As a preventative measure to decrease risk associated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Ruth Davidson Hahn & Company is suspending Dance for Parkinson’s classes until further notice. Click here to read the full announcement.
We utilize the power of dance, music, and creativity to improve mobility and quality of life for people with our Outreach Programs Dance for Parkinson’s, offered to people with Parkinson’s disease, their caregivers, spouses and partners, and Movement & Music, for older adults in Senior Centers, Retirement Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities.
With our programs suspended at this time due to COVID-19 protocol, our commitment to the communities we serve is ever-present and strong. Our new Dance for Parkinson’s YouTube class was released on April 1st. This class, along with three older YouTube classes, air on the Local Public TV Health channel to reach people in their homes, and they are available for free on our website. COMING SOON: To support continued at-home practice during this hiatus plans are now in the works to create additional free YouTube classes in June. Check out this link to see the current four YouTube classes available. https://www.rdhdance.org/outreach-programs/video/
We serve and we are losing revenue because of COVID-19. Because Ruth Davidson Hahn & Company is a non-profit organization we need to raise funds for our Outreach Programs Dance for Parkinson’s and Movement & Music. When you give to us the Lincoln Community Foundation will provide a percentage of matching funds for all amounts you donate.
Giving is now open for Give to Lincoln Day. There are four ways to make a gift for Give to Lincoln Day. Here’s how you can help.
1. Donate Online Now Through G2LD May 28th – Please strongly consider this option for 2020:
Please use this link or click the image below to donate online with a credit/debit card to Ruth Davidson Hahn & Company’s Dance for Parkinson’s and Movement & Music Outreach Programs anytime between now and 11:59pm on May 28th. That is the cutoff time for us to get the percentage of matching funds from the Lincoln Community Foundation. You will have the option to cover the Firespring Foundation platform transaction fee of 2.9% if you choose to.
2. Donate Offline (Checks):
Snail Mail Postmarked by May 23rd:
Donors can mail a check to the Lincoln Community Foundation Office directly. Please make your check out to “Lincoln Community Foundation” with “Ruth Davidson Hahn & Company” in the memo line. These should be postmarked by May 23rd to be eligible for the challenge match fund. Lincoln Community Foundation will charge the same 2.9% fee as Firespring Foundation charges for online gifts. The Lincoln Community Foundation will send you a donation thank you letter for your taxes.
Lincoln Community Foundation
215 Centennial Mall S Ste 100
Lincoln, NE 68508
Donors may also drop off donations between May 1 and May 28 at all Lincoln West Gate Bank branches via drive thru. Visit https://westgate.bank/locations for Drive-Thru Hours.
3. Lincoln Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund:
Those who have a donor advised fund administered by Lincoln Community Foundation may avoid all fees by recommending grants from their fund to participating nonprofits. When using a donor advised fund, there is a minimum $100 grant per nonprofit. Grant recommendations can be submitted through the My LCF Login at www.lcf.org, and are encouraged to be made before May 20.
4. Individual Retirement Account – Qualified Charitable Distribution Gifts (NEW this year):
Donors who are 70½ or older may make qualified charitable distributions from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) to charities participating in Give to Lincoln Day. For more information on this giving method, click here.
We cannot do all the good we are doing, helping people with Parkinson’s disease and older adults to move and be uplifted, without your gifts, your generosity and your support. We look forward to when we may resume teaching in the community again.
Be healthy and safe!
With much gratitude and thanks,
Ruth Davidson Hahn, President and Artistic Director
Support by Shopping at Amazon:
When shopping at amazon, use smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to support Ruth Davidson Hahn and Company. It doesn’t cost you anything extra. Click the banner below to select Ruth Davidson Hahn and Company as your preferred non-profit to support.