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Beaverton Ed Foundation would like you to see Walk With Me
Walk With Me
$2,980 raised
132% of $2.3k goal
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Ended Apr 23, 2018
Dance West's project, "Walk with Me" is designed to foster a positive outcome from a recent a tragedy. Through a dance called "Lifted" a dance story about bringing the community together for a common good.

The "Walk With Me" concert performed by Dance West is dedicated to the memory of Haruka Weiser, who lost her life in her first semester of college.  It is at the request of her family that through the Dance West concert, we help bring some kind of positive outcome from this senseless tragedy.

Mr. and Mrs. Weiser and students of the University of Texas Austin feel strongly that a campaign to keep continued awareness of the need for safety and self-defense classes for our youth be kept alive. Students are often out on their own in the world and, in particular, our seniors leaving home for the first time to go off to jobs and or college. The slogan "Walk With Me" came out of discussions between the Weisers and the UT students, and will be our main theme for this year's Dance West Concert.
The dance piece called "Lifted", choreographed by David Ward, is about a community coming together to create something beautiful in memory of a departed one. The dance depicts the comfort that is brought to all by making a beautiful work of art together that will last through time. It will raise awareness of the importance of community in healing. Our intent is to bring attention to the need to support and protect our youth by giving them the necessary tools to be safe and comforted. Whether that be through the arts or classes specifically designed for personal safety. We feel this project is two-fold: it will help comfort and raise awareness for the funds that we are actively raising for safety classes.

There will be 4 performances of the Walk With Me Concert at the Arts & Communication Magnet Academy Performing and Visual Arts Center April 26th-29th.

The money that we are requesting is for the actual production costs of "Lifted".

  • 14 costumes (2 casts and 4 understudies) at $100.00 per costume......$1400.00
  • 1 Gigantic Quilt........................................................................................$150.00
  • Duplicate pieces of clothing matching quilt fabric to put in trunk..............$75.00
  • Trunk (built a specific size and weight).....................................................$300.00
  • Antique Chair,(Able to hold dancers weight)............................................$75.00
  • Lighting design/plot (Professional Design)...............................................$250.00
  • TOTAL.......$2,250.00

Thank you for your consideration

This project is supported by the Beaverton Education Foundation.

Founded in 1988, the Beaverton Education Foundation raises money to provide hands-on innovative academic enrichment and advancement programs & projects that go beyond normal school funding at all Beaverton public schools and is a 501(c)(3) community-based nonprofit organization. BEF mobilizes community resources to fund innovative classroom, summer and after-school programs.

In the event that this project does not reach its goal, BEF may apply the funds received to another project in need.

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