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What is DanceBlue?
DanceBlue is a yearlong fundraising effort, culminating in a 24–hour no sitting, no sleeping Dance Marathon right in the heart of UK's campus. All efforts support the DanceBlue Kentucky Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic through the Golden Matrix Fund, as well as the Markey Cancer Center.
What is the DanceBlue mission?
It is the mission of the University of Kentucky 24–Hour Dance Marathon, DanceBlue, to create a multi–faceted organization that operates through the support and leadership of the UK students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the Lexington community. The organization enhances the lives of children and families fighting childhood cancer through the Golden Matrix Fund, and therefore serves the Bluegrass by assisting those treated at the DanceBlue Clinic. Furthermore, DanceBlue strives to establish a continued tradition, invoke appreciation and involvement, and ultimately create something greater than oneself.
What is the history behind DanceBlue?
DanceBlue was inspired by a little boy named Jarrett Mynear. By the time Jarrett was 13, he had been diagnosed with 6 different types of cancers. Just before his passing, his list of final requests included raising funds for improvements to the Kentucky Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic. DanceBlue raised over $123,000 during its first year in 2006, and since then has raised $8.2 million For The Kids!
Who do I contact with questions about giving?
The Office of Philanthropy and DanceBlue can be reached in the following ways:
800-875–6272 toll free
343 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., Blazer Hall, Room 361
Lexington, KY 40506-0012
Are my gifts tax deductible?
The University of Kentucky is a tax-exempt organization because it is an agency and instrumentality of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Charitable contributions to the University are deductible by donors because the University of Kentucky is an educational organization pursuant to Section 170(b)(1)(A)(ii) and a government agency pursuant to Section 170(b)(1)(A)(v) of the Internal Revenue Code, when contributions are made to it in furtherance of its public mission of education, research and service.
The University of Kentucky recommends that you consult with and rely upon the advice of your tax professional regarding the deductibility of your gift.
Will I receive a tax receipt?
After making your gift, you will receive an email with a receipt to be used for tax purposes.
What is a recurring gift?
Recurring credit card gifts can be made in any amount and scheduled for your convenience. Gifts like these allow you to make a larger commitment and space out the payment; they also ensure consistent support to DanceBlue.
How do I cancel or modify my recurring gift?
Your recurring gift will be automatically billed to your credit card until it reaches its specified end date or it is stopped. You can stop your recurring gift by following the steps below.
Note: To change the card being charged chose “Billing Information" under the Account Info section. Then choose “Update/Change Billing Information."
What are other ways to give to the DanceBlue " Golden Matrix Fund?
There are a variety of opportunities available to support the DanceBlue " Golden Matrix Fund. Regardless of which type of gift you choose, you can be assured that your support the DanceBlue Kentucky Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic. Please click the links below to learn more about each option.
How do I take advantage of my company's matching gift program?
Gifts to the DanceBlue – Golden Matrix Fund may be doubled or even tripled through matching gift programs made available by more than 1,000 employers across the country.
To find out if you work for a matching gift company visit: http://www.uky.edu/philanthropy/corporate-matching-gifts or ask your human resources department.
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Where can I learn more about Network for Good?
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