The 2012 Northwestern University Dance Marathon raised a total of $1,107,670 benefitting The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation and the Evanston Community Foundation. The total includes cash and in-kind donations raised by dancers and sponsor organizations.
The DM Finance Committee made the announcement with just a half an hour to go at Northwestern's largest philanthropic event before presenting a check of $717,770.29 to The B+ Foundation. DM presented a check of $79,752.25 to ECF.
This is the second year in a row that NUDM passed the million dollar mark. Last year, NUDM raised a total of $1,019,130 for ECF and last year's primary beneficiary, the Children's Heart Foundation. This year, there were more than 900 dancers and 200 members of Dance Marathon's 10 committees present, according to estimates from DM's Public Relations Committee.
Coming as no surprise to DM veterans, the top large fundraising group this year was DG-ZBT with $113,969.27. This year's top individual fundraiser was SESP sophomore Melissa Scholl, who raised a total of $5,500.
For a more in-depth breakdown of NUDM finances, check out our interactive infographic.