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

Celebrating 20 Years of AileyCamp at Cal Performances!

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 1,200 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.

Thank you for helping us reach our 20th anniversary fundraising goal!

$285,722 raised so far!

$250,000 Goal

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
Jacqueline Anderson
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
Patricia Jackson
Lynn S. Jehle
Martha Johnson
JPMorgan Chase
Rachel Katz
Carol Kersten and Markus Aschwanden
Kathleen Kirby and Darren Smith

Cary Koh
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*
Ann 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 Ozol
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 third term of 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.

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

It’s not too late to donate!

Please consider making a gift to AileyCamp today and join our wonderful community of AileyCamp champions! Your contribution will help ensure this remarkable program can continue to provide even more young people with opportunities for personal discovery and growth through the power, beauty, and joy of dance.

Ways to Give

Donate Online

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:

Cal Performances
Attention: Development Department
101 Zellerbach Hall #4800
Berkeley, CA 94720-4800

Thank you!