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The Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation is a private foundation that provides funding and support to non-profit organizations in the United States. Philanthropist Glorya Kaufman has funded a broad spectrum of projects ranging from pediatric mobile eye care to the Glorya Kaufman Hall at UCLA the core of her giving being programs and facilities that directly affect at risk children.

In 2008 the Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation was established, deeply seated in Glorya Kaufman’s love for dance and her belief that dance is a tool that is restorative to the mind, body and spirit of people. The Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation is participating in many community projects, among them:

Providing dance teachers for perpetuity to an art school in South Central called 'Inner City Arts'

Creating a dance facility at the Mar-Vista Hispanic Family. Center Exposing 28,000 students and 230 schools to live dance performances at the Los Angeles Music Center

In 2012, founding the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance at the University of Southern California

Giving rise to a dancing studio at the New York Julliard School Bringing the best dancing performers in the world to the ``GK presents`` at the Los Angeles Music Center.

Glorya Kaufman’s generosity will ensure that future generations will be able to experience the joy of dancing and also seeks to extend a dancer’s career by focusing on wellness. Dance is being recognized as a tool to support health programs for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and many forms of psychological and emotional ailments. The Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation is supporting that effort with programs such as Creating Health through Movement at City of Hope.

Glorya Kaufman Releases Memoir

There are three magic entities that have intrigued me since I was a child: the brilliant color of fireworks bursting suddenly into the air, snowflakes drifting slowly into my hands in the Detroit winter, and the prisms of light in the soap bubbles I played with as a young girl, each unique as it floated into the sky.

I hope that all who read this book learn to cherish the fleeting moments of beauty and joy that delight us. I want to thank all of my wonderful and caring friends whose contributions have brought Gloryous Dance Affair to life.

I especially want to thank my co-author Debbie Schwartz. As we wrote this story we shared much laughter, some tears, and many of the magical moments that make life so beautiful. We both hope you enjoy this book.