Welcome to the Internet Home of The Ellen Taylor Foundation for Junior Shaggers


Mission:

The Ellen Taylor Foundation for Junior Shaggers is a non-profit charitable foundation dedicated to financial assistance in the education, preservation, and promotion of the Shag, the state dance of South Carolina.

Background:

The Ellen Taylor Foundation for Junior Shaggers ("ETFJS") was founded in 2007 by Mrs. Ellen Taylor and incorporated as a SC 501-3(c) organization in 2008. The purpose of the ETFJS is to remove financial barriers that prevent those under 21 from learning and participating in the shag dance. Examples of this include providing free dance shoes, funding workshops, and providing meal, lodging, and gas vouchers for shag dance events such as Junior SOS at North Myrtle Beach.

The ETFJS thanks you for your interest and support. Donations are now being accepted. Donations to the ETFJS should be considered tax-deductible for individuals and corporations and should be eligible for matching gifts by employees of some corporations. All donations are subject to State & Federal tax rules and the ETFJS encourages donors to seek independent tax advice.

Please click on the links above if you are interested in making a donation or interested in nominating a junior dancer for assistance.

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