The Celebrity Dancers were Justin Brand, David Valentino, Shaune Freeland, Ashley Houseman, Dr. Corey Girdwood, and Cassy Monnier
Financial support came from sponsorships, ad sales, ticket/table sales for the March 9 event, and “votes”, as donations from the community and for their favorite celebrity dancers.
This largest fundraising event for Charlotte Arts supports arts in humanities programs in Charlotte County, including Art in Public Places, Art on the Harbor, Writers Read, Expressions from Beautiful Minds (art therapy), Café Philo gatherings and grants to Charlotte County schools. Fifteen grants support art and humanity projects at half of the schools in Charlotte County, benefiting more than 8,300 students. Charlotte Arts has awarded a total $127,195, providing art and humanity programs to more than 40,000 students.