “Because music education challenges the mind and nourishes the spirit; it opens the door to a better future.”

In Memoriam: Anne Taylor, 1945-2014 – “Because music creates community and is one of the most enduring gifts we can give to children.”

In Memoriam: Alan Salvin, 1954-2016 – “Because he loved to share music—and his smile—with others.”

In Memoriam: Thomas Dent, 1923-2017

Instrument DonorsOur Instrument Donors

Thank you for giving kids the gift of music! Your donation is giving new life and love in the hands of kids from under-served areas of Ottawa. Learning to play an instrument will help these at-risk youth develop a lifelong love for music while learning important life skills like commitment, patience and teamwork. Thank you for your support!

Play your part

  • Abbott, Debbie
  • Adani, Nicole
  • Aird, Rebecca
  • Aitcheson, Peggy & Ian
  • Allen, Catherine
  • Allen, Murray
  • Anderson, Mark
  • Anderson, Richard
  • Andrew, Michael
  • Andrews, Rosemarie
  • Anido, P.J. and Diane
  • Armstrong, John
  • Armstrong, Scott
  • Aronson, Myra
  • Asherman, Ellen
  • Aver, Josh
  • Babyn, Cindy
  • Baker, Kaarina
  • Anonymous (8)
  • Barnes, Tom
  • Bastien, Rose
  • Belchamber, Brian
  • Bell, Stephi
  • Billingsley, Perry
  • Blakey, Sonia
  • Bobet, Ellen
  • Boisvekt, Tina
  • Boulay, Philip
  • Boutin-Moore, Francoise
  • Boyd, Anne Jarvis
  • Brawn, Thomas
  • Brennan, Paul
  • Briscoe, Diane
  • Broom, Anne
  • Bruce, Neva
  • Burns, Lori
  • Buttle, Linda
  • Byrne, Terry
  • Calderisi Bryce, Maria
  • Callaghan, W. B.
  • Campbell, Isabel
  • Capstick, Bernita
  • Carpenter, Graham
  • Casey, Cheryl & Doug
  • Casey, Paul & Kang, Karen
  • Chalk, Raymond
  • Chatland, Maureen
  • Cheng, Yihao
  • Cheung, Kevin
  • Choo, Bettina
  • Clunie, Harriet
  • Clute, Brent
  • Coast Music (Senra, Manuel)
  • Collins, Barbara
  • Colquhoun, Marilyn
  • Cornish, Gerald
  • Craig, Elaine
  • Crawford, Annie
  • Crump, Maggie
  • Deevey, Barry
  • Demers, Luc
  • Derwent, Clea
  • Dessereau, Andre
  • Derwent, Clea
  • Dewar, James
  • Donnelly, Karen
  • Donnelly, Tom (Donnelly Ford Lincoln)
  • Downey, Ann
  • Dufault, Heather
  • Duncan, M.J.
  • Duquette, Marie-Claude
  • Duschenes, Christopher
  • Duschenes, Ellis-Lynn
  • Edgecombe, Beverley
  • Ella, Catherine
  • Elliott, Garry
  • Estabrooks, Penny
  • Evans, Kellylee
  • Farion, Ken & MacMaster, Tara
  • Flavell, Michael
  • Foley, Brian
  • Fortier, Ivy
  • Foulkes, Amy
  • Frederking, Ann & Robert
  • Frederking, Karin
  • Friesen, Agnes
  • Fynn, James
  • Gagnon, Brigitte
  • Gallienne, John
  • Gamble, Arnold
  • Godwin, Sarah
  • Gorsline, Kate
  • Goss, Anna
  • Graham, Brian
  • Graham, Darrell
  • Gratix, Diane
  • Gray, Janice
  • Greenspoon, Sylvia
  • Greenway, Donald
  • Gruber-Leglacé, Heidi
  • Gunner, Sol
  • Haaland, Linda
  • Hain, Allister
  • Hansen, Lynda
  • Harrison, Guy
  • Hassan, Elizabeth & Zuhair
  • Hendelman, Tenna & Walter
  • Henderson, Lorraine
  • Henley, Doreen
  • Henry, Michael
  • Herleny, Lisa
  • Hicks, Todd
  • Higgs, Kathy
  • Hobbs, Alison & Christopher
  • Hockin, Jamie
  • Hoffman, Caja
  • Hoffman, Inge
  • Hovey, Jeff
  • Hudson, Drummond & Marlene
  • Huer, Evelyn
  • Huggins, Rod
  • Hunter, Stephen
  • Hurd, James T
  • Hutchings, Colin
  • Huus, Jan
  • Inglis, Jodie
  • Jackson, Chris
  • Jacobson, Verna
  • Jacques, Audrey
  • Jarraway, David
  • Johnston, James
  • Kane, Betsy
  • Kelley, Danford
  • Kelly, Patrick
  • Kemp, Karen
  • Kemp, Katharine
  • Kennedy, Sharon & Dan
  • Khan, Kerstin
  • Klein, Louise
  • Komesch, Kathy
  • Kompass, Paul
  • Koss, Patricia
  • Kriger, David
  • Kula, Eleanor
  • Larkin, Aileen
  • Larocque, Jane
  • Lash, Tim
  • LeBlanc, Chantal
  • Leggett, John
  • Levac, Pamela
  • Liabotis, Helen
  • Libon, Christine
  • Lithwick, Larry
  • Loum, Momodou
  • Love, Mary
  • Low, Kathryn
  • Lubbe, Annaline
  • Lupul, Mary
  • MacDonald, Robert & Claire
  • MacHattie, Leslie
  • Mackenzie, Susan
  • Mackinnon, Jennifer
  • MacLeod, Fiona
  • Maddocks, Keith
  • The Maddocks Family
  • Makosa, Margarita
  • Manson, Margaret (Marnee)
  • Marks, Emily & Jethro
  • Martel-Cantelon, Mary & Peter
  • Martin, Carol
  • Martin, George & Rosemarie
  • Mathies, Linda
  • Mattson, Susie
  • Maule, Christopher
  • Mayost, Ruth
  • McCleery, Adele
  • McCloskey, Bill
  • McCormack, Ann
  • McEvenue, Shannon
  • McLelland, Alanna
  • McLung, Janet
  • Melvin, Janet
  • Mike’s Music (Chambers, John)
  • Mikoski, Kathryn
  • Milani, Manuela
  • Miller, Julie
  • Mitchell, John
  • Miura, Carlos
  • Moll, Marita
  • Moore, Karen
  • Moore, Sarah
  • Morin-Labatut, Gisèle
  • Muir, Brenda
  • Nadeau Carriere, Stephanie
  • Nagy, Philip & Anne
  • National Capital Suzuki School Of Music
  • Neale, Katherine
  • Nicol, Jennifer
  • Nixon, Carol
  • Norton, Katherine & Chris
  • O’Kane, James
  • Omiecinski, Teresa
  • Ostapchuk, Rebecca
  • Overend, Eileen
  • Pasko, Dr. Stan
  • Paterson, Matthew
  • Paul Hahn Fund for Young Cellists (Nadeau, Guy)
  • Petersen, Anna
  • Pickering, Patrick
  • Pinard, Alain
  • Powell, Sheila
  • Prystawski, Walter
  • Pyne, Corry
  • Rager, Barbara
  • Ralchenko, Boris
  • Reid, Marilyn
  • Richards, Catherine
  • Richardson, Scott
  • Rive, Jeanette
  • Robb, Helena
  • Robert, Daniel
  • Robinson, John B.
  • Rousseau, Joseph
  • Rowden, Denis
  • Roy, Janet
  • Rupp, Susan
  • Rutherford, Anne & Douglas
  • Rymes, Elizabeth
  • Sadowski, Helen & Allen
  • Sagar, Peter
  • Samson, Joanne D
  • Saucier, Ron
  • Sauve, Gerard
  • Schepens, Tara
  • Schmidtke, Penny
  • Schmolka, Diane
  • Schwartz-Gagnon, Peni
  • Scratch, John & Margaret
  • Shehan, H. Gale
  • Sheldrake, Derek
  • Siegel, Lois
  • Smith, Laura
  • Snelling, Suzanne
  • Spasoff, Robert
  • Splinter, Dena
  • Spraakman, Andrea
  • St. Germain, Louise
  • St. Onge, Jeannine
  • St-Amour, M Phil
  • Stiles, Mark
  • Sullivan, Brian, Allison & Nicholas
  • Sulzenko, Alexa
  • Sulzenko, Joanne & Andrei
  • Switzer, Philip & Anne
  • Sykes, Kimball
  • Takahashi, Bryan
  • Thies-Thompson, David
  • Thorpe, Karla
  • Tobolowska, Margaret
  • Townsend, Bruce
  • Turner, Tim
  • Valair, Glenda
  • Van Loon, Catherine
  • Vine, Lawrence & Moody, Lisa
  • Voyer, Huguette
  • Wade, Leslie
  • Wang, Don
  • Wang, Hermina
  • Ward, Michellle
  • Ward, W D.
  • Warnock, Alf
  • Watson, John
  • Webber, Winston
  • Wendling, Laurie Anne
  • Westington, Ralph & Helen
  • Whyte, Sheila
  • Wigston, Karen
  • Wilkie Kushner, Archibald
  • Williams, Jill & Priddie, Trevor
  • Wilson, Emily
  • Wilson, Jane
  • Wodin, Olly
  • Wolofsky, Lawrence
  • Wong, Tracy
  • Wright, Kathryn
  • Wyslouzil, Hans
  • Young String Performers’ Foundation
  • Zambonini, Claudia
  • Zuchowicz, Barbara

Updated September 28, 2018 – All instrument donors to OrKidstra since 2007 are listed.

Special thanks to the Five B Family Foundation for their generous contribution towards musical instruments for 2018-19.