Ayesha Goswamy & Cami Steppe
The Executive Co-Chairs oversee interactions between co-chair pairs, between co-chairs and the administration, and between co-chairs and external supporters. They also oversee the primary beneficiary selection process. The Executive Co-Chairs support all the work leading up to NUDM 2020, always keeping in mind NUDM’s long-term place on Northwestern’s campus.
Email about: big-picture NUDM questions, becoming a NUDM beneficiary, initiative and programming feedback
Office Hours: Thursdays 10:30-12:30 pm
Jamie Miller & Mary Tucker
Development & Alumni Relations
Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) focuses on engaging alumni and external donors around the country to spread NUDM beyond the Northwestern University campus. DAR expands the opportunities for alumni and donors to remain connected with NUDM and grows initiatives and events, such as the annual Gala. And their work doesn’t stop weekend-of: DAR runs security for all 30 hours of NUDM!
Email about: alumni and donor involvement, NUDM Gala tickets, visiting the tent during weekend-of
Sindhu Kosuru & Tara Krantz
Community Engagement connects the NUDM community to our primary and secondary beneficiaries. They think critically and take action to expand NUDM’s inclusion and accessibility efforts on an institutional level. With regards to beneficiary engagement, CommE plans and executes the BUILD (Bridge, Uplift, Inspire, Learn, and Dance) program to connect dancers to the primary beneficiary. They will also continue to engage the NUDM and Northwestern communities in hands-on service activities through both the primary beneficiary as well as the Evanston Community Foundation.
Email about: service opportunities, educational events, BUILD Program
Nick Abushacra & Seth Humerick
Corporate Relations (Corp) establishes and cultivates relationships with companies big and small. Through building relationships and specialized benefit packages for Fortune 500 firms and smaller Evanston businesses alike, Corp secures significant sponsorships for NUDM as well as product donations for dancers, events and the silent auction. Corp connects corporations to the NUDM brand and Northwestern University campus.
Email about: corporate sponsorships, product donations
Dan Birmingham & Jess Waldman
Dancer Accessibility & Experience
Dancer Accessibility & Experience (DAE) is responsible for being the primary contact point for dancers throughout the entire year and during weekend-of. During the year, DAE works to ensure that both fundraising and dancing is accessible for all dancers. DAE facilitates canning for NUDM, providing dancers with transportation to and from canning sites on a weekly basis. They also provide support for small teams as well as individual dancers. DAE also works to implement a targeted, personalized fundraising mentorship program to provide additional support. In addition, DAE emotionally, mentally, and physically prepares dancers for the 30 hours as well as provides any necessary accommodations. Finally, DAE Co-Chairs ensure the weekend-of experience is a positive one for dancers
Email about: individual fundraising support, starting a new dancer team, accommodations during the 30 hours
Brittany Taylor & Val Werner
Finance’s primary duty is to track, process and manage all monetary donations made to NUDM. Finance manages all dancer fundraising accounts and helps dancers reach their personal fundraising goals. Finance also manages and develops the grouphead program to communicate key information, keep teams organized and motivate them all to fundraise.
Email about: donations, fundraising, grouphead program
Rachel Fishman & Harris Gelblum
Food secures food donations from both local restaurants and national chains for all meals and snacks during the 30-hour weekend-of event as well as NUDM events throughout the year. Food also ensures all dancers’ dietary needs are accommodated. Finally, Food plans food fundraisers throughout the year, including NUDM Eats and Guac Drop.
Email about: food donations, food fundraisers
Lindsey Lubowitz & Cate Wolfen
Marketing and Media
Marketing and Media (M&M) is the voice of NUDM. M&M shapes all communications, messaging, and branding for the organization. They brainstorm and execute creative campus promotions and run the NUDM social media accounts. Marketing and Media also is responsible for NUDM’s graphic design, promotional video production. Finally, M&M aims to maximize NUDM’s impact by partnering with both campus and external media sources throughout the year.
Email about: branding, media contact
Jillian Korey & Cady De Camara
Productions (Prod) handles all of the logistical and technical aspects of putting on NUDM. Productions collaborates with top sound, video, and lighting vendors to improve the NUDM experience inside the tent each year. Productions puts on the show and ensures everything, from lighting and set design to video and sound to block themes and emcees, runs smoothly during the weekend-of.
Email about: weekend-of information
Cara Savin & Sawyer Scheitler
Special Events (SE) turns a 30-hour Dance Marathon into a year-long experience, working to engage and strengthen the NUDM community throughout the year. SE is responsible for planning and executing the staple events of NUDM, including NUDM Gala, Trivia, Acapalooza, and the weekend-of 5k/10k race. They also innovate and collaborate with other committees to create meaningful programming that engages both dancers and non-dancers alike with NUDM programs.
Email about: events throughout the year
Mia Willett & Sam Khalsa Mendenhall
Tech and Analytics
Tech & Analytics (T&A) streamlines existing processes with technological innovation and implementation and ensures NUDM is designing programs with measurable goals. T&A improves the NUDM website and mobile application through innovation and manages the NUDM online store (including merchandise sales). They also work to collect, analyze, and act on data.
Email about: nudm.org, NUDM app, NUDM online store, merchandise