The Groovalution got its start raising awareness for local charities and encouraging people of all ages to get involved in philanthropy. ellee ven founded Give into the Groove in 2001 and for eleven years, The Give Into The Groove Foundation sponsored creative events and community projects that encouraged affordable giving and volunteerism.

In 2016, LexArts, one of the artistic influencers in Lexington, honored ellee ven with the “Change the World with a Giving Heart” Award on National Philanthropy Day in Lexington, Kentucky.

Here is a list of the participants and sponsors that made these events possible.




Adam I

Aimee Lynne-Hirschowitz

Alex Kinkead Mason 

Amalgamation Fire Nation

Angel Alanis

Angela M. Hunter 

Angie Mason 

Anton Mink

Bare Threads Clothing 


Big Fresh 

Blackbird Theatre Blackthumb 

Blaine Fontana 


Cammie York 

Canyon Theme 

Catia Chen 

Chad Hill

Chris & Thomas 

Daniel Peacock 

Danni Shinya Luo 


Diana Evans Scool Of Dance 

DJ Ellie

DJ Henry Eshelman 

DJ Jean Christophe

DJ Swamp

Dr. Gram

Elemental Groove Theory 

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Emily Whipple 

Entheos Fashion Show 

Gary Baseman

Generous Juice

Giant Wow 

Isabella Bedgely

Isle of You

Jacob Yates & Heejun 

Jennifer Springman

Jim Bianco 

Jim Shambhu 

John Milstead

Johnny Conqueroo 

Josh Dorenkamp

KISS FM’s DJ Sean Ray 


Lee White 


Lewis Mathis 

Linear Downfall 


March Madness Marching Band 

MC Bigman Chris Cronin

Mena Suvari

Most Chill Slack Mob

No Excuse 

No Tale Lights 

Otto Helmuth 

Perry Williams 




Skyler Stonestreet 

Sorayda Fashions 

That Girl Laura 

The Chapin Sisters 

The Girl Project 

The Pass

The REP Theatre 

The Swells

TML Designs 



Yoshie of Switch Intl.




Blast Energy Drinks

Blue Grass Community Foundation

BMG Music 

Business Lexington

Buster's Billiards and Backroom 

Chevy Chaser Magazine 

Corporate Specialties

Details U.S.A

Diana Evans School Of Dance 

Dicker & Dicker

Equus Standardbred Station 

Ferguson Bath

Kitchen and Lighting Gallery

Geisha House

Hot Sauce Records House Of Blues

Images Model & Talent Agency 

KCRW 89.9 FM

Laemmle Theatres LEXARTS

Lexington Legends 

Macy's Foundation

Melamed International 

Obey Clothing

One Way Magazine 

Saks Fifth Avenue 


Skin Rejuvenation Center 

Smiley Pete Publishing 

Southsider Magazine

The Bungalow 

The Groundlings 

Tops In Lex 

tribeca trunk 

Von Dutch

Whitaker Ball Park








































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