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Our Supporters

The Women’s Bandura Ensemble of North America (WBENA) is grateful for the help of our many donors and behind-the-scenes helpers. A sincere Thank You to each of you! As we enter our fifth year, we remember that it is your seed grants, initial corporate and individual donations that supported our inaugural year concerts. Your ongoing support will enable the WBENA to share the captivating blend of the bandura and women’s vocals with audiences worldwide.

Institutional Donors

Individual Donors

  • Canadian Bandurist Capella

  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

  • Fr. Pavlo Hayda Memorial Fund

  • Heritage Foundation of First Security Federal Savings Bank Inc. (Chicago, IL)

  • Kobzarska Sich 

  • New York Selfreliance Credit Union (New York, NY)

  • New York Orthodox Credit Union (New York, NY)

  • Nova UA Federal Credit Union (Clifton, NJ)

  • ODUM 

  • Pylyshenko Foundation

  • St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Bloomingdale, IL)

  • Selfreliance Ukrainian American Federal Credit Union (Chicago, IL)

  • Selfreliance Ukrainian American Federal Credit Union (Whippany, NJ)

  • SUMA Federal Credit Union (Yonkers, NY)

  • The Temerty Family Foundation 

  • Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus 

  • Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation 

  • Ukrainian Credit Union Limited (Toronto, ON)

  • Ukrainian National Federal Credit Union (New York, NY)

  • Ukrainian Selfreliance FCU (Philadelphia, PA)

  • Ukrainian Selfreliance New England Federal Credit Union (Wethersfield, CT)

  • Ukrainian Selfreliance of Western PA FCU (Pittsburgh, PA)

  • Ann Adams

  • Rachel Adams

  • Irene Andreadis

  • Nick Deychakiwsky

  • Kalyna Durbak

  • Christina Dusanowskyj

  • Lynn Gardner

  • Linda Giardella

  • Natalia Jaresko

  • Krystina Lewicki

  • Ihor Makuch

  • Daria McKay

  • Natalie Pawlenko and Dr. Yuri Mishchenko in memory of Petro Hursky

  • Nina and George Woskob in memory of Petro Hursky

  • Tatiana Serafin

  • Theodora Turula

  • Irene Zawadiwsky

​Our list of donors is always growing! For details on how you can support the Ensemble, please visit our Donation page. 

Organizations and businesses that would like to sponsor our upcoming concerts, and be listed in our concert program, should email us at, to the attention of Motria Caudill, Director of Fundraising.

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