Annual Fund

Philadelphia Ballet’s Annual Fund furthers every aspect of our mission to cultivate an enduring appreciation for dance through world-class performances, inspire the next generation with exceptional education and professional training, and to connect with the community through meaningful and inclusive programming. Your gift to the Annual Fund is an investment in the enduring power of ballet and the arts.


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!


How You Can Make an Impact


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.



You may be able to double your gift to Philadelphia Ballet through a matching gift! 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. 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


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 can result in more favorable tax benefits and lifelong income for you and your family.

For more information, click here or contact Norman Lawrence, Major Gifts Officer, at [email protected] or at 215.419.5342 x 1221.


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 Amanda Rossi, Development Operations Coordinator, at [email protected] or at 215.419.5338.


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 David Chambers, Chief Advancement Officer, at [email protected] or 445.544.8411.

Funding Opportunities

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


The Excellence Fund for Philadelphia Ballet will provide ongoing investment to strengthen our revenue streams and to support the artistic, education, and community programming ambitions of the organization. The idea of an Excellence Fund is as prudent as it is ambitious, grounded in the knowledge that a building alone will not transform our institution. Our overarching vision for the future of Philadelphia Ballet must be supported by investment in all aspects of our work.

Your gift to the Excellence Fund will allow Philadelphia Ballet to:

  • Maintain our artistic investments that support Angel Corella’s vision as Artistic Director
  • Invest in touring to expand the company’s reach and reputation
  • Invest in the School of Philadelphia Ballet, providing dormitories and creating satellite studios
  • Support the creation of vocational programs, and maintain our investment in educational, and community programs
  • Invest in institutional advancement, increasing the capacity and professionalism of our development and marketing functions
  • Uphold our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and representation throughout the organization



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!



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.



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, and Jessica Kilpatrick returns to the School in a new role as Principal, Lower School & Adult Programs. Most recently, Kristina Windom joined the School as Principal. She comes to Philadelphia from The Washington Ballet.

PAB Black Alumni Scholarship Fund
In 2022, Philadelphia Ballet formed a Black Alumni Advisory Council to help define strategies and implement activities to attract African American talent to the school and create a support system for Black dancers as they navigate the world of professional ballet, from training to auditions to joining a company.


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Giving Levels & Benefits

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

Special Events

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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.