Individual Giving is vital to the success of Pennsylvania Ballet. Less than half of the Ballet’s revenue comes from ticket sales. Annual Fund contributions help to make up the remaining approximately 55% of our revenue each year.
Annual Fund contributions from individuals like you not only support the Ballet’s general operations (such as the costs associated with rehearsals and performances) but also fund the acquisition of new work, the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, and help provide the resources needed to attract and retain world-class dancers. Annual Fund dollars also go to providing essentials such as costumes, pointe shoes, and physical therapy for our dancers. Your gift will also support Pennsylvania Ballet’s community outreach and education initiatives.
Beginning August 2013, the start of Pennsylvania Ballet's 50th Anniversary Season, all new and increased donations to the Annual Fund count towards the Challenge Match. The goal is to raise $3 million in new and increased gifts over the next two performance seasons (through 2016).
Visit our Challenge Match page for more information and to track the Challenge’s progress!