THANK YOU, ALL!
WE DID IT!!!
WE RAISED $30,000+
FOR JEAN VELOZ'
HOLLYWOOD HAPPY ENDING!
You've heard the saying, "It takes a village," well, in this case it took a world-wide swing dance community, and we did it! We raised enough money for Jean Veloz' Hollywood Happy Ending! Everything she dreamed of, plus!
AS OF FEBRUARY 17, 2023
OVER 500 DONORS
FROM 19 COUNTRIES
HERE'S WHERE THE MONEY IS GOING:
- Jean's beautiful niche next to Judy Garland in the Judy Garland Pavilion at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
- Her exquisit urn
- A Heart Floral Wreath for Her Celebration
- Funding for Her Celebration (program, flowers, Sees candy, decorations, frames, blowups, etc.)
- Funding for the Caregivers hosting a family backyard gathering
- Plus, enough to set up a Jean Veloz Camp Hollywood Scholarship Fund
Rusty Frank points to Jean's niche, and Hilary Alexander points to Judy Garland's
We thought you would like to see a picture of the elegant urn that will contain Jean's ashes. Jean's family will be decorating her niche with this urn, a pair of her adorable black and white dance shoes, her Swing Dance Hall of Fame necklace, a tiny box of Sees candy (inside of which will be a neatly folded list of all the donors), framed photographs of her, her and her brother, and her and her husband, and other lovely momentos.
JEAN VELOZ CAMP HOLLYWOOD SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Our fundraising campaign was carefully budgeted, and you have all been so generous that it appears we will have extra. In conferring with the family and all the organizers and a sampling from you donors, we have decided to create a "Jean Veloz Camp Hollywood Scholarship Fund" for any overflow and bonus. The recipients of the scholarship will be hand selected by Rusty Frank, Hilary Alexander, and Kim Clever from young dancers whom we know Jean would love and could not afford to go to Camp Hollywood. Camp Hollywood was suggested by Rusty, because it was the local festival that Jean attended every single year and just loved, and fit perfectly with our theme of "Jean's Hollywood Happy Ending."
Therefore, we are keeping the fundraiser open for those who would still like to donate, and this money would go to the Jean Veloz Camp Hollywood Scholarship Fund. Click HERE for the info on how to donate.
We know Jean Veloz’ iconic legacy among the great stars in the history of dance and also her place in our hearts.
Now it was our turn to leave her a final resting place that would mean all the world to her.
Jean made her wishes clear to her niece, Stacey Phelps, “I would love to be at Hollywood Forever Cemetery where people can visit me and bring me bouquets of flowers.”
Jean, at the Herrang Dance Camp in 2012, leading hundreds of swing dancers from around the world to the Frankie Manning Way dedication. Isn't it a perfect image for our "Jean's Hollywood Happy Ending" world community campaign?!
One of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world, and right in the heart of the Hollywood filmdom, Hollywood Forever is known as one of the most significant final resting place of celebrities from the Golden Era of movies.
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JEAN'S HOLLYWOOD HAPPY ENDING CELEBRATION