The following donors, organizations, and agencies play a crucial role in advancing access to dance education and performance:

Government and Foundations

$100,000 and up
Bloomberg Philanthropies
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

$20,000 and up
Harman Family Foundation
Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
The Share Fund
United Way of the National Capital Area

$10,000 and up
Anonymous Family Foundation
Clark Winchcole Foundation

$5,000 and up
Corina Higginson Trust
Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts
Eugene M. Lang Foundation

$1,000 and up
Capitol Hill Community Foundation
Dimick Foundation
Nora Roberts Foundation

* This list represents foundation support received between Jan. 1 2017 and Oct. 1 2018.

Community Partners

Joy of Motion is honored to collaborate with the following organizations and government agencies:

  • After-School All-Stars
  • Atlas Performing Arts Center
  • Communities in Schools
  • DC Public Schools
  • DC Public Charter Schools


  • DC Youth Rehabilitation Services
  • DC Summer Youth Employment Program
  • Devenio Inc.
  • Higher Achievement
  • The Washington Center

Corporations and Businesses

2018 JoyFest Sponsors:




2017 Center Stage Sponsor:          In-Kind Support:


Corporate Matching Gifts:

Individuals and Families

Annual Donors

Fourth & Fifth Circles:
Rochelle Bobroff and Alfred Mamlet
Laurence and Florence Meyer
Elisa Rapaport and Michael Schoenbaum
Elizabeth and Philo Hall

Third Circle:
Brent Agnew
Evelyn Brandt
Beth Buck
Joyce Hayes Curtner
Allison Feierabend
William Cain & Barbara Harman
Helen Hayes
Kohl Family Charitable Trust
Dorothy Dort Levy
Stephanie Meyer
Sarah and Ted Wartell

Second Circle:
Loren Amdursky and Edward Nelson
Damien Foundation
Richard Gervase and Stuart Delery
Mary and Bob Eccles
Carol Edson
Stacy Fischbach
Tom and Nancy Gavin
Elaine Goldman
Ivette Rivera and Michael Hayes
Belinda Lee
Michele Lieban Levine
Ute Moeller
Sharon Parrott and Ari Blumenthal
Laura Riese
Anita Silver
Marti and Kenneth Williams

First Circle:
Karen Ackerman
Frances Alexander
Caren Benjamin
Laurie Crain
Stephen Vago and Sharon Crowell
Emily Dupree
Karen Evans
Sara Hope Franks
Lisa Garcia
Caroline Gately
Frank Gorman
Lee Guerry
Sergio Guzman
Tiffany Haughn
James Jacobs
Larry Kanarek
Roslyn and Laurence Korb
Rachel Loeffler
Shujia Ma
Alison Martin
Susan McCarthy
Claire McGuire
Eric Glantz and Jessica Nassau
Caitlin Oppenheimer
Sharon Huang and Giannotto Penati
Reich-Meyer Family Fund
Margaret Riddle
Eiko and John Roberti
Maria and Greg Rooney
Stephen Clapp and Laura Schandelmeier
Anayansie Small
Angelique Skoulas
David and Kimberly Strandberg
Devki Virk
Kristin Williams

*This list represents individual and family donors who contributed $250 or more between Sept. 1 2017 and July 1 2018.

Monthly Donors

Choreographers Circle
Kevin Edwards
Tom and Nancy Gavin
Helen Hayes
Elizabeth Hall
Jessica Lerner and Daniel Pink
Heidi and Caryn Thiboheim

Producers Circle
Ari Blumenthal and Sharon Parrott
Hallie Sherard Kuller
Anita LaRue
Aleta Margolis and Michael Brodsky
Marvin Washington

Directors Circle
Lewellyn Belber
Scott Berhang and Jessica Nesterak-Berhang
Camille Chatilovicz
Erva Cockfield
Jonathan DeVilbiss
Leah Kalinosky
Roslyn and Laurence Korb
Margaret Riddle
Elizabeth Rosendorf

Dancers Circle
Brent Agnew
Elizabeth Allen
Doug Barker
Julia Harman Cain
Jaime Cavelier and Monica Restrepo
Sarah Chapin
Bev Cohen
Sarah Davis
Susan Fratzke
Stacey Kohl
Julie Meyer
Rachel Newman
Francesca Recanatini

*This list represents individuals and families who are participating in the monthly giving program as of July 2018.

Individuals & Families

Platinum Sponsorship:
Natalie Adler & Chris Walker
Stacey Kohl
Tom and Nancy Gavin

Gold Sponsorship:
Aleta Margolis & Michael Brodsky
Stephanie Meyer & Eric Dunn
In honor of Helen Hayes, from the Helenites

Silver Sponsorship:
Heidi & Caryn Thiboheim
In honor of Severine Caldwell from Mommy, August & Indiana
In honor of Helen Hayes from Roz, Teri, Julie, Emily & Margaret

Bronze Sponsorship:
In honor of Anna Puryear from Puryear Family
Jessica Nesterak & Alice Berhang, with thanks to Helen Hayes and Matthew Bennett
Beth-ann Roth & Richard Kirby

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