about us



DGB was founded…

in memory of our dear friend Jacquie Hirsch, who passed away while fighting Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia at the age of 23.

We continue that fight today and are proud to donate 100% of money raised at our events to Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the Jacquie Hirsch for A.L.L. Foundation for patient support and research.

In the eleven years since we started this annual event, we have donated $502,000 to the Jacquie Hirsch for A.L.L. Foundation for cancer patient support and research. Every cent was raised thanks to the generosity of the Western New York community.

Dancers Give Back (DGB) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization

comprised of over 40 WNY dance studios and local businesses.

We cannot do this without your help.