SESP Sophomores Win Dance Marathon Fundraising Awards

SESP Sophomores Win Dance Marathon Fundraising Awards

Dance Marathon

Three SESP students took home top fundraising awards for this year’s Northwestern University Dance Marathon, which raised a record-breaking $1.2 million for two charities. Dance Marathon awarded individual fundraising trophies to sophomores Emily Glaser, Laynie Held and Zari Barzilai.

Glaser, who raised $5,000, raised the most of any individual in Dance Marathon. She won the first-place trophy for Dance Marathon committee members. Barzilai, who raised $3,125, won the second-place trophy among Dance Marathon committee members. Held, who raised $3,376, won the second place trophy for non-committee fundraisers.

The main beneficiary of Dance Marathon is the Danny Did Foundation, which provides education to families about epilepsy and subsidizes seizure detection devices for families in need. The foundation will receive $741,394.10. The secondary beneficiary is the Evanston Community Foundation, which provides resources and knowledge for the public good. The recipient of $82,377.12, Evanston Community Foundation has been a beneficiary of Dance Marathon for the past 16 years.

More than 1,000 students spent 30 hours dancing and raised a record-breaking $1,214,632 at Northwestern University’s Dance Marathon 2013, which took place between March 8 and 10. A major university tradition that has a 39-year history, the event is the culmination of a 10-month fundraising campaign by Northwestern students.

Photo: Dance Marathon awarded individual fundraising trophies to sophomores Zari Barzilai (far left), Emily Glaser (third from left) and Laynie Held (fourth from left).

By Marilyn Sherman
Last Modified: 3/19/13