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Emily Sachs Dance Benefit 2023

A personal campaign sponsored by Dance Arts Council at UPenn

January 28, 2023


We are thrilled to celebrate the 2023 Emily Sachs Benefit, the 27th annual event in memory of Emily Rachel Sachs! The Dance Arts Council at the University of Pennsylvania has come together to honor Emily Sachs, a Penn student who passed away from asthma complications in 1995. While at Penn, Emily was a member of Arts House Dance Company and a vibrant member of the dance community.

All proceeds from the performance will benefit the Community Asthma Prevention Program Plus (CAPP+) at CHOP (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia). CAPP+ aims to reduce the impact of unhealthy housing on pediatric asthma outcomes in West Philadelphia neighborhoods. By combining home repairs with help from community health workers, CAPP+ provides asthma education and environmental remediation. They partner with Rebuilding Together Philadelphia to conduct the home repairs and also use minority- and women-owned business enterprises to do the work, whenever possible. You can learn more about CAPP+ in this video.

The Emily Sachs Dance Benefit will feature all 12 Dance Arts Council groups: African Rhythms, Arts House Dance Company, Dhamaka, Onda Latina, Pan-Asian Dance Troupe, Penn Dance Company, PENNaach, Soundworks Tap Factory, Sparks Dance Company, Strictly Funk, West Philly Swingers and Yalla. 

The performance will take place at 1:00pm pm on January 28, 2023, at the Iron Gate Theatre. Individual tickets are $10 and group tickets (8+) are $8, and they can be purchased through Eventbrite. More information about the benefit, including the Facebook event and raffle, can be found on our link tree (


Our fundraiser goal this year is $4,000! We appreciate any donation, large or small, to help support this amazing program! Donations can be made here or directly to the Venmo Account @julialottman

Please join us in celebrating the memory of Emily Sachs! We are so excited to connect with you this year!

For any further questions, please contact Julia at


Emily Sachs Benefit Chairs 2023