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Vollies in the Spotlight

At TAPA, we lovingly refer to those who work one-on-one with our students as “vollies.” In this issue, we would like to highlight two of our vollies, Trisha Crean and Nancy Hurst. We are so grateful for their dedication to our students and our program! Trisha Crean Trisha came to TAPA several years ago, and …

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The Theresa Foundation News – Spring 2018

In This Issue: Meet Lora Webster, Recipient Of The 2018 Theresa Award Meet Alfred “Chip” Chiplin, 2018 NAELA Theresa Award Honoree Summer Camp Registration Opens April 16th! After School in the Arts at TAPA Vollies in the Spotlight Save The Dates Newsletter Download

TAPA Camp

TAPA held its summer camp program during a total of three weeks throughout June and August 2017. This Summer of Seuss was dedicated to honoring and exploring all the wonderful themes that Dr. Seuss presented in his many books. Twenty students and their buddies participated in art, music, dance, drama, drumming, and yoga classes, and …

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Theresa Awards Dinner

The 23rd Annual Theresa Awards Dinner took place on Theresa’s Birthday, May 5th, 2017, at The Bridgeview Yacht Club. Over 250 guests enjoyed this special evening of fantastic food, music, dancing, and even more fantastic company. Our theme was “Helping Hands,” in celebration of those who volunteer their time, efforts, and love to those with …

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Swingin’ Fore Theresa

The 20th Annual Swingin’ Fore Theresa Golf Outing was held on Thursday, June 29th at North Hills Country Club. Over 90 golfers played 18 holes in gorgeous weather. An additional 30 guests joined us for the Gala Reception. We are proud to announce that almost $26,000 was raised through registration, raffle tickets and auction items, …

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Helping Hands-Theresa Academy “Thanks and Giving Projects”

By: Susan Russo For the 7th consecutive year, TAPA faculty, staff and families collected medical supplies to send back to Guinea with our beloved guest artist, Sidiki Conde. Sidiki, who is a 2008 Theresa Award Recipient, has taught West African drumming and dance at TAPA camp since 2010. During camp, students, faculty and staff collect …

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