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Current Supporters

The Bates Dance Festival gratefully acknowledges the following contributors for their generosity (gifts received 11/1/18 to 5/15/19):

$10,000 +

The Aliad Fund, Boston Foundation, Maine Office of Tourism, National Endowment for the Arts, National Performance Network, New England Foundation for the Arts, Onion Foundation, The Sequoia Foundation

$5,000 – $9,999

The Leonard C. and Mildred F. Ferguson Foundation, Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, Platz Associates

$1000 – $4999

Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous, Androscoggin Bank MainStreet Foundation, Bingham Betterment Fund, Mary Anne Bodnar, Rachel Boggia & David Jaffe, Mike Boyson & Nancy Grant, Christine DeTroy, I.Dres, Steven Edwards, Ginger Farley & Bob Shapiro, Michael Foley, Francesca Galluccio-Steele and Phil Steele, Sara Juli and Chris Ajemian, Christian Keesee Charitable Trust, Larry Keigwin, David Lakari, Maine Arts Commission, Maine Humanities Council, Maple Way Dental Care, Paula Marcus-Platz & Thomas Platz, Jolene McGowan & Thomas McAdam, Kirk Read & Camille Parish, Bette Swett-Thibeault, Shapiro Family Foundation,  John Vail

$500 – $999

Kathryn & Thomas Colby, Lisa Henner, Herbert Juli, Dr. Greg & Michelle Maynard, Norway Savings Bank, Darby Ray & Raymond Clothier, Jean Wilson & John Roberts

$250 – $499

Suzanne Crowell, Carol Dilley & John Casey,  April & Malcolm Hill, Annie Kloppenberg, Lisa Leidy, Jessica Lockhart, Anne Loewenthal & Eric Shain, Radmila Olshansky, David Parker,The Estate of Marcia Plavin, Susan Richardson, Rick Speer & Judith Frost, Elizabeth Thomas

$100 – $249

Elise Boyan, Bonnie Brooks, Amy Burkhardt, Catherine Butler & Kevin McElroy, Gene Clough, Becky Dacus, Peter DiMuro, Laura Faure, Peg Foley, Donna Hurd, Harriet Juli, Stephan Koplowitz & Jane Otto, Dana & Kay Little, Heather McCargo, Elaine McCarty, Marilyn Melton, Chip & Jane Morrison, Aimee Petrin, Martha Sherman, Nancy Smith, Linda Stimpson, Sharon Townshend, Edward & Candace Walworth, David White, Edie Woodward

 Up to $99

Afarin Assadian, Nancy and Warren Berkowitz, Betsy Berne, Pamela Brackett, Shari Broder & Eric Bryant, Ali Kenner Brodsky, Anne & Rick Brown, Barbara Chenoweth, Susan Ciampa, Alvin Da Costa Robert & Joanne Derrah, Jane Dilley, Betsy & Peter Dunphy, Marcia Emerson, Richard Estabrook & Ann Hanover, Steve Feeney, Bobbie & Tom Gottschalk, Lindsay Hancock, Elizabeth Hansen, Angie Hausner & Chris Aiken, Alison Hildreth, Christine Holden, Emerald Holman, Martha & Arnie James, Kelsey Johnson, Brenda & Kevin Joly, Gwyneth Jones & Gretchen Berg, Richard Kaplan, L Street Dance Theatre, Kathryn Low, Michael P. Manheim, Peggy Muir, Paige Oberlin, Barbara Parish–Scillieri, Babe Paul, Anja Hanson & Derek Pierce, Edouard Plourde, Linda & Martin Rogoff, Stephen & Wilma Rose, Trevor & Grace Ross, Margaret Rotundo, Francine Rudoff, Craig Saddlemire, Nancy Salmon, Ann Sanders, Erica Schair-Cardona & Ivan Cardona, David and Emily Scribner, Linda Shary, Roberta Shelor, Elizabeth Spavento, Deborah & James Thurston, Kim True, Margaret Vail, Dana Wieluns Legawiec

 Leadership Circle

The Leadership Circle ($1,000 and up) is a fundraising initiative aimed at bringing advocates of the festival to a level of recognition, while also using their leadership gifts to help raise critical funds towards Festival operations. The generous support from The Leadership Circle makes BDF’s programs possible.
Being a Leadership Circle donor allows you to deepen your relationship to dance. Please consider joining our Leadership Circle. Contact for more information.
Thank you to the following donors who are part of our 2019 launch year of the program:
Mary Anne Bodnar, Rachel Boggia & David Jaffe, Mike Boyson and Nancy Grant, Christine DeTroy, Steven Edwards, Ginger Farley and Bob Shapiro, Michael Foley, Francesca Galluccio-Steele and Phil Steele, Sara Juli and Chris Ajemian, Larry Keigwin, David Lakari, Paula Marcus-Platz and Tom Platz, Jolene McGowan and Thomas McAdam, Kirk Reed and Camille Parish, Bette Swett-Thibeault, John Vail

Additional thanks to:

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.

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).

Your gift makes a difference!