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Alison Bailey Parker Memorial Fund

In memory of Alison Bailey Parker, Piedmont Arts has established a fund to support Piedmont Arts On Stage performances by one of Alison’s favorite dance companies, Richmond Ballet.

Alison was an avid and talented dancer and loved to participate in and support the performing arts, especially in her hometown of Martinsville-Henry County. According to Alison’s mother, former Piedmont Arts Director of Programs Barbara Parker, “Alison loved the ballet and she had a great deal of respect for the Richmond Ballet.” As a student in Martinsville schools, Alison also participated in Richmond Ballet’s Minds In Motion, a dance and movement program brought to Martinsville-Henry County through Piedmont Arts’ educational outreach program.

The Alison Bailey Parker Memorial Fund is a way to honor Alison by bringing high-quality performances by Richmond Ballet to our community for years to come. Through this fund, Piedmont Arts hopes to impart Alison’s love of dance and the performing arts to new generations.

To give to the Alison Bailey Parker Memorial Fund:

• Donate Online (Please include "Alison's Fund" in the comments section)

• Call 276.632.3221

• Mail donations to: Piedmont Arts, 215 Starling Ave, Martinsville, VA 24112