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Annual Fund Giving Levels

Your generous support enables Pennsylvania Ballet to inspire through dance! We greatly appreciate our donors at all levels. In recognition of your contributions, we offer a variety of exciting and exclusive benefits, listed below. Donors at the $2,500 level and above receive the benefits offered through our Leadership Barre Society. For more information about the Annual Fund, contact Nicholas Crosson, Individual Giving and Research Coordinator, at 215.551.7000 ext. 1225 or ncrosson@paballet.org.

View the descriptions below to compare the benefits offered for donations up to $2,499. Donors at the $2,500 level and above receive the benefits offered through our Leadership Barre Society

CHAMPION $1,500-$2,499
AFICIONADO $1,000-$1,499
DEVOTEE $500-$999
ENTHUSIAST $250-$499
SUPPORTER $150-$249
FRIEND $75-$149
Advance notice of PAB news and special events
Exclusive donor season guide
2 admissions to afternoon dress rehearsals
Evening wine and cheese reception and technical rehearsals
4 admissions to afternoon dress rehearsals
Year-round listing in Playbill
Pair of autographed pointe shoes from your favorite dancer
6 admissions to afternoon dress rehearsal
VIP ticket services
Invitation to watch a working rehearsal at PAB studios

FRIEND

$75-$149
• Advance notice of PAB news and special events
• Exclusive donor guide

SUPPORTER

$150-$249
Benefits listed above, plus:
• 2 admissions to afternoon dress rehearsals

ENTHUSIAST

$250-$499
Benefits listed above, plus:
• Evening wine and cheese reception and technical rehearsals
• 4 admissions to afternoon dress rehearsals

DEVOTEE

$500-$999
Benefits listed above, plus:
• Year-round listing in Playbill
• Pair of autographed pointe shoes from your favorite dancer
• 6 admissions to afternoon dress rehearsals

AFICIONADO

$1,000-$1,499
Benefits listed above, plus:
• VIP ticket services

CHAMPION

$1,500-$2,499
Benefits listed above, plus:
• Invitation to watch a working rehearsal at PAB studios

Leadership Barre

The Leadership Barre Society (annual donors of $2,500 and above) demonstrates a significant investment in Pennsylvania Ballet’s success and sustainability. A contribution at this level helps us to attract and retain world-class dancers, artistic staff, choreographers, and musicians, as well as invest in new, innovative choreographic works. Leadership Barre donors also provide the support necessary to preserve Pennsylvania Ballet’s reputation as a leading cultural institution in Philadelphia – from upholding the highest artistic standards to bringing the art of dance to our community, and providing scholarship assistance for talented and underserved students at The School of Pennsylvania Ballet.

Leadership Barre members receive all annual fund donor benefits (season event guide, admission to six dress rehearsals for you and a guest, invitations to working studio rehearsals, evening technical rehearsals, a signed pair of pointe shoes, and year-round Playbill listing) plus the additional benefits outlined below!

For more information about the Leadership Barre Society, please contact Pennsylvania Ballet Manager of Individual Giving Karen Shore Barnosky at 215.587.6904 or kbarnosky@paballet.org

PAB CIRCLE $25,000 and above
PLATINUM $15,000-$24,999
GOLD $10,000-$14,999
SILVER $5,000-$9,999
BRONZE $2,500-$4,999
Prosecco intermission with the Artistic Staff*
Academy of Music backstage tours
Invitations to various events in intimate settings
Exclusive private party with dancers and artistic staff
Recognition as a pointe shoe sponsor for an entire season
Performance opening night celebratory dinner
Season opening exclusive reception with the dancers
Benefits and opportunities tailored to donor interests**

BRONZE

$2,500-$4,999
• Prosecco intermission with the Artistic Staff*
• Academy of Music backstage tours
• 2 parquet/orchestra performance tickets
• Invitations to various events in intimate settings

SILVER

$5,000-$9,999
Benefits listed above, plus:
• Exclusive private party with dancers and artistic staff
• Recognition as a pointe shoe sponsor for an entire season

GOLD

$10,000-$14,999
Benefits listed above, plus:
• Performance opening night celebratory dinner

PLATINUM

$15,000-$24,999
Benefits listed above, plus:
• Season opening exclusive reception with the dancers

PAB CIRCLE

$25,000 and above
Benefits listed above, plus:
• Benefits and opportunities tailored to donor interests**

* Excludes intermission at performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®
** For more information, please call 215.587.6904

Donor Event Details

DRESS REHEARSALS

(Supporter Level: $150 and above)

    • A gift of $150 – $249 = Admission to two afternoon dress rehearsals for you and a guest
    • A gift of $250 – $499 = Admission to four afternoon dress rehearsals for you and a guest
    • A gift of $500 and above = Admission to six afternoon dress rehearsals for you and a guest

    Dress rehearsals are fully staged productions wherein our dancers and artistic staff make final adjustments before opening night. Timing is subject to change, but dress rehearsals typically begin at 1:00 pm. Lobby doors will open at 12:30 pm, and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Rehearsals typically last three hours, however, you may leave the theater during any pause. Attendance by children under age five is discouraged.

TECHNICAL REHEARSAL

(Enthusiast Level: $250 and above)

  • A gift of $250 and above = Admission to two technical rehearsals for you and a guest

Evening technical rehearsals provide a rare behind-the-scenes look at the process of bringing a performance from the studio to the stage. Join us for a wine and cheese reception in the lobby and then watch as the lighting, sound, and other technical aspects of staging the production are tested while the dancers rehearse. Timing is subject to change, but doors typically open at 6:30pm, and donors are encouraged to enjoy refreshments until rehearsal begins at 7:00pm. The technical rehearsal typically lasts three hours, however, you may leave the theater during any pause. Attendance by children under age five is discouraged.

STUDIO REHEARSAL

(Champion Level: $1,500 and above)

This behind-the-scenes experience offers a glimpse into a typical day for our dancers. Watch as the dancers rehearse for upcoming performances and receive coaching from members of the artistic staff. Hour-long studio visits are arranged with development staff on a mutually agreeable date. To schedule a tour, contact Karen Shore Barnoksy, Manager, Individual Giving, at 215.587.6904 or kbarnosky@paballet.org.

 

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