Ukraine Millennium Foundation


The Ukraine Millennium Foundation was created in support of the recording of 35 Sacred Concertos by Dmytro Bortniansky under the direction of the late Maestro Wolodymyr Kolesnyk in honour of the 1988 Millennium of the Christianization of Ukraine. Since then the UMF has funded a myriad of Ukrainian music projects many of them in Edmonton such as oratorios, operas, symphonic concerts, annual summer seminars for conductors of Ukrainian religious and secular choral ensembles, the publication of the book "The World of Mykola Lysenko, the reissuing of the Bortniansky concertos in CD format, the writing of the book "Composers of the Ukrainian Diaspora" (in progress), the recording of 12 sacred concertos by Artem Vedel (in progress). UMF has recently provided funding for music fonds at the Bohdan Medwidsky Archives at the University of Alberta and scholarships in Ukrainian music at MacEwan University. UMF continuously sponsors the initiatives of the Ukrainian Music Society of Alberta by funding concerts, seminars and publications, as well as the efforts of many secular and religious choirs and ensembles. Supporting major Ukrainian musical undertakings throughout Canada, UMF has collaborated with the Ukrainian Art Song Project on the Stepovyi project and has recently funded the newly created World Library, an on-line library of Ukrainian art songs. Ever supportive of the efforts of Canadian Ukrainian composers, UMF has helped fund the new Paschal Liturgy by John Sembrat and is looking forward to the Golden Harvest Oratorio by Larysa Kuzmenko.

The Order of St. Basil the Great


The Order of Saint Basil the Great (OSBM Latin: Ordo Sancti Basilii Magni, Ukrainian: Чин Святого Василія Великого) also known as the Basilian Order of Saint Josaphat is an monastic religious order of the Greek Catholic Churches that is present throughout Eastern Europe, as well as in both North and South America. The order received approbation on August 20, 1631. Its monks, brothers, and priests work primarily with Ukrainian Catholics and are also present in other Greek-Catholic churches in central and eastern Europe.



The order is based upon the ascetic writings of Saint Basil the Great (329-379, in accordance with the Rule of St Basil laid down by him and later developed by Saint Theodore the Studite (760-826), Saint Theodosius of Kyiv (†1074), Saint Josaphat Kuntsevych (1580-1623) and the Metropolitan of Kyiv Joseph Benjamin Rutsky (1574-1637).

The Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko




The Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko is a national, chartered philanthropic institution providing leadership by building and nurturing a permanent endowment fund dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Ukrainian Canadian cultural heritage and the advancement of a flourishing Ukrainian community for the enrichment of Canada.


The Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko strives to be recognized as Canada's premier not-for- profit Foundation in a Canada which acknowledges the Ukrainian Canadian community as a fundamental component of Canadian society.


The Knights of Columbus (Fr. Hannas Council)


Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.


The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 15,100 councils and 1.9 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea.

Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada (St. Basil's & Holy Trinity Branches)


The Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada, in its ongoing commitment to the mission of the Church, is dedicated to providing the resources that allow its members to realize their own true vocation, and live an authentic Christian life as contributing members to the Church and society.

Other Donors


Axios Men's Ensemble

Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Parish (Vegreville)

St. Basil's Men's Club (Edmonton)

Carol and Jerry Fiest (Fiest Enterprises Ltd)


Orest and Susan Romaniuk

Darcy Gulka

Eugene Topolnisky

Ed and Leona Bridges

Ukrainian National Federation, Edmonton branch

Irene Federkewych

Maureen Linkiewich

St. John’s Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral Parish (Edmonton)

Ukrainian Music Society of Alberta

Walter Yakimetz

Alberta Benevolent Cantor Association

Luella Yakymyshyn

Elizabeth Holinaty

Lester and Elaine Wasylicia

Gerald Faulder

Sandra Lesko

Roman Kravec

Karrie Lynn Darichuk