(Maggie Allesee)
Philanthropist of the Arts
An oral history of her life story and artist history
in her words

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Beulah Hamilton
Balthazar Korab
David DiCheria
Ed Vaughn
George D Arnold
Hubert Massey
Jeanne Poulet
Karen DiChiera
Leno Jackson
Maggie Allesee
Marcus Belgrave
Richard Danielpour
Ron Milner
Stephen Knapp
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The names Maggie and Bob Allesee are synonymous with community support and philanthropy. In 2000, Maggie named the Department of Dance with a generous gift. Later, when the Department of Dance merged with Theatre, the department became the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance.

Maggie has been a member of the Department of Dance support group known as The Choreographers and the Theatre support group, The Understudies. She has helped support every major dance initiative at Wayne State, including the annual summer dance intensive with Complexions Contemporary Dance.

Maggie also supported the program's regular appearance at the American College Dance Festival. Maggie has also provided gifts to support the Rose Marie Floyd fund for ballet and the Hilberry Gateway Performance Complex.

My oral histories and artist documentary footage are quite detailed and some are interviewed by other artists or supporters of the arts. They are being logged, digitized and arhcived for historical reference.

I am actively working to complete the archives of the footage, photographs and audio recordings of each individual to be submitted to the U.S. Library of Congress.



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