About Our Patron

Princess Katherine of Serbia Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia and her Foundation have inspired the work of Lifeline New York. (Click here to view 2011 HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation accomplishments video.)

When HRH Crown Princess Katherine was in exile with her husband HRH Crown Prince Alexander, she always had her country in her heart. During those difficult years, Crown Princess Katherine worked hard to provide humanitarian aid to Serbia. Among Crown Princess Katherine’s many initiatives, she provided caravans of food, medicines and other necessities to refugees, regardless of ethnicity or country of origin. The Crown Princess has always believed that there are no borders in suffering.

Their Royal Highnesses returned to Belgrade in 2001 after the October 2000 revolution. Shortly thereafter, the HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation was established with the aim of helping disadvantaged people including children, the sick, refugees, internally displaced peoples and the elderly.

The HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation provides aid for medical institutions in the form of: medicine and medical equipment; medical training; implementation of reconstruction projects and extension of capacities. In addition, the Foundation addresses needs of children with mental and physical disabilities, children with special needs, and orphans. Recent efforts have been expanded to support schools and universities, by providing scholarships and improving communication between students and educational experts from foreign countries.

The Foundation’s daily activities include working with the following ministries that have a crucial role in the development of its projects: Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy and Regional Development, Ministry of Labor and Employment and Ministry of Trade and Tourism.
Lifeline New York is a non-profit 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization. Donations are tax deductible within the limits of the law. Our work is made possible through donations from people like you who care about other people. Our tax identification number is 20-8695829.