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Grace Anshutz '17 Receives National Award for DePauw Dance Marathon Fundraiser

May 4, 2017

Grace Anshutz, a 2017 graduate of DePauw University, is one of 20 graduating college students to receive the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Miracle Network Dance Marathon. "The honorees are being recognized for making an exceptional impact within their Dance Marathon program, on their individual campus and for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital," notes this morning's announcement.

Anshutz, who hails from Des Moines, Iowa, is being honored for her "leadership of DePauw Dance Marathon (which) helped raise $89,186 on November 19, 2016, for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Ind."

According to the organization, "The collective efforts of Miracle Network Dance Marathon events have raised nearly $180 million since 1991 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a nonprofit organization that raises funds and awareness for 170 pediatric hospitals across North America. Each year, hundreds of thousands of student dancers participate in approximately 300 events at colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada, contributing to a movement that continues to grow in size and dollars earned year over year."

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Anshutz, who majored in communication, is currently teaching elementary school as a member of the Teach For America corps.