Annual Fund

Individual Giving is vital to the success of Pennsylvania Ballet. Each year, less than half of the company’s revenue comes from ticket sales, with Annual Fund contributions from generous individuals like you helping to bridge the gap for the remaining 55%. Annual Fund contributions not only support Pennsylvania Ballet’s general operations (such as studio rehearsals and performances), but also fund the acquisition and creation of new works, allow us to maintain the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, provide the resources needed to attract and retain world-class dancers, and help provide ballet essentials such as costumes, pointe shoes, and physical therapy for our dancers. Additionally, your Annual Fund dollars go a long way toward supporting our community outreach and education initiatives as well as the School of Pennsylvania Ballet.

Annual Fund dollars are directed where they are needed most, and, by choosing to donate, you are making a vital contribution toward Pennsylvania Ballet’s continued success! If you would like to designate your donation to a specific fund, please see the special giving opportunities below. During the secure online donation process (or when sending in our downloadable form), you can simply note which fund you would most like to support.

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Donor Benefits

As a thank-you for your generous support, Pennsylvania Ballet offers our Annual Fund donors a variety of special benefits—from dress rehearsal tickets to private dinner receptions with the stars of Pennsylvania Ballet. Donate now to start enjoying these exclusive offers!

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How You Can Make an Impact

GIFTS OF STOCK

By making a gift of appreciated stock, you can deduct the full-market value of the stock and avoid incurring a capital gains tax. Please note: we have a new account for stock transfers. For instructions on making a gift with stock (or mutual funds), please contact Pennsylvania Ballet Director of Development Jane Kamp at 215.587.6912 or jkamp@paballet.org.

MONTHLY GIVING PROGRAMS

Breaking down your contribution into monthly payments can be a great way to make your gift over time, allowing you to specify the monthly installment and schedule. Benefits will be calculated based upon the total annual amount of your gift. To start your monthly gift, visit the secure online donation form, call 215.587.6913, or respond by mail.

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MATCHING GIFTS

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 and double your gift to Pennsylvania Ballet! For more information, please contact Pennsylvania Ballet Director of Development Jane Kamp at 215.587.6912 or jkamp@paballet.org. The following organizations currently support Pennsylvania Ballet through their matching gift programs:

    • Bank of America Charitable Foundation
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    • CIGNA
    • Chubb, Inc.
    • ExxonMobil Foundation
    • GE Foundation 
    • GlaxoSmithKline Foundation
    • The Glenmede Corporation
    • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
    • H.O. West Foundation
    • Humana
    • IBM Corporation
    • Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
    • Merck Partnership for Giving
    • Monroe Energy, LLC
    • Morgan Stanley Investment Management
    • Network For Good
    • Open Society Institute
    • The Philadelphia Contributionship
    • Pfizer Foundation
    • PNC Foundation
    • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Robert Half International, Inc.
    • Southco Corp.
    • Temple University
    • UBS Foundation
    • The Vanguard Group Foundation
    • Wells Fargo

PLANNED GIVING

With a planned gift, you can save on estate and other taxes while providing for the future of Pennsylvania Ballet. Please consider making a bequest, donating retirement fund assets, or setting up a charitable gift annuity. For more information, please consult with your financial advisor or contact Pennsylvania Ballet Director of Development Jane Kamp at 215.587.6912 or jkamp@paballet.org.

IN-KIND GIFTS

There are many ways to give! If you feel you cannot support us through monetary means, Pennsylvania Ballet gladly accepts in-kind donations such as office furniture, laptops, computer upgrades, and more. For more information, contact Rachael Glashan Rupisan, Manager of Corporate Sponsorship & Special Events, at 215.587.6943 or rrupisan@paballet.org.

DONATE THROUGH UNITED WAY

Pennsylvania Ballet is pleased to announce that our donors can now designate a gift to us through United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Ballet’s United Way donor choice number is 2772. Here’s how to give to Pennsylvania Ballet through United Way:

  1. Fill in the top half of the United Way Campaign Pledge Form (through your employer).
  2. Go to “Specific Agencies” on the form.
  3. Fill in our donor choice number: 2772.
  4. Fill in our agency name: Pennsylvania Ballet.
  5. Fill in the amount of your gift to Pennsylvania Ballet.

Thank you for partnering with Pennsylvania Ballet and United Way! To let us know of your gift, please contact us at 215.587.6904.

Funding Opportunities

 

You may choose to designate your Annual Fund contribution to a specific fund. If so, please let us know which fund you would like to support when completing your online donation or printable form.

POINTE SHOE FUND

Well-made, perfectly fitted pointe shoes pose significant costs for any ballet company, yet they are a necessary expense to ensure our female dancers perform at their peak. Pennsylvania Ballet’s ballerinas use 50-110 pairs of pointe shoes throughout the course of a season, often going through a pair per performance! A contribution of $80 dollars underwrites a single pair, while a gift of $5,000 subsidizes a dancer’s pointe shoes for an entire season.

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LOUISE H. REED REPERTORY FUND

Established in 2003, in honor of Chair Emerita Louise H. Reed, this fund supports the acquisition (and presentation) of new work to the Pennsylvania Ballet repertoire, allowing us to bring innovative choreographers and never-before-seen ballets to our audiences. Gifts to this fund help us to expand and diversify the company’s classical and contemporary repertoire. Since the creation of the Louise H. Reed Repertory Fund, Pennsylvania Ballet has added more than 40 new works to its repertoire.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FUND

Pennsylvania Ballet’s outreach initiatives have provided a number of programs—offered in school, after school, and in the theater—free of charge to underserved school children in the Philadelphia area since 1996. These programs open new doors, stimulate cognitive skills, and help contribute to the cultural development of children across the Greater Philadelphia region by empowering them through creativity, movement, and by making the art of dance accessible through genuine interaction with one of the nation’s foremost professional ballet companies.

“This program has changed many of our student’s lives… Across the board, this program has improved our children’s behavior, academic performance, attendance, and socialization. It brings tears to my eyes thinking about what a positive effect it has had on our student’s lives.”
–Former Community Engagement School Administrator

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THE SCHOOL OF PENNSYLVANIA BALLET

The School of Pennsylvania Ballet prides itself on offering the highest caliber dance education of any program in the Greater Philadelphia area, 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 of Pennsylvania Ballet allows us to remain a premier training facility as well as provide scholarship assistance to dozens of talented and underprivileged students each year.

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Young Friends

The Young Friends of Pennsylvania 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.