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    Why DMUM?

    Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan was founded 20 years ago with the purpose to raise funds and awareness for pediatric rehabilitation. In the past two decades, the organization has raised millions of dollars for the kids and simultaneously impacted the lives of many University of Michigan wolverines, too. Thousands of Michigan students have […]

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    Meet Our Alumni: Marissa Alaniz Class of 2015

    Marissa Alaniz graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Sociology and Communications with a minor in Performing Arts Management. She joined Dance Marathon at the beginning of her freshmen year because she liked to dance, but stayed with the organization “because I found a community that I valued and that valued me.” With […]

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    Saying Thank You

    One of the simplest ways to show someone you appreciate their support is through a thank you note. Each note is an opportunity to share how Dance Marathon has impacted your life and the kids Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan supports. The best thank you note explains the cause they supported, why it […]

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    Charity Snowball 2016!

    Last night was DMUM’s annual Charity Snowball where teams and families come together for a fun-filled night of pictures, crafts, and of course dancing! The kids had a blast on the dance floor as they showed off their best moves for their teams and families. One of the highlights of the night for many of […]

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    Giving Blueday 12/1

    This Tuesday, December 1 will be Giving Blueday. This is a university sponsored day to jumpstart the Giving Season and an opportunity for everyone to donate to the organizations at the University of Michigan that we love so much! Not only will there be monetary matching of student donations and an alumni challenge, but throughout the day, members of […]

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    Dance Marathon’s Gala Event

    Dance Marathon’s annual Gala was a hit! Ticket sales and the silent auction- which included wine tasting in California, African safaris, restaurant gift cards, Detroit sports tickets, and more!- raised a lot of money for the organization and for the kids. We are thrilled to have had such a successful evening! A special thank you […]

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    7 Fun Facts About CFR

    CFR =  Corporate and Foundation Relations We write corporate grants and get corporate sponsors and donations from the local Ann Arbor area as well as the greater Michigan region Our committee is made up of 5 people: 4 coordinators and 1 super awesome chair We represent the whole country from New York to Michigan to […]

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    Meet Our New Sponsor: Delphi

    On November 5th, 2015, Dance Marathon gained a gracious $5,000 contribution from a new sponsor, Delphi!  As a DMUM Hope Sponsor, Delphi will receive recognition in the alumni newsletter, a logo placement on the Marathon T-shirts, and a table in our Proud Sponsor Section of the Marathon.  Delphi is looking forward to meeting and possibly […]

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    Why go local?

    Corporate Foundation Relations, or CFR, is responsible for reaching out to companies of all shapes and sizes about sponsoring or donating to Dance Marathon here at the University of Michigan. While we try to reach out to larger corporations about supporting Dance Marathon, we are beginning to find it increasingly important to reach out to […]

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    The Legacy of DMUM’s Founder Lives On

    Have you ever wondered who the driving force behind Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan was?  Look no further than alum Inder Singh, class of 1998!  As an undergrad, Inder studied Engineering and Economics.  He, along with other inspirational leaders, founded Dance Marathon, Inc. in 1998 to raise funds and awareness for pediatric rehabilitation. […]

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