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Individual Gifts

You play an important role in what we do. Ticket sales fund less than 50% of Madison Ballet's budget each season. We rely on donors like you to help us continue to bring breathtaking performances and inspiring outreach to our community. 

How can your gift help?

—$25 pays for a Head Start student to participate in our Movement in Your World program
—$75 buys a pair of pointe shoes for one company dancer
—$300 provides financial aid to a student or cast member
—$1000 pays for live piano accompaniment for a School of Madison Ballet class for an entire year

Corporate Sponsorship

Our business partners provide unique support for the community through Madison Ballet's diverse range of productions, outreach activities and educational programs.

Corporate sponsorships, in-kind gifts, and matching gifts of all levels help our organization provide memorable, meaningful experiences to tens of thousands of residents and visitors to our area each year. 

Your gift is an investment in the vibrant and thriving arts culture and offers your business unique marketing, branding, and entertainment opportunities. 


Designated funds allow you to focus your support on specific programs or areas of interest: 

 

Discover Dance Fund

Underwrites Discover Dance, Madison Ballet’s successful education and outreach program, serving over 5,500 children and adults throughout South Central Wisconsin each season. From creative movement workshops to school performances, each program is designed to inform our audiences, invite participation, and inspire the next generation of young artists.

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Live Music Fund

Underwrites the costs of bringing live music to Madison Ballet's productions each season. Whether for solo artists or a full orchestra, the Live Music Fund provides essential support to the music that enriches the beauty that you see on stage. 

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Scholarship Fund

Madison Ballet provides over $30,000 in financial aid annually to guarantee access to quality dance education for all. Whether a cast member or student, the Scholarship Fund nurtures future artists and promotes lifelong benefits that extend far beyond the dance studio.

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New Works Campaign

Artistic Director W. Earle Smith launches Madison Ballet into the future with a focus on the presentation of new works from both up and coming and established choreographers. Support of the New Works campaign gives your business an unparalleled connection to the signature body of work for which Madison Ballet will be known.

Madison Ballet Fund

Supports current programming and general operations, ensuring audiences in our community will enjoy Madison Ballet’s inspiring and memorable work for years to come. Reaching over 30,000 individuals annually, general sponsorship offers prominent performance, program, and event marketing opportunities. 

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Petite Partner

We invite you to “cast” your child as a Petite Partner. This program gives our youngest group of supporters (ages 10 & under) a special introduction to philanthropy as they gain an understanding of and appreciation for the arts.

Petite Partners support our organization in a most unique way…they are tomorrow’s audience! Your gift of $100 or more (per child) to Madison Ballet affords your child a closer, more personal look at the world of ballet.

Benefits include:

  • Petite Partner’s name listed in the season program.

  • Autograph and photo opportunity with a company dancer.

  • Special invitation to view company rehearsal at Madison Ballet studios.

Crew Call

As our Petite Partners grow up, Madison Ballet continues to encourage our young supporters (ages 11-18) as they learn and value ballet from all angles. Crew Call is the next step in Madison Ballet’s philanthropy program for young people, taking your child behind the curtain to explore the backstage world of Ballet.

A gift of $200 (per child) is rewarded with Crew Call contribution membership, making it possible for your child to cross over the footlights to explore the technical aspects of our art form, while continuing their education of philanthropy. Learn how a show runs behind the curtain.

Benefits include:

  • Crew Call Contributor’s name listed in season program

  • Crew Call event that include a hands-on production experience at The Nutcracker or another performance.

  • Autograph and photo opportunity with a company dancer.

  • Special invitation to view company rehearsal at Madison Ballet studios.

Wish List

Furnishings & Equipment

Computers, Computer Monitors, Desks, Office chairs, Shelving units / bookshelves, upright piano, Computers (PC, Pentium 4 or newer), Stereo speakers & components, A/V carts, Digital camera, Digital video camera, DVD player, Postage meter, Photocopier, Vacuum with attachment, Commercial Dust Mop, Dust pan/hand broom set, Fold-up tables (4’x4’, 4’x 8’)

Other

Airline tickets (via frequent flyer miles), Plastic storage bins with lids

Misc Office Supplies

Stamps, Copy paper – white & colored, File folders – hanging and regular, Misc – Pens, tape, post-it notes, envelopes, legal pads, Miscellaneous cleaning supplies, 10 key Calculator with print function, Kleenex & Hand sanitizer

Professional Services

Graphic Design, Printing: Posters, brochures, business cards, stationary, etc., Advertising: Billboards, network TV, radio, magazine, newspaper, etc, Photo/art framing, Grant writing and grant researching, Food/catering services.