Your Generosity Creates Incredible Art
Whether on stage, in the studio or out in the community, Richmond Ballet strives to create enduring art that lives on in the hearts and minds of our audiences and performers. Charging the complete cost to professional performances, School of Richmond Ballet classes or Minds In Motion schools would make these experiences inaccessible for many. Your generosity opens the door to the world of dance for our community, the Commonwealth, and beyond.
Nearly 40% of our annual budget is funded through contributions that enable us to reach over 100,000 patrons and participants each year. Your generosity makes you a part of the art at Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia.
Be a Partner in Our Dance
Gifts to the Richmond Ballet Annual Fund support general operations, or you may designate your gift to specifically support the Professional Company, School of Richmond Ballet or Minds In Motion. Your generosity means the world to us.
Trustworthy and loyal, members of our Friends Circle recognize our efforts, value the performing arts and want to make a difference.
Associate – $100-249
Fan – $250-999
Benefactor – $1000-1,499
Inspired by the dynamic ballet jump, members of our Cabriole Circle propel us higher, enabling us to reach the fullest potential of our mission.
Patron – $1,500-2,499
Dancer – $2,500-4,999
Choreographer – $5,000-9,999
Director – $10,000-24,999
Star – $25,000+
CREATE A LEGACY AND ENSURE THE FUTURE OF RICHMOND BALLET
Richmond Ballet invites you to become part of our history, as well as our future. Members of The Encore Society are friends of Richmond Ballet who have included the organization in their charitable gift planning. Your foresight and vision enables us to continue to “awaken and uplift the human spirit” through dance for years to come.
It is simple to use the appropriate language in your will or other estate documents. This ensures your wishes are carried out and Richmond Ballet receives the assets that you intend. The correct language is noted below:
I give [specific dollar amount or specific asset or the remainder of my residuary estate or xx percent of my residuary estate] to Richmond Ballet, Inc. currently located at 407 East Canal Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, to be added to Richmond Ballet’s General Endowment.
Planned gifts may also be designated for a specific purpose.
Increase your donation to Richmond Ballet with a matching gift from your employer! Matching gifts are a type of giving program that is set up by companies and corporations as an employee benefit. After an employee donates to a nonprofit, they can submit a matching gift request to their employer and the company will make an additional gift to that nonprofit. Richmond Ballet has received matching gifts from Altria, Bank of America, CarMax, Citizens Bank, Disney, Dominion Energy, Harris Williams, HCA, Markel, Northwestern Mutual, PNC, TowneBank, Truist and Wells Fargo. Your employer may be added to this generous list!
Simply ask your employer:
- Do you have a matching gift program?
- What is a qualifying donation?
- Is there a deadline to request a matching gift?
With a matching gift, your donation to Richmond Ballet will go even further to bring meaningful arts experiences to communities across Virginia and beyond.
If your employer needs confirmation of your donation to create the match or if you have further questions, please contact Mary Ann Reid at email@example.com.
Partner with Richmond Ballet and discover new ways to activate generosity in your community through dance. Support our community engagement programs reaching hundreds of elementary school students in your service area, sponsor a performance with exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences for your employees and clients, and more. Connect your giving priorities with Richmond Ballet’s engaging arts experiences.
Explore our Corporate Sponsorship brochure.
Thank you to our generous corporate partners: Altria, Dominion Energy, TowneBank, Hamilton Beach, Truist, Hunton Andrews Kurth, Davenport, McGuire Woods, Patient First, YHB, Gardner Orthodontics, Universal Leaf, Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management, Riverfront Investment Group, Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia, CarMax, Covington Travel, J. McLaughlin.