Jenny Halpern and Ian Pappas
The Executive Co-Chairs oversee interactions between co-chair pairs, between co-chairs and the administration, and between co-chairs and external supporters. The Executive Co-Chairs support all the work leading up to NUDM 2017, always keeping in mind NUDM’s long-term place on Northwestern’s campus.
Email about: big-picture NUDM questions
Taylor Salit and Steven Tyler
Alumni and University Relations
Alumni and University Relations (AUR) focuses on engaging alumni around the country (as well as university officials, staff and faculty) to spread NUDM beyond the Northwestern University campus. AUR expands the opportunities for alumni to remain connected with NUDM and grows alumni initiatives and events, such as the annual Alumni Gala. And their work doesn’t stop weekend-of: AUR runs security for all 30 hours of NUDM!
Email about: alumni involvement, gala inquiries
Marissa Mizroch and Julian Gerez
Community Engagement (CommE) works to think critically and expand upon NUDM’s inclusion and accessibility efforts. CommE spends a significant amount of time reaching out to other student groups, facilitating community discussions and working to implement these new perspectives. Beyond developing more accessible fundraising opportunities for dancers, CommE aims to recruit new teams, create new opportunities for non-dancer involvement and broaden NUDM’s reach by tapping into other NU communities. CommE also connects the Evanston Community Foundation to Northwestern’s campus through education and local service opportunities.
Email about: accessibility/inclusion concerns, starting a new dancer team
Dan Loizzo and Emily Bold
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, foundations and grants to the NUDM brand and Northwestern University campus.
Email about: corporate sponsorships
Sarah Thompson and David Wexler
Dancer and Beneficiary Relations
Dancer and Beneficiary Relations (DBR) is the primary contact for dancers and the primary beneficiary throughout the entire year — and especially during the 30-hours. Throughout the year, DBR prepares dancers for the 30 hours, and they educate and connect dancers to the primary beneficiary through the “Hero Program,” facilitating engagement between GiGi’s Playhouse and the Northwestern community. On top of these responsibilities, DBR leads the individual fundraising mentorship program. Finally, DBR keeps dancers pumped up and motivated (through weekend-of programming and celebrity videos) from the time they register until the final seconds of Block 10.
Email about: hero program, dancer involvement
Kalli Koukounas and Nate Korn
Finance’s primary duty (unsurprisingly) 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: group head information, fundraising
Alex Keller and Mariel Falk
Food provides food for all NUDM events. Food secures donations from both local restaurants and national businesses to feed the dancers and 30-hour committee members weekend-of. Food also ensures all dancers’ allergy needs are addressed. Finally, Food works with other committees to fulfill their food-related needs, such as organizing profit-shares or getting food for many special events during the year.
Email about: food donations
Jackie Montalvo and Katharine Currault
Marketing and Media
Marketing and Media (M&M) is the voice of NUDM. M&M maintains all NUDM social media accounts, branding and media relations. M&M creates campus promotions, campaigns, and NUDM-related and beneficiary-related informative content. On top of these responsibilities, M&M manages graphic design and the creation NUDM 2017 merchandise. M&M aims to maximize NUDM’s impact by reaching out to campus and beyond, partnering with both campus and external media sources throughout the year.
Email about: media contact
Abigail Schroeter & Ava Armacost
Productions handles all of the logistical and technical aspects of putting on NUDM. Productions works throughout the year to collaborate with top lighting, sound and video vendors to find new and innovative ways to improve the experience inside the tent each year. From lighting, to set design, from video to sound, from block themes to emcees, Productions puts on the show and ensures everything runs smoothly during the weekend-of.
Email about: weekend-of information
Lindsey Jones and Steph Craig
Special Events ensures NUDM is more than just 30 hours by planning a variety of events during the year and for weekend-of. These events raise money and maintain excitement for NUDM throughout the year. They also allow those not directly involved in NUDM to participate in and contribute to the organization. Special Events plans Trivia Nights, Battle of the Bands, Top Chef and more. They also run weekend-of events such as the 5K.
Email about: events throughout the year
Daniel Nussbaum and Bryan Richman
Technology and Analytics
Technology and Analytics (T&A) is the point of contact for the NUDM website. They update information about upcoming events and facilitate online registration and the NUDM online store. Additionally, T&A collects and analyzes internal and external data sets. They critically evaluate data collected from past NUDMs and collect new information to identify future areas for growth. T&A also oversees the selling of NUDM 2017 merchandise as well as NUDM’s internal website, CORE (COmmunity REsources).
Email about: nudm.org