danceScape Endowment Fund
Why this fund was created
The danceScape Endowment Fund is dedicated to enriching the quality of life of People through Arts & Culture, Recreation, and Health Support Services. Fund beneficiaries include Breast Cancer Survivors; Entrepreneurs from the Creative Arts Field; Senior Citizens facing Financial or Health-Related Challenges; and Underprivileged Youth/Teens & Children.
The Fund was created by Robert Tang and Beverley Cayton-Tang, 3-time Canadian and 2-time North American Amateur Ballroom Champions from Burlington, Ontario. The Tangs have appeared as Dance Experts on CBC Television, CH Television, W-Network, Slice, Discovery Health USA, and HGTV.
Early in their competitive careers, the Tangs were inspired and mentored by other passionate coaches. As the Tangs continued to develop as world-class competitors, they benefited from annual fundraising initiatives organized and supported by local community groups, family, and friends. This enabled them to represent Canada at five World Championship events.
In 2001, with the help of an Angel investor, the Tangs began a new chapter of their lives as business entrepreneurs. As with most start-up companies, they faced many challenges. But the Tangs persevered through the help of business mentors, and are now transforming the dance and creative arts industry.
Their journey has led them to seek out other entrepreneurs and business leaders to work towards a common vision that will advance the technical and business skills of creative artists, and improve the quality of life of members of our community through Arts & Culture, Recreation, and Health Support Services.
Burlington entrepreneur Janet Cockburn, herself a breast cancer survivor, has come on board with her company, Janac – Mastectomy Wear For Fighters and Survivors, to partner in various fundraising initiatives. Support from other local businesses is anticipated.
What this Fund is for
The purpose of the fund is to enrich the quality of life of children, youth, women, minorities, and senior citizens through Arts & Culture, Recreation, and Health Support Services.
Who Benefits from this Fund?
The fund beneficiaries include breast cancer survivors, entrepreneurs from the Creative Arts field, senior citizens facing financial challenges; and underprivileged youth, teens & children.