Gifts can support a wide range of needs for annual productions.
Recognize a Principal, Soloist or corps de ballet member with a dancer sponsorship.
Scholarship opportunities are available for students at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School.
Photos, top to bottom:Scene from The Sleeping Beauty.Photo: Gene Schiavone.Marcelo Gomes, David Hallberg and Craig Salsteinin Fancy Free.Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.Students of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School.Photo: Gene Schiavone.
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Special Giving Opportunities American Ballet Theatre's special giving opportunities are perfect for those wishing to develop a long-lasting and meaningful relationship with the Company. Gifts to ABT include, but are not limited to the following opportunities:
Lucia Chase Society
American Ballet Theatre is committed to presenting and preserving the great masterpieces of classical ballet, as well as nurturing and celebrating the modern masters, thereby ensuring a healthy dance legacy for future generations. Now ABT supporters can help maintain that vital legacy as members of the Lucia Chase Society when they include ABT in their estate plans. Named for American Ballet Theatre Founding Director Lucia Chase, whose 40 year service to the Company helped establish ABT as the respeced and acclaimed institution it is today, the Lucia Chase Society helps guarantee ABT will continue to remain a worldwide leader in dance of the highest caliber. By including ABT in their wills or estate plans, Lucia Chase Society members make a lasting contribution to the cultural health of the company, our community, and the nation at large.
In addition, there are tangible benefits to joining the Lucia Chase Society, as well. Planned gifts and estate donations to American Ballet Theatre may help Society members manage tax liabilities while providing an important source of support for ABT. A provision in a member's will or estate plan will help to provide the long-term resources necessary to sustain American Ballet Theatre for generations to come. Click here for more information.
Since its founding, ABT has maintained an unwavering commitment not only to preserving the magnificent ballets of the past, but to nurturing and showcasing the talent of great modern innovators. Presenting ballets of the classical canon, as well as producing new works, is a tremendous collaboration that brings together some of the world’s finest dancers, choreographers, conductors, composers, musicians and designers.
Sponsorship gifts can support a range of production needs in the following areas:
ABT’s Dancer Sponsorship program was initiated in 2003 in recognition of the Company’s greatest asset: its glorious dancers. Whether choosing to recognize a Principal Dancer, Soloist, or corps de ballet member, your participation as a sponsor will ensure the professional and artistic growth of all of ABT’s dancers and tomorrow’s rising stars.
Dancer Training Program Support
To train the next generation of world-class artists, ABT must provide the finest instruction possible as well as the financial support necessary to young dancers so that they may focus solely on their training. Through contributions of scholarship and sponsorship funding, individuals have the opportunity to ensure the next generation’s artistic and technical capabilities and continue ABT’s long-standing legacy. Special Gift opportunities for the Dancer Training Programs include:
Scholarship support may also offer meaningful opportunities to create a legacy gift in memory or in honor of a loved one. The Special Needs Fund is an emergency fund that helps cover tuition, housing or unexpected expenses such as medical bills that a JKO student or Studio Company dancer may experience.
ABT's endowment fund enables supports to invest in ABT's future by providing ongoing financial security while enabling continued artistic excellence and innovation. To learn more about ABT's Endowment Campaign, click here.
To learn more about these special giving programs, please contact the Majors Gifts Office at 212.477.3030 ext. 1108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.