WHY WE FUNDRAISE
Raising money for kiddos at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital is the heart and sole of this organization.
Our goal each year is to support these kiddos so that one day, they can live a life free from childhood illness.
In 2013 & 2014, we donated $100,000 to fully fund a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the new hospital.
In 2015 & 2016, we donated $500,000 to fully fund two rooms in the new hospital, a parent respite lounge and one of eight new operating rooms.
In 2017 & 2018, we donated over $1,000,000 to fully fund a second emergency transport team in the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.
Approaching year 8, UNI Dance Marathon has raised a total of $1,986,724 all for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.
All of the money doesn't just go to the big projects though. Listed below are some of the items we fund for our families.
A balloon bouqet to celebrate milestones in a kiddos treatment
Purchases an oral care kit
1 meal at the hospital
One day of parking at the hospital for a family
A cookie cake for a kiddos birthday
Buys a Courage Cape for a kiddo
Peace Plant for a grieving family
iPod for music therapy
Buys a wig for a cancer patient
Pays for one year's worth of prescription medicine
MIRACLE NETWORK DANCE MARATHON HAS RAISED OVER $200 MILLION FOR CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS SINCE 1991
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding fundraising for UNI Dance Marathon.
If you have further questions please email email@example.com
What is Donor Drive?
Donor Drive is an online software system used by Children’s Miracle Network that allows Dance Marathon participates to raise money for Dance Marathon. It can be accessed via the UNI Dance Marathon website, www.unidancemarathon.com.
Are donations to UNI Dance Marathon tax deductible? And how do I get a receipt for tax purposes?
Yes, you will receive a tax-deductible receipt from Children’s Miracle Network. When you donate online a receipt is automatically sent to your email. If you donate by check and need a receipt, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Your name, address, and phone number
Date of donation
Who’s Donor Drive account you made your donation to (which dancer you are supporting)
The dollar amount of the donation
How do I go about reporting a matching donation?
If you have a matching donation email the Director of Finance at and they will send you the correct paperwork.
Who do I make donation checks payable to?
“UNI Dance Marathon”
How do you turn in checks?
Dancers can turn in checks at any Veridian Credit Union location. Make sure to tell them you are turning in a donation to UNI Dance Marathon and you would like your name on the donation. Make sure to give them your first and last name.
How long does it for a cash/check donation to show up in my Donor Drive accoun?
After you deposit money into the UNI Dance Marathon account at Veridian Credit Union allow 48 hours for a donation to show up in your Donor Drive account. If you do not see the donation after 48 hours email email@example.com.
Why does it say my donor on Donor Drive is “Cash Donor”?
If you received a cash or check donation your Donor Drive account will say a “Cash Donor” donated to you. Donations made online will show the donors name unless they select to remain anonymous.