Education plays an invaluable role in the progress of society
By promoting youth education, we are investing in the future of the whole society.
Knowledge, moral, cultural, scientific and philanthropic values are the foundation of society. Through education and commitment to these principles, we contribute to Serbia's progress.
Our mission is to support and enhance the efforts of institutions and individuals in creating better conditions for the development of education that will benefit both them and the Serbian society as a whole, and the world at large. We accomplish our mission through our programs. You can learn more about them here.
The Studenica Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt, foundation based in the United States of America, founded in 1993. The Foundation was founded by distinguished individuals of the Serbian diaspora in America: the late Michael (Miroslav) Djordjevich (San Rafael, California) with his family together with the late Vidak Chelovich (Detroit, Michigan) and the late Bora Vukovich (Denver, Colorado), to assist the intellectual and economic development of society in Serbia and its people in the region.
Our founder and lifelong president Miroslav Michael Djordjevic is recognized as a Serbian benefactor and persistent fighter for the progress of Serbian society and the Serbs as a nation. His outstanding and dedicated work on numerous philanthropic initiatives was crowned by the foundation and decades of successful management of the Studenica Foundation through stormy and challenging times. We are grateful for all the help that Michael Djordjevic selflessly provided. He was a proud successor of the Serbian endowment tradition and history will remember him as a great man and a Serb. We here thank him once again for everything he has done for us and our homeland and hope that future generations will be inspired by his work and continue to help generations to come.
The foundation is named "Studenica" after the famous Serbian monastery which was built in 1190, which has been the center of Serbian literacy and knowledge for several centuries. The UNESCO-protected Studenica Monastery is a symbol of enlightenment and philanthropic tradition of Serbia. Our foundation has received approval from the monastery to use the name Studenica for our Foundation and the Studenica Cross as a symbol of growth and progress.
Together, we can do more. Find out how you can be a part of our mission to build a better future for our youth.