You have the Power2Bring Contemporary Dance to 1,000 Students!

About the Project

A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION: Your donation will be matched $0.50 for every $1 donated to this project!

Every year the UW World Series brings thousands of public school students to Meany Hall for free matinee performances by some of the world’s most notable artists. This season was no exception—so far we’ve presented a Cuban dance company and a percussion quartet to sold-out audiences (at least they would have been sold out if we charged anything for them!)

In May we’ll offer the final FREE YOUTH STUDENT MATINEE of the year, and it’s going to be a smash hit! Described as one of the seven wonders of the artistic universe the Martha Graham Dance Company returns to Meany Hall to celebrate its 90th anniversary—but believe us, those dancers don’t look a day over 25!

A pioneer of modern dance, Martha Graham stands alongside Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky, George Balanchine and Coco Chanel as an icon of 20th-century modernism. She revolutionized dance, and the company that bears her name continues to foster Graham’s spirit of ingenuity, inspiring new generations of dance lovers—a new generation that starts right here in Meany Hall.

For many of the young people who come to Meany Hall, a student matinee is their first experience of live classical music or dance. To make sure every child has the opportunity, the UW World Series reserves at least 50% of our space for schools serving a high percentage (50% or more) of students enrolled in free and reduced-price lunch programs. 

Help us raise $5,000, to bring Martha Graham Dance Company to the stage at Meany Hall and provide an inspiring arts experience for some of Seattle's most underserved young people!

Project Costs:

 o   Expense for Martha Graham Dance Company to perform at the free student matinee: $7,000

 o   Amount already funded: $2,000

 o   Amount left to raise $5,000

 o   7% power2give administrative fees: $350 

**If you wish to include the 7% administrative fee in your gift (Thank you!), you may choose the option at check-out.

 o   Total Project Cost: $5,350.


Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $0.50 for every $1 donated to this project up to $1,666.67 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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$5,221.92 of $5,000 goal ⋅ ended 1140 days ago
  • Donate $20 or more

    With a gift of $20 or more, you will give four children the incredible, live performing arts experience of Martha Graham Dance Company at Meany Hall.
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    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $50 or more

    With a gift of $50 or more, you will receive a personal thank you and digital photo of the children at the Free Student Matinee of Martha Graham Dance Company, as well as donor recognition in our Encore program throughout the 2016-2017 season, and a subscription to quarterly insider's Inner Circle e-newsletter.
    (99 of 100 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $150 or more

    With a gift of $150 or more, you will give one full classroom of children the inspiring, live performing arts experience of Martha Graham Dance Company at Meany Hall and receive a personal thank you and digital photo of the kids at the Free Student Matinee, as well as donor recognition in our Encore program throughout the 2016-2017 season, and a subscription to quarterly insider's Inner Circle e-newsletter.
    (48 of 50 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $200 or more

    With a gift of $200 or more, you will receive an invitation to the Free Student Matinee on Friday, May 6, 2016, featuring Martha Graham Dance Company, donor recognition in our Encore program throughout the 2016-2017 season, and a subscription to quarterly insider's Inner Circle e-newsletter.
    (24 of 25 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $300 or more

    With a gift of $300 or more, you will give one entire school the incredible, live performing arts experience of Martha Graham Dance Company at Meany Hall and receive an invitation to join them at the Free Student Matinee on Friday, May 6, 2016, as well as donor recognition in our Encore program throughout the 2016-2017 season, and a subscription to quarterly insider's Inner Circle e-newsletter.
    (15 of 17 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
-$221.92 to go. Every dollar helps.
$5,221.92 of $5,000 goal ⋅ ended 1140 days ago

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