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Appleby Foundation's mission is to strengthen communities through exposure to and participation in the arts. Through the creation, performing, and teaching of dance, RKB provokes thought, and engages its audience. By bridging classical technique and contemporary styles, and by offering performances to diverse audiences, RKB opens doors and brings dance everywhere it can. 

The Company is sustained by a combination of revenues generated by teaching and touring, by grants, and through the participation of individuals like yourselves - our audience. It is your curiosity and support which enable RKB to bring fresh new ballets to the stage. Rebecca Kelly Ballet and the Tahawus Center are the major activities of Appleby Foundation, Inc. a non-profit, 501C-3 tax-exempt organization incorporated in the State of New York in 1979.

may be obtained upon request from Appleby Foundation, Inc. or from the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. RKB is also listed on Guidestar.

Over the past three decades some organizations have provided outstanding loyal support. They are part of RKB's history. RKB gratefully acknowledges the Henry Buhl Foundation, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Harkness Foundations for Dance, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, and Burelles Luce for their continuing support.

The Horace Goldsmith Foundation has awarded multi-year grants of $25,000 for general operations.
Harkness Foundation for Dance has made awards supporting new works every single year since 1992!
The Roy and Marie Neuberger Foundation awarded a grant of $25,000 to establish the
Marie Fund for Dancers.
The Buhl Foundation awarded a leadership grant of $25,000 for development
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation awarded $5,000 for general operations
The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation awarded $2,500 for general operations
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs awards $7,500 for cultural services for 2008.

IreneRKB gratefully salutes the support of the corporations, foundations, and individuals with particular thanks to
the following recent benefactors:

The Honeybee Community Fund, Puffin Foundation, and Casella's Waste Management for support of TLC's
cultural programs.

The SUN Fund, New York Council on the Humanities, United Way, Adirondack Community Trust all provided prompt relief funds for damages from Hurricane Irene, sustained by the Tahawus Center in August 2011.
New York State Council on the Arts, Architectural Planning and Design, support for the

Tahawus Center
The Stewarts Shops for long-time support of North Country Summer Dance Programs AND the Tahawus Center.
Community Bank, N.A. for support of Tahawus Center programs.
The Lake Placid Education Fund has repeatedly supported RKB's education outreach programs in the North Country.
Burelles Luce Corporation for exceptional generous, longtime PR clippings support.
New York State Dance Force awarded $5,000 toward the creation of Earth and Waters, completing the trilogy Adirondack Elemental. Performances took place in North Creek, Lake Placid, Watertown, Potsdam and NYC. Choreographer Rebecca Kelly collaborated with three women composers from the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP, please visit our Volunteer Page and, Annual Appeal
Join us in bringing ballets to the stage, and dance to young people, please consider making a contribution. Call us at 212-431-8489, or if you prefer, tell us your name and address by email, and we will send you information on how you can support Rebecca Kelly Ballet.

Green for Ages; Green for Good
REBECCA KELLY BALLET encourages partnerships with organizations sharing the common goal of raising awareness and providing creative and sustaining solutions in our stewardship of the environment.:

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