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Current Supporters

The Bates Dance Festival gratefully acknowledges the following contributors for their generosity (gifts received 11/1/15 to 6/20/16):

$10,000 +

National Endowment for the Arts, National Performance Network, New England Foundation for the Arts, Onion Foundation, Sequoia Foundation

$5,000 – $9,999

Leonard C. and Mildred F. Ferguson Foundation, Maine Arts Commission, Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, New Music USA

$1000 – $4999

Center Street Dental, Steven Edwards, I.dres, Larry Keigwin, Lewiston–Auburn Children’s Home, Marta Morse, Norman, Hansen & DeTroy, Norway Savings Bank, Paula Marcus-Platz, Dervilla McCann & Stephen Meister, Platz Associates, Shapiro Family Foundation, John Vail, Jean Wilson & John Roberts

$500 – $999

Kathryn Colby, David Lakari, Mechanics Savings Bank, Marcy Plavin, Kirk Read & Camille Parrish

$250 – $499

Dr. & Mrs. Alexander Atschuller, Kathryn Colby, Suzanne Crowell, Carol Dilley & John Casey, Alison Hildreth, Sara Juli & Chris Ajemian, Jessica Lockhart, Jolene McGowan & Tom McAdam, Susan Morris & Chip Newell, Darby Ray, Lynn & Jim Shaffer, Anne & Eric Shain, Rick Speer & Judith Frost, Bette Swett-Thibeault, Martha Tornay, Susan & Robert Weiss

$100 – $249

Ann Babbit, Amy & Butch Baxter, Elise Bernhardt, Catherine Butler & Kevin McElroy, Lisa Clarcq, Carolyn Cox, Becky Dacus, Peter L. Darvin, Laura Faure, Frank Fleischer, Juliet Forrest, Bob Grieshaber, C.D. Hansen, Harriet Juli, Bobbie Keilson, Rachel List, Caroline Loupe, Elaine McCarty, Paige Oberlin, David Parker, Steven Phillips, Mark & Judith Reuter, Susan Richardson, Nancy Stark Smith, Candace & Edward Walworth, Sara Pearson & Patrik Widrig, Doug Varone, Edie Woodward

 Up to $99

Gretchen Berg & Gwyneth Jones, Nancy & Warren Berkowitz, Pamela Brackett, Shari Broder & Eric Bryant, Alison Brodsky, Holly Campbell, Robert & Joanne Derrah, Virginia Deroche, Jane & Frank Dilley, Olga Dolgicer, Betsy & Peter Dunphy, Nan Guslander, Lindsay & Bill Hancock, Elizabeth Hansen, David Harris, Karen Harris & Rob Gips, Liana Hawes, Judy Head, John & Betsy Hewlett, Patience Johnson, Laura Juraska, Dawn King, Dana Little, Deborah Luhrs, Betsy Miller, Tracey & Eben Miller, Jason Moreau, Peggy Muir, Andrea Olsen, Barbara Parish-Scilleri, Wilma & Steve Rose, Nancy Salmon & David Webster, Catherine Savoca, Erica Schair-Cardona & Ivan Cardona, Gillian Schair & Seth Rigoletti, Linda Shary, Bonnie Shulman, Pamela & William Sickinger, Trudy Stack, Sharon Townsend, Catherine Wagner, Lois & Dick Wagner, Cathryn Wilson, Isabella Yannoni

Additional thanks to:

The Bates Dance Festival wishes to thank these individuals for their valued contributions:

Matt Auer, Lindsay Hancock, Victoria Blaine-Wallace, Tracey Miller, Allison Webster, Liam Sullivan, Michael Reidy, Jason Moreau, Kendall Blake, Jason Sanford, Doug Hubley, Phyllis Graber Jensen, Ben Lizzotte and the many Bates College employees who provide ongoing support and assistance. Also many thanks to Tree Street Youth, New Beginnings, Mermaid Transportation and Thomas Mogan for their collaboration and generous in-kind support.

In-kind support was provided by:

  • Adam Brady
  • Stephen Goldbas
  • Emma Holder
  • Mermaid Transportation
  • Thomas Mogan
  • John  Morrison
  • Museum LA

The Bates Dance Festival is a member of the National Performance Network which supports artist’s residencies and performances with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency).

Residencies and performances are supportexd, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art At Work program.

Significant support has been provided by  the New England Foundation for the Arts, Expeditions Program made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies; the National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts; and the  New England States Touring Program made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

The Bates Dance Festival is a summer program of Bates College. The brainchild of former Bates College President, Hedley Reynolds, and professor emeritus of dance, Marcy Plavin, BDF has evolved over its 34-year history into an internationally recognized laboratory for contemporary dance.

Your gift makes a difference!