Join us in supporting Cumberland Dance Week of the Lloyd Shaw Foundation Inc.
Cumberland Dance Week is an inter-generational folk camp with people of all ages coming together in community to dance, sing, learn, and live. The skills, relationships, and joy we gain at camp carry into our communities from coast to coast (and beyond) throughout the year.
CDW 2020, like many other events this year, has been disrupted. As we work to stay connected virtually until it is safe to once again dance, smile to smile, hand in hand, we also strive to care for one another. Cumberland Dance Week had prepared an amazing camp this year full of incredible staff. Many of our staff members are gigging artists relying heavily on income from events now cancelled. CDW is honoring the full amount of remuneration that would have been due to staff for this year's camp, approximately $6,500.
Ordinarily our fundraising efforts are devoted solely to our scholarship funds. The heart of CDW has flourished through scholarship campers. Scholarship recipients bring a wealth of talents and offerings and serve as the working pieces of each camp's success. Often they have continued that action of giving through moving into Cumberland organizer roles, serving as directors, and, as soon as it is possible, donating back to the funds that brought them to Cumberland to begin with.
Three years ago we were honored by an anonymous donor. Their generous contribution enabled us to increase our scholarship camper numbers and distribute over 50 scholarship awards these past two years. We used approximately $5,000 each year ensuring community leaders, families, young adults and many others can be a part of our camp community. Our Cumberland experience has easily been made 50 times richer by each of these scholarship recipients contributing in our community.
Our goal is to continue these scholarship programs for many years to come. New donors have come forward with an offer to match up to $2,000 raised in our fundraising efforts! The Cumberland Dance Week Planning Committee would love your help to reach this goal of $2,000 to benefit our scholarship fund, as well as support in honoring our remuneration agreements with our 2020 staff.
CDW has been operating for decades and hopes to be thriving for decades more. In this time we have witnessed simple acts of giving multiply in incredible ways. Gifts both big and small make an amazing difference.
A most sincere thank you from all of us at Cumberland Dance Week for giving any amount if you are able!
- Susan Doxtator
- Darlene Hamilton
- Nell Allen
- JOHN POLK
- Charley Harvey
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