TAPIT/new works, Inc., established a Memorial Fund in memory of Neil Peckett in 1988.
The initial contribution was generously donated in 1988, by Neil’s Uncle and Aunt, Irvin and Carol Peckett (both deceased 2007).
The Neil Allen Peckett Memorial Fund, an ongoing program under the umbrella of TAPIT/new works, Inc., is administered by TAPIT/new works producing artistic directors, Danielle Dresden and Donna Peckett, and members of the TAPIT/new works Board of Directors.
The Fund offers individuals financial assistance in pursuing the study of tap dance and/or other educational activities of TAPIT/new works, Inc. The Fund also provides free tickets to TAPIT/new works performances for those otherwise unable to attend, and for special projects of the Company.
Neil Peckett was the brother of TAPIT/new works producing artistic director, Donna Peckett and the son of Dorothy and Sidney Peckett. He courageously took his life September 9, 1988, facing certain death from AIDS. A musician, actor and health care worker, Neil and Donna collaborated on many theater and dance projects for more than twenty years.
Guidelines for receiving financial assistance from the Neil Allen Peckett Memorial Fund are available by contacting:
TAPIT/new works, Inc.
1957 Winnebago Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
Give to the NAP Fund
Contributions to this Fund are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law and can be made payable to TAPIT/new works, Inc. Please note on the memo line, Neil Allen Peckett (NAP) Memorial Fund.