Yardi Supports Dancers Responding To AIDS

Yardi Supports Dancers Responding to AIDS

Each year, Yardi distributes philanthropic aid to organizations selected by its employees. Dancers Responding to AIDS (DRA) is a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, founded in 1991 in New York City. This organization ignites the dance and performing arts community to provide meals, medication, healthcare and hope to performers and those in need nationwide.

DRA, through Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, is the primary funder of the Entertainment Community Fund and supports over 450 social service organizations in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. See all the social service organizations it supports.

In 2024, Broadway Cares and DRA will continue support of vital organizations across the country, providing invaluable resources to those living with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses. In addition, DRA will strengthen relationships and support the Entertainment Community Fund.

“We are so grateful for the work Yardi does and their support for DRA and Broadway Cares,” expressed Abigail Richards, development officer for DRA.

Richards said, “Your generosity ensures that those without insurance receive lifesaving medication. Families in need are provided with warm, healthy meals. Your kind hearts and dedication to helping the lives of others do not go unappreciated.”

Broadway performers hope

Becca, a Broadway performer, was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. Overwhelmed with the diagnosis and unsure how to navigate her insurance options, she was still uninsured just days before her surgery.

“Because of you, she was able to receive an insurance plan and emergency financial assistance to access the medication she needed,” Richards said.

Volunteer opportunities

One of DRA’s critical fundraising efforts is through the Red Bucket campaign, which happens every year in NYC for six weeks in the Spring and Fall. After Broadway shows and dance performances across the city, volunteers hold Red Buckets in the lobby to collect donations from generous patrons. It is a minimal time commitment (about an hour) and an excellent way to see how efforts do good immediately. Those interested in volunteering can reach out to Abigail Richards at [email protected].

DRA feels honored to receive the support and vote of confidence of Yardi and its extraordinary employees.

“We hope to continue to grow our relationship for years to come,” said Richards, “If anyone has any questions about our work or would like to hear more about your donation’s impact, please feel free to reach out to me directly.”