Ways To Give

The Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation needs your help to ensure the future of quality dance education and performance in Westchester. Regardless of age, ability, or financial means, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to benefit from this transformation art form.

Contributions are tax deductible. Please make out checks to:

Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation
Mail to: Steffi Nossen School of Dance
216 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606



Generations of dancers have expressed appreciation for the special place that this organization has played in their lives. Indeed many children and grandchildren of Steffi Dancers and faculty attend our school today, receiving not only the highest quality dance instruction, but participating fully in this unique dance community.

We hope that all who have been touched by our organization will, as Steffi Nossen said, feel dance within them all their lives.

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The SNDF receives support in the following ways

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The Annual Appeal provides general support for all programs fostered by the organization, running from this fall. Make a new or increased donation by December 15th, 2021 and Arts Westchester will match 100% of your gift!

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a. Kathryn K. Wolfe Heritage Fund: This fund has been created to honor the memory of Kathryn K. Wolfe (1945- 2012).

Kathy touched every facet of this organization, starting as a student at age six at Murray Avenue School in Larchmont. She went on to be a Steffi Nossen Dance Company member and officer, was Steffi’s Assistant, and our first Executive Director. The proud mother of Michael and Sharon, a beautiful Company dancer, she served on the Board of Directors for 22 years, and as Board Chairperson for 15 of these years. Kathy’s energy, creativity, wisdom, and compassion were instrumental in carrying forth Steffi’s vision. We are immensely grateful for her many years of dedicated service. Kathy met challenges with enthusiasm, intelligence and indomitable spirit. She brought out the best in everyone she met. We hope to continue her legacy.

The Kathryn K. Wolfe Heritage Fund will support endeavors which focus on preserving the history of the Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation/Steffi Nossen School of Dance and carry its mission into the future. Inaugural activities will include research and preservation of archival materials and the funding of new Outreach initiatives.

b. The Debbie Heidecorn Scholarship Fund: Created in 2004 to honor Debbie’s contributions as a parent, board member and Executive Director, this fund awards assistance to promising dancers with financial need, allowing them to pursue their aspirations through advanced study.

c. Polly’s Girls and Boys: A recent fund launched in 2011 by an alumna to honor of teacher, Polly Kingsbury, for her positive influence and dedication to her students for 34 years.

d. Nancy Lushington Artistic Development Fund: Was created to honor Nancy for her 18 years of service as Artistic Driector, teacher and choreographer. The Fund supports:
i. Choreographic commissions, showings, rehearsal space grants
ii. Original music scores, live music in performances
iii. Costume design and production
iv. Broadening offering of World Dance Forms

Opportunities are available on a variety of levels and can be customized to suit your organization’s needs. Join such esteemed partners as Macy’s, Target, Stanley Black & Decker, the Xerox Foundation, and many others who demonstrate their support for community access to the arts through generous grants to the SNDF.

Corporations, Foundations, & Government Entity Supporters as of March 13, 2019

Brown Rudnick LLP
Chappaqua Friends Nursery School
Con Edison
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Heidecorn Family Foundation
Jeannette P. Barron Charitable Trust
JID Bristol Engine Co.
Keough Allen Charitable Fund
Montage Wine LLC
Morris and Alma Shapiro Fund
Robert Goelet Foundation
St. Faith’s House Foundation
State of New York
Thomas & Agnes Carvel Foundation
Timko & Moses
Toby & Nataly Ritter Family Foundation

The value of your contribution can be seen in the look of joy on the faces in our audiences and felt in the passion of our dancers for their art form and work in the community. Your employer may offer a matching gift program for doubling or even tripling your donation.

Individual Supporters as of March 13, 2019

Annalie Aplin
Peter and Michelle Baldwin
Arlene Basarab
Ashley Baynham
Sitso Bediako
Elinor Berlin
Debra Bernstein
Philip and Jeanne (Vincent) Bilbao
Beatrice and David Birch
Stephanie Bloom
Elizabeth and Robert Boylan
Susan and Neil Brandt
Maureen Cafferty
John Canoni
Elizabeth and Andrew Cohen
David and Merry Coleman
Ingrid Cullen
Geraldine Deasy
John DeLuca
Lenise and Michael Dolen
Barbara and Thomas Doss
Meredith Dyrszka
Amy Echelman
JoAnne Collins Fairchild
Gloria Feuerstein
Hayley and Greg Axelrod Feuerstein
Margarita and Abbondio Gagliardi
Kirsten Carillo and Michael Giobbe
Carol Gladstone
Shelly Goldfeder
Jeffrey Goldstein
Kathryn and Gregg Gonzalez
Malcolm Graham
Megan Gulotta
Nora Guthrie
Jillian Hall
Janet Himel
Tracy Holtzman
Marie and Daniel Houlihan
Elizabeth Kanovsky
Joyce Kellberg
Tirzah Kingsbury
Laura (Edelstein) Kinyon
Sara Klein
Susan Kleinman
Eve and Jay Landau
Erica and Alan Lasker
Fred Leventhal
Erin Levy
Julie and Jerrold Levy
Jennifer Vaughan and Dariush Maanavi
David Marcus
Jean and Henry Marcy
Carole and Bill Markus
Kenneth Marshall
Nancy Sether Masterson
Margaret McCormack
Anna Miklas
Betsy and Martin Miller
Rebecca and Alan Milstein
Lorraine Mohan
Sue Morrill
Lyn Motlow
Eric Nadler
Susannah Newman
Erik Nicolaysen
Nortonsmith Family
Leslie Palmieri
Angela Papalaskaris
Diane Gutwillig Diamond Pearlman
Francine Pennucci
Camvan Phu
Lisa Phu
Suzanne and Robert Reiffel
Judith and Donald Ross
Paula Rudofsky
Elissa and Bryan Russo
Claire Ryan
Virginia Sampson
Judy and Joel Barth Seiff
Rebecca Seigel
Stanley Black & Decker
Dan Stram
Joyce and Alan Striar
Xuguang Su
Carolyn Subin
Deborah Swiderski
Tia Tiedt
Denice and Jeffrey Tomlinson
Leanne Tormey
Rekha Trivikram
Brigitte and John Turneaure
Jurdis Walton
Stacey Warner
Stephen Weddle
Stefanie Weed Delia
Conna Weiner
Karen and Michael Wolfe
Mrs. Merwin Worth
Nancy and Barry Zezze

An annual benefit performance, held at the White Plains Performing Center On March 24th, 2023. features the school’s top ensembles, including the pre-professional Steffi Nossen Dance Company. A Cocktail Receptions and Silent Auction precede the performance.

We gratefully acknowledge the vital support of our grantors.



New York State Council for the Arts

Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund

St Faith’s House Foundation

Westchester County Business First

Westchester County Industrial Development Agency

Thomas & Agnes Carvel Foundation

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