The primary purpose of The Isis Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit entity, with board members consisting of studio owners, dance instructors, dance students and musicians, is to educate and in all ways present and enhance the art of Middle Eastern Dance.
The Isis Foundation will continue to create environments and situations whose purpose is to broaden and enlighten the general public's awareness of the related cultural aspects of Oriental Dance. This focus will include enhancing artistic, educational and cultural opportunities for teachers, dancers and musicians to study, educate and perform this ancient art in the highest possible professional manner.
Additional goals are to provide scholarships to deserving dancers to attend seminars in order to study and represent our Performing Company by performing in seminar productions, then to return to share those studies with other dancers.
In addition, the Foundation will occasionally purchase costumes, accessories and props for members of The Performing Company to wear and use when representing us.
The Foundation and its sponsors will also have access to the extensive library in the Isis Production Suites for the use of books, magazines and videos dedicated to the study of this art form.
The Foundation and the Wings of Isis will present lectures and sponsor haflas and workshops which are open to everyone.
All sponsorships are fully tax deductible. Any contributor making a donation will receive a receipt by mail reflecting their donation to The Isis Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. To make a donation by phone, please call toll-free 1-888-918-4747. The sponsorship options and benefits are as follows:
Friend - to those donating $25 to $99, you will be receiving a Friends of the Foundation Sponsorship card that will give you entrance to one free hafla and a 50% discount at select Foundation events for one year.
Silver Friend - to those donating $100 to $249, you will receive "The Chronicles . . . A Dancer's Oasis" magazine for one year, in addition to the Friends of the Foundation Sponsorship card with the 50% discount at select Foundation events for one year.
Gold Friend - to those donating $250 to $499, you will receive a beautiful Isis Foundation Shirt (that is not available for sale), in addition to "The Chronicles . . . A Dancer's Oasis" magazine for one year, plus the Friends of the Foundation Sponsorship card with the 50% discount at select Foundation events for one year.
Diamond Star Friend - to those donating $500 to $999, you will receive a star plaque with your name, that will be displayed in the Isis Production Suites for one year and then will be given to you, free preferred seating at a Wings of Isis sponsored hafla and dinner, plus a beautiful Isis Foundation shirt (that is not available for sale). In addition, you will receive "The Chronicles . . . A Dancer's Oasis" magazine for one year, plus the Friends of the Foundation Sponsorship card with the 50% discount at select Foundation events for one year.
Corporate Sponsorships are also available and will include free ads in our publications and on our website.
|Assistant Secretary||Del Bartlett|
|Board Member||Linda Barnes-Smith|
|Board Member||Gloria Hanchette|
|Board Member||Maggi Sagnibene|
Cultural Dance Team
The Cultural Dance Team was created as another expression of our Mission Statement. Members of the Cultural Dance Team research the history of and create authentic folkloric Middle Eastern and Mediterranean choreographies and costuming to present at conventions, dance events, festivals, schools and libraries. (Click here to see performance photographs and performance record)
The Isis Foundation
PO Box 210787
Bedford, TX 76021
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