Last week during the coldest days in February we discovered that our 25 year old trusty heating furnace finally blew up and we found a large gaping hole in the pipes which was dangerously letting steam out in the basement of our building. We have a full roster of programming going on despite the cold weather and we need to replace the furnace immediately. In order to keep our students and company members dancing we've had to place electrical heaters throughout the building. Please join us in our campaign to fix the boiler system estimated to cost between $20-30,000.
The Philadelphia Dance Company affectionately known as PHILADANCO! is in its 45th season and our building at 40th & Market houses three dance companies, a school and has been a place for over 4,000 African American dance students to begin their careers. Founder/Executive Artistic Director Joan Myers Brown received the highest national arts award by President Obama in 2013.
What We Need & What You Get
Our need is pretty clear. Estimates for a new furnace range from $20,000 to $30,000 because of the building's size and age. Every little bit would help and would be deeply appreciated.
$1 to $100: we will recognize your donation with your name in the program of the 4th Annual Founder's Concert at the Dell Music Center on July 17, 2015.
$101-$500: we will invite you to the 4th Annual Founder's Concert with two free admission tickets and your name in the program.
$501-$1,000: we will invite you to visit our facility for a grand tour of our studio and meet the dancers during rehearsals, invite you to the 4th Annual Founder's Concert with two free admission tickets and your name in the program.
$1,001-$10,000: we will place your name on our new furnace with our warm-felt gratitude along with all of the above mentioned perks.
Other Ways You Can Help
Please spread the word about our dying furnace and share how PHILADANCO! has impacted you personally. If we haven't seen you in a while come during the hot summer months before you visit us!
We've launched an Indiegogo Campaign at: http://igg.me/p/turn-up-the-heat-emergency-furnace-repair/x/8031988