Dream to Dance Foundation

$7,410 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 81 people in 41 months
The Dream to Dance Foundation was created by a member of the Melrose Dance Academy's Senior Competition Dance Team, Cali Lapenta. Cali was 16 years old and a junior at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School when she started the Foundation. She danced at Melrose Dance Academy for sixteen years and was captain of her team. With the help of her dance teacher, Amanda Bruno, Cali was able to start this Foundation. In May of 2017, Cali was featured as Channel 7 News’ Class Act for her work with the Foundation. Cali graduated from high school in 2017 and is currently pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

OUR MISSIONThe Dream to Dance Foundation is dedicated to giving deserving children the amazing opportunity to take a year of dance classes, build confidence, and learn the basics of dance. The Foundation allows children to live out their dreams of dancing! Our foundation uses the donations to give the following to the winning applicant:
• 1 class of the child’s choice
• The necessary dance shoes 
• The necessary dance clothes
• 1 dance costume
• 1 Recital T-Shirt 
• 2 Recital Tickets
Help make a child's dream come true!

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Hello! This year, the Foundation was planning on funding four deserving children through the Dream to Dance Scholarship. After receiving many applications for the scholarship, the Foundation has decided to try and take on a fifth! We have raised our goal and we have a long way to go. Every donation helps and we thank you for your generosity. Please donate and help a dream come true!
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Hello everyone! The foundation is moving into its fourth year and we are beginning a new season of fundraising! We plan on funding four children in 2018, raising our goal to $10,000! Every donation helps and we have a long way to go. Thank you for all of your continuous support and generosity!
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Hello everyone! The foundation is beginning a new season of fundraising for next year! Our goal has been raised to $7,000 in order to fund as many children as possible! Every donation helps and we have a long way to go. Thank you for all of your generosity!
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Hi everyone,
Please watch and share our new video to learn more about the Dream to Dance Foundation!
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$7,410 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 81 people in 41 months
Created July 13, 2015
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Sam Shirk
1 month ago

I donated because I love Cali Lapenta.

Keri Laidlaw
4 months ago

Brava, Cali, for continuing this great work!

Kevin Sanders
5 months ago

Dancers Don't Need Wings to Fly

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