Alumni

Get Involved

Our Dance Marathon at UF Alumni continue to support our cause and spread our movement, even after they graduate. Join the DMA and stay a member of DM at UF for years to come with exclusive alumni access at the event and the opportunity to continue your involvement beyond your years at UF. Become a member or renew your membership today.

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About

Since 1995, Dance Marathon at UF has raised over $18.2 million for UF Health Shands Children's Hospital, our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Thanks to your dedication and support throughout your college years, we have become the most successful student-run philanthropy in the southeastern United States. This past year, the DMA contributed $66,528 to our final total, exhibiting their continued passion helping to end childhood illness.

Dance Marathon at UF knows that the Gator Nation is everywhere. Formed in 2013, the Dance Marathon Alumni group gives alumni across the country the opportunity to continue to give back and stay involved with their alma mater. Membership is only $35 per year and offers a variety of benefits.

Lifetime DMA Membership

This year, we would like to introduce the Lifetime DMA Membership! This membership gives you the ability to register to the DMA with a one-time fee that will grant you a lifetime of engagement with Dance Marathon Alumni. This fee is tax-deductible and unlocks incredible benefits as a DM at UF alumni. Our goal as an organization is to continue to engage, involve, and update our alumni year over year on the impacts they have made, and continue to make, by supporting Dance Marathon at UF.

Within the Lifetime DMA Membership, there are two membership options:

(1) Miracle Membership

This general membership provides new DMA members with benefits outlined below, through a one-time fee of $40. The Miracle Membership, as it stands today, includes those registered members from the inception of the DMA (2015) to all current members (2020). This membership will automatically grandfather returning members, and new members to the DMA, into the Miracle Membership.

Membership Benefits Include:

  • Monthly E-Newsletter updates
  • Preferred Access at the event to the DMA VIP room
  • Opportunity to participate as a DMA Dancer* at the event
  • Voting and leadership opportunities for the DMA Board
  • Inclusion and invites to regionally hosted DMA events
  • *DMA Dancer registration fees apply.

(2) Legacy Membership

This upgraded membership unlocks all membership benefits, plus the bonus membership benefits outlined below, through an annual fee of $40. This membership is ideal for those who plan to attend Dance Marathon at UF in person and over multiple years. If this is your first year signing up for the DMA, your one-time fee of $40 will grant you this exclusive Legacy Membership.

Membership Benefits Include:

  • Monthly E-Newsletter updates
  • Preferred Access at the event to the DMA VIP room
  • Opportunity to participate as a DMA Dancer* at the event
  • Voting and leadership opportunities for the DMA Board
  • Inclusion and invites to regionally hosted DMA events

PLUS these Additional Membership Benefits:

  • Opportunity to participate in a behind-the-scenes hospital tour
  • Opt-in to receive the DMA event t-shirt**
  • Discounted Miracle Gala tickets
  • Tickets to the DMA Brunch during the event
  • Ability to receive fundraising incentives during the event
  • Access to the Family Room at the event
  • *DMA Dancer registration fees apply.

    **DMA event t-shirt opt-in includes a direct mailing option for those members unable to attend the event.

Please note:

1. As a Miracle Member of the DMA, you will have the benefit to maintain this status for life. You may elect to upgrade your membership to the new Legacy Membership as outlined below.

2. Any returning member, whose current membership lapses, will automatically move into the Miracle Membership status. These members may upgrade to the new Legacy Membership at any time throughout the year, up until one month before Dance Marathon weekend.

FAQs

Q: I have never been a part of the DMA before and just registered for the first time. What membership do I have?
A: As a first-time DMA member, your $40 fee unlocks the Legacy Membership for your first year. After your first year, you will have the option to pay the annual fee of $40 to continue your Legacy Membership, or you will be automatically shifted into the Miracle Membership at no cost.

Q: What if I registered for the DMA in a previous year (2015-2020) and never renewed?
A: You will be grandfathered into the Miracle Membership!

Q: Can I upgrade my Miracle Membership throughout the year?
A: Yes! However, you can only upgrade up until one month before the event so we are able to accommodate for all of the additional benefits (i.e. t-shirt, brunch, etc.).

Q: I was a Legacy Member and forgot to renew... Am I still a member?
A: Yes! If you do not renew your Legacy Membership, you are automatically enrolled into the Miracle Membership for the upcoming year.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email them to alumni@floridadm.org.