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About NUDM

Now in its 42nd year, Northwestern University Dance Marathon (NUDM) is one of the largest and most well established student-run philanthropies in the nation. Since its founding in 1975, Northwestern students have raised over $16 million in support of over 30 different beneficiaries, annually raising over $1 million for the last five years. Join us March 2nd-4th as we dance to #FeedDreams.

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About Blessings in a Backpack

Founded in 2005 by a Kentucky teacher who noticed her children were returning to school Monday mornings so hungry they were unable to concentrate, Blessings in a Backpack works to provide children in need with a supply of food for the weekend. Without this food, some children could go up to 62 hours without eating, thus affecting their ability to learn, grow, and dream.

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About ECF

The mission of the Evanston Community Foundation is to build, connect, and distribute resources and knowledge through local organizations for the common good, helping Evanston thrive now and forever as a vibrant, inclusive, and just community. The Foundation manages growing endowments, addresses Evanston’s changing needs through grantmaking and provides leadership on important community issues.

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