Our Members


“All Lithuanians who support Lithuania‘s interests and support Lithuanian activities in the US and the Lithuanian Found are truly making a difference. I wish the utmost success to the Lithuanian Foundation in pursuing its goals”.

Vytautas Landsbergis

Politiciam, music historian, professor. LF member since 1991

Through her LF contributions, Aldona Smulkstys of Chicago chose to memorialize Partizanai, Lithuania freedom fighters, who fought and perished in the battle against the Soviet occupation of Lithuania after World War II. For many years, Mrs. Smulkstys also served as the recording secretary at the Foundation annual meetings for many years.

Aldona Smulkstys

Lithuanian Foundation Member

New LF member in 2016, photographer Sandra Scedrina, often assists at Foundation events.

Sandra Scedrina

Lithuanian Foundation Member

“If I want to be somebody, I must be a Lithuanian since that is what I was born. The more that I nurture my Lithuanian roots internally, the more likely I will become somebody. The biggest problem – getting lost in the global, virtual world in which we live”.

Algirdas Kaušpėdas

Architect, leader of the rock group “Antis”, singer, one of the original members of Sajudis

Mantas Naris’ parents, Dalia and Marius Naris, as a Christmas present, joined their son to the Lithuanian Foundation members.

Mantas Naris

Lithuanian Foundation Member

”I wish to thank you for the supporting my university studies. Five years in a row you award me a scholarship which helped me complete my studies. I am pleased to be a part of the Lithuanian American Community and a member of the Lithuanian Foundation.”

Rūta Misiūnas,

2016 LF scholarship recipient – University of Illinois at Chicago, IL

The President of the Switzerland Lithuanian Community, member of the World Lithuanian Community, Jurate Caspersen became an LF member in 2016.

Jūratė Caspersen

Lithuanian Foundation Member

“You are a unique organization providing a unique service to Lithuanian heritage, it’s preservation, cultivation, and expansion. Today, it would be difficult to count how many educational, cultural, and youth events have been made possible by the Foundation, how many books and textbooks have been published, how many young people have been supported by scholarships”.

Valdas Adamkus

President of the Republic of Lithuania. Lithuanian Foundation Member

Henrikas ir Ilona Laucius gave their granddaughter, Joana Regina Lauciute LF membership for her first birthday.

Joana Regina Lauciute

Lithuanian Foundation Member

”My thanks to the Lithuanian Foundation for the scholarship award. I am a member of the Foundation. I received the membership as a graduation gift from high school. I wish much success to the Lithuanian Foundation.”

Dorutė Aleksonis

2016 LF scholarship recipient – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

Virgis Stakėnas

Lithuanian Foundation Member – Singer, songwriter, producer, journalist.

“All four Daugirdas brothers and our parents are LF members – we support Lithuanian heritage!”

Šarūnas Daugirdas

Lithuanian Foundation Member

”I am sincerely grateful to the Lithuanian Foundation for their support of my studies and encouragement to participate in Lithuanian community activities. The Foundation encompasses Lithuanians all over the world. It is a privilege to not only be a Foundation member but also a scholarship recipient.”

Gabrielė Bieliauskaitė

2016 LF scholarship recipient – Denison University, OH

”I am grateful that the Lithuanian diaspora created a capital preservation fund and thus supports and promotes Lithuanian culture and heritage. I never doubted that some day I also will become a member and help to promote the goals of the Foundation. I became a member in 2016.”

Vytautas Jakštas

2015 LF scholarship recipient – Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, LT



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