EXCITING NEWS—During our “BFS Birthday Week”, three generous donors have joined hands to offer a challenge to our community to match their $2,500 gift by Monday, December 5!  We’d love your support, and spread the word!

Rising to the $2,500 matching challenge!

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, BFS and its many programs are funded with a mix of admission fees, grants, program sponsorships, and tax-deductible contributions from individuals and businesses.

Essential to our budget are the Annual Appeal gifts made throughout our fiscal year (Jan.1-Dec.31). In 2022, we’re raising $17,000 from 170 people.  To track our progress, check out the 2022 Annual Appeal data. We welcome your support!  (Note: It’s come to our attention that making a monthly gift currently requires a PayPal account. We’re working on options for 2023, but we’re letting go of the frequent flyer goal.)

Donating to BFS is easy (and tax deductible). Checks don’t cost us fees ~ Belfast Flying Shoes, 93 Kaler Rd., Belfast, ME 04915. We welcome both one-time gifts and recurring monthly gifts via this online button:

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

What’s our community saying in 2022?

  • We feel that not only your Belfast dances but your outreach programs are an  important part of our Mid-Coast community.
  • “When I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate. I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole, and that is why I dance.” (quoting Hans Bos)
  • Oh Belfast Flying Shoes, I remember when you were born and look how you’ve grown! Kudos to you all for adapting and continuing to spread joy through music and dance far and wide!
  • I hope this donation helps you all get to where you want to be. I know where I want to be is at the next dance you are hosting. I wish I lived closer to Belfast, but once a month the travel is worth it.
  • Dance ~ Smile ~ Love ~ That’s it!
  • All of you on the BFS Board are awesome!!!! I so much appreciate all you do. You’ve kept all our Hearts dancing. We KNOW we will all dance again soon, and what a party of joy it will be!
  • Bravo for the wonderful radio hour.  I listened this evening; it was great!  I was quite late to the show, so I found it in the on-demand archives.  I’m glad I did. 

2022 Donors:

  • First Friday participants
  • Anonymous
  • Bob Adler
  • Ando Anderson
  • Dean Anderson
  • Jan Anderson
  • Jacob Bloom
  • Paul Brown
  • Gary Bridgham
  • Margo Burnham
  • Margo Burnham*
  • Cedar Callahan
  • Pat Cannon’s Music Studio
  • Natalie Charles
  • Zachary Chrisinger
  • Steve Clement
  • Fran Clemetson
  • Tom Clemetson
  • Bill Colwell
  • Meredith Creswell
  • Walt Cudnohufsky
  • Susan Cutting
  • Sandra Jewers Dow
  • Anne Dreesen
  • Sian Evans
  • Fellows, Kee, Tymoczko, and Lewis LLC
  • Don Fitterer
  • Liz Fitzsimmons
  • Rick Fitzsimmons
  • Chrissy Fowler
  • George Fowler
  • Patricia Fowler
  • Elizabeth Garber
  • Dan Gatti
  • Elsie Gawler
  • Molly Gawler
  • Andrew Gervais
  • Lisa Greenleaf
  • Greta Gulezian
  • Lee Hale
  • Peggy Hale
  • Nancy Hanrahan
  • Janet Houghton
  • Donna Hunt
  • Brooks Hurley
  • Linda Hurley
  • Christina Kennedy
  • Elinor Klivans
  • Ken Kornfield
  • Lisa Kushner
  • Sandy Lord
  • Alex Mann
  • Chuck Markowitz
  • Alessandra Martinelli
  • Jennifer McVeigh
  • Greg Mekras
  • Valerie Mekras
  • Victoria Mekras
  • Kenneth Morris
  • Monica Morris
  • Bob Munchbach
  • Pat Munchbach
  • Lisa Newcomb
  • Dot Odell
  • Scott Odell
  • Buck O’Herin
  • Toki Oshima
  • Bucky Owen
  • Sue Owen
  • Jim Peary
  • Judy Powers
  • Sam Powers
  • John Pranio
  • Tom Prunier
  • Bonnie Rukin
  • Anna Shapley-Quinn
  • Paul Shepherd
  • Toby Stover*
  • Cynthia Tinsley & family
  • Ethan Tischler
  • Ethan Tischler*
  • Ted Waldron
  • Allison Watters
  • Bernie Welch
  • Gillian Welch
  • Jody Welch
  • Eileen Wolper
  • Seth Yentes
  • Kay Zegel
  • Kay Zegel*

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

2022 Program Partners, Grantors & Sponsors: