Individual DonorsOur 2019-2020 Individual Donors

Our individual donors are a special part of our OrKidstra family! With your donation, you give kids from under-served 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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Inner Circle

  • Anonymous
  • Duck, Gary & Cornelia
  • Durban, Egon & Abigail (TAG)
  • Higham, Robin & Louise
  • Holdsworth, David & Senècal, Nicole
  • Huus, Evan
  • Marshall, Claire
  • McLellan, Chloe
  • Mondre, Alexandra & Gregory
  • Prior, Susan
  • Sagar, Peter
  • Teron, Jean
  • Van Dine, David
  • Wells, Paul & Samson, Lisa

$1,000 – $4,999

  • Amundrud, Don & Patricia
  • Anonymous
  • Campbell, Margaret
  • Casey, Cheryl & Doug
  • Cosgrove, Elizabeth
  • Creamer, Judith
  • Dawson, Marilyn
  • Dearham, Wesley & Deborah
  • Drapeau, Suzanne
  • Fedeski, Tina & McMillen, Gary
  • Gazsi Gill, Sylvia
  • Goudge, Bernice
  • Graham, John
  • Halpenny, Suzanne
  • Hardy, Mark
  • Hart, Marilyn
  • Hendelman, Walter
  • Hewitt, Angela
  • Heynen, Jack
  • Hicks, Jennifer
  • Hill, Jeff
  • Joyce, Michael & Spice, Joan
  • Lacasse, Julie Ann
  • Laister, David and Susan
  • Lefort, Louise
  • Low, Martin
  • MacLeod, Donald
  • Mardian, Van
  • Moffat, John
  • Muir, Brenda
  • Newton, Jacqueline M.
  • Oldham, Peter & Turner, Julia
  • Overend, Eileen & Ralph
  • Ram, Leslie
  • Rose, David
  • Stiles, Mark
  • Swan, Carole
  • Tennant, Bob
  • Valois, Shirley and Pierre
  • Van Loon, Jean & Richard
  • Vandenberg, Elly
  • Wehrle, Victor & Marlene

$500 – $999

  • Abeysekera, Rhadika
  • Adams, Nancy
  • Anderson, George & Gray, Charlotte
  • Anonymous
  • Bertens, Kimberly
  • Campbell, Janet
  • Carter, Susan
  • Churchfield, Camille & Millard, Chris
  • Cowley, Deborah
  • Craven, Nancy & Barry
  • Crawley, Shira
  • Cumming, N. R.
  • Davis, Joanne
  • Donnelly, Karen
  • Fafard, Patrick & Katherine
  • Farmilo, Irenka
  • Ferguson, Karen (& Meredith, Cecilia, Margaret)
  • Fox, Gloria
  • Hendry, George & Pat
  • Heyden-Carroll, Lynda & Carroll, Michael
  • Kehoe, Susan
  • Kirwan, Jill
  • Lubbe, Annaline
  • Lutes Racine, Carol
  • MacGregor, Hugh & Lianne
  • Maxwell, Judith
  • McDermott, Elizabeth
  • McGee, Kelly and Sean
  • McMillen, Charles & Marilyn
  • McNeely, Bruce
  • Morrison, Elisabeth
  • Norian, Vicken
  • Payne, Janice & Lyon, Russell
  • Puskas, Jim & Smith, Ruth
  • Rainboth, Elaine
  • Riddick, Bill & Jennie
  • Riley, Barbara
  • Taylor, Vincent
  • Tesarowski, David & Dawn
  • Troup, Jenni
  • Turcotte, Elaine
  • Turner, Vernon
  • Uteck, Barbara
  • Ward, W.D.
  • Wheatley-Price, Paul & Krental, Alison

Up to $499

  • Abeysekera, Chamal & Irushi
  • Adams, Wesley
  • Adrian Futter
  • Aguilar, Elizabeth
  • Allen, Shirley
  • Amos, Stephanie & Bruce
  • Amundsen, Camilla
  • Anderson, Barbara
  • Angus Ogilvy
  • Anido, P.J. and Diane
  • Anonymous
  • Aplin, Nicholas
  • Armstrong, John
  • Armstrong, Kathleen
  • Armus, Sharon
  • Arnold, Cathryn
  • Aronson, Marcia & Steve.
  • Arthurs, Sheila
  • Ashby, Mike
  • Atherton, Peggy
  • Audrey Bufton
  • Aviv, Beth
  • Baerg, Cathy
  • Baker, Francis
  • Balfour, Patricia
  • Baltacioglu, Yaprak
  • Barbarie, Jennifer
  • Barrie, April
  • Baxter, Cynthia
  • Beadle, Leona
  • Beebe, Donald
  • Beks, Laura
  • Belchamber, Brian
  • Bell, Catherine & Robert
  • Bell, Corianne
  • Bell, Justice
  • Bell, Ros & Stitt, David
  • Berholz, Elizabeth & Daniel
  • Bernier, Maureen & Paul
  • Berry, Jean
  • Berzins, Lorraine & Andrejs
  • Bettez, Gisele
  • Binh, Ninh
  • Birenbaum, Rhonda
  • Birkett, Graham
  • Blackie, Karen
  • Blaise, Aneze
  • Bouchard, Johanne
  • Bowden, Jane
  • Boyd, Anne Jarvis
  • Brake, Sybil
  • Braun, Isaac & Sheila
  • Braunovan, Erica & Paul
  • Brian Hickey
  • Bridges, Chris
  • Brocklehurst, Clarissa
  • Brodhead, Tim
  • Brodo, Irwin & Fenja
  • Bruce, Neva
  • Brunner, Jane
  • Bryans, Wendy
  • Bryce, Valerie
  • Buchan, Bob & Carolyn
  • Buchanan, Margaret
  • Buckley-Jones, Dilys
  • Burke, Teresa
  • Burnett, Anne
  • Burrows, Isabel
  • Busa, Gennaro
  • Buttle, Linda
  • Calderisi Bryce, Maria
  • Cameron, Christina & Winsor, Hugh
  • Campbell, Catherine
  • Campbell, Emma
  • Campbell, Fay
  • Campbell, Neil & Heather
  • Campbell, Rebecca
  • Campbell, Rosemary
  • Caplan, Ellen
  • Cardona, Hernan
  • Carpenter, Graham & Maureen
  • Casselman, Joel
  • Catterson, Joan
  • Chamberland, Patricia
  • Chambers, Patricia
  • Chandler, Beverly
  • Charles, Judy
  • Charness, Grace & Mitchell
  • Chau, Patricia
  • Chen, Xi
  • Childs, Charles
  • Christensen, Ian
  • Christina Peter
  • Chu, William
  • Ciurlia, Angelica
  • Clairoux, Lorraine
  • Clark, Barbara
  • Clark, Carolyn
  • Clayton, Orrin & Pamela
  • Clemann, Sam
  • Clubb, Barb
  • Collier, Carol
  • Collins, Kevin & Marilyn
  • Comfort, Kathryn
  • Connor, Mike & Valerie
  • Conrad, Walter & Susan
  • Cooke, Sandra
  • Cooper, Virginia
  • Copland, Elaine
  • Craig, Robert
  • Craven-Fouchard, Sheilah & Steven
  • Csoti, Gabriella
  • Culbert, Angela
  • Cumming, Lawrence S.
  • Curfoot-Mollington, Mark
  • Curran, James
  • Dalaire, Mélina
  • Daoust, Camie
  • Davis, Jennifer
  • De Kerckhove, Ferry
  • Delbrouck, Anne
  • Demers, Jasmine
  • Dempster, Douglas
  • Derby, E. Aileen
  • Desclouds, Rick
  • Dickenson, Margaret
  • Dickson, Ellynne
  • Dingle, James & Allison
  • Doe, Kim
  • Doherty, Deborah
  • Donati Mayer, Lisa
  • Doolan, Cathy
  • Doucette, Andre
  • Downton, Cassandra
  • Dredge, Lynda
  • Dubrofsky, Anne
  • Dugas, Danielle & Greenblatt, Ira
  • Duque, Alvaro
  • Durand, Rosamaria
  • Durber, Paul
  • Edlund, Dawn
  • Edwards, Len & Margaret
  • Elinor Swan Winterhalt
  • Elizabeth Grace
  • El-Khoury, George
  • Elver, Ruby
  • Emard-Chabot, Stephane
  • Englishby, Paul
  • Esdaile, David & Feaver, Marianne
  • Fagan, Wade
  • Falkenhagen, Leanna
  • Faris, Omaima
  • Fenton, Bill
  • Ferguson, Cam
  • Ferrante, Chris
  • Ficara, Domenico
  • Finch, Fiona
  • Finstad, Karen
  • Fisher, Jack
  • Fisk, Emily
  • Flack, Linda & Bruce
  • Florida, Peggy & Blackstone, Bill
  • Foley, Brian
  • Foran, Sherri-Lynn
  • Foster, Cherrie
  • Francis, James Ross
  • Fraser, Deborah
  • Frederking, Ann & Robert
  • French, John & Louise
  • Fried, Elfie
  • Friesen, Ted
  • Frisch, Wendy
  • Gagnon, Jean-Paul
  • Gallant, Jennifer
  • Gatien, Lilianne
  • Gaudet, Sarah
  • Gefen Bar On Santor
  • Gesing, Renka
  • Gibbons, Mary
  • Gill, David
  • Gill, Evan & Jean
  • Gillin, Andrée
  • Glass, Colleen
  • Glen, Mary and Ian
  • Goldman, Fern
  • Goldsmith, John & Ann
  • Goodman, Jeffrey
  • Goodman-Galbraith, Marilyn & Galbraith, David
  • Gordon, Helen
  • Gourlie, Katharine
  • Graham, Catherine W.
  • Graham, Elaine
  • Grant-Trusdale, Sheila
  • Grasty, Robert
  • Gray, Karen
  • Greenspoon, Sylvia
  • Gregory, Joelyn
  • Grey, Jerry
  • Gruber-Leglacé, Heidi
  • Gueye, Abdoulaye
  • Guilford, Nigel & Irene
  • Gulka, Walter & Lillian
  • Gunner, Sol
  • Hamm, Shirley & Robertson, John (The Anacondas)
  • Hansen, Lenora
  • Hansen, Lynda
  • Harrison, Andrea
  • Hartley, Greg
  • Hartman, Sharon
  • Hay, Elizabeth
  • Haynal, Donna
  • Heeney, Stephen
  • Heibey, Conrad
  • Hendelman, Lisanne
  • Henry, Brendan
  • Henry, Louise
  • Henry, Victoria
  • Heppner, Herbert
  • Hewson, Norah
  • Heynen, Jeff
  • Hicks, Kathleen
  • Hilton, Karla
  • Hobbs, Alison & Christopher
  • Holland, Joy
  • Holtom, Donna
  • Holzman, Kim
  • Honeywell, Margie
  • Huang, Pein-Pein
  • Hubbertz, Andrew & Cynthia
  • Hudson, Drummond & Marlene
  • Huer, Evelyn
  • Hughes, Alexandra
  • Hughes, Edward
  • Hunter, Stephen & Victoria
  • Hveding, Cecilie
  • Hyatt, Michelle
  • Hynna, Martha
  • Iacono, John
  • Isaac, Susan
  • Itani, Frances
  • Jacobson, Verna
  • Jennings, Sarah
  • Jessup, Mary
  • Jewers, Judith
  • Jiang, Qing Zhou
  • Jintana Hanthaisong
  • Johnson, Euphemia
  • Johnson, Garth
  • Johnson, Gordon
  • Johnson, William
  • Jones, Kathy
  • Jones, Laurence Earle
  • Jones, M.J.
  • Joseph, Kris
  • Junke, Karen
  • Juvet, Dulce
  • Kaethler, June & Nick
  • Kalab, Peter
  • Kalsi, Rajiv
  • Kammermayer, Ellen
  • Karh Thorne-Thomas
  • Karis Myers, Stephanie
  • Karol, Adam & Jennifer
  • Katz, Floralove
  • Kavalersky, Andrew
  • Kavanagh, Sue
  • Keevil Harrold, Diane
  • Kelly, Ananda
  • Kennedy, Sharon & Dan
  • Kerfoot, Carol
  • King, Gary
  • Kirkwood, Diana
  • Korjus, Sandra
  • Kosijer, Ingrid
  • Koussa, Ghina
  • Koven, Diane
  • Kovesi, Nicolette
  • Krawchuk, Hali
  • Kriger, David & Susan
  • Kropp, Judith & Carl
  • Krupka, Ivo
  • Kulka, Sheila
  • Lachapelle, Mary Ellen
  • LaForty, Jill
  • Laker, Ida
  • Lalonde-McKennirey, Liliane
  • Lam, Calvin
  • Lambert, Marie-Josée
  • Laneville, Lise
  • Laneville, Lucie
  • Langstone, John
  • Lapointe, Elise
  • Larocque, Jane & Jospeh
  • Laughton, Mary-Frances
  • Lavictoire, Barbara
  • Lawrence, Marie & Andre
  • Laye, William
  • Layton, Irene
  • LeBlanc, Allen
  • LeBlanc, Annie
  • Lee, Richard
  • Lee, Robert
  • Lefaivre, Marie-Josée
  • LeFeuvre, Jane
  • Legault, Paul
  • Lenk, Anna
  • Leo, Aileen
  • Leslie, Joy
  • Levans, Tim (Good Advice Band)
  • Leversedge, Eileen
  • Levine, Sharon
  • Lewis, Robert
  • Little, Sian
  • Lizee, Nicole
  • Lockwood, Ilana
  • Lokar, Andrejka
  • Lomer, Noel
  • Loth, Bamba
  • Lougheed, Donna
  • Lovejoy, Robert & Carol
  • Lowe, Shirley
  • Lussier, Monique
  • Lyman, Margaret
  • Lynch, Lucy
  • Lyons, Dawn
  • Macdonald, Catherine
  • MacDonald, Diane
  • MacDonald, John & Carolyn
  • Macdonnell, Frances
  • Mace, Michael
  • Mack, Colin
  • MacKenzie, Hilary
  • MacKinnon, Stuart & Evelyn
  • MacLean, Anita
  • MacLeod, Andrew
  • Macpherson, Carol
  • Majeed, Marja-Leena
  • Malcolm, Kim
  • Manocharm Ranasinghe
  • Manson, Marnee
  • Marcus, Angela
  • Mark Whitcombe
  • Marsan, Joe
  • Martel, Claude & Aline
  • Martel-Cantelon, Mary
  • Martin, Agathe
  • Martin, Barbara
  • Mauviel, Anna
  • Maxwell, Jane
  • McCrady, Andrea
  • McCumber, Elke & Paul
  • McDermott, Dennis
  • McDonald, Grant & Devenny, Carol
  • McDonald, Linda
  • McEwen, Malcolm
  • McGrath, Deborah
  • McKenny, Betsy
  • McKiernan, Helen
  • McKinlay, Kenneth I.
  • McKiver, Beverley
  • McLaine, Peter & Janet
  • McLaine, Susan
  • McMaster, Carolyn
  • McNab, John
  • McNee, John & Susan
  • Mei, Merry Hong
  • Melville, Sally
  • M’Gonigle, Shelagh
  • Mihai, Andrada
  • Mikhail, Amira
  • Mikhail, Shaheer
  • Milkson, Joan
  • Miller, Judith
  • Miller, Marion
  • Mills, Judy & Russell
  • Milne, Janet
  • Mirsky, Stephan
  • Mitchell, Margaret & Jim
  • Mix, Jennifer
  • Moffatt, Carolyn
  • Montador, Bruce
  • Moore, Joy
  • Moorhouse, Margaret
  • Moran, Christine
  • Morcos, Malak
  • Morris, Jane
  • Morris, Stacey-Ann
  • Morris-Putman, Cheryl
  • Mossman, Marion & Charles
  • Murdock, Susan
  • Murphy-Black, Tricia
  • Myers, Meg
  • Myers, Peter
  • Myre, Steven
  • Nabatian, Martha
  • Nadel, Heni
  • Nagelschmitz, Katrin
  • Namer, Dina
  • Nardone, Eleonora
  • Nassim, Hoda
  • Navarro, Margaret
  • Nentwich, Clairellen
  • Nerenberg, William
  • Newbegin, Barbara
  • Nicholls, Francis
  • Nixon, Martha
  • Nobleman, Cathy
  • Nolte, Judith
  • Norcliffe, Hilary
  • Nowell, Cedric & Jill
  • Nowell, Harry
  • O’Beirne, Patrick
  • O’Brien, Al & Gail
  • O’Brien, Margaret
  • Olexiuk, Eileen
  • Ong, Huy
  • Orton, Brian
  • Orton, Edith
  • Packer, John
  • Pagnotta, Jennifer
  • Pal, Sunny & Nini
  • Palmer, Jean
  • Parkin, Steven
  • Partington, Gary
  • Pascucci, Enrico
  • Paterson, Rod
  • Patton, Cathy
  • Payne, Nancy & Grignon, Denis
  • Pencer, Irwin & Marcia
  • Penna, Mariella & Boni
  • Perez, Nadejda
  • Perry, Marion
  • Perry, Sheila
  • Peters, J. Gordon & Wendy
  • Pétrin, Diane
  • Phan, Chantal
  • Piché, Martine
  • Pickersgill, Alan
  • Pidduck, Beverley
  • Pineau, Joelle
  • Pinsonnault Avocat, Guy
  • Pleet, Pinchas & Barbara
  • Poisson, Lucille
  • Pollock, Scarlet
  • Pope, Lori
  • Porter, Kate
  • Posthuma, Sarah
  • Potter, Liz
  • Powles, Elizabeth
  • Prattis, Ian & Hill, Carolyn
  • Preston, David and Kate
  • Prevost, Maurice
  • Prevost, Roxane
  • Procyshyn, Wanda
  • Prouse, Dennis & Chantal
  • Prowse, Thomas
  • Prystawski, Laurence
  • Rain, David
  • Ralston, Laurel
  • Ram, Avigail
  • Ram, Elisha & Faucher, Annie
  • Ramsay, Saskia
  • Rarig, Jeff
  • Reid, Emmanuelle
  • Rhéaume, Andréa
  • Richmond, Teresa
  • Riordon, Marsha
  • Ritchie, Ian
  • Rive, Jeanette
  • Robb, Helena
  • Robert Fowler
  • Roberts, Neil
  • Roberts, Teresa
  • Robertson, Bea
  • Robertson, Jack
  • Robertson, Marion
  • Robertson, Susan
  • Rodrigue, Mimsie
  • Rogers, Neil
  • Rose, Eleanor
  • Rose, Sheila
  • Ross, Jennifer
  • Rousseau, Natalie
  • Roussy, Huguette
  • Rowan-Legg, Deborah & John
  • Rowat, Dorothy
  • Royle, John & Hugette
  • Ruane, William
  • Rupp, Susan & Eric
  • Russell, Linda
  • Ryan, Erin
  • Ryan, Irene
  • Sachs, Matt
  • Sacret, Andrew
  • Salvatore, Ann
  • Savary, Pat
  • Schliewen, Wita
  • Schmolka, Diane
  • Schouten, Maria & Albert
  • Schwartz, Martin & Elaine
  • Scott, Clifton
  • Scott, Jane
  • Scratch, John & Margaret
  • Shaw, Alyson
  • Shea, Amanda
  • Shore-Tanner & Associates
  • Simon, Martin
  • Sinclair, Helen
  • Smith, Diane
  • Smith, Heather
  • Smith, Peter
  • Snelling, Bradley
  • Snyder, Jacqueline & Anderson, Doug
  • Sobel, Eleanor
  • Sorensen, Judith & Pitre, Pierre
  • Soubliere, JP & Cathie
  • Spasoff, Robert & Sylvia
  • St Pierre, Martha
  • St. Amand, Susan
  • Stewart-Verger, Ruth
  • Stiens, Jennifer
  • Stikeman, Tony & Elisabeth
  • Still, Janet
  • Stone, Evelyn
  • Stone, John
  • Sunderji, Kass
  • Superette Shop
  • Surges, Leonard
  • Taitz, Samuel
  • Talbot, Jeanne
  • Tam, Alice
  • Tan, Qi Yun
  • Tarnowski, Yolande
  • Taylor, Carol
  • Taylor, David & Eithne
  • Taylor, Mary & James
  • Taylor, Nancy
  • Thomas, Jeannie
  • Thompson, Linda
  • Thomson, Eleanor
  • Thurgur, Christine
  • Tritt, Robert
  • Trotscha, Peter
  • Tuck, Tim & Daphne
  • Tufts, Jo-Anne
  • Unger, Deborah
  • Valia, Bhavna
  • Van Dine, Richard
  • Van Wijk, Constance
  • Vanderlee, Linda
  • Verbeke, Bart
  • Verner, Christine
  • Vernon, Laura
  • Vollrath, Derek
  • Walke, Bernard (Bernard Walke Bows)
  • Ward, Charlotte
  • Wasserman, Nancy
  • Watson, Lauren
  • Waverley Winds
  • Webster, Sandra & Peter
  • Weese, Gwynneth & Don
  • Weisbach, Amy
  • Westington, Ralph & Helen
  • Wheeler, Andrew
  • Whitley, Anna
  • Whitney, Allan
  • Wilcox, Bob
  • Wilcox, Cathy
  • Williams, Pat
  • Williams, Sheila & Bill
  • Wilson, Catherine
  • Wise, Michelle
  • Wong, Jan
  • Wright, Ashley
  • Wright, Barbara
  • Wright, Gerald
  • Yeates, Glenda
  • Youngson, Leslie
  • Zakaria, Tricia
  • Zakrzewski, Peter
  • Zamin, Jean
  • Zhang, Zhiyong
  • Zhu, Cai Qin

Individual Donors updated July 15, 2020

Please note: this includes gifts (cumulative) made to OrKidstra during its fiscal year (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020).

Foundation & Public FundingOur 2019-2020 Foundation Donors & Public Funders

We’re very grateful for the civic-minded Foundations, local charities 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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$40,000 +

City of Ottawa Logo

Five B Family Foundation

Crabtree Foundation

Goudge Family Foundation

$20,000+

$10,000+

Anonymous

The Matt Foundation

George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation

$1,000 – $9,999

  • 9th Hour Theatre Company
  • Andy Cohen Memorial Fund
  • Cajole Inn Foundation
  • CIBC Children’s Foundation
  • Claudine & Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation
  • D’Addario Foundation
  • Danbe Foundation Inc.
  • Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra
  • Gallop Family Fund
  • Harry P. Ward Foundation
  • Janet D Ferguson Children’s Foundation
  • Kiwanis Ottawa West
  • Ministry Of Tourism, Culture & Sport
  • Minto Foundation Inc.
  • Rotary Club of Ottawa-Stittsville
  • Soloway Jewish Community Centre
  • United Way East Ontario
  • Upbeat Productions

$500 – $999

  • Ashbury College
  • Ottawa Centre Provincial Liberal
  • Ottawa New Horizons Band
  • Parkdale United Church Orchestra

Up to $499

  • CanadaHelps
  • Harvey and Louise Glatt Fund
  • McCormack Family Fund
  • Musical Arts Club of Ottawa
  • ORMTA Ottawa Region Branch
  • Ottawa Newcomers’ Alumnae Club
  • Waverley Winds

Foundations and Public Funders updated July 15, 2020

Please note: this includes gifts (cumulative) made to OrKidstra during its fiscal year (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020).

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. Playing and singing together teaches us to create a community out of very diverse parts – to co-operate, to collaborate and to build something beautiful and bigger than our individual selves. Your thoughtful Legacy Gift will help kids from under-served 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. 

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
Contact: Tina Fedeski, MSM, CEO & Artistic Director 
Email: tinafedeski@orkidstra.ca
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.”

In Memoriam

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

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

“Jane gave us the phrase we use to describe how OrKidstra aspires to approach everything we do: with love, courage and excellence. She embodied these characteristics in her own manner and person. Although we will never know how greatly she would have influenced OrKidstra’s future as Chair, we celebrate with gratitude the contribution she has already made as Board member, Vice Chair, colleague, supporter and friend.” – Claire Marshall, Chair, OrKidstra 

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.”

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
  • Anonymous (11)
  • Armstrong, Angus 
  • Armstrong, John
  • Armstrong, Scott
  • Aronson, Myra
  • Arseneau, Jules
  • Atherton, Peggy
  • Asherman, Ellen
  • Aver, Josh
  • Babyn, Cindy
  • Baker, Kaarina
  • Barnes, Tom
  • Bastien, Rose
  • Belchamber, Brian
  • Bell, Stephi
  • Billingsley, Perry
  • Blakey, Sonia
  • Bobet, Ellen
  • Boisvekt, Tina
  • Borcomin, Sophie
  • Boulay, Philip
  • Boutin-Moore, Francoise
  • Boyd, Anne Jarvis
  • Brawn, Thomas
  • Brennan, Paul
  • Briscoe, Diane
  • Broom, Anne
  • Bruce, Neva
  • Burns, Lori
  • Buttle, Linda
  • Bryant, John & Simon
  • Byrne, Terry
  • Calderisi Bryce, Maria
  • Calderon, Ramses
  • Callaghan, W. B.
  • Campbell, Isabel
  • Campbell, Marlene & Alex
  • Capstick, Bernita
  • Carpenter, Graham
  • Carson, Sam
  • Casey, Cheryl & Doug
  • Casey, Paul & Kang, Karen
  • Catterson, Joan
  • Chalk, Raymond
  • Chatland, Maureen
  • Cheng, Yihao
  • Cheung, Kevin
  • Choo, Bettina
  • Clunie, Harriet
  • Clute, Brent
  • Coast Music (Senra, Manuel)
  • Collins, Barbara
  • Colquhoun, Marilyn
  • Cornish, Gerald
  • Cragg, Jim
  • 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
  • Gourret, Nicole
  • Graham, Brian
  • Graham, Darrell
  • 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
  • Harrison, Guy
  • Hassan, Elizabeth & Zuhair
  • Hendelman, Tenna & Walter
  • Henderson, Lorraine
  • Henley, Doreen
  • Henry, Michael
  • Herleny, Lisa
  • Heselmann, Christine
  • Hewson, Norah
  • Hicks, Todd
  • Higgs, Kathy
  • Hobbs, Alison & Christopher
  • Hockin, Jamie
  • Hoffman, Caja
  • Hoffman, Inge
  • Hovey, Jeff
  • Hubbertz, Andrew
  • 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
  • Kalsi, Rajiv 
  • Karam, Elie
  • 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
  • Ledoux, Jamie
  • Leggett, John
  • Levac, Pamela
  • Levecque, Neil
  • 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
  • Morris, Jackie
  • 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
  • Norton, Katherine & Chris
  • Estate of O’Kane, James
  • Omiecinski, Teresa
  • O’Neil, Linda
  • Ostapchuk, Rebecca
  • Overend, Eileen
  • Pasko, Dr. Stan
  • Paterson, Matthew
  • Paul Hahn Fund for Young Cellists (Nadeau, Guy)
  • Petersen, Anna
  • Pickering, Patrick
  • Pinard, Alain
  • Pollard, Bruce 
  • Poirer-Feraud, Zepherine
  • Powell, Sheila
  • Prefontaine, Simon
  • Prouse, Dennis
  • Prystawski, Walter
  • Pyne, Corry
  • Rager, Barbara
  • Ralchenko, Boris
  • Reid, Marilyn
  • Richards, Catherine
  • Richards, Mary-Lou
  • Richardson, Scott
  • Rive, Jeanette
  • Robb, Helena
  • Robert, Daniel
  • 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
  • Shehan, H. Gale
  • Sheldrake, Derek
  • Shmelzer, Sol
  • Siegel, Lois
  • Smith, Laura
  • Snelling, Suzanne
  • Spasoff, Robert
  • Splinter, Dena
  • Spraakman, Andrea
  • Spring, David & Levine, Barbara
  • St. Germain, Louise
  • St. Onge, Jeannine
  • St-Amour, M Phil
  • Stiles, Mark
  • Sullivan, Brian, Allison & Nicholas
  • Sulzenko, Alexa
  • Swan, Carole
  • 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
  • Yu, Maria
  • Zambonini, Claudia
  • Zuchowicz, Barbara

Updated February 12, 2020 – All instrument donors to OrKidstra since 2007 are listed.

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