• Dance is for Everybody! Celebrating 20 years of Berkeley/Oakland AileyCamp at Cal Performance's

Make a gift to celebrate 20 years of AileyCamp at Cal Performances

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

AileyCamp is a nationally acclaimed summer program that uses dance as a vehicle for developing self-esteem, creative expression, and critical thinking skills among middle school students. Conceived by Alvin Ailey and run locally by Cal Performances, Berkeley/Oakland AileyCamp has transformed the lives of over 1,000 young people from the East Bay and beyond since our first camp in 2002. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, AileyCamp is operated on a full-scholarship basis for all campers.

$252,580 raised so far!
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$250,000 Goal

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I believe that dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people. -- Alvin Ailey

Ways to Give

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If you prefer to donate by check:

Please make your check payable to UC Regents (with a note that your gift is for Cal Performances’ AileyCamp) and mail to:

UC Berkeley Gift Services
1995 University Avenue, Suite 400
Berkeley, CA 94704-1070.

Thank you!

Thank you to the following donors who made a generous contribution to AileyCamp this year:

Anonymous (5)*
Eric Allman and Kirk McKusick
Claire and Kendall Allphin
Anne Bodel and Edward Hannemann
Ria Brandenberg*
Nicholas and Janice Brathwaite*
Richard Buxbaum and Catherine Hartshorn
California Arts Council
Britney Anne Caldwell
Naniette H. Coleman*
Hon. Marie Collins and Mr. Leonard Collins
Noreen Connor
Dr. Rupali Das-Melnyk and Dr. Ostap Melnyk*
Mr. and Mrs. Peter W. Davis*
Beth DeAtley
Stephanie G. Deksnys
Robert Ellis*
Peter Ewell and Helga Recke
Michael and Merle Fajans
Jeannette Favors
The Fremont Group Foundation
Elizabeth Frey
Marianne and Joseph Geagea*
Jeremy Geffen*
Sally Glaser and David Bower
Bernice Greene
Amy and Roy Grigsby
Walter & Elise Haas Fund
Linda Hart*
Constance Heller
Kathleen G. Henschel and John W. Dewes*
Maxine Hickman
Wilma Horowitz*
Hing On Hsu
Donald Bruce Hunter
Martha Johnson
JPMorgan Chase
Rachel Katz
Carol Kersten
Kathleen Kirby and Darren Smith
Cary Koh
Alice and Dennis Krieger

Carol Nusinow Kurland and Duff Kurland
Germaine LaBerge
Linda Lazzeretti
Kit and Hayne Leland*
Nancy Levin and Daniel Caraco
Addrienne Lewis and Claudia J. Lamb
Sylvia R. Lindsey
Kerri and Mark Lubin
Stanley and Judith Lubman
Richard and Jennifer Lyons*
Susan Marinoff and Thomas Schrag
Helen and John Meyer*
Maris & Ivan Meyerson
Zina Mirsky
Barbara Mitchell
Rachel Morello-Frosch and David Eifler
Lance and Dalia Nagel*
National Coalition of Black Women, Inc. San Francisco Chapter*
Theresa Nelson & Barney Smits*
Nancy Orear and Teresa Basgall
Denise Owen
Elizabeth Ozel
Patrina Perteet
Quest Foundation
Rotary Club of Danville/Sycamore Valley Community Foundation
Terry Rillera
Tobey, Julie and Lucy Roland
The Sato Foundation
Pat and Merrill Shanks
Warren Sharp and Louise Laufersweiler
Ms. Ruth A. Short*
Jennifer Sime*
Matt Small
Darren Smith
Terri Stuart*
Dr. and Mrs. W. Conrad Sweeting*
Catherine F. Syversen Endowment for AileyCamp
Bruce A. Wade and Ms. Renee E. Torres
Carol Jackson Upshaw*
Kimberly Webb and Richard Rossi*
Joan Weill
Sara Wilson and Gustovo Houghton*

* Donation made in honor of Sylvia Lindsey, longtime Cal Performances Trustee who concluded her board service this year. Sylvia was among the original group of trustees who helped bring AileyCamp to Cal Performances, and has been a steadfast champion of and fundraiser for the program ever since.

It’s not too late to join this wonderful community of AileyCamp champions! Please help us celebrate the 20th anniversary of AileyCamp at Cal Performances by making a gift today and ensuring this remarkable program will continue to provide even more young people with opportunities for personal discovery and growth through the power, beauty, and joy of dance.