Dana Lindsay Kraus brought joy and laughter to everyone around her and as we celebrate different milestones in our lives, there isn’t a moment that passes by where Dana isn’t on our minds. In honor of Dana and the light she brought to our family and friends, we want to celebrate her life and her greatest passion….dance. Dana was never happier than when she was on the dance floor, worry free, gliding gracefully to the beat of the music. Dance was her favorite form of expression, both physically and spiritually. It was one of her true loves.

Although Dana spent much of her free time lost in dance, at studios or dancing in our kitchen, she loved her dogs, Rigley and Schyler. After all, who doesn’t like unconditional love?

After college, Dana pursued a Master’s Degree in Education, having held a teaching assistant position in an early education environment and then worked with special needs children. Dana was a substitute teacher in the public school system and then spent a year accompanying a physically-challenged middle school student. This was truly a mutually rewarding experience and through the special relationship they developed, both learned about life’s ups and downs.

As we celebrate the life and spirit of Dana, The Dana Kraus Fund hopes to support charities that represent Dana’s passions.