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Dance is both a personal journey and an ongoing exploration of what it means to be human. The collaborative work generated in our program has been spreading across campus and out into the world, and we can do even more to share what dance can contribute to our society. Dance Partners—our generous donors—provide the core strength for our students, our creative work, and our vision for advancing the art of dance. Guiding them and us are Dance Partner Coordinators, who advocate for dance's power to inspire, educate, transform, and craft a brighter future. Please consider joining them by giving a gift to support Dance at Illinois.

Please indicate your contribution toward one or more of our funding areas. After confirming the amount, you will be directed to the campus's secure online giving site for your personal and credit card information.

 

 

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COMPREHENSIVE FUNDS
$ Department of Dance Production and Enrichment Fund
This unrestricted fund supports innovative programming, diverse guest artists, and returning alumni for teaching, performing, and choreographing.
$ Dance Department Scholarship Fund: No Debt for Dancers
Scholarships allow students to participate in festivals and workshops around the world for experiences that can be a turning point in their education.
SPECIFIED FUNDS
Friends and family of Dance at Illinois have created numerous awards and scholarships—including the merit-based A&D Issa Scholarship Fund for incoming undergraduates and the Lisa Carducci Memorial Scholarship—to support our students and alumni and contribute to their success. We thank each of them for their generosity and invite you to consider contributing to one of these established funds to assist an emerging dance artist.
$ Beverly Blossom and Carey Erickson Alumni Dance Award
Richard Erickson established an endowment in memory of his brother, Carey, and in honor of Carey's mentor, Beverly Blossom. The award enables alumni to return to the campus to teach, perform, choreograph, and otherwise enhance Dance at Illinois.
$ Flatlands Dance Film Festival Fund
Our Flatlands Dance Film Festival features films focused on performance, dance for camera, influential artists, and dance's social impact plus new pieces by students and community members.
$ Courtney B. Kellogg Memorial Scholarship for Undergraduate in Dance
First-rate dance students are eligible for the Courtney B. Kellogg Memorial Scholarship for Undergraduate in Dance, which honors a 2000 BFA alumna.
$ Patricia Knowles Award Fund
The legacy of former department head Patricia Knowles is acknowledged through an endowment establishing an award for travel and study given to an MFA candidate.
$ Moe Family Dance Award Fund
The potential for unique contributions to dance is recognized through a legacy gift and award established by alumna Marilyn Moe Fiedler (MA 1972) to honor her father, Donald Owen Moore.
$ The Wanda M. Nettl Prize for Student Choreography Fund
Outstanding choreography is acknowledged through this endowment for an award to celebrate Wanda M. Nettl's lifelong love of dance by her husband, Bruno Nettl.
$ Vannie L. Sheiry Memorial Dance Fund
Vannie L. Sheiry's enthusiasm for dance as participant and audience member is memorialized in a scholarship given to exceptional performers. This fund was established by Vannie Raps Henderson, Barbara Horne, Karen Keener, and Nancey Raps La Framboise to underwrite a scholarship in her name.
$ Perry Souchuk Memorial Scholarship Fund
A scholarship—awarded on the basis of need, talent, or both—is designated for an incoming undergraduate dance major in memory of alumnus Perry Souchuk (BFA 1976). This fund to support an aspiring dancer/choreographer was initiated by Perry's longtime friend Rick Orr.
$ Aaron R. White Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is named in honor of alumnus Aaron White (BFA 2011), who has cultivated an imaginative, innovative, and sustainable artistic life. This is a merit-based award for an underrepresented/minority first-year student.
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