Children’s Home & Aid is thrilled to take part in Northwestern’s annual Dance Marathon (NUDM). We are even more excited to have funds and awareness raised for such a worthy cause – our Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Child & Family Center. The Rice Center provides intensive therapeutic treatment to youth ages six to 15 who are in foster care and suffer from severe emotional, behavioral or mental health issues resulting from trauma.

Each year, many deserving charities submit remarkable applications to be NUDM’s primary beneficiary. The NUDM Executive Co-Chairs narrow this list down and present it to the executive board. The board conducts several rounds of interviews, keeping the needs of both Northwestern and the beneficiary in mind. Through lengthy deliberation and additional interviews, the primary beneficiary is chosen. As a result of these efforts, Children’s Home & Aid was selected unanimously by the entire Executive Board.

“I’m so excited for NUDM’s partnership with Children’s Home & Aid,” said Eliana Scobey, one of the NUDM 2020 Executive Co-Chairs. “With the Rice Center being in Evanston, we can’t wait to see how Northwestern students will be able to build an especially close relationship with the beneficiary and grow their love for our surrounding community. We are looking forward to working with Rice’s passionate staff as well as the Northwestern and NUDM communities to help this incredible organization foster change!”

NUDM 2020 will be held March 6-8, 2020 on the Norris University Center East Lawn at 1999 Campus Drive at Northwestern’s Evanston campus. NUDM is one of the largest independent student-run philanthropies in the country, raising more than $1 million for its beneficiaries in each of the past eight years.

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In its 46th year, NUDM is one of the largest entirely student-run philanthropies in the nation. Since 1975, NUDM has raised more than $20 million for more than 30 charities. Last year, NUDM raised more than $1 million dollars for its ninth consecutive year in support of Communities in Schools of Chicago — the Chicago base of a national network of educational support centers, which connects students to the mentors and resources they need to graduate and succeed. To learn more, visit