5-6-7-8 Donate

“It is more blessed to give than to receive”

When I created Tribute National Talent, I wanted my company to be known as one that cares about families. In doing so, I will always do my part to give back and to help others by making a difference and to Pay It Forward.

As a Tribute to my father who was a very giving man, I want to carry on his legacy and make sure that Tribute stands for more than just a dance competition. With strength of family as my foundation, I know that I can offer assistance by donating to help children and families. With each new year I am so humbled by the support of so many wonderful teachers and families. In comparison to many of the other competitions and conventions in the industry today, my company is much smaller yet I feel so fortunate to be in a position to use my company as a way to give back.

With the support that I have received, I was able to donate $6,000 to 6 charities in my first year in business. In my second year, I donated $8,000 to 9 charities. For my third year I donated $11,000 to 11 charities. In my fourth year, I have donated $15,000 to help others.  Along with other special donations, this will now take our donation total to $45,000 as I continue to do as much as possible to bring joy and happiness to others through our 5-6-7-8 Donate Program.

For the future, we are taking a different approach to our donation program.  We really want our donation program to focus more on helping dance families rather than large organizations. In order to help others in a more personal way we are now going to make donations face to face at each event to families who are experiencing some hardships and need a helping hand.  The studio owners and teachers will play a huge role in nominating a family from their studio who needs financial help.  This will not be a public presentation or posted on our website, this will be a private donation given at each event to families in need.

I would like to thank so many of you who have supported Tribute over the last 6 years which has enabled me to give these donations.  I always want Tribute to stand for generosity and compassion and with your support my visions and dreams have become a reality.

Darin Troglia
Founder & CEO

2015 Donations

NAME OF RECIPIENT DONATION AMOUNT INFORMATION ABOUT RECIPIENTS
SAVANNAH BARISH $1,000.00 SAVANNAH BARISH FUND
SASSY SAVVY GOWNS $1,000.00 SASSY SAVVY GOWNS WEBSITE
TABATHA NESS $1,000.00 READ THIS STORY
ACCESS DANCE $1,000.00 ACCESS DANCE WEBSITE
STEPHANIE O’ROURKE $1,000.00 READ THIS STORY
BASKET OF HOPE $1,000.00 BASKET OF HOPE WEBSITE
ANNA CAMPBELL $1,000.00 READ THIS STORY
SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN $1,000.00 SHRINERS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN
BRITTANY & MICHAEL REINHART $1,000.00 READ THIS STORY
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS $1,000.00 BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS WEBSITE
THOMAS ARCHEY $1,000.00 READ THIS STORY
MICHELLE KOCUREK $1,000.00 READ THIS STORY
MISERICORDIA $1,000.00 MISERICORDIA WEBSITE
KIMBERLY JOHNSON $1,000.00 READ THIS STORY
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY $1,000.00 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WEBSITE
TOTAL DONATIONS for 2015 $15,000.00

2014 Donations

NAME OF FOUNDATION DONATION AMOUNT INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN HELP
ST. JUDES CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSPITAL $1,000.00 www.stjude.org
SPECIAL OLYMPICS $1,000.00 www.specialolympics.org
SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN $1,000.00 www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org
BASKET OF HOPE $1,000.00 www.basketofhope.org
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES $1,000.00 www.rmhc.org/about-us
MARINE’S TOYS FOR TOTS $1,000.00 www.toysfortots.org
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY $1,000.00 www.cancer.org
MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION $1,000.00 www.wish.org
THE SALVATION ARMY $1,000.00 www.salvationarmyusa.org
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION $1,000.00 www.heart.org
CHILDRENS MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS $1,000.00 www.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org
TOTAL DONATIONS for 2014 $11,000.00

2013 Donations

NAME OF FOUNDATION DONATION AMOUNT INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN HELP
ACCESS DANCE INC (Dance for Special Needs Children) $500.00 www.accessdancekc.com
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY $1,000.00 www.cancer.org
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION $1,000.00 www.heart.org
CHILDRENS MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS $1,000.00 www.childrensmiracle.net
HOPE 4 HANNAH FOUNDATION $500.00 www.hope4hannahfoundation.org
MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION $1,000.00 www.wish.org
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES $1,000.00 www.rmhc.org/who-we-are
SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN $1,000.00 www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org
ST. JUDES CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSPITAL $1,000.00 www.stjude.org
TOTAL DONATIONS for 2013 $8,000.00

2012 Donations

NAME OF FOUNDATION DONATION AMOUNT INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN HELP
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY $1,000.00 www.cancer.org
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION $1,000.00 www.heart.org
CHILDRENS MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS $1,000.00 www.childrensmiracle.net
CURED $1,000.00 www.carterswalk4cured.com
MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION $1,000.00 www.wish.org
ST. JUDES CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSPITAL $1,000.00 www.stjude.org
TOTAL DONATIONS FOR 2012 $6,000.00