CELEBRATING YOUTH, CULTURE & COMMUNITY
The Capital Campaign Needs You!
The Lindsborg Swedish Folk Dancers reached an important milestone in 2013, celebrating their 50th anniversary. The celebration continues with announcement of an ambitious capital campaign to raise funds for a new Dala Van concessions trailer and to increase the endowment held at the Smoky Valley Community Foundation. There is a need to consolidate the group’s fundraising projects, noted the group’s executive director, Rebecca VanDerWege: “Using the Dala Van as the backbone of the group’s fundraising efforts will enable elimination of smaller, less profitable projects and enable more energy and focus on the core mission of the organization, which is to preserve the community’s Swedish heritage and encourage the continued recognition and observation of Swedish customs and folklore.” The campaign is off to a great start, with nearly $35,000 in gifts or pledges to date. This is due in large part to a generous $15,000 challenge gift given by Leon and Judy Burch.
Leon and Judy Burch step forward with lead gift! The Lindsborg Swedish Folk Dancers recently launched a capital campaign in conjunction with its 50th Anniversary activities. The objectives of the campaign are to raise funds for a new Dala Van concessions trailer and to increase its endowment fund. “Swedish Dancers was a big part of our family’s life in Lindsborg. Our two children, Susan (Burch) Smith and Darren Burch still talk about how much they enjoyed being Swedish Dancers. We appreciate the 50 years of Swedish Dancer tradition and want to assist in helping the organization continue to thrive. We hope others will join us in continued support of the Lindsborg Swedish Folk Dancers.”