Shine Brighter Match Challenge

This story was published by on October 20, 2015

Shine Brighter


In the heart of downtown Santa Fe is NDI New Mexico’s statewide headquarters, The Dance Barns. Donations from countless individual donors helped to build our facility in 2003. Today, The Dance Barns serve our entire community by providing meeting and studio space for dance classes, performances, film festivals, meetings, rehearsals and more. This year, we welcome over 17,000 adults and children from around the County and State who will attend a class, performance, meeting or event at The Dance Barns.

We are in the process of significantly upgrading our performance space to be more energy efficient and remain a state-of-the-art facility for the community to continue to enjoy. Again, this would not be possible without the support from individuals throughout the community. To date, numerous community partners along with individual donors large and small have donated to fund a much needed renovation of our theater lighting. The best part is that one generous donor has pledged to match every gift we receive before January 1, 2016 up to $50,000!

We call this campaign Shine Brighter! With your donation we will invest in capital improvements to bring energy efficient equipment to The Dance Barns. Our upgrades of new LED intelligent lighting and a multi-media system will result in reduced waste, lowered energy consumption and added earned income potential while increasing the quality of performances and classes for YOU! 

We have already implemented phase one of this project with funds from PNM and seen a reduction in energy use by a stunning 57%! Please consider a donation below!

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