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Maggie Christ's Fundraiser:

For $12.78, a Kid Can Dance!

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THE STORY:

Ballet Tech Foundation wrote -

Sprinkled among the tens of thousands of public elementary school children in New York City are children with a natural gift for dance who have had little or no access to the early training required by the rigors of ballet. Addressing this breach is imperative, as a resource for classical dance as well as for parity of opportunity. Pursuing this visionary imagining, in 1978, Ballet Tech established its tuition-free school.

The process of identifying children with nascent gift and fervor for dance is large in scale and refined in detail. It happens like this: every year, Ballet Tech sends audition teams to approximately 200 public elementary schools across New York City. All the kids in grades 2-5 audition, about 30,000 each year.

During the auditions, the kids learn a few steps. As they make their first attempts at pliés, relevés, skipping, and leaping, a few of the kids may find that not only do they like dancing but that they’re good at it too!

Not all of the kids who audition will dance - in fact, very few of them will, but they all will have a unique opportunity to explore their own potential and learn a little bit about classical dance. Those children who do go on to train at the Ballet Tech School will have a life-changing experience.

For the kids, the cost to audition is free. But for Ballet Tech, the cost is $12.78 per child. Multiply that by 30,000 kids and you'll realize we could use some help. This is where you come in. We receive generous support from a number of individuals, foundations, and government agencies. But recent cuts to arts funding has left us short. A contribution from you will help us bridge the gap.

With this fundraiser, we hope to cover the cost of 2,000 children or more, a whopping $25,560. You can help by sponsoring 1, 2, 7, or more kids’ auditions. Give any amount you wish, but please give something and encourage your friends and family to do the same.

As a little incentive, in case dancing children aren’t enough, we’ll give every team leader whose team raises $100 or more one of our 40th anniversary tote bags and a t-shirt.

Thank you!

$3,476

MONEY RAISED
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  • Maggie Christ

    $35

  • Priscilla Sorensen

    $25

  • Patty Hoyt

    $25

  • Emily Rosenbaum

    $26

  • Charlotte Tanner-Morash

    $35

  • Sophia Valentino

    $35

  • Trout and Sam

    $100

  • lucy sexton

    $25

  • Rana Flora

    $100

  • Judy Lemon

     

  • Kenzer Furniture

    $50

  • Mary Jane

    $30

  • Joyce Stansell

    $50

  • David Lansky

    $100

  • Susan Baumel-Cornicello

    $100

  • James Engel

    $100

  • Jennifer Brown

    $30

  • Richard K Schneider

    $100

  • Mouth Marc

    $50

  • ODI

    $50

  • Scott Lehrer Sound Design

    $100

  • Carolina

    $25

  • Peter F. Farinella Architect, P.C.

    $100

  • James Gainfort

    $250

  • Susan Harrington

    $13

  • Greensulate

    $20

  • 711 NEW YORK PAINTING & DECORATING CO., INC.

    $72

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Pascale Le Draoulec

    $20

  • The Bachenheimers

    $50

  • Amy Bader

    $20

  • Bing Shaw

    $50

  • Lynn Neeck

     

  • Julia Attaway

    $12

  • GCG Risk Management, Inc.

    $200

  • Pinky

    $26

  • Mary Woods

    $26

  • Alejna

     

  • Tina Cesa Ward

    $13

  • Liz Ritter

    $26

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Ken Kraus

    $50

  • Rima Tessman

    $13

  • Sarah Piazza

     

  • Amy Murray

    $13

  • Sue Snyder

    $26

  • Rabecca Larson

     

  • Nadine H.

    $39

  • Allison McCaskill

    $13

  • Bronwen E

    $26

  • Anonymous

    $26

  • Elizabeth BReslow

    $100

  • Julie Coryell

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $51

  • Cathy Miranker

    $250

  • Harry Hall

    $130

  • Rose T. Ellis

    $13

  • Liz McGrory

    $51

  • Barbara Yahr

    $50

  • Susan Hood

    $25

  • Elise Contarsy

     

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The Team: $11,512 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ballet Tech Foundation

Amount Raised

$5,604

 

22% Raised of$25,560 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maggie Christ

Amount Raised

$3,476

Fundraiser Title

Teresa Mitchell

Amount Raised

$500

Fundraiser Title

Russell Murphy

Amount Raised

$432

 

43% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lai Cheung

Amount Raised

$250

Fundraiser Title

Ha-Chi Yu

Amount Raised

$200

Fundraiser Title

Ayanna Carrington

Amount Raised

$167

Fundraiser Title

Codi-Ann Dyer

Amount Raised

$141

Donor Comments

Elise Contarsy

Elise Contarsy

5 years ago

Susan Hood

Susan Hood

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Barbara Yahr

Barbara Yahr

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Liz McGrory

Liz McGrory

DONATION: $51

Happy Birthday. Maggie! Happy to support 4 dancers dancing. 6 years ago

Rose T.  Ellis

Rose T. Ellis

DONATION: $13

Happy Birthday Maggie! 6 years ago

Harry Hall

Harry Hall

DONATION: $130

6 years ago

Cathy Miranker

Cathy Miranker

DONATION: $250

I LOVE Eliot's "ask" letters. 6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $51

6 years ago

Julie Coryell

Julie Coryell

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Elizabeth BReslow

Elizabeth BReslow

DONATION: $100

In honor of my dear friend Maggie Christ and the great work of Ballet Tech! 6 years ago