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.
Currently, all new and increased gifts count towards our Annual Fund Challenge. August 1, 2014 marks the beginning of year two of our three year challenge – our goal is to raise $1 million a season (for three seasons), in new and increased donations. Visit our Annual Fund Challenge page for more information (and occasionally, special messages from our dancers!) and to track the Challenge’s progress throughout the season.