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Support the Jefferson Dancers

Help keep the Jefferson Dancers on their toes! Your support of the Jefferson Dancers will help ensure that tomorrow's Portland Public School students have the opportunity to participate in this nationally acclaimed program. In recent years Jeld-Wen Field, the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, the Jordan and Mina Schnitzer Foundation, the Irwin Family Trust, and Wells Fargo Bank have made life-giving donations to the Jefferson Dancers. Parents and friends have given overwhelming support to meet the annual budget gap goal. Your donation will supplement the budget and allow the Jefferson Dancers to engage new choreographers, provide professional-level costume and technical support, and tour and educate young audiences as part of the comprehensive training of the dancers. Your contribution to the Jefferson Dancers is tax deductible.

Corporate and Foundation Giving

The Jefferson Dance program welcomes contributions from local and national foundations and government programs. With the assistance of our generous donors, Jefferson dance students can perform new works and reach children and adults in the community. Please e-mail Jessica Coltrin, Company Manager, if you can help.

Book the Jefferson Dancers

Special Events Performances Available Celebrate your organization's special event with a performance by the Jefferson Dancers.

School Performances The Jefferson Dancers are available for lecture/demonstrations at schools in the Portland area. 

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Purchase Jefferson Dancers Merchandise

  • Merchandise will be available for purchase during the  school year at our public events.


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Supporters are recognized at the following levels in the annual Spring Concert at the Newmark Theater.

Friends, Up to $99

Last year we received over 1,000 individual contributions from the community

Crew, $100 - $499

Teachers, $500 - $1,000

Sponsor a Lecture Demonstration at a regional school

Choreographer, $2,500 subsidizes a guest choreographer to set a dance for the Annual Spring Show

Opportunity to join us as the dance is set on the Jefferson Dancers

Dancer, $5,000 contribution supports the annual cost to fund one of eighteen dancers

Jefferson Dancers perform an African dance at your favorite charity event

Critic, Annual Contribution of $15,000 or more for three years

JDs perform 3-4 dances annually at your choice of venue/event and teach a hip-hop class

Director, $75,000 contribution sponsors the 2019 International Tour

Recognized at all International tour performances and on all JD communications JDs perform 3-4 dances annually at your choice of venue/event and teach a hip-hop class

You can donate online via SchoolPay above or mail donations to the

Jefferson Dancers, 5210 North Kerby, Portland, OR 97217.