The Carol Paumgarten Fund for Steps on Broadway

Carol Paumgarten
Our beloved Co-Founder Carol Paumgarten passed away September 24, 2020. Carol co-founded Steps in 1979, with Patrice Soriero, and was the shining light that led our way for 40 years. A gracious and vibrant soul, she laid the foundation for Steps to become a pillar of the dance community, a place where dancers – from the professional to the novice – train, rehearse, congregate, and dream.

Many dancers who are now professionals in the dance industry recall the grace and support in the home that she provided at Steps for them.

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

With her passing, The Carol Paumgarten Fund for Steps on Broadway, was created to raise funds to support future dancers with their training. We honor her legacy by re-committing 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.

The Carol Paumgarten Fund supports the following initiatives at Steps on Broadway

  • Scholarship & Financial Aid for Dancers
  • Technological Advancement toward Virtual, Live-Stream and Remote Instruction
  • Safety First including Covid-19 health and safety measures
  • Restoration of studio spaces

In our inaugural year, 2021, TheCarol Paumgarten Fund has supported:

  • 50 dancers with scholarships to pursue their dance training with Steps.
  • 9 TV monitors installed in Studios so classes may be taught virtually & in studio.
  • 8 NEW video monitor staff positions. Video monitors provide teachers with technical support to both teachers and students who are participating in virtual steps classes via ZOOM.
  • 10 Laptops for video monitoring.
  • Covid-19 Health and Safety supplies including studio disinfecting machines, anti-bacterial supplies, plexiglass and COVID-19 test kits.

Please consider making a donation to the Carol Paumgarten Fund and Help keep Carol’s legacy alive through the grace and joy-filled dance classes at Step!

3 Easy Wasy 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.