As a preventative measure to decrease risk associated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Ruth Davidson Hahn & Company has suspended in-person Dance for Parkinson’s classes until further notice. We are now offering Dance for Parkinson’s weekly remote classes. Registration is required and free.
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 most of our in-person classes still suspended at this time due to COVID-19 protocol, our commitment to the communities we serve is ever-present and strong. To support continued at-home practice we have been hard at work filming new classes for Parkinson’s Nebraska and we are now offering Dance for Parkinson’s live weekly remote Zoom sessions. We teach the Zoom classes from Nebraska Ballet Theatre & School reaching participants in their homes and Assisted Living locations. In addition, Our LNKTV City classes with Aging Partners air regularly on the local public health channel.
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 May 1st – May 25th 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 May 1st – May 25th (Highly Encouraged):
Please use this link 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 May 1st 12:00 am and May 25th 11:59 pm. 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. Donor receives instant emailed tax receipt from Firespring Foundation.
2. Donate Offline (Checks):
Snail Mail Postmarked by May 18th:
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 18th 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
Checks/cash may be delivered in person to the Lincoln Community Foundation office on May 25th only between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at the above address.
NEW – Donors can also drop off a check gift at any Lincoln West Gate Bank branch lobby or commercial drop box from May 1st through May 25th. Visit https://westgate.bank/locations.
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 18th.
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 submitted by May 10th. 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