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University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
1810 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, Maryland 20742
Join us for a celebration of Professor Alvin Mayes' first 40 years of dance leadership at the University of Maryland on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 9:30pm, following the opening night of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies' Faculty Dance Concert.
Professor Mayes' work as a choreographer and dance leader has been widely recognized by organizations such as the Washington Performing Arts Society, American College Dance Association, DC Metro Theater Arts, the Maryland Council of Dance, Metro DC Dance, and the National Dance Association.
In recognition of Professor Mayes' many years of ongoing leadership and service in dance, we encourage you to give «40 for 40» to the Alvin Mayes Dance Leadership Fund for Student Support.
Alumni, faculty, and friends of the University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies wish to honor the distinguished teaching career of Alvin Mayes by establishing a student support fund in his name. If contributions to this fund have reached a sufficient level by June 30, 2019, this fund will be endowed. Income from this endowment, known as the Alvin Mayes Dance Leadership Fund for Student Support, will be used to support an array of initiatives for students in the Dance program, including, but not limited to, financial assistance, research, travel stipends, and other opportunities to advance the study of dance performance and/or dance education at the University of Maryland.
Awards will go to students who demonstrate excellence, talent, and leadership, as exemplified by Professor Mayes during his first 40 years at the University of Maryland.
Our goal is to raise $40,000 through individual and group contributions--for example, a $40 individual contribution, or a $400, $4,000, or $40,000 group contribution. We encourage you to gather fellow classmates or cast mates to contribute as a group: $40 from 10 people is $400, or $400 from 10 people is $4,000.
To give to the fund, please visit: go.umd.edu/mayes-fund