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.
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!
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:
As of June 31ˢᵗ, 2021
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.
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.
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:
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. The Council consists of a group of volunteers who are working with consultant Theresa Howard to develop strategies and implement activities that will help strengthen relationships with the Black dance community, both in Philadelphia and beyond. How the funds are used is determined by the Black Alumni Advisory Council.