Your gift makes a difference! Admission and tuition income covers only 60% of our annual budget. We depend on you to fulfill our mission!

Current Supporters

The Bates Dance Festival gratefully acknowledges the following contributors for their generosity (gifts received 11/1/16 to 5/24/17):

$10,000 +

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

$5,000 – $9,999

Bates College, Crewe Foundation, The Leonard C. and Mildred F. Ferguson Foundation, Maine Arts Commission, Maine Humanities Council, Platz Associates, John Vail

$1000 – $4999

Anonymous, Bingham Betterment Fund, Steven Edwards, Ginger Farley & Bob Shapiro, I.Dres, Marie Haas, Alison Hildreth, L.L. Bean, David Lakari, Maple Way Dental Care, Norway Savings Bank, Paula Marcus-Platz, Kirk Read & Camille Parrish, Shapiro Family Foundation, Tegna Foundation

$500 – $999

Anne Lowenthal & Eric Shain, Dr. Greg & Michelle Maynard, Darby Ray, Jean Wilson & John Roberts, Edie Woodward

$250 – $499

Suzanne Crowell, The Estate of Marcia Plavin, Laura Faure, Vallejo Gantner, Sara Juli & Chris Ajemian, Annie Kloppenberg, Jessica Lockhart, Jolene McGowan & Thomas McAdam, Rick Speer & Judith Frost, Bette Swett-Thibeault, Susan & Robert Weiss

$100 – $249

Amy & Butch Baxter, Bonnie Brooks, Becky Dacus, Judith Head, Harriet Juli, Kim Konikow, Stephan & Jane Koplowitz, Paula McArthur, Heather McCargo, Elaine McCarty, Chip Morrison, Radmilla Olshansky, David Plavin, Ron Sepielli, Sharon Townshend, Doug Varone, Galina Vernik,  Edward & Candace Walworth, Riley Watts

 Up to $99

Ann Babbit, Nancy and Warren Berkowitz, Rachel Boggia, Pamela Brackett, Anne & Richard Brown, Robert & Joanne Derrah, Frank & Jane Dilley, Holly Ewing, Peg Foley, Mary Griffin, Elizabeth Hansen, Rachel List, Dana Little, Ben & Bonnie Lounsbury, Deborah Luhrs, Ann & Barney McGowan, Barbara Parish –Scillieri, Babe Paul, Mark & Judith Reuter, Linda & Martin Rogoff, Stephen & Wilma Rose, Ann Sanders, Gillian Schair, Erica Schair-Cardona, Linda Shary, Bonnie Shulman, Pamela & William Sickinger, Nancy Wagner, Lois & Richard Wagner, Cathryn Wilson

Additional thanks to:

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

Matt Auer, Victoria Blaine-Wallace, Rachel Boggia, Phyllis Graber Jensen, Lindsay Hancock, Doug Hubley, Tracey Miller, Jason Moreau, Darby Ray, Michael Reidy, Allison Webster, and the many Bates College employees who provide ongoing support and assistance. Also many thanks to Tree Street Youth, The Dance Center, and Museum LA for their collaboration.

In-kind support was provided by:

  • Thomas Mogan
  • DaVinci’s Restaurant
  • Museum LA
  • Mermaid Transportation
  • Moonlighting
  • High Output

Residencies and performances are supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works program.

Significant support has been provided by  the New England Foundation for the Arts 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 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).

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 35-year history into an internationally recognized laboratory for contemporary dance.

Your gift makes a difference!