Make Life Bright

As it enters its fifth decade, NUDM is proud to partner with Starlight Children’s Foundation to provide support to chronically and critically ill children and their families.

Now in its 41st year, Northwestern University Dance Marathon (NUDM) is one of the largest student-run philanthropies in the nation. Since its founding in 1975, Northwestern students have raised more than $15 million for more than thirty different beneficiaries. Join us March 6th-8th as we dance to make life bright.
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Our Beneficiaries


Founded in 1982, Starlight Children’s Foundation is a leading global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. Collaborating with innovators in pediatric healthcare, entertainment and technology, Starlight provides a unique blend of family-centered programs and services from hospital to home.


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