The Lebar Family Endowment Fund
The Lebar Family Endowment Fund. Our Cathedral is grateful for the generosity of the Lebar Family. The late +Jane and +Blagunja Lebar family roots come from Northern Macedonia. God blessed them with four children: Nickifor, Yakov, Efka, and Maria, who were all born in Istanbul, Turkey. Their children became very successful professionals and devout Orthodox Christians. Nickifor was an architect, Yakov was a medical doctor, and the Efka and Maria worked in administrative roles. The Lebar Family were people of deep faith and devotion to Christ. The family supported many institutions throughout their lifetime. They always treasured the many visits to their home for the past 15 years made by their parish priest, Fr. Darko Spasojevic. They also cherished visits with the late +Father Dennis Pavichevich. The Lebar Family has generously donated $500,000 to our Cathedral Endowment Program and $500,000 to the St. Sava Monastery in Libertyville. The family establishes this lasting legacy to continue the spiritual growth of our Cathedral family for centuries to come. The Lebar Family, in gratitude to God, established this endowment as a result of true faith and trust in the Lord. Offering thanksgiving and sharing our gifts from God is the essence of the life in the Church. Give rest, O Lord, to the Lebar Family and establish them in Paradise.