Annual Fund

Annual Fund

Your gift to the Annual Fund will further every aspect of our mission: to cultivate an enduring appreciation for dance through world-class performances, to inspire the next generation with exceptional education and professional training, and to connect with the community through meaningful and inclusive programming.  

Your investment in Philadelphia Ballet today is an investment in the enduring power of ballet and the arts. On behalf of our dancers, musicians, and staff, thank you for your generosity. You truly make our work possible.

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Supporter Benefits

Philadelphia Ballet donors receive special recognition and exclusive access to behind-the-scenes opportunities, events, and other programming. We have many exciting things planned for our donors in our 2022/2023 season. Click the button below or contact Emily White, Gifts Officer, at 215.419.5341 or [email protected] to learn more. We hope to connect with you soon!

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How You Can Make an Impact

GIFTS OF STOCK

By making a gift of appreciated stock, you can deduct the full-market value of the stock and avoid incurring a capital gains tax. For instructions on making a gift with stock or mutual funds, please contact Zac Joseph, Director of Development, at 445.544.8415 or [email protected].

MONTHLY & QUARTERLY GIVING PROGRAMS

Breaking down your annual support into monthly or quarterly payments lets you give on a schedule that’s convenient for you. Supporter benefits are calculated based upon your total giving for the season. To schedule a monthly or quarterly gift, click the button below and or call 215.419.5338.

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MATCHING GIFTS

Many companies match gifts made by their employees to non-profit organizations. Some companies also match gifts made by spouses, board members, and retired personnel. Please contact your human resources department to determine if your gift qualifies. You may be able to double your gift to Philadelphia Ballet! For more information, please contact the Development Department at 215.419.5338 or at [email protected].

The following organizations currently support Philadelphia Ballet through their matching gift programs:

  • AIG
  • American Online Giving Foundation
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • Benevity
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Chubb Charitable Foundation
  • Cigna
  • CNA Insurance
  • Exelon Corporation
  • GlaxoSmithKline Foundation

As of June 31ˢᵗ, 2021

  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Humana Foundation
  • IBM Corporation
  • Incyte Corporation
  • Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
  • JP Morgan Chase Foundation
  • Law School Admissions Council
  • Lincoln Financial Group Foundation
  • Merck Partnership for Giving
  • Monroe Energy, LLC
  • Nationwide Foundation
  • The Philadelphia Contributionship
  • Pfizer Foundation
  • PNC Matching Gifts
  • Salesforce
  • The Vanguard Group Foundation
  • Wells Fargo

PLANNED GIVING

By including the Philadelphia Ballet in your will or estate plans, you can make a more significant, lasting impact with the Philadelphia Ballet, while complementing your personal financial planning.  Planned gifts are often larger investment that result in more favorable tax benefits and lifelong income for you and your family.

For more information, click here or contact Zac Joseph, Director of Development, at 445.544.8415 or [email protected].

IN-KIND GIFTS

There are many ways to give! Philadelphia Ballet is always open to in-kind support, such as printing, office supplies, food and beverage, and more. For more information, contact the Development Department at 445.544.8415 or [email protected].

Funding Opportunities

Make the most of your investment by designating your Annual Fund contribution to the program of your choosing.

ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE

Under Angel Corella, The Ruth & A. Morris Williams Artistic Director, Philadelphia Ballet’s artistic reputation has reached new heights. His leadership has attracted talented dancers from around the world and led to promotions within our own ranks. We are committed to continued investment in sets and costumes, the commissioning of new works, and performances featuring the Philadelphia Ballet Orchestra under the baton of The Louise & Alan Reed Music Director Beatrice Jona Affron. Unrestricted gifts help further our continued artistic excellence and all aspects of our mission.

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POINTE SHOE FUND

Well-made, perfectly fitted pointe shoes are a significant cost for any ballet company – but they are a necessary expense to ensure our female dancers perform at their peak. Philadelphia Ballet’s dancers use more than 2,500 pairs of pointe shoes each season, at a cost of $150,000!

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COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND PUBLIC PROGRAMMING

Since 1996, Philadelphia Ballet’s community education and public programs have provided meaningful and inclusive cultural experiences. During the 2021/2022 season, these programs reached more than 30,000 individuals throughout the region, including senior citizens, children and families, and those with special needs. Annual opportunities include hands-on, high quality arts education activities in schools, at the theater, in our studios, and in the community, and are offered at very low cost or free-of-charge.

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THE SCHOOL OF PHILADELPHIA BALLET

School of Philadelphia Ballet prides itself on offering the highest caliber of dance education, providing our students with exceptional technical training and unparalleled performance opportunities. Founded by Barbara Weisberger, a protégé of the great George Balanchine, the school carries on his honored tradition of and devotion to developing young artists and preparing them to become successful professionals in today’s competitive ballet landscape. Support for the School allows us to remain a premier training facility and provides scholarship assistance to dozens of talented and under-served local students each year. The School recently announced new leadership: acclaimed performer and dance educator Davit Karapetyan has been appointed Director; Jessica Kilpatrick returns to the School in a new role as Principal, Lower School & Adult Programs; and Andrea Long, formerly of Boston Ballet, joins as Principal, Upper-Middle School Programs.

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Giving Levels & Benefits

We offer a variety of benefits for the donation level of your choice.

Special Events

Learn about our exciting and elegant special events and the opportunities they offer.

Young Friends

The Young Friends of Philadelphia Ballet is a dynamic group of young professionals, between the ages of 21 and 35, who enjoy classical and contemporary ballet and learning more about the art form.