About Us

Bluegrass For Better is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that aims to support and raise awareness about adoption through bluegrass music.

A message from our Founder:
"I was adopted from Fengcheng, China when I was 9 months old. I had never really thought much about this part of my life, mainly because I do not remember it . However, as I grow older, I realize my adoption is important part of my history and deserves to be recognized. I am beyond grateful for my life here in San Francisco, and wish to give back to orphanages who have helped me and so many others obtain the opportunity for a fulfilling and stable life.”
- Helen Ludé

Our Team

The Bluegrass For Better team aims to make a difference in supporting orphanages in China. Feel free to contact us

Helen Ludé


Helen is from San Francisco and a rising freshman at Tulane University. She learned to speak and write Mandarin in the language immersion program at Starr King Elementary school.  Among her many interests, Helen participated in soccer on the Lowell Varsity team, plays bluegrass fiddle, guitar, and mandolin at local jams, and works part time as the Social Media Manager at a manufacturer/importer of acoustic musical instruments.  She founded Bluegrass for Better in July 2018 in order to help the next generation of kids who are being adopted internationally.

Lisa Burns


Julien August

Julien is currently in his sophomore year at Columbia University in the city of New York, where he is studying music.

Noel Wise


Ted Kuster

Lisa Clark, L.C.S.W.

Kyle Trefny

Sunny Li