Individual DonorsOur 2023-24 Individual Donors

Our individual donors are a special part of our OrKidstra family! With your donation, you give kids from equity-deserving communities in Ottawa the opportunity to learn and make music, 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!

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$100,000+

Dasha Shenkman OBE, HonRCM

$25,000+

Van Dine, David

$5,000+

  • Beaumont, Colin & Jane
  • Casey, Cheryl & Doug
  • Douglas, Susan
  • Duck, Gary & Cornelia
  • Gibb, Ian
  • Estate of Margaret O’Brien
  • Hendelman, Walter
  • Angela Hewitt, C.C., O.B.E.
  • Holdsworth, David & Senecal, Nicole
  • Marland, Rob & Forsyth, Jane
  • Nash, Mary
  • Poplove, Alan
  • Prior, Susan
  • Sagar, Peter
  • Sipolins, Anda
  • Teron, Jean
  • Wells, Paul
  • Anonymous

$1,000 – $4,499

  • Amundrud, Don & Patricia
  • Bayne, Don & Sheila
  • Birkus, Andras
  • Campbell, Margaret
  • Gazsi-Gill, Sylvia
  • Carpenter, Graham
  • Creamer, Judith Anne
  • David, Melanie
  • Dawson, Marilyn
  • Dearham, Deborah & Wesley
  • Drapeau, Suzanne
  • Fedeski, Tina & McMillen, Gary
  • Gagnon, Rachel
  • Gollish, Issac & Marguerite
  • Gray, Charlotte
  • Ha, Joseph
  • Hart, Marilyn
  • Heynen, Jeffrey
  • Higham, Robin & Louise
  • Huus, Evan
  • Kenward, Jim
  • Laister, David & Susan
  • Langford, Vivien
  • Laux, Jeanne
  • Legault, Sandra
  • Lenk, Anna
  • Mardian, Van
  • Marshall, Claire
  • Maxwell, Judith
  • McLellan, Chloe
  • McMillen, Marilyn
  • Muir, Brenda
  • Newton, Jacqueline
  • Oldham, Peter
  • Overend, Eileen & Ralph
  • Runte, Roseann
  • Sato, Go
  • Stiles, Mark
  • Taylor, Nancy
  • Tennant, Robert
  • Valois, Shirley
  • Van Barr, Chris & Sandra
  • Walsh, Fredeswinda
  • Wehrle, Victor
  • Westeinde, Shirley
  • Yu, Emily

$500 – $999

  • Abeysekera-Lutes, Chayanika & Lutes, Michael
  • Adams, Nancy
  • Anderson, Anthony
  • Bell, Lesley & Carl
  • Bugler, Gary
  • Campbell, Janet
  • Carson, Patty
  • Colcleugh, David & Janice
  • Cosgrove, Elizabeth
  • Courneyea, Stephanie
  • Craven, Nancy & Barry
  • Davis, Joanne
  • Donnelly, Karen
  • Farmilo, Irenka
  • Hammell, Melissa
  • Hassan, Elizabeth
  • Haynal, George
  • Hendry, George & Pat
  • Heyden-Carroll, Lynda
  • Hicks, Jennifer
  • Hunt, Paul
  • Jennings, Sarah
  • Joyce, Michael & Spice, Joan
  • Kalsi, Rajiv
  • Kauk, Stephen
  • Keillor, Elaine
  • Lavictoire, Barbara
  • Lefort, Louise
  • Lega, Monica
  • Lovejoy, Carol
  • Low, Martin
  • MacDonald, John & Carolyn
  • MacDonald-Rencz, Sandra
  • MacLeod, Donald
  • Maude, Valerie
  • McNeely, Bruce
  • Miller, Marion
  • Moffat, John
  • Mondou, Isabelle
  • Norian, Vicken
  • O’Brien, Gail
  • Payne, Janice
  • Pegrum, Scott
  • Puskas, Jim & Smith, Ruth
  • Riddick, Bill & Jennie
  • Russell, Jim
  • Ryan, Joel
  • Shen, Leqi
  • Thompson, Jonas
  • University of Ottawa Glee Gees
  • Walton, Ruth & John
  • Whitney, Allan

Up to $499

  • Abbott, Deborah
  • Abbott, Marie
  • Alexander-Cook, Elizabeth
  • Allaham, Chloe
  • Allanson, Judith
  • Allard, Eden
  • Amar, Amarjargal
  • Amos, Stephanie & Bruce
  • Amundsen, Camilla
  • Andersen, Kari
  • Anderson, Chris
  • Andie, Emma
  • Andrews, Natalie
  • Andrigo, Robert
  • Angel, Jane
  • Anker, Lauren
  • Aplin, Nick
  • Appelson, Nate
  • Armijo Fortin, Andrea
  • Armstrong, Colleen
  • Armstrong, John
  • Armstrong, Kathleen
  • Armstrong, Silvia & Chris
  • Arnold, Jennifer
  • Arnup, Katherine
  • Asherman, Ellen
  • Atherton, Peggy
  • Austen, Barbara
  • Ayala, Susan
  • Baig, Aijaz
  • Baker, Frances
  • Balfour, Patricia
  • Baptiste, Rhebecca
  • Barbarie, Jennifer
  • Barclay, Brian & Jane
  • Barrie, April
  • Bate Agborsangaya, Koko
  • Baxter, Cynthia
  • Beadle, Leona
  • Beedell, Jeff
  • Beeraj, Robert Daniel
  • Beks, Laura
  • Belchamber, Brian
  • Bell, Corianne
  • Belzile, Carolyn
  • Beniaminov, Dmitry
  • Beninger, Loretto
  • Bentham, Janet
  • Bernier, Paul & Maureen
  • Berzins, Lorraine & Andrejs
  • Biguzs, Anita
  • Boa, Thomas
  • Bourassa, MJ
  • Boutilier, Christene & Dempster, Doug
  • Bowker, Alan
  • Bowler, Joan
  • Brault, Jean-Guy
  • Braun, Isaac & Sheila
  • Braun, Jamin
  • Braun, Trevor
  • Braunovan, Erica
  • Breen Whiting, Deborah
  • Brodo, Fenja
  • Brodo, Sharon
  • Broscoe, David
  • Brown, Jane Anne
  • Brown, John H
  • Bruce, Neva & Cuthbertson, David
  • Brumelis, Daina
  • Bryan, James
  • Bryans, Wendy
  • Bryce, Valerie
  • Buchan, Bob & Carolyn
  • Bucholtz, Georgette
  • Bueckert, Joshua
  • Burles, Carolyn
  • Burnett, Mary-Liz
  • Burnett, Thomas
  • Burnie, Thomas
  • Burrows, Isabel
  • Burvill, Sheila
  • Busa, Gennaro
  • Bush, Clarissa
  • Byrne, Bev
  • Campbell, Catherine
  • Canning, Cheryl
  • Canning, Joanne
  • Carmichael, Debbie
  • Carrick, Rob
  • Carrier, Chantelle
  • Carriere, Christina
  • Carter, Susan
  • Casselman, Joel
  • Catt, Linda
  • Catterson, Joan
  • Cenne, Lauma
  • Chaloner-Larsson, Gillian
  • Chapparo, Martha
  • Charest, Annie
  • Charlotte, Ward
  • Chaves Fleck, Carlos Eduardo
  • Chivers, Jennifer
  • Christie, Benoit
  • Chu, William
  • Churcher, Pat
  • Cifuentes, Raul
  • Clark, Scott
  • Clavelo, Javier
  • Clayton, Orrin & Pam
  • Clemann, Sam
  • Cleyne, Marion
  • Clubb, Barb & Burns, Kevin
  • Coll, Pierre
  • Collicott, Valerie
  • Collier, Carol
  • Colman, Debbie
  • Constantine, Frederick
  • Cooper, Virginia
  • Corbeil, Micheline
  • Correia, Annette
  • Corso, Nancy
  • Coull, Lorraine & Kenneth
  • Craig, Robert
  • Crawford, Daniel
  • Crowe, Lorna
  • Csoti, Gabriella
  • Cumming, Lawrence
  • Curfoot-Mollington, Mark
  • Da Silva, Nathan
  • Daley, Heather
  • Darling, Heather
  • Davis, Eleanor
  • Davis, Jennifer
  • de Boer, Andrea
  • de Boer, Nick
  • De Shaw, Rell
  • Dearham, Kat
  • Debogorski, Ezekiel
  • Delion, Carlita
  • Denis, Margot
  • Derby, Aileen
  • Desclouds, Rick
  • Desjardins, Marlene
  • Di, Gennaro
  • Dickson, Ellynne
  • Dingle, Allison
  • Dobbin, Sarah
  • Donnelly, Leslie
  • Donovan, Bonnie
  • Donovan, Norm
  • Doolan, Cathy
  • Doucette, Andre
  • Drance, Thomas
  • Dredge, Lynda
  • Dumaine, François
  • Duncan, M.J.
  • Dunlavy, Cynthia
  • East, Reuben
  • Edlund, Dawn
  • Edwards, Margaret
  • El Gharbi, Maha
  • El Kalza, Ebrahim
  • Elder, Jennifer & David
  • Elder, William
  • Emard-Chabot, Stephane
  • Emmanuel United Church
  • Emmanuel, Julian
  • Esdaile, David & Feaver, Marianne
  • Esrock, Eva
  • Evans, Suzanne
  • Everett, Peter
  • Faure, Suzanne
  • Favretto, Mathieu
  • Ferguson, Cam
  • Ferrante, Chris
  • Finstad, Karen
  • Fischer, Kathy
  • Fleming, Patrick
  • Fleury, Leslie
  • Florida, Peggy
  • Fockler, Sylvia & Ed
  • Foisy, Nancy
  • Foley, Brian
  • Foster, Cherrie
  • Frederking, Ann & Robert
  • Freemark, Colin
  • Friesen, Ted
  • Frisch, Wendy
  • Fuchs, Rose
  • Furlong, Deirdre
  • Gahan, Pat
  • Gallagher, Shannon
  • Galvin, Linda
  • Garrett, Ollie
  • Garvey, Yvonne
  • Gatien, Lilianne
  • Gaudet, Sarah
  • Gazaleh, Emma
  • Geibel, Monika
  • Georgopoulos, Steve
  • Gesing, Renka
  • Gibbs, Alison
  • Gill, David
  • Gill, Evan & Jean
  • Gillis, Duncan
  • Glen, Ian & Mary
  • Gluckstal, Elizabeth
  • Goddard, Murielle
  • Goldman, Fern
  • Goldsmith, John
  • Golem, Trevor
  • Gomber, Jody
  • Goodman-Galbraith, Marilyn
  • Goodwin, Elizabeth
  • Gotfried, Phil (Sparkles)
  • Gould, Judith
  • Gourlie, Katharine
  • Graham, Catherine
  • Graham, Elaine
  • Graham, John
  • Grant, Sherika Jackson
  • Grasty, Robert
  • Gray, Karen
  • Greenberg, Evelyn
  • Greenlaw, Joshua
  • Greenwood, Jelica
  • Greenwood, Ron & Tina
  • Gregory, Joelyn
  • Grimsley, Jordan
  • Grimsley, Kevin
  • Grimsley, Meghan
  • Grover, Laura
  • Guay, Carmen
  • Guerra, Leah
  • Guerra, Roberto
  • Gueye, Abdoulaye
  • Haggart, Fred
  • Hailu, Eshete
  • Hallman, David
  • Hamer, Jeanne, Paul, & Nancy
  • Hamilton, Allison
  • Hamilton, Stephen
  • Han, Jinyoung
  • Hansen, Lenora
  • Hansen, Lynda
  • Hansson, Tomas
  • Harrison, Andrea
  • Hartley, Greg
  • Haydon, Gaie
  • Headley, Kate
  • Heatherington, Elizabeth & Scott
  • Heble, Ajay
  • Heggtveit, Ruth
  • Hendelman, Lisanne
  • Henschel, Michael
  • Hernandez Arias, Pablo
  • Heuer, Rosalynn
  • Heusel, Philipp
  • Holland, Adriana
  • Holzman, Jackie
  • Honeywell, Margie
  • Hopkins, Tim
  • Horava, Tony
  • Hortas, Marie
  • Hoysted, Lois
  • Hughes, Edward
  • Hunter, Jeannie
  • Hunter, Morgan
  • Hunter, Stephen & Victoria
  • Hynna, Aleksander
  • Hynna, Martha
  • Ikeda, Atsuko
  • Imai, Masao
  • Immaculata High School
  • Irvine, Donna
  • Isaac, Susan
  • Itani, Frances
  • Ivey, Alison
  • Ivey, Brian
  • Jackson, Harold & Mary
  • Jackson, Richard
  • Jaques, Margaret
  • Jarvis, Carolyn
  • Jeffrey, Sarah
  • Jenkins, Mary Ann
  • Jiwani, Arees
  • Johnson, Brendan
  • Johnson, Christine
  • Johnson, Moira
  • Johnson, William
  • Jones, Jenny
  • Jones, Laurence
  • Jones, MaryJane
  • Joseph, Kris
  • Junke, Karen
  • Junkin, Sarah
  • K Pal, Prabir
  • Kaethler, June
  • Kammermayer, Ellen
  • Kanigsberg, Roz
  • Parkin, Liz
  • Kelly, Ananda
  • Kelly, Joanne
  • Kendra
  • Kennedy, Dan & Sharon
  • Kennedy, Margaret
  • Keywan, Zonia
  • Kielbasa, Chantal
  • Kikuchi, Elizabeth
  • King, Jennifer
  • Kirk, Heather
  • Kirkey, Jayla
  • Kirvan, Myles
  • Kirwan, Jill
  • Klassen, Carla
  • Klowak, Jane Ann & Greg
  • Kohler, Nicholas
  • Konst, Barbara
  • Kraus, John & Janina
  • Kropp, Judith & Carl
  • Kulka, Sheila
  • Kusugak, Sandy
  • L., Z.
  • Labak, Bev
  • Labak, Dorothy
  • Lada, Mae
  • Lafountain, Erica
  • Lai Yu Chu, Sarah
  • Laker, Ida
  • Lambert, Marie-Josee
  • Lambert, René
  • Langstone, John
  • Larocque, Suzanne
  • Lauris, Emma
  • Lauzon, Carrie
  • Lauzon, Samuel
  • Lawrence, Marie-Reine & Andre
  • Ledain, Jennifer
  • Lee, Li-Shien
  • Lee, Nora
  • Lee, Richard
  • Legris, Merri
  • Leipe, Mike
  • Lemieux, Breanna
  • Lemieux, Michel & Denyse
  • Leo, Aileen
  • Lepage, Maryse
  • Leslie, Joy
  • Letourneau, Taylor
  • Leversedge, Eileen
  • Levine, Sharon
  • Lewis, Janice
  • Liao, Shawna
  • Lincoln, Donnelly
  • Linker, Margot
  • Lissansky, Andrey
  • Lister, Suzy
  • Little, Sian
  • Littlewood, Eric
  • Liu, Li Na
  • Livvarcin, Daniel (Omer) & Serap
  • Lizee, Nicole
  • Lockwood, Eugenia
  • Lortie-Lussier, Monique
  • Loth, Bamba
  • Lundrigan, Gary
  • Lunney, Barbara
  • Luyendyk, Karen
  • Lyman, Margaret
  • MacDonald, Colleen
  • MacGregor, Hugh
  • MacKinnon, Stuart
  • MacLean, Leah
  • Macpherson, Margaret
  • MacQuarrie, Debbie
  • Maddocks, Keith
  • Manson, Margaret
  • Marfurt-Breakenridge, Caleshea
  • Margison, Lauren
  • Marinkovic, Lora
  • Marinoff, Sarah
  • Marks, Emily & Jethro
  • Marks, Scott
  • Marland, Molly
  • Marquez, Nancy
  • Martin, Brenda
  • Martins, Mauro
  • Mausner, Maxwell
  • Mauviel, Anna
  • McCabe, Meredith
  • McCaw, Adam
  • McCrady, Andrea
  • McDermott, Elizabeth
  • McDermott, Nadene
  • McDonald, Linda
  • McDonell, Joy
  • McEwen, Malcolm
  • McGee, Quinlan
  • McGovern, John
  • McGregor, Edward
  • McKeage, Janet
  • McKean, Elli
  • McKee, Paula
  • McKenna, Ed
  • McLaine, Janet
  • McLaine, Susan
  • McLean, Denise
  • McMaster, Carolyn
  • Mejia, Freddy
  • Melville, Sally
  • Mercer, Harrison
  • Merino, David
  • Meyer, Mechthild
  • Michaels, Jan
  • Miles, Paul
  • Milkson, Joan
  • Mingarelli, Oliviana
  • Mingle, Camilla
  • Mirsky, Stephan
  • Miszk, Emily
  • Moffatt, Carolyn
  • Monk, David
  • Monreal, Marjo
  • Monreal, Michael
  • Moon, Bob & Salamon, Miriam
  • Moore, Joy
  • Morden, Mark
  • Morin, Gerald
  • Morin, Jennifer
  • Morin, Karen
  • Morin, Stephanie
  • Morrison, Elisabeth
  • Morris-Putman, Cheryl
  • Morrow, Jackie
  • Mossman, Charles
  • Mulvihill, David
  • Murphy, Helen
  • Murphy, Raymond
  • Murray, Colin
  • Musical Arts Club
  • Mussani, Jasmine
  • Myers, Meg
  • Nabatian, Martha
  • Naimy, Fairouz
  • Namer, Dina
  • Nathans, Lila
  • Nelson, Elinore
  • Nentwich, Clairellen
  • Nepean High School
  • Nessim, Carolyn
  • Neville, Natalie
  • Newbegin, Barbara
  • Nichols, Alyson
  • Nielsen, Erika
  • Nobleman, Cathy
  • Nolte, Judith
  • Nowell, Cedric
  • Nowlan, James
  • Noxon, Leslie & Nick
  • Noxon, Pamela
  • Ochitwa, Paula
  • Ogunlade, Hannah
  • Olivo, Sharon
  • Olszak, Eva
  • ORMTA Ottawa Region Branch
  • Ottawa New Horizons Band
  • Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club
  • Pagnotta, Jennifer
  • Palmer, Jean
  • Panich, Marie
  • Parker, Irena
  • Parungao, Robert
  • Pascoe, Lawrence
  • Pasionek, Irene
  • Paterson, Deb & Ian
  • Paterson, Pat
  • Paterson, Rodney
  • Patton, Cathy
  • Paul, Morrie
  • Payne, Elizabeth
  • Peca, Nadia
  • Perry, Meghan
  • Peters, Gordon & Wendy
  • Peterson, Anne
  • Phan, Chantal
  • Pickering, Nigel
  • Pickersgill, Alan
  • Pidduck, Beverley
  • Piekos, Anna
  • Piekos, Elizabeth
  • Pierce, Zoe
  • Pike, Myr
  • Plumptre, Bora
  • Pope, Lori
  • Porras Gil, Javier
  • Porras Gil, Javier & Gil Garcia, Gina
  • Porter, Karmena
  • Postma, Arnold
  • Powles, Elizabeth
  • Prattis, Ian & Hill, Carolyn
  • Preston, Kimberley
  • Prevost, Maurice
  • Prince, Pauline
  • Procyshyn, Wanda
  • Pytka, Evelyne
  • Pytlik, Pat & Mark
  • Qin, Rui
  • Raby, Emma & Antoine
  • Raimondo, Giuseppe
  • Rain, David
  • Ralston, Laurel
  • Ram, Avigail
  • Ranasinghe, Mano
  • Rangar, Oshima
  • Rarig, Jeff
  • Raths, William David
  • Rau, Kristina
  • Rava, Margus
  • Redekop, Quinn
  • Reeve, David
  • Reid, Emmanuelle
  • Rempel, Amy
  • Reynolds, Sharon & Rennie
  • Rheaume, Andrea
  • Richmond, Teresa
  • Rider, Gordon
  • Riley, Barbara
  • Ringereide, Trygve & Marian
  • Rive, Jeanette
  • Rivet, Christine
  • Rivier, Shelley
  • Roadhouse, Brian
  • Robb, Helena
  • Robertson, Janet
  • Robertson, Jim
  • Robertson, Jo-Ann & Hugh
  • Robertson, Marion
  • Roche, Leslie
  • Rodrigue, Geneviève
  • Rodrigue, Mimsie
  • Rogers, Dawn
  • Rogers, Margaret Wendy
  • Roland, Anne
  • Rombeek, Harm & Anne
  • Rose, David
  • Rose, Ron
  • Rousselle, Brendan
  • Roussy, Huguette
  • Rowat, Dorothy
  • Rowe, Shelley
  • Rowsell, Bruce & Mary
  • Rungis, Krisanna
  • Russell, Linda J.
  • Russell, Rebecca
  • Rust, Susan
  • Ryan, Irene
  • Salman, Laila
  • Sandercock, Nadine
  • Schmolka, Diane
  • Schouten, Maria
  • Schwarz, Anneke
  • Scott, Nancy
  • Scott-Douglas, Roger
  • Scotti, Susan
  • Scratch, John
  • Scrivens, Sean
  • Sehn, Chad
  • Sehn, Michael
  • Seidman, Gill
  • Seveny, Gary
  • Shorrocks, Christine
  • Silver, Simi
  • Simpson, Jessica
  • Slater, Darcie
  • Smith, Jayda & Jayden
  • Smith, Johanna
  • Smith, Ron
  • Smith-Johnson, Ethan
  • Snell, Sandra
  • Solomon, Kate
  • Solomon, Raphael
  • Soubliere, JP & Cathie
  • Spencer, Charles
  • Speyer, Patricia
  • Spice, Patricia
  • Sproule, Amelia
  • Steele, Lynda
  • Stewart, Andrew
  • Stikeman, Tony
  • Still, Janet
  • Stone, Evelyn
  • St-Onge, Martin
  • St-Pierre, Magali
  • Swan, Carole
  • Symmonds, Albert
  • Symmonds, Peter
  • Symons, Jay
  • Taylor, Zita
  • Tan, Lesley
  • Tanner, Carolyn
  • Tattersfield, Sharleen
  • Taylor, David & Eithne
  • Taylor, J.H
  • Teather, George
  • Tener, Lorna
  • Tessier, Dana
  • Theriault, Renee
  • Therriault, Denise
  • Thibaudeau, Caroline
  • Thies-Thompson, David
  • Thomas, Amy
  • Thomas, Jeannie
  • Thompson, Ashley
  • Thompson, Graham
  • Thompson, Linda
  • Thurgur, Christine
  • Tittiger, Ilse
  • Trainor, Rochelle
  • Tran, Nancy
  • Tremeer, Harvey & Janice
  • Troop, Michael
  • Trotscha, Peter
  • Turner, Ann
  • Unheim, Per
  • Urrutia de Andrade, Karla Mercedes
  • Uteck, Barbara & Fraser, Graham
  • Van Wijk, Constance
  • Vanderlee, Linda
  • Venner, Marilyn
  • Vernon, Laura
  • Vitols, Inga
  • Voyer, Huguette & Royle, John
  • Wall, Leonie
  • Ward, Chatlotte
  • Warren, Lucy
  • Webster, Glenys
  • Webster, Sandra
  • Weise, Joan
  • Weisz, Larry
  • Wex, Josh
  • Whitaker, Mona
  • Wilkinson, Marianne
  • Williams, Brian
  • Williams, Owain
  • Williams, Richard & Pauline
  • Wilson, Cameron
  • Wilson, Catherine
  • Wilson, Jennifer
  • Wilson, Julie
  • Wong, Eric
  • Wood, Bruce
  • Wood, Charmaine
  • Woods, Carol & Doug
  • Woodward, Barbara E.
  • Wright, Barbara
  • Wylie, Wayne
  • Yeates, Glenda & Neil
  • Yeh, Edward
  • Zgraggen, Sarah
  • Zhu, Cai
  • Zhu, Haiying

Individual Donors updated May 22, 2024

Please note: this includes gifts (cumulative) made to OrKidstra between January 1, 2023, and May 10, 2024.

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this donor list; if you feel that there is an omission, please contact us

Corporate SponsorsThank you to our 2023-24 Corporate Supporters

Our Corporate Supporters transform the lives of at-risk Ottawa youth through the power of success through music. We celebrate both local and national businesses that have stepped up, on behalf of OrKidstra, to share their corporate social responsibility – thereby providing our students with opportunities they would otherwise not have. When you become an OrKidstra Sponsor or Corporate Supporter, you’re more than a donor – you’re family.

Click here to view our Corporate Sponsors

Foundation & Public FundingOur 2023-24 Foundation Donors & Public Funders

We’re very grateful for the civic-minded foundations, local charities, community organizations, and public funders who have made a strong commitment to empower kids from equity-deserving communities and build strong community. Music has the power to change lives!

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$90,000+

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With special thanks to the Government of Canada’s Goal Getters Program.

$20,000+

Ontario Trillium Foundation Logo

J.P. Bickell Foundation

United Way Ottawa Logo
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Ontario Trillium Foundation Logo
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Ontario Trillium Foundation Logo

$10,000+

Aaron Brock Foundation

Cajole Inn Fund – OCF

The Matt Foundation

$1,000 – $9,999

  • 100 Men Who Care Ottawa
  • Adrian Burns Family Foundation
  • Andy Cohen Memorial Fund
  • Arnold Shinder Scholarship Fund
  • Ashbury College
  • Child Play International
  • CIBC Children’s Foundation
  • Danbe Foundation Inc.
  • Dufault Foundation
  • Friends Of The National Arts Centre Orchestra
  • Gallop Family Fund
  • George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation
  • Gloucester Music Club
  • Harry P. Ward Foundation
  • Kellett Patrick Family Foundation
  • Millard Churchfield Charitable Fund
  • Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (Ottawa Catholic Teachers)
  • Ontario Ministry Of Tourism, Culture & Sport
  • OrKidstra Allegro Fund OCF
  • Rotary Club of Ottawa-Stittsville
  • Sistema Canada Network
  • Sommerer Privatstiftung (Sommerer Family Foundation)
  • Students’ Association of the Faculty of Arts at uOttawa
  • The Wood Family Charitable Foundation

Up to $999

  • Gloucester Music Teachers’ Association

  • Harvey & Louise Glatt Fund

  • HollyHock OCF Fund

  • McCormack Family Fund – OCF Fund

  • Orpheus Musical Theatre Society

  • Paypal Giving Fund Canada

  • Pledgeling Foundation

  • Ross & Ardath Francis Charitable Foundation

  • Swan Family Testamentary Trust

  • Volunteer Ottawa

Donors updated May 22, 2024.

Please note: this includes gifts (cumulative) made to OrKidstra between January 1, 2023, and May 10, 2024.

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this donor list; if you feel that there is an omission, please contact us

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. Your thoughtful Legacy Gift will help kids from equity-deserving areas of Ottawa reach for success, now and in the future, through music. Make a Legacy Gift by remembering OrKidstra in your will or encourage others to make 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. Music: the power to change lives.

Learn more about leaving a gift in your Will through our partners at Will Power!

Key Information: 

Charitable Organization Number: 83246 7153 RR0001 
Legal Name: OrKidstra – Sistema Ottawa
Address: OrKidstra, 211 Bronson Avenue, Studios 204 & 210, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6H5
Primary Contact: Tina Fedeski, MSM, Executive & Artistic Director
Secondary Contact: Carrie Olivo Lauzon, Director of Finance & Operations
Primary Email: [email protected]
Secondary Email: [email protected]
Phone:
613.233.0166

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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.

Suzanne Drapeau – “I feel that giving children a chance to explore the world of music is the most important gift I can give.”

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.”

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

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.”

Claire Marshall – “To encourage harmony across cultures.”

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

Chayanika Abeysekera Lutes – “We have two young boys, and I want to make a difference in the world they live in and set an example of what it means to give back to your community.”

In Memoriam

We are very grateful to the individuals and families who have made In Memoriam donations. Thank you to the families and friends who have offered us permission to pay tribute to their loved ones below:

In Memoriam: Jane Anido, 1949-2019 – Appointed OrKidstra Board Member on March 30, 2016, elected Vice Chair on Nov. 14, 2016 and served as Chair from Nov. 1, 2019 until her passing. “Because she was thrilled by the simple idea of music, developing the hearts and the minds of the most wonderful kids in the world, to help them build their future!!!” – Martin Low

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

In Memoriam: Brian Parkin – “Small acts make beautiful music.”

In Memoriam: Pauline Fedeski

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 equity-deserving 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!

Donate an instrument

  • Anonymous
  • Abbott, Debbie
  • Adani, Nicole
  • Ain’t Seen Noth’n Yet Productions (ASNY)
  • Aird, Rebecca
  • Aitcheson, Peggy & Ian
  • Allaham, Chloe
  • Allen, Catherine
  • Allen, Murray
  • Allen, Richie
  • Anderson, Mark
  • Anderson, Richard
  • Anderson, Rosemary
  • Andrew, Michael
  • Andrews, Rosemarie
  • Anido, P.J. and Diane
  • Armstrong, Angus
  • Armstrong, John
  • Armstrong, Scott
  • Aronson, Myra
  • Arseneau, Jules
  • Ashbury College
  • Asherman, Ellen
  • Atherton, Peggy
  • Aver, Josh
  • Babyn, Cindy
  • Baker, Kaarina
  • Balthazar, Chantal
  • Bamber, Marcia
  • Barnes, Tom
  • Bascombe, Dianne
  • Bastien, Rose
  • Baxter, Rachel
  • Baynes, Jamie
  • Beaton, Wallace
  • Beatty, Leah
  • Belchamber, Brian
  • Bell, Stephi
  • Billingsley, Perry
  • Bilodeau, Dany
  • Blakey, Sonia
  • Bobet, Ellen
  • Boisvekt, Tina
  • Borcomin, Sophie
  • Boulay, Philip
  • Boutin-Moore, Francoise
  • Boyd, Anne Jarvis
  • Brawn, Thomas
  • Brennan, Paul
  • Brierley, Doug
  • Briscoe, Diane
  • Broom, Anne
  • Bruce, Neva
  • Bryant, John & Simon
  • Burns, Lori
  • Burt, Andrew
  • Buttle, Linda
  • Byrne, Terry
  • Calderisi Bryce, Maria
  • Calderon, Ramses
  • Callaghan, W. B.
  • Campbell, Isabel
  • Campbell, Marlene & Alex
  • Capstick, Bernita
  • Carpenter, Graham & Maureen
  • Carson, Sam
  • Casey, Cheryl & Doug
  • Casey, Paul & Kang, Karen
  • Catterson, Joan
  • Chalk, Raymond
  • Chatland, Maureen
  • Cheng, Yihao
  • Cheung, Kevin
  • Chik-Parnas, Lilian
  • Choo, Bettina
  • Chouinard, Genevieve
  • Clark, Barbara
  • Clarke, Norm
  • Clunie, Harriet
  • Clute, Brent
  • Coast Music (Senra, Manuel)
  • Collins, Barbara
  • Colquhoun, Marilyn
  • Cornish, Gerald
  • Courage, Susan
  • Cragg, Jim
  • Craig, Elaine
  • Crawford, Annie
  • Crump, Maggie
  • Cunningham, Graeme
  • Daniels, Jesse
  • Darcy, Darren
  • Davidge, Erin
  • Deevey, Barry
  • Demers, Luc
  • Derwent, Clea
  • Despax, Cendrine
  • Dessereau, Andre
  • Dewar, James
  • Donnelly, Karen
  • Donnelly, Tom (Donnelly Ford Lincoln)
  • Downey, Ann
  • Dufault, Heather
  • Duncan, M.J.
  • Duquette, Marie-Claude
  • Duschenes, Christopher
  • Duschenes, Ellis-Lynn
  • Eadie, Nancy
  • Edgecombe, Beverley
  • Ekstrandh, Anna
  • Ella, Catherine
  • Elliott, Garry
  • Estabrooks, Penny
  • Estate of Chooi Kin Wan
  • Estate of O’Kane, James
  • Evans, Kellylee
  • Farion, Ken & MacMaster, Tara
  • Ferguson, Karen
  • Finlayson, David
  • Flavell, Michael
  • Foley, Brian
  • Fontaine, Jennifer
  • Fortier, Ivy
  • Foulkes, Amy
  • Frederking, Ann & Robert
  • Frederking, Karin
  • Friesen, Agnes
  • Fynn, James
  • Gagnon, Brigitte
  • Gallienne, John
  • Gamble, Arnold
  • Germain, Cindy
  • Gillespie, Darcy
  • Godwin, Sarah
  • Gorsline, Kate
  • Goss, Anna
  • Gourret, Nicole
  • Graham, Brian
  • Graham, Darrell
  • Grant-Zypchen, Emma
  • Gratix, Diane
  • Gray, Janice
  • Greenspoon, Julie
  • Greenspoon, Sylvia
  • Greenway, Donald
  • Gruber-Leglacé, Heidi
  • Gunner, Sol
  • Haaland, Linda
  • Hain, Allister
  • Hain, David
  • Hamaan, Charles
  • Hansen, Lynda
  • Harding, Beverly
  • Harrison, Guy
  • Hassan, Elizabeth & Zuhair
  • Hayes, Kenny
  • Hendelman, Tenna & Walter
  • Henderson, Lorraine
  • Henley, Doreen
  • Henry, Michael
  • Herleny, Lisa
  • Hernandez Iraheta, Minerva
  • Herron, Adrienne
  • Heselmann, Christine
  • Hewson, Norah
  • Heynen, Jeffrey
  • Hicks, Todd
  • Higgs, Kathy
  • Higham, Robin & Louise
  • Hird, Brian
  • Hobbs, Alison & Christopher
  • Hockin, Jamie
  • Hoffman, Caja
  • Hoffman, Inge
  • Hovey, Jeff
  • Howell, Bruce
  • Hubbertz, Andrew
  • Hudson, Drummond & Marlene
  • Huer, Evelyn
  • Huggins, Rod
  • Huggins, Sharon Ruth
  • Hunter, Stephen
  • Hurd, James T
  • Hutchings, Colin
  • Huus, Jan
  • Inglis, Jodie
  • Jackson, Chris
  • Jacobson, Verna
  • Jacques, Audrey
  • Jarraway, David
  • Jeffrey, Barbara
  • Jenner, Julie
  • Jesseman, Rebecca
  • Kalsi, Rajiv
  • Kane, Betsy
  • Karam, Elie
  • Kelley, Danford
  • Kelly, Patrick
  • Kemp, Karen
  • Kemp, Katharine
  • Kennedy, Sharon & Dan
  • Khan, Kerstin
  • Kingsley, Kathleen
  • Klein, Louise
  • Klimasko, Elaine
  • Komesch, Kathy
  • Kompass, Paul
  • Koss, Patricia
  • Kozicki, Sharon
  • Kriger, David
  • Kula, Eleanor
  • Larkin, Aileen
  • Larocque, Jane
  • Lash, Tim
  • LeBlanc, Chantal
  • Lecomte, Maxime
  • Lecompte, Joelie
  • Ledoux, Jamie
  • Leggett, John
  • Levac, Pamela
  • Levecque, Neil
  • Liabotis, Helen
  • Libon, Christine
  • Linklater, John
  • Lister, Ed
  • Lithwick, Larry
  • Loum, Momodou
  • Love, Mary
  • Low, Kathryn
  • Lubbe, Annaline
  • Lupul, Mary
  • Macdonald, Neale
  • MacDonald, Robert & Claire
  • MacHattie, Leslie
  • MacIsaac, Mariette
  • Mackenzie, Susan
  • Mackinnon, Jennifer
  • MacKinnon, Norma
  • MacLeod, Fiona
  • MacMillan, William & Halstead, Jean
  • Maddocks, Keith
  • 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
  • McCarthy, Jean
  • McCleery, Adele
  • McCloskey, Bill
  • McCormack, Ann
  • McEvenue, Shannon
  • McLaughlin, Lindsay
  • McLelland, Alanna
  • McLung, Janet
  • Melvin, Janet
  • Meyer, Chris
  • Mike’s Music (Chambers, John)
  • Mikoski, Kathryn
  • Milani, Manuela
  • Miller, Julie
  • Mitchell, John
  • Miura, Carlos
  • Moll, Marita
  • Moore, Karen
  • Moore, Sarah
  • Morantz, Alan
  • Morin-Labatut, Gisèle
  • Morris, Jackie
  • Moscovitch, Allan
  • Mountenay Cain, Pamela
  • Muir, Brenda
  • Nabatian, Martha
  • Nadeau Carriere, Stephanie
  • Nagy, Anne
  • Nagy, Philip & Anne
  • Nandlall, Ian
  • National Capital Suzuki School Of Music
  • Neale, Katherine
  • Nicol, Jennifer
  • Nixon, Carol
  • Nobrega, Leonardo
  • Norton, Katherine & Chris
  • O’Neil, Linda
  • O’Connell-Campbell, Colleen
  • Oliver, Judith
  • Omiecinski, Teresa
  • Osler, Campbell
  • Ostapchuk, Rebecca
  • Overend, Eileen
  • Parchelo, Aidan
  • Pasko, Dr. Stan
  • Paterson, Matthew
  • Paul Hahn Fund for Young Cellists (Nadeau, Guy)
  • Perrior, Yvann
  • Petersen, Anna
  • Pickering, Patrick
  • Pinard, Alain
  • Pitzul, P.
  • Poirer-Feraud, Zepherine
  • Pollard, Bruce
  • Powell, Sheila
  • Prefontaine, Simon
  • Prouse, Dennis
  • Prystawski, Walter
  • Pyne, Corry
  • Rager, Barbara
  • Ralchenko, Boris
  • Reedman, Laurie
  • Reid, Marilyn
  • Renshaw, Linda
  • Reynolds, Vaughan
  • Richards, Catherine
  • Richards, Mary-Lou
  • Richardson, Scott
  • Rive, Jeanette
  • Robb, Helena
  • Robert, Daniel
  • Roberts, Ian
  • Robertson, Jim
  • Robinson, John B.
  • Rogers, Cathy
  • 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
  • Schoen, Pamela
  • Schwartz-Gagnon, Peni
  • Scratch, John & Margaret
  • Shaw, Murray
  • Shehan, H. Gale
  • Sheldrake, Derek
  • Sherif, Ranya
  • Shmelzer, Sol
  • Siegel, Lois
  • Simpson, Geoff
  • Smith, Laura
  • Snelling, Suzanne
  • Solar, Christopher
  • Spasoff, Robert
  • Splinter, Dena
  • Spraakman, Andrea
  • Spring, David & Levine, Barbara
  • St. Germain, Louise
  • St. Jules, Denise
  • St. Onge, Jeannine
  • St-Amour, M Phil
  • Steinmetz, Andrew
  • Stephenson, Don
  • Stern, Davee
  • Stern, Joe
  • Stiles, Mark
  • Subers, Peter
  • Sullivan, Brian, Allison & Nicholas
  • Sulzenko, Alexa
  • Swan, Carole
  • Switzer, Philip & Anne
  • Sykes, Kimball
  • Tabalba, Margaret
  • Takahashi, Bryan
  • Taylor, Betty
  • The Maddocks Family
  • Thies-Thompson, David
  • Thorpe, Karla
  • Tobolowska, Margaret
  • Townsend, Bruce
  • Turner, Tim
  • Uhthoff Munro, Sylvia
  • Unheim, Per
  • 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
  • Weatherup, W
  • Webber, Winston
  • Webne-Behrman, Lisa & Harry
  • Welch, Tiffany
  • Wendling, Laurie Anne
  • Westington, Ralph & Helen
  • White, Sheila
  • Wiegand, Micaela
  • Wigston, Karen
  • Wilkie Kushner, Archibald
  • Williams, Jill & Priddie, Trevor
  • Wilson, Anne
  • Wilson, Emily
  • Wilson, Jane
  • Wodin, Olly
  • Wolofsky, Lawrence
  • Wong, Tracy
  • Wood, J. Wilson
  • Woods, Carolyn & Douglas
  • Worden, Mary Anne
  • Wright, Kathryn
  • Wyslouzil, Hans
  • Young String Performers’ Foundation
  • Yu, Maria
  • Zakrzewski, Peter
  • Zambonini, Claudia
  • Zuchowicz, Barbara

Updated May 10, 2024 – All instrument donors to OrKidstra since 2007 are listed.

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this donor list; if you feel that there is an omission, please contact us