A nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, Cathy Weis Projects was originally founded in 1974 under the name Roxanne Dance Foundation by choreographers Risa Jaroslow and Wendy Perron. Cathy Weis inherited the organization in 1997. Under her direction, Cathy Weis Projects curates performances and sponsors the creation and touring of new work.
Additionally, Cathy Weis Projects serves the community through creating opportunities for artists to gather and exchange ideas at WeisAcres, a loft studio space at 537 Broadway. Sundays on Broadway, an ongoing series of events at WeisAcres, includes film screenings, performances and all manner of gatherings on Sunday evenings.