The Carol Paumgarten Fund for Steps on Broadway

Carol Paumgarten

About the Fund

Carol Paumgarten was a shining light that led our way for 40 years. A vibrant soul, her life was filled with grace and dedication to dance. She laid the foundation for Steps to become a pillar of the dance community, a place, where dancers- from the novice to the professional – train, rehearse, congregate, and dream.

The ballerina Misty Copeland at Steps in 2015, called the studio a “dance community staple” that offers dancers “a sense of community, support, love, and unbelievable opportunity.” -Bon Duke for The New York Times

We honor Carol’s legacy by recommitting to our mission; to be the center of excellence in dance training, to maintain the integrity of each dance form, and to serve the needs of dancers of all ages and levels. In our inaugural year, 2021, The Carol Paumgarten Scholarship Fund has awarded over $125,000 in support to dozens of dancers between the ages of 15-24 to pursue their training.

Your generosity offers young, aspiring dancers the opportunity to train with world-class teachers, preparing them for professional life.

Please consider donating to the Carol Paumgarten Scholarship Fund today and help keep Carol’s legacy alive through the passion and joy of dance at Steps!

3 Easy Ways to Donate Today:

1. Credit Card: Please click this link and you will be taken to the Unique Projects Online Donation Form. Please select Steps on Broadway from the drop-down list.

2. Check: Please make the check payable to Unique Projects Inc., noting Steps on Broadway in the memo line, and mail it to Joe Lanteri, Executive Director, Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10023.

3. Donor Advised Fund: Search Unique Project Inc. based in NY – or search EIN 13-3085289 based in NY. In the memo section please indicate Steps on Broadway, Carol Paumgarten Fund.

The Carol Paumgarden Fund’s fiscal sponsor is Unique Projects. The EIN is 13-3085289

ALL Donations to Unique Projects in support of the Carol Paumgarten Fund for Steps on Broadway are tax-deductible.

If you would like to insure that your donation directly benefits one of our four areas of need, please indicate that in your memo line as well.

If you have any questions, please email joe@stepsnyc.com or call (212) 874-2410.

Thank you for supporting Steps on Broadway!


Steps on Broadway gratefully acknowledges the donors whose support makes it possible fulfill our mission.
Tami Aisenson
Hap Allen
Victor Atkins
Susan Atran
Daniel Bacon
Alexis and Duke Barnett
Natasha Baron
Donald Berman
Willard and Linda Boothby
Maggie Burchill
William Bush
Josephine Bush
Daniel Catanach
Julie and William Cerf
Terri Clark
Michael Costa
Ernest Cotter
Michael K. Diana
The Dunlevy Family
Kim Fennebresque
Peter Fowler
David and Judy Galloway
Jamie and Jimmy Gilpatrick
Diane Grumet
Charles and Lillian Hagel
Dr. Hannah Harvey
Danelle Herran
Dawn Hillen
Franklin Hobbs
The Jackson Family
Hoyle Jones
Patricia R. Klausner
Joe Lanteri
Stephen Lari
Pam Levy and Horst Frankenberger
Ken and Julia Lowe
Marianne Lynch
Rebecca Madsen
Willie Mayer
Tracy and Kenneth McCormick
Douglas McGrath
Phillip McKinley
Elizabeth Mela
Scott Meuser
Arthur Newbold
Robyn and Doyle Newmyer
George Noble
Richard Norton
James and Martha Oberlander
Nicholas Paumgarten
Peter Pell
Joanne Raptis
Peter and Julie Raskind
Rudolph Rauch
Ruth Reinhold
Lars Rosager
Rose Family Fund
Benjamin Ryan
Joy C. Schein
Lynne Schreur
Jen Shoup
Robert Siegfried
James Soriero
Jonathan Steinlauf
Richard Sterne
Anonymous
Kathleen Sundt
Allison Thornton
Maynard Toll
Susan Trotman
Israel Vainbom
Beatrice Van Roijen
Trish Weber
Marguerite Wesley
Edward Whitney
Dana Wilson
Anonymous

pentacle fiscal sponsorship logoWe are proud to have Unique Projects/Pentacle Inc. as our fiscal sponsor. Inaugurated in 1988, Unique Projects, Inc. is a program created and administered by Pentacle/DanceWorks, Inc. Unique Projects, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation that provides a tax-exempt umbrella and technical assistance on a project-by-project basis to artists and companies whose work is of high caliber and for whom the program’s specific structure is appropriate. For additional information please visit:www.pentacle.org.