An alliane of major dance collections, formed to document and preserve America's dance.
The Dance Heritage Coalition


Since its inception in 1992, support for the Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC) programs, projects, publications, and other leadership initiatives on behalf of documenting, preserving, and making accessible America’s dance legacy has come from foundations, government grants, the DHC member organizations’ staff and board representatives, and numerous individuals. The DHC is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, registered in New York state. The DHC is grateful for gifts of funds as well as in-kind contributions of services, time, property, and equipment.

Add your name in support of America's dance legacy: Donate now by a secure PayPal transaction, or send a check payable to Dance Heritage Coalition, ATTN: Libby Smigel, 1111 16th St NW, Suite 300, Washington DC 20036-4830.

For the 2009 fiscal year, the Dance Heritage Coalition acknowledges support from:

Foundations and Federal Grantmakers:
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Institutional Contributions:
Columbia College Chicago
Dance/USA Philadelphia
Hofstra University Art Museum
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Leadership Circle (Individual Contributions and In-Kind Gifts over $500):
Elizabeth Aldrich
Nena Couch
Genie Guerard
David R. Humphrey
Peter Jaszi, J.D.
Dean Jeffrey
Dawn Lille
Norton Owen
Jan Schmidt
Fredric Woodbridge Wilson

Friends of the Dance Heritage Coalition (Contributions up to $500):
Ted Bain
Gift in honor of Dorothy C. Briel
Linda Caldwell
Gift in honor of Lillian Creter
Victoria Phillips Geduld
Sho'leh Geula
Anne K. Griffith
Gift in memory of Clara Kibler
Susan A. Manning
Gift in honor of Norton Owen from Maura Keefe and Mark Witteveen
Kenneth Schlesinger
Gift in honor of Anastasia Smigel
Libby Smigel
Kelly J. Smith
Nancy C. Somerville
Brian Sze
Kirsten Wilkinson
Holly Williams

In-kind Donations:
Pat Aufderheyde
Ilsa Bush
Peter Jaszi, J.D.
Macromedia and Microsoft through Tech Soup
Kate Mattingly

Endorsements of the Best Practices Statement on Fair Use:
Congress on Research in Dance
Dance Critics Association
Dance Films Association
National Dance Education Organization
Society of Dance History Scholars
Theatre Library Association

In addition to the organizations listed above, support in previous fiscal years has been generously contributed by:

Capezio/Ballet Makers Foundation
Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)
David and Lucile Packard Foundation;
Greenwall Foundation
H.W. Wilson Foundation
Louisa Stude Sarofim
Mary Duke Biddle Foundation
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Parks Save America’s Treasures grant program
Pew Charitable Trusts (through its National Initiative to Preserve America's Dance)
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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