Individual Giving is vital to the success of Pennsylvania Ballet. Less than half of the Ballet’s revenue comes from ticket sales and Annual Fund contributions help to make up the remaining 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 studio rehearsals and performances), but also fund the acquisition and creation of new work. Support for the Annual Fund allows us to maintain the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, and provide the resources needed to attract and retain world-class dancers. Annual Fund dollars also help to provide essentials, such as costumes, pointe shoes and physical therapy for our dancers. In addition, your gift will support Pennsylvania Ballet’s community outreach and education initiatives, and The School of Pennsylvania Ballet.
Currently, all new and increased gifts count toward our Annual Fund Challenge. August 1, 2014 marks the beginning of Year 2 of our 3 year challenge – our goal is to raise $1 million a season (for 3 seasons), in new and increased donations. Visit our Annual Fund Challenge page for more information, and to track the Challenge’s progress throughout the season!