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Current Supporters

The Bates Dance Festival gratefully acknowledges the following contributors for their generosity (gifts received 11/1/20 to 10/12/21):

$10,000 +

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

$1,000 – $9,999

Anonymous, Steven Edwards, Herbert Juli Family Fund at the Miami Foundation, Sara Juli and Chris Ajemian, David Lakari, Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, Paula Marcus-Platz and Tom Platz, Platz Associates, Kirk Read and Camille Parrish, Bridgitte Koekpe Smith, Shapiro Family Foundation, John Vail

$500 – $999

Anonymous, Androscoggin Savings Bank, Kathryn Haas Colby & Thomas B. Colby, Alison Hildreth, Nancy Montgomery, David Plavin, Christopher Barret Politan, Jean Wilson and John Roberts

$250 – $499

Stephen & Paula Birmingham, Bonnie Brooks, Laura Faure, Lisa Leidy, David Parker, Rick Speer and Judy Frost, Bette J. Swett-Thibeault, Susan and Robert Weiss

$100 – $249

Butch and Amy Baxter, Elise Ring Boyan, Melissa Canto Brenner, Matt Bullard, Amy Burkhardt, Philip Campbell, Peter L. Darvin, Carol Dilley, Jane Dilley, Lynda and Jeffery Fitzgerald, Lizette Greaves, Lindsay Hancock, Alison Hart, April and Malcolm Hill, Riley Hopkins, Kelsey Johnson, Harriet Juli, Stephan Koplowitz and Jane Otto, Roz Kreilkamp, Jessica Lockhart, Deborah Luhrs, Katherine Marchessault, Lisa Maurizio, Jolene McGowan, Julie Modlin, Chip Morrison, Ann Sanders, Philip and Caroline Schmid, Roberta Shelor, Vanessa Stasse, Timothy Stott, Doug Varone, Theophile Victoria, Candace and Edward Walworth, Lois and Dick Wagner, Edie Woodward

 Up to $99

Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous, Ann Babbitt, Phoebe Ballard Lauren Bjella, Rachel L. Bromberg, Yanira Castro, Benjamin Chin, Susan Ciampa, Zoia Cisneros, Alison Connor, Julie Crothers, Alvin Da Costa, Robert and Joanne Derrah, Kristen Duffy Young, Marcia Emerson, Brian Evans, Holly Ewing, Emma Catherine Gager Dearborn, Leslie Hill and Walter Cade, III, Anja Hanson, Joni Hanze, Christine Holden, Donna Hurd, Brenda and Kevin Joly, Laura Juraska, Ali Kenner Brodsky, Sarah and Mark Koepke, Tristan Koepke, Beth Landel, Aileen Leitner, Jeffrey Librett, Rachel List, Dana Little, Kathryn Low, Katherine Marchessault, Talia Mason, Flannery McAdam, Hannah A. Miller, Peggy Muir, Laura K. Nicoll, Phaelon O’Donnell, Dale O’Reilly, Babe Paul, Barbara Parish-Scilleri, Jorge Piccole, Sharyn Peavy, Tari and Christopher Pendleton, Elizabeth Powers, Lindsay Reuter, Caity Richards, Heidi Ricks and Piper Rolfes, Ambere Rogers, Brian Rogers, Wilma and Steve Rose, Craig Saddlemire, Linda Shary, Bonnie Shulman, Linda Stimpson, Sharon Townshend, Dawn and Holly Trenbath, Margaret Vail, Elisabeth Wales, 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 2021  program:
Anonymous, Steven Edwards, Herbert Juli, Sara Juli and Chris Ajemian, David Lakari, Paula Marcus-Platz and Tom Platz, Kirk Read and Camille Parish, Brigitte Koepke Smith, 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!