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Current Supporters

The Bates Dance Festival gratefully acknowledges the following contributors for their generosity (gifts received 4/24/20 to 1/14/21):

$10,000 +

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

$5,000 – $9,999

Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust

$1000 – $4999

Anonymous, Mary Anne Bodnar, Nicola and Ben Chin, Steven Edwards, Herbert Juli, Sara Juli and Chris Ajemian, Christian Keesee Charitable Trust, Larry Keigwin, David Lakari, Platz Associates, Kirk Read and Camille Parrish, Bridgitte Koekpe Smith, Shapiro Family Foundation, Bette Swett-Thibeault, John Vail

$500 – $999

Anonymous, Kathryn Haas Colby & Thomas B. Colby, Michael Foley, Alison Hildreth, Nancy Montgomery, Darby Ray & Raymond Clothier,  Jean Wilson & John Roberts

$250 – $499

Stephen & Paula Birmingham, Bonnie Brooks, Laura Faure, Lisa Leidy, David Parker, David Plavin

$100 – $249

Butch & Amy Baxter, Elise Ring Boyan, Melissa Canto Brenner, Matt Bullard, Amy Burkhardt, Philip Campbell, Alvin Da Costa, Peter L. Darvin, Carol Dilley, Jane Dilley, Lynda & Jeffery Fitzgerald, Polly Frawley, Lizette Greaves, Lindsay Hancock, Alison Hart, April & Malcolm Hill, Christine Holden, Riley Hopkins, Donna Hurd, Kelsey Johnson, Harriet Juli, Stephan Koplowitz & Jane Otto, Roz Kreilkamp, Jessica Lockhart, Deborah Luhrs, Katherine Marchessault, Lisa Maurizio, Jolene McGowan, Julie Modlin, Chip Morrison, Ann Sanders, Philip & Caroline Schmid, Roberta Shelor, Vanessa Stasse, Doug Varone, Theophile Victoria, Susan & Robert Weiss, Edie Woodward

 Up to $99

Anonymous, Anonymous, Ann Babbitt, Phoebe Ballard, Lauren Bjella, Michael Brier, Shari Broder & Eric Bryant, Rachel L. Bromberg, Yanira Castro, Susan Ciampa, Alison Connor, Julie Crothers, Robert & Joanne Derrah, Kristen Duffy Young, Marcia Emerson, Holly Ewing, Alan Feller, Emma Catherine Gager Dearborn, Joni Hanze, Leslie Hill & Walter Cade, III, Brenda & Kevin Joly, Laura Juraska, Ali Kenner Brodsky, Sarah & Mark Koepke, Beth Landel, Aileen Leitner, Rachel List, Dana Little, Kathryn Low, Karen Luse, Flannery McAdam, Hannah A. Miller, Peggy Muir, Laura K. Nicoll, Dale O’Reilly, Barbara Parish-Scillieri, Babe Paul, Sharyn Peavey, Tari & Christopher Pendleton, Jorge Piccole, Elizabeth Powers, Lindsay Reuter, Caity Richards, Heidi Ricks & Piper Rolfes, Brian Rogers, Ambere Rogers, Craig Saddlemire, Linda Shary, Bonnie Shulman, Sarah Steffner, Linda Stimpson, Jan Touslee, Sharon Townshend, Dawn & Holly Trenbath, Margaret Vail, Lois & Dick Wagner,  J Michael Winward, Ann Withington

 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, Nicola and Ben Chin, Steven Edwards, Michael Foley, Sara Juli and Chris Ajemian, Larry Keigwin, David Lakari, Paula Marcus-Platz and Tom Platz, Kirk Read 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!