Dance for Ana With Love

December 14, 2012 changed our lives forever. The impact was so traumatic that when given the opportunity to help, Carla Butler threw a Zumba benefit fundraiser. She called it Dance for Ana With Love or DFAWL. Subsequent years necessitated more partners and a dedicated Board – and what a Board it is! The diverse group of men and women who sit on the DFAWL Board are community leaders, working parents, business owners, educators, retired professionals, mental health professionals, and more.

While Carla had not known Ana Grace Márquez-Greene personally, she felt compelled to turn her passion into action in her memory. It was, and is, a grassroots endeavor with a very simple message – to bring community connection through dance, rhythm, and music to children and families. Complete with performances, face painting, vendors, food, raffles, and more – this family friendly day offers something for every member of the family.

The fund raiser has grown exponentially each year and DFAWL has now raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Ana Grace Partner Schools.

To volunteer or for more information on DFAWL, you can email:

This volunteer driven community event is love winning in action.