Thank you for stepping Into 2023 with Step Afrika!

For nearly three decades Step Afrika! has connected past, present, and future generations through the tradition of stepping, and we couldn’t have done it without you.

Based in Washington, DC, Step Afrika! has increased its presence in the lives of youth in the DMV area. With a strong presence in local schools, we have fostered life skills that have improved students’ performance in the classroom and widened their opportunities. We have built a community of young people who know they are interconnected with everyone around them and understand the value of working together.

The Step Afrika! performers’ passion for preserving this traditional art form and stories told through movement bounces through the halls of schools nationwide. Beyond impressive and percussive dances, our arts education programs teach young students the value of teamwork, commitment, discipline, and academic achievement.

Thank you for stepping with us into a new year filled with heart-pulsing performances and award-winning arts education programs in local communities and across the globe.

$50,000 and above

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Bloomberg Philanthropies
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Events DC
Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

$15,000 to $49,999

Bank of America
DC Housing and Finance Agency
Eugene M. Lang Foundation
Pepco, an Exelon Company
Reginald Brown and Tiffeny Sanchez
Share Fund
The International Association of Blacks in Dance, Inc.

$5,000 to $14,999

Ann Belkov and Jerry Lewis*
C. Brian Williams*
Connie and Patricia Williams
Conrad Woody*
Corina Higginson Trust
The Menkiti Group | Keller Williams Capital Properties*
Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts
David Steward
Dy Brown*
Elliott Ferguson
Janel Merritt*
John W. Hill*
Katherine Kane
Mark McGuire
Michele Hagans
Ran Borgersen*
The Nora Roberts Foundation
The Steward Family Foundation
The Venable Foundation
Troy L. Patterson
Values Partnerships Corporation
Washington Gas


$2,500 to $4,999

Alicia Yuhas
Andrew Clarke
Apera Nwora
Beverly Jean Burke
Christopher Montgomery
DC Water
English Hudson Consulting
Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin O. Watkins III*
Shay and Rob Thorne
Stefanie J. Reiser
Kym Taylor*


$1,000 to $2,499

Ashley Adams Winkfield
Beverly Rachal
Brady Birdsong and Damond Campbell*
Rev. Brian Keith McCollum
Bridgette and Shannon McAdoo
David and Monique Canada*
David Watts and Lynn Arnaiz
Dimick Foundation
Dr. Marlene N. Kelley, MD
Glenn E. Singleton*
IMG Artists
Dr. Jacqueline Francis, MD
Jovan Hackley
Lamont Akins*
Mark Raaberg
Melanie Trottman*
Michelle Miller-Morial
Jeffery D. Kennerly and Erica A. Green- Kennerly *
Paul Merrick, Victor Nevilles
Ramon and Erica Richards
Rob Robertson and Carlos Taylor
Sean McIntosh
Sean Mickens
Steve Ballard
Tyra A. Mariani
Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey
Yvette Murphy Aidara


$500 to $999

Allen Orr
Althea Evans
Alyssa and Jonathan Betz
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield
Andre Francis
Barbara Lang
Blonka Winkfield
Catherine Hogan
Chester McPherson
Cisselon Nichols Hurd
Claudia J. Morris
Deborah Schneider
Dr. Patricia Raspberry and the Hon. Renee Raymond
George B. Walker Jr.
H2 Design Build, LLC
Holly Jo MacMoran
Irving Williams
Jaret Riddick
Joe Askew
Karen Magee
Kaya Henderson
Kyle J. Lehman
Lattia Baker
Lia Dorsey
Louise Brown-Lloyd
Mariko Bennett
Melissa Lee
Monty and Yolanda Wilkinson
Natasha Thompson
Rashad Givhan
Robert H. Kapp
Shannan E. Johnson
Shelley Kendall
Shelynda Brown
Sophia McAllister
Walker Sands

$250 to $499

Amara Nwannunu
Amir Nwankwo
Amy Fitzgibbons
Andrea Haynes Johnson
Andrea Syphax
Angela Pratt
Annie Goshay
Bessie Watts
Brenda Donald
Brinille E. Ellis
Candice Bryant
Courtney Snowden
D. Brockington
Debbie Jackson
Ebony Thomas
Faith Gibson Hubbard
Haywood Nobles
Haywood Perry
Henry C. Miller
Jennifer Grier
Jerome S. Paige
John Davis
Joi Brown
Justin Robinson
Keon Gilbert
Kimberly Bassett
LaTanya Clarke
Dr. Lauren P. Davidson
Lilian Shepard
Lisa Lynch
Lorraine Green
Lucy Hutchinson
Lushae Cook
Melissa and Ryan Jacobs
Michelle Weinbaum
Mignon Monroe
N. Elois Burrell Frederick
Nicole Cutts
Patrice Hunter
Rose Ann Cleveland
Shirley Rivens Smith
Shown Kealakai
Stephanie Taylor
Tanisha A. James
Thennie Freeman
Tricia McClung
Wilma Allen

$100 to $249

Amber Jackson
Barbara Mitchell
Chats Liquor
Chris Jason and Ivy Thompson
Christina Henderson
Constance Newman
Darius Epps
Deron Tobias
Eliot Williamson
Fitzpatrick Charitable Foundation
Glenda Barlow
Gloria D. Allen
Gretchen Wharton
Harriet Scott
Janet Perkins
Jawuana Greene
Jennifer Hess
Jessica Kronstadt and Patrick Moulding
Joaquin Fajardo
Judy G. Honig and Stephen Robb
Karen Facen
Keithley Pierce and Sid Snyder
Kendall Watkins
Lamar Lovelace
Latisha Thomas
LaTonya E. Clark
Lauren Campbell
Lynn A. Addington
Manon Prévost-Mullane
Maria Teresa Vandergriff
Mary K. Conaway
Michael and Elizabeth Foley
Michael Bittrick
Michelle S. Jacobs
Mindy Hoff
Molly Smith
Monica Slade
Ms. Margeaux Holloway
Patricia Germann
Peter and Heidi Clark
Raymond and Pam Neal
Roger and April Richmond
Ronique Bastine Robinson
Sharon Gogan
Shawn Nelson
Sheila Miller
Stacye Wallace
Sybongile Cook
The Rankine Family
Thomara Speight
Tierra Harper
Tijuanna Knox
Vaughn Adams
Warren Williams