Fundraising 2021

We completed our 2021 Annual Appeal, raising $16,703.34 from 165 contributors to help sustain BFS and our community-based programs, which have reached over 1,000 adults & children in 2021. THANK YOU, EVERYONE!

Oh, you wonderful people … Thanks to your contributions in our anniversary week in early December, we got a $2,400 challenge gift! Your collective outpouring of love and support has us soaring, especially since you helped us achieve our 2021 Annual Appeal goals. Woo-hoo!

Donating to BFS is easy! Checks don’t cost us fees ~ Belfast Flying Shoes, 93 Kaler Rd., Belfast, ME 04915 ~ and we also welcome both one-time gifts and recurring monthly gifts via this online “Make a Donation” button:




Donations Activate the BFS Mission. Even in a pandemic, BFS supports our community through participatory dance and music programs.  (Also see BFS By the Numbers-2020.)

What do people give? The average gift in 2021 was $118 and in 2020, it was $120. We invite supporters to give an amount that feels right, whether a one-time or a monthly donation.

What do contributors tell us?

  • Thanks for the huge benefit BFS brings to the community!!!
  • I drove through Belfast last Friday thinking wistfully of our dancing days. I have big hopes for what lies ahead. Grateful for your work.
  • I like what you do and I like the way you do it…. Please keep it up!
  • We’re happy to chime in with a bit of financial support, along with lots of goodwill and gratitude for all you do.
  • BFS continues to be a substantive vanguard in musical community life!
  • I wish wish wish we could be dancing soon. I follow the emails about your cool programming and am so impressed with it – nice job, cool humans!!
  • Happy to keep those shoes flying!
  • Oh, how I miss walking into a room where everyone is smiling, having the privilege to dance to live music, greeting friends and meeting new people, dancing with others. Thanks for all you do building community & supporting musicians.
  • Your emails are always a bright spot in the inbox, and I’ve loved the Radio Hours
  • Thank you for all you are doing to keep the spirits of BFS and the greater community alive during this rather lengthy pandemic interlude.
  • I’m so happy to be able to help folks at the Reentry Center make music. I love the connections and learning music has given me. Thank you for making these things happen!

Achieving our 2021 goals of $16,000 and 160 donors:

The disco ball is FULL, thanks to the 165 people who gave BFS $16.703.34 in 2021! We’re so grateful!

Donors in this current year (2022):

  • Sandra Jewers Dow
  • Greta Gulezian
  • Elinor Klivans
  • Toby Stover*
  • Ted Waldron
  • Bernie Welch
  • Gillian Welch
  • Jody Welch

A contribution was made in memory of (#) this person | in honor of (*) this person.

Our dear 2021 donors and program partners!

  • Anonymous
  • Participants~Open Air Kitchen Party
  • Participants~Sundays in the Park
  • Participants~Trip to Scotland
  • Tara & Wade Ambrose
  • Ando Anderson
  • Dean & Jan Anderson
  • Jennifer Armstrong
  • Maro Avakian
  • Big Moose Band*
  • Christina Barstow
  • Mary Bigelow
  • Jacob & Nancy Bloom
  • Gary Bridgham
  • Paul Brown
  • Margo Burnham
  • Cedar Callahan
  • Cedar Callahan*
  • Peggy & Bill Callahan
  • Neil Caudill
  • Pat Cannon’s Music Studio
  • Robin Chandler
  • Natalie Charles
  • Steve Chiasson
  • Ian & Meg Chittenden
  • Steve Clement
  • Tom & Fran Clemetson
  • Willy Clemetson
  • Marcia Coakley
  • Bill Colwell
  • Meredith Creswell
  • Kathy Crowley
  • Walt & Susan Cudnohufsky
  • Susan Cutting
  • Charlotte & Tom Cyr
  • Marian Dalton
  • Dance of Health
  • Jay Davis
  • Sandy Davis
  • Jim Doble
  • Bill & Sofie Dowling
  • Anne Dreesen
  • Anna Durand
  • Sian Evans
  • Don Fitterer
  • Liz & Rick Fitzsimmons
  • Albert & Marian Fowler
  • Chrissy Fowler
  • Chrissy Fowler*
  • Liz Fowler
  • George & Pat Fowler
  • Tom & Annadeene Fowler
  • Elizabeth Garber
  • Ellen & John Gawler
  • Molly Gawler
  • Molly Gawler*
  • Bradford Gentry
  • Robyn Goff
  • Prentice Grassi
  • Lisa Greenleaf
  • Peggy & Lee Hale
  • Meikle & Hamilton Hall
  • Christie Hallowell
  • Nancy Hanrahan
  • Michelle Henkin
  • Janet Houghton
  • Linda & Brooks Hurley
  • Sally Jaskold
  • Eric Johnson
  • Jody Johnstone
  • Christina Kennedy
  • Barbara Klie
  • Brooke Bartlett Kneller
  • Edie Konesni
  • Kenneth Kornfield
  • Wendy & John Krueger
  • Renee & Joe LaCasse
  • Cindy Larock
  • Ned Lightner
  • Sandy Lord
  • Alex Mann
  • Chuck Markowitz
  • Lauren McDonald
  • Julia & Lauren McDonald-Plumb*
  • Paul McKechnie
  • Valerie & Greg Mekras
  • Betsy Mellors
  • Barbara Meyers
  • David Millstone
  • Joanne Moesswilde
  • John Monroe
  • Sheila Moran
  • Grace Morgan
  • Mary Morrison
  • Pat & Bob Munchbach
  • Lisa Newcomb
  • Annie Nixon
  • Dottie & Scott Odell
  • Buck O’Herin
  • Destry Oldham-Sibley
  • Kathy Olmstead
  • Sue & Bucky Owen
  • Toki Oshima
  • Don Osier
  • Jim Peary
  • Julia Plumb
  • May Plumb
  • Judy Powers
  • John Pranio
  • John Pranio*
  • Tom Prunier
  • Jane Rainey
  • Leah Rand
  • Ben Retberg
  • Alden Robinson
  • Maggie Robinson
  • Eric Rolfson
  • Bonnie Rukin
  • Anna Shapley-Quinn
  • Ruth Shaw
  • Paul Shepherd
  • Polly Shyka
  • Liz Sizeler
  • David & Linda Garson Smith
  • Deb Smith
  • Bruce & Liz Snider
  • Brenda & Jory Squibb
  • Kristine Stratton
  • Ethan Tischler
  • Ethan Tischler*
  • Mary & Jim Tolles
  • Sue Volmer
  • Bethany Waickman
  • Allison Watters
  • Dick Wilkins
  • Eileen Wolper
  • Elisabeth Wolfe
  • Seth Yentes
  • Kay Zegel

A contribution was made in memory of (#) this person | in honor of (*) this person.