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Your Gift in Action
One $30 gift could:
Pay for a pair of dancer’s tights. The Company goes through about 100 pair of tights a year!
One $70 gift could:
Pay for a pair of pointe shoes. One of our Principal dancers will use five pairs a week!
One $350 gift could:
Pay the salary of one of our soloists to dance for two days.
One Patrons' Circle gift could:
Pay for the rights to perform a piece by George Balanchine such as Agon.
One Golden Circle gift could:
Pay for a new tutu and bodice for one of our Balanchine Preservation Initiative pieces.

Ways To Give

Play a starring role in our future!

We invite you to become a member of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet family by joining one or more of the groups below. To learn more about the benefits associated with the different levels of giving, please click on the Benefits page.

To learn more about The Suzanne Farrell Ballet through individual, corporate or foundation giving, please contact Katherine Van Wyk at (202) 416-8073.

Individual Support

Individual supporters of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet comprise a unique family dedicated to the artistic success of the Company and the continued preservation of works by master choreographer George Balanchine. In recognition of your generosity, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet will provide you with a set of exclusive benefits and privileges throughout the season as our way of saying “thank you.” Benefits vary based upon level of contribution, but may include:

  • A signed copy of Suzanne Farrell’s autobiography Holding On to the Air
  • Priority seating
  • Attendance at private events
  • Invitation to company dress rehearsals

Kennedy Center Circles

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet is the Kennedy Center’s own ballet company. As such, all patrons who support the Company are eligible to join the Kennedy Center Circles program, an exclusive group of Washington’s most prestigious arts patrons.

Circles members receive exclusive access to the Kennedy Center’s Circles Lounges during performances, complimentary ticket concierge services, priority seating in the Roof Terrace Restaurant, and invitations to exclusive events.

To learn more about Kennedy Center Circles membership and benefits, please visit the Kennedy Center Circles homepage.

Creative Giving

Discover the benefits of giving wisely!

Planning your estate and legacy for future generations including your charitable interests takes careful evaluation. For more information about creative giving or planned gifts to The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, please contact Maya Weil, at (202) 416-8070, or mweil@kennedy-center.org.

Corporate Sponsorship

Ian Grosh, Andrew Shore Kaminski, and Violeta Angelova in Agon: Photo by Paul Kolnik 2009

Establish a lasting affiliation with one of the nation's most prestigious cultural institutions!

A corporate contribution of any size is an investment in the continued artistic development of the dancers as well as the many educational and performance opportunities of this nationally-renowned company. Corporate sponsorship of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet offers unparalleled promotional and hospitality opportunities at the nation's cultural center. Companies looking to enhance their community support while increasing their own visibility among an affluent and influential audience will find such opportunity in The Suzanne Farrell Ballet’s corporate sponsorship program. Benefits may include:

  • World-class entertaining opportunities
  • Visibility on various marketing materials
  • Exclusive discounts for employees
  • Invitations to special events
  • Special recognition in printed materials including PLAYBILL®
  • Targeted access to key demographics
  • Inclusion in broad media and advertising campaign and prominent onsite presence

We would be happy to tailor a sponsorship agreement to suit your organization's interests.

Foundation Support

The growth and survival of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet is not possible without the generous and continued support of family, public and private foundations. Gifts to the Company’s general operating support help underwrite the cost of specific needs of programs including costumes, national and international touring, and new ballet productions.