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NDEO's 2021 Birthday Fund
NDEO was voted into existence on March 6, 1998. To celebrate NDEO's "birthday", we've set a goal to raise $2,500 to help NDEO continue to advance dance education in the arts and support more professional development scholarships for dance teachers. Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $50 or $500. This year in 2021, we are offering 14 PD Scholarships for dance teachers and we hope with our Birthday fundraiser we can support even more scholarships in 2022.
The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) envisions a nation that affords every citizen equal access and opportunity to quality dance arts education regardless of gender, age, race or culture, socio-economic status, ability or interest. Donations of any amount help to facilitate the growth and financial stability of NDEO and help us keep pace with ever-increasing demands to expand and improve member services, programs and advocacy. Funds support day to day operations as well as our many programs.
Bonbright OPDI Fund
Donations designated to support the ongoing growth of the Online Professional Development Institute. In honor of Founding Executive Director Jane Bonbright and her many years of dedicated service to NDEO.
Thom Cobb Memorial Professional Development Fund
Thom Cobb passed away suddenly on December 2, 2016. This fund honors Thom's dedication to dance education and his service to NDEO by providing for a scholarship for a dance educator to attend NDEO National Conference. Thom has been a member of NDEO since 2002. He served two, three-year terms on the Board of Directors and was President 2013-2016. As president, Thom oversaw the restructuring of the NDEO governance, worked with the organization to get more states to offer teaching certification in dance, oversaw Task Forces that included the development of the Priorities for Dance Education, and provided both leadership and direction to the NDEO Board of Directors and NDEO Membership. When elected Thom said, "I am very happy to serve in this position and give back to an organization that has given me, and my wife, so much," Cobb said.