Dec. 1, 2018, was a great day for a great cause! The Dancing for Arizona’s Children event provided an exciting vehicle to raise money for the Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) and featured many notable performances, including one from Davidson Belluso CEO Michela Belluso.
With the final tallies completed, the AzCA raised $187,000, reaching the highest total in the four years of the event. Belluso was one of the top individual fundraisers, bringing in $7,900.
“It was a great honor to participate in this event,” said Belluso. “It is gratifying to know that the money raised will help improve the lives of children within the foster care system.”
Dancing for Arizona’s Children is a primary fundraiser for the AzCA, one of the oldest and largest nonprofit child welfare and behavioral agencies in the state. The organization provides a range of services including support to families, both in and out of the foster care system. All funds raised at the Dancing for Arizona’s Children event will go directly to Arizona’s Children Association’s “Strengthening Families” program.
On the dance floor, Belluso distinguished herself as well. Performing with professional dancer Daniele Cavallo of Dance Starz AZ, she received the “Judges Choice” award.
The field of dancers included 16 community and business leaders paired up with a professional dancer to perform at the event.
“All the dancers did an outstanding job and the energy we shared was exhilarating, knowing we were there to help make a difference,” said Belluso. “Awards aside, all we wanted was for the children to win, and they did in a big way!”
For more information on the AzCA, visit https://www.arizonaschildren.org