Since 1963, Cincinnati Ballet’s core mission has been to share the power of dance to both local and global communities. Your generosity is critical to the success of our mission.
What you may not know is ticket sales account for only about 30% of the Cincinnati Ballet’s annual operating budget. Nearly three-fourths of the funds it takes to operate the Ballet come from donors and other charitable giving.
Without you, our loving patrons and donors, the art we create would not be possible. Without you, we would be not be able to present world-class ballets and world premieres, to collaborate with other artists and ballet companies, to spark the love of dance in young students and to provide high-caliber training to future generations. Please browse our donation methods below to find the area you would like to support.
|GIFTS OF $25 – $1,499 ANNUALLY||1st Position|
$25 – $249
$250 – $499
$500 – $1499
|ADVANCED CASTING NOTICE |
Have a favorite dancer? You will receive advance notice of what roles they are performing and what performances you can see them in! *Casting subject to change without notice.
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|25% UNLIMITED CINCINNATI BALLET-BRANDED MERCHANDISE DISCOUNT |
Show your love for Cincinnati Ballet and receive 25% off Cincinnati Ballet-branded clothing and accessories at either the Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance or at our performance pop-up shops. Discount does not apply to Nutcrackers or other non-branded items.
|INVITATION TO ANNUAL DONOR APPRECIATION EVENT |
To show our gratitude for the impact you have made at Cincinnati Ballet, join us for a behind-the-scenes donor appreciation event.
|EARLY ACCESS TO SINGLE TICKETS |
Be first in line with early access to reserve tickets to select special performances and single tickets for performances within the subscription season.
|RECOGNITION IN THE PROGRAM BOOK|
YOUR NAME HERE! Your name will be featured in every mainstage production program book.
|RECOGNITION IN THE ANNUAL REPORT|
YOUR NAME HERE! Your name will be featured in Cincinnati Ballet’s Annual Report.
|INVITATION TO COFFEE & CLASS SERIES |
Start your day with Cincinnati Ballet Company dancers in the Rhonda and Larry Sheakley Premier Studio. See what company class looks like for the dancers as they perfect their technique and build strength and stamina. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited.
|GIFTS OF $1,500 – $9,999 ANNUALLY||CORPS|
$1,500 – $2,499
$2,500 – $4,999
$5,000 – $9,999
|INVITATION TO STUDIO REHEARSAL IN THE VALENTINE CENTER |
Enjoy a viewing of a working rehearsal in the Rhonda and Larry Sheakley Premier Studio. Refreshments will be provided.
|DONOR LOUNGE ACCESS|
During mainstage productions, donors at this level will be invited to join us before the show and at intermission for drinks and treats along with a few new enhancements.
|INVITATIONS TO COCKTAILS & CHOREOGRAPHY SERIES |
Join us for a drink and conversation with artists and choreographers at the Valentine Center for Dance
|INVITATION TO ATTEND PRIVATE SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT PARTY |
Exclusive opportunity to join fellow top Cincinnati Ballet supporters for a private preview of the upcoming season before the public.
|ACCESS TO BEHIND-THE-SCENES EXPERIENCES |
Priority invitations to unique behind-the-scenes experiences as they become available. Past opportunities have included backstage tours, receptions with artists, and intimate celebratory events.
|PLUS, ALL THE BENEFITS OF THE PATRON CIRCLE|
|GIVE GIFTS OF $10,000+ – ANNUALLY|
|INVITATIONS TO TRAVEL WITH CINCINNATI BALLET!|
Travel with fellow Cincinnati Ballet super fans to experience dance in other cities and venues. Cincinnati Ballet handles the arrangements and special experiences, guests are responsible for the costs associated with travel and activities.
|SPONSOR A LIVE PRODUCTION OR SIGNATURE EVENT|
Sponsorships are an incredible way make a large impact on Cincinnati Ballet. Recognition includes perks like private behind-the-scenes tours, performance tickets, enhanced recognition, and more…
|CUSTOMIZABLE BENEFIT OPTIONS|
Leadership Circle members have many customizable options to enhance and deepen their experience with Cincinnati Ballet. Contact our team to learn more about ways you can build your own benefits.
|PLUS, ALL DANCER CIRCLE AND THE PATRON CIRCLE OFFERINGS.|
Cincinnati Ballet Business Circle partners receive increased visibility to a distinct target market, as well as unique benefits they can use to reward employees, entertain executives, and court new clients. Additionally, their philanthropic support is strengthening Cincinnati and making it an even more attractive place to do business.
We work closely with our corporate partners to understand their business objectives and provide customized options to meet their specific goals.
70,000+ People attend Cincinnati Ballet Performances each season
• Sponsorship-level opportunities that can be tailored to fit the unique needs of each Business Circle partner.
• Customized cost-effective marketing using our extensive marketing outreach through social media, email, direct mail, and online and print advertising; radio and television advertising reserved for larger productions.
• Networking opportunities at our events.
• Impact the community where your employees live and work .
• Contribute to the economic growth of Cincinnati.
• Invitations to Cincinnati Ballet Business Circle networking events.
• Recognition in all production programs.
• And so much more!
A great ballet company depends on many partnerships. Among our most valuable partnerships is the everlasting relationship with our Legacy Circle. The Legacy Circle recognizes patrons who make planned gifts for Cincinnati Ballet, allowing us to continue to enrich our community through the beauty, power and passion of dance – not just today; not just tomorrow; but far into our future.
“I have included Cincinnati Ballet in my will [to] express my gratitude for the many hours of enjoyment our wonderful company has brought not only to me, but also to our community.”
Bequests allow the company to present exhilarating performances, conduct extensive education engagment programs, offer top level professional ballet training at Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy and endow key artistic positions. Suggested language for bequests;
“I give, devise and bequeath $________ or __% of my estate to Cincinnati Ballet, an Ohio nonprofit corporation, to be used at the discretion of the Cincinnati Ballet Board of Trustees.”
Should you wish to designate your gift for a specific purpose, we strongly recommend that you contact us to discuss the restriction to make sure that we are able to honor your intentions. Restricted gifts should include the following language:
“If at some future date, circumstances at Cincinnati Ballet should change so that the uses and purposes for which these funds have been designated are no longer possible or permissible or are in conflict with the policies of the Board of Trustees, then the Board of Trustees may, at its sole discretion, determine the permissible use most closely related to that identified by the testator and consistent with the testator’s general interests and charitable intent in supporting the Cincinnati Ballet.”
Legal Name: Cincinnati Ballet
Legal Address: 1801 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Tax Identification No: 31-6050354
A trust account can provide support to Cincinnati Ballet and many benefits to the donor. A Charitable Remainder Trust is an independently managed gift that provides maximum flexibility to meet your needs. Working with your selected trustees, you can create the terms of the trust that will best benefit you or another income beneficiary. Consult with your financial advisor to learn more about how to designate Cincinnati Ballet as a beneficiary of your trust.
Leaving assets of a Qualified Retirement Plan (such as an IRA, 403B, or 401K plan) to Cincinnati Ballet can help you maximize your gifts. These assets, when distributed to a charity, are not subject to heavy taxation—from both income and estate taxes—as they are when left to individuals. In some cases, it is also possible to give these assets during your lifetime.
You can name Cincinnati Ballet as the beneficiary of a Life Insurance Policy. This is especially convenient if you have a paid-up policy that is no longer needed to protect your family.
Contact Sara Pomeroy for more information.
Checks should be made out to Cincinnati Ballet and be mailed to or dropped off at:
c/o Development Office
1801 Gilbert Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45202
Many employers match their employee’s charitable contributions, contact us to find out how to set this up!
If you are using an online portal to request a match look for:
Cincinnati Ballet Company Inc
1801 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Thank you so much for considering a gift to Cincinnati Ballet! Arranging a gift of stock for Cincinnati Ballet is simple. Your broker will need the following information to facilitate your gift:
Account Administrator: PNC Bank
Name: Cincinnati Ballet Fdn
OP Reserve Account Number: 21-75-070-4769424
To initiate a donation via wire transfer please contact Cincinnati Ballet for further instructions.
To help further the mission of Cincinnati Ballet, we may accept in-kind goods or services. Such gifts may be eligible for tax deductibility, but Cincinnati Ballet is unable provide any value estimates. If you would like to make a gift in-kind, please contact the Cincinnati Ballet Philanthropy Team. All in-kind contributions must be pre-approved and accepted in accordance with Cincinnati Ballet’s gift acceptance policies adopted by the Cincinnati Ballet Board of Trustees.