Shall We Dance

Help us reach our campaign goal of $3 million by the end of 2014

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Shall We Dance Brochure

ADF Announces Fundraising Campaign

Capital Giving––$1.3 MILLION

Provide first class facilities for ADF’s work at the new Scripps Studios.
The Scripps Studios threw open its doors in July 2012. Now we need to keep those doors open. Capital Giving contributions go toward the costs of purchasing and upfitting this beautiful new home we now share with the community.
Contact us about the many Naming Opportunities within the building.

ADF Fund Giving––$1.25 million 

Support what the festival is today.
Contributions to this fund support the breathtaking performances, commissions, and reconstructions on the festival’s stages each summer, including scholarships for talented dancers and choreographers, community classes and programs at the Scripps Studios, community programs in Durham and beyond that introduce underprivileged youth and non-traditional audiences to the joy of modern dance, and keeping our archives open to scholars of the art form.

Endowment/Planned Giving––$.45 million 

Shape what the festival becomes.
Contributions to this funding area ensure that everything ADF does today will continue to happen in the future. In the coming years, earnings from endowment gifts will provide annual scholarships for students, create choreographer residencies and commissions, start new workshops, and expand performance programming both locally and nationally. Endowments also offer an opportunity to recognize someone in perpetuity by naming a permanent fund of a designated size.

Watch a video of the campaign kick-off prior to the performance by
Shen Wei Dance Arts on June 13, 2013.


2013 Opening Night Fête – A good time was had by all!



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