Fredericka Rapp Endowed Fund of the Toledo Community Foundation

Fredericka “Freddie” Constance Rapp ∼ April 1, 1944 – June 3, 2016 mrs-fredericka-constance-rapp


Toledo Ballet alumna Freddie Rapp passed away suddenly just days after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. At her celebration of life, Freddie’s unbridled passion for dance was highlighted: She started ballet lessons as a young child and each year, while studying at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, she chose to remain on campus over the Christmas holiday so that she could perform in The Nutcracker each season. After her marriage to John Rapp and starting their family, the Rapp family moved to Toledo for John’s work, and their tenure here brought Freddie to Toledo Ballet studios and stages for the ensuing decade.  Freddie is fondly remembered by her dance peers at Toledo Ballet, as well as Toledo Ballet Founder and Artistic Director Emerita Marie Vogt.

Her husband John reflected, “Freddie had a very competitive spirit and she enjoyed the physical challenges inherent in the art of Ballet. Performing was a passion which served to nourish and renew her soul.  She loved to dance.”

Your contribution to the Fredericka Rapp Endowment will ensure the continuation of Toledo Ballet’s mission to provide superb dance education, performance and outreach–making it possible for future generations to live their passion for dance–and create a lasting legacy for Freddie Rapp.

Toledo Ballet, Les Sylphides, 1985, Freddie Rapp & Craig Barrow

The Fredericka Constance Rapp Endowed Fund is housed with the Toledo Community Foundation. Please check “Gift is in support of an Existing Fund” and type “Fredericka Rapp Endowment” in the box.