All Join Hands (Charitable Foundation)

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"All Join Hands" (or "AJH") is the informal name for the nonprofit legal entity.

AJH was formed in 2002, and registered with the United States Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation.

The idea for All Join Hands came from a brainstorming session by a group of dedicated square dancers who attended the Make Magic convention in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2001.

In 1995, Joe Petersen, a member of the Rocky Mountain Rainbeaus in Denver, left provisions in his will to give money to the International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs (IAGSDC). The Petersen Fund was created as a result. Others have since inquired about how they could help further gay & lesbian square dancing.

All Join Hands is an Associate member of the IAGSDC and sits on the Governing Board of ARTS (Alliance of Round, Traditional and Square-Dance Inc.)

In 2006, Seth Levine presented All Join Hands with the Golden Boot Award. In 2007, the Foundation presented the award to Scott Philips.

External Links

All Join Hands Foundation, Ltd.

AJH GuideStar listing

2006 Golden Boot Award presentation to AJH

ARTS - Alliance of Round, Traditional and Square-Dance Inc.