BalkanFest 2022

Join us—in person—for our summer and fall weekend events, featuring classes and great live music dance parties. Registration is now open!

August 5, 2022
Village Community School SkyYard
272 W. 10th St.
New York, NY 10014

August 6, 2022
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
29-19 24th Ave.
Astoria, NY 11102

September 9-10, 2022
Presidio Theatre Plaza
99 Moraga Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94129


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Current Donors

Thank you!

2022 Donors

Contributor list updated as of June 16, 2022. Our 2022 drive has brought in $46,237 — which includes $40,846 in general donations and pledged monthly sustaining contributions, $3,480 for the Kef Scholarship Fund, and $1,911 for the Nest Egg Endowment Fund. Please consider donating to EEFC today.

Donations of any size are always welcome, especially during these uncertain times.

Bands, Choruses & Dance Groups

Chubritza International Folk Band
Humboldt Folk Dancers
Mixed Bag
Orkestar Banitsa
Grupa Dunbarov
Svirači

Corporate Donors & Matching Donations

Network for Good
PayPal Giving Fund

Individual, Family & Sustaining Contributors

Andy Adler & Ann Braude
Douglas Allen
Mitchell Allen
Jim Avera & Barbara Babin
Martha Awdziewicz & Dennis Weis
Ralph Bates
Michelle Benoit
Virginia Berlin
Susan, Paul & Nathan Bernacki
Frederick Bialy
Belle Birchfield & Michael Ginsburg
Carol Bloom
Joseph & Barbara Blumenthal
Laura Blumenthal & Mark Hamilton
Marion Blumenthal
Leslie Boden & Jerry Kisslinger
Susan Bolotin
Jessica Bondy
Dean Brown & Dee Ramee
Paul Brown
Patricia Buhl
Nancy Butowski
Jeanne Busch
Marilyn Cable
Priscilla Carlson
Bart & Kate Carpenter
Joyce Clyde
Debra Cohen
Emily Cohen & Eric Frumin
Martha Cohen & Marc Wolman
Steve Collins
Roger Cooper & Judy Olson
Jacqueline Corl-Seidel
Jo Crawford
Teymour & Susan Darkhosh
Janice Darling
Naomi Segal Deitz
Susan Cohen DeStefano
Marchette DuBois
Marlene Dworkin
Marian Eines, in memory of Rose Tannenbaum
Jordan Ellison
Leah Erez
Marilyn Morrison Erway
Sheila Ewall
Matthew Fass
Lila Feingold
Julian & Deborah Ferholt
Sarah Ferholt
Melinda Fields
Sylvia Fine
M.J. Fischer
Kathy Fors, in memory of Diane Montgomery
Barbara Friedman
Carol Friedman
Erica George
Kate Gerson
Ira Gessel
Edward Gilbert
Joey Gilbert, in memory of Edward Gilbert
Eva Goldwater
Barbara Gottfried
Joseph G. Graziosi
Chilton Gregory
Sharon Grodin
Laurie Grossman & Richard Hertzfeld, in memory of Ellen Cannon
Francesca Guido, in memory of Joe Mandell
Jill Halloran
Thea Hambright
Bryn Hammarstrom & Lynne Graham
Joan Hantman
Susan Hatlevig
Emerson Hawley
Glynis Hawley & Andy Kacsmar
Biz Hertzberg & James Hoskins
Frances G. Hoenigswald
Vita Hollander
Stasha Hughes
Morty Isaacson
Patricia Iverson
Connie Strohbehn Kaczmarczyk
Lea Anne Kangas
Nina Kavardjikova
Solange Kellermann
Bette Kelley
Jenny Kilgore
William & Pat King
Karen Klevanosky
Ralph Knag
Marlis Kraft, in memory of George Caba
Hinda Kriegel
Noel & Judy Kropf
Rick Kruse
Craig Kurumada
Michael Lawson & Lori McConnell
Deborah & Jacob Lazarovic
Michael Leach
Sonne Lemke
Roberta Levine
Mark Levy
Sonia Lipson, in honor of Ralph Iverson & Melinda Fields
Margaret Loomis & Larry Weiner
Stacey MacFarlane & Jeff Breland, in memory of Marian MacFarlane
Jim Madigan
Daniel Maldonado
Linnea Mandell
Mary Marshall, in memory of Steve Gould
Evy Mayer
Katia McClain
Nancy & Jim McGill
Michael McKenna & Debbie Webb
Leanne Mennin
Amy Mills
Matt Moran
Kathleen Mratinich
Daniel Mullen
Judy Newland
Clayton Newman & Nancy McGhee
Julie Orth & Frank Garcia
David Owens, in memory of Dick Crum
Craig Packard
Laura Pannaman
Ann Partlow
Robert Pleshar & Elizabeth Johnson
Adam Pogoff
Paul Poresky
Michael Protenic, Jr.
Mary Proudfoot
Nada Putnik
Monica Ravinet
Dick Rawson
Polly Reetz
Chris Rietz & Debora Huxtable
Suzanne Rizer & Tom Hixon
Lois Romanoff
John “Yianni” Roussos & Georgia Sloane Roussos
Nancy Ruyter
Elizabeth “MB” Ryan
Bruce Sagan
Owen & Barbara Saxton
Betsy Schiavone
Daniel Schleifer
Richard Schultz & Christine Montross
Robert Schulz
Marjorie & Bill Selden
Peggy Sharp, in honor of the Ukrainian people
Alysha Shaw
Joan & Matt Shear
Wendy & Doug Shearer
David Shochat & Gini Rogers
Bonnie Silver
Michele Simon & Jeff Garaventa
Lewis Smith & Melissa Miller
Mani & Karen Soma
Cheryl Spasojević
Rebecca States, in honor of Michael Ginsburg & Belle Birchfield for all they do for NYC folk dance!
CB Stevenson
Elizabeth Stuart
Jane Sugarman
Debby Szajnberg
Terri Taggart
Ingrid I. Talmadge
Radka Temnitzer
Benjamin Thomas
W. Barry Thomson, in memory of Shulamit Locker
Randy Trigg
Lucas Tyrrell
Carmen D. Valentino
Annemoon van Erp
Flora, Heshel & Zusya van Wormer
Kristina Vaskys
Sandy Ward & Ken Harstine
D.K. Wheeler
Kimberlee Wollter
Beth Wright, in honor of Ukraine
Merideth Wright & Fred Emigh
Patrick Yacono
Loretta M. Yam
and one anonymous donor

 

Please report any corrections or omissions to office@eefc.org.
THANK YOU!
 

2021 Donors

Members and donors updated as of September 30, 2021. Our 2021 drive brought in $83,095 — which includes $79,240 in memberships, pledged sustaining memberships, and general donations, $1885 for the Kef Scholarship Fund, and $1970 for the Nest Egg Endowment Fund.

Bands, Choruses & Dance Groups

Humboldt Folk Dancers
Kypseli Greek Dance Center
Rakiya
Razzmatazz Folk Dance Club
Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band

Corporate Donors & Matching Donations

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Network For Good
PayPal Giving Fund

Individual, Family & Sustaining Members & Donors

Carol Akawie
Shelley G. Allison
Abby Alwin
Donald Anderson
Barbara Babin & Jim Avera
Susan Barch
Gloria L. Barello
Ralph Bates
Rose & Meir Beer
Michelle Benoit
Fran Berge
Frederick Bialy
Belle Birchfield & Michael Ginsburg
Joseph & Barbara Blumenthal
Marion Blumenthal
Leslie Boden & Jerry Kisslinger
Susan Bolotin
Jessica Bondy
Stephen F. Boyer
Dean Brown & Dee Ramee
Nancy Butowski
Marilyn Cable
Priscilla Carlson
Morgan Clark & Batja Bell
Donna Clark, in memory of Joe Mandell
Debra Cohen
Emily Cohen & Eric Frumin
Martha Cohen & Marc Wolman
Steve Collins
Gladys M. Comeau-Morales
Lacey Cope
Jane Corey
Jo Crawford
Susan & Teymour Darkhosh
Rebecca Deja, in memory of Joe Mandell
Joyce DeSaussure
Judy Donaldson
Elyse Dubin
Marchette DuBois
Nicholas Dudler
Marlene Dworkin
Marian Eines
Jordan Ellison
Sarah Ennes
Marilyn Morrison Erway
Sheila Ewall
Sarah Ferholt
Melinda Fields
Sylvia Fine
Jonathan Finger & Carol Kycia
Shel Finver
M.J. Fischer
Carol Friedman
Mark Forry
Kathy Fors
Martha Forsyth, in honor of Barb MacLean
Catherine Foster
Catherine Fredrickson
Michael Gage & Sandra Cherin
Bob & Sharon Gardner
Rodney Garnett
Eugene Gauggel
Brent Geary
Erica George
Valeri Georgiev
Kate Gerson
Ira Gessel
Anna Goldberg
Eva & Eugene Goldwater
Ginger Gordon
Barbara Gottfried
Chilton Gregory
Kris & Tom Grinstad
Bryn Hammarstrom
Joan E. Hantman
Emerson Hawley & Rose Tannenbaum
Glynis Hawley & Andy Kacsmar
Biz Hertzberg & James Hoskins
Frances G. Hoenigswald
Robert Hoffnung & Marsha Beller
Shira Hopson
Stasha Hughes
Jeremy Hull
Lanita Hyatt
Leslie K. Hyll & Edmund Cordray
Arlene Imagawa & Mark Jenkins
Morty Isaacson
Patricia Iverson
Scherri Jacobsen
Marta Jaremko
Emily Jarrett Hughes
Barbara Jeffe, in memory of Rose Tannenbaum
Kitty Jensen
Jill Johnson
Connie Strohbehn Kaczmarczyk & Michael Strohbehn
Lea Anne & Tom Kangas
Nina Kavardjikova
Luba Kazacoff
Bette Kelley
Karen Klevanosky
Nicholas Koluncich
Urszula Konczewska, in memory of Anne K. Wilson
Marlis Kraft & Miriam Zemel
Noel Kropf, in honor of Lauren Brody & Steve Kotansky
Sheila Krstevski
Rick Kruse
Ari Langer
Michael Lawson & Lori McConnell
Michael Leach
Bob Leibman
Suzanne Leonora
Roberta Levine
Mark Levy
Michele Levy
Lise Liepman & George Chittenden, in memory of Kathy Mitchell, Allan Cline, & Ken White
Sonia Lipson
James Little
George Long
Barbara MacLean
Jim Madigan
Linnea Mandell
Mary Marshall
Helen Marx, in honor of Lynn Levine
Evy Mayer
Katia McClain
Jim & Nancy McGill
Michael McKenna & Debbie Webb
Amy Mills
Bill Mize, Atife Caglor & Kris Clark
Philip Morley
Kathleen Mratinich
Clayton Newman
Julie Orth & Frank Garcia
Asako Oshiro
Edward Owen, in honor of Ari Langer
Craig Packard & Joan Dubinsky
Laura Pannaman
John Parrish
Ann Partlow
Holly Plotner
Paul Poresky
Jill Poris
Sophia Poster (bequest)
Nada Putnik
Maclovia Quintana & Adam Waite
Monica Ravinet
Richard Rawson
Polly Reetz
Chris Rietz & Debora Huxtable
Suzanne Rizer & Tom Hixon
Thomas Roby
Lois Romanoff
Nancy Ruyter
Deborah Sallee
Owen & Barbara Saxton
Barbara Sardarov
Betsy Schiavone
Rich Schult & Christine Montross
Bob Schulz
Leslie Scott
Marjorie & Bill Selden
Alysha Shaw
Joan & Matt Shear
Wendy & Doug Shearer
David Shochat & Ginny Rogers
Bonnie Silver
Jonathan Skinner, in honor of the great Bulgarian kaval teachers Lyuben Dossev, Nikolay Doctorov, Valeri Georgiev, & Temelko Ivanov
Catherine Smith
Lewis R. Smith & Melissa Miller
Elaine Sohn
Mani & Karen Soma
Cathie Springer
Greg Squared
Michelle Srbinovich, in honor of all of the teachers from camp who gave lessons and shared their music with us from their homes and kept our spirits up this year
Suze Stentz & Richie Leonard
CB Stevenson
Jane Sugarman
Debby Szajnberg
Terri Taggart
Mary Ann Downs Tanaka
Demetrios Tashie
Balder ten Cate
Benjamin Thomas
Marguerite Treat
Randy Trigg
Teresa Twomey & Drew Harris
Vicki Uchill
Barbara & John Uhlemann
Carmen D. Valentino
Annemoon van Erp
Tzvetanka & Ivan Varimezovi
Kristina Vaskys
Sandy Ward & Ken Harstine
Frances Wieloch
Shana Winokur
Mary K. Wolff
Marcia Wolter
Flora van Wormer & Family
Beth Wright
Loretta M. Yam
Naomi Zamir
and five anonymous donors