Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic and Princess Katherine will be the honored guests on Friday, April 21st, the first Friday after Pascha at Pittsburgh’s American Serbian Club, when the Tri-State Area Committee of the Lifeline Humanitarian Organization holds its fifth annual fundraiser for Serbian orphans and children in need.
Organizers of the event, themed Spring for Lifeline V, who have raised some $190,000 for Lifeline over the past four years, have set their sites on lifting that total to a quarter million dollars.
“As in our past events,” said Tri-State Area Committee Chair George Topich, “we’ll enjoy the donated entertainment of some of the Pittsburgh area’s better folk orchestras. But we’re hoping that the Royal Couple’s willingness to share the evening with us will help us reach a goal that only a few years ago seemed unlikely.”
Princess Katherine has played an especially vital role in supporting Lifeline, contributing considerable time and soulful support to the needs of Serbia’s orphaned children through Lifeline, which targets facilities in need of repair and dedicates contributions directly to their restoration.
Contributions from Pittsburgh fundraisers in recent years have been directed to renovations at the Osnova Skola School in Goracici, the Miroslav Mika Antic Orphanage in Sombor, and the Plavi Cuperak Kindergarden in Beograd.
The Royal Couple will also be attending a Lifeline fundraising event in Johnstown on Thursday, April 20th.