OBT EXISTS BECAUSE OF YOU
Ticket sales account for only 50% of Oregon Ballet Theatre's annual operating budget, so we rely on the generosity of corporations, foundations and individual donors to close the gap. Our donors are an integral part of the OBT family, without them, we would not be able to present world-class ballet, provide training of the highest caliber to aspiring dancers and bring the arts to underserved school children in the Portland metro area.
There are many ways to give. No matter how large or small your gift, we welcome you into our family and hope you'll relish every performance, every lecture and every experience, knowing that OBT exists because of you. Your generous support fuels every aspect of OBT:
Dancer's Circle ($100 - $1,999)
Pointe Society ($2,000 - $9,999)
Christopher's Circle ($10,000 and above)
Jacqueline Martin Schumacher Endowment Fund
WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT OBT
Below you'll find feedback from donors like you who’ve shared their personal reasons for supporting OBT. We loved reading them so much that we wanted to share some with you.
Interested in sharing an OBT memory, or your reason for supporting the ballet? Submit a comment below, email email@example.com or call 503.227.0977.
“Thank you OBT. As a senior citizen on Social Security with terrible arthritis, I can be transported to a world of beauty and movement for two hours on a Sunday afternoon.”
“I have been a subscription ticket holder for over 10 years. I grew up in the Bay Area and went to the SF Ballet as a child. Not until you arrived as artistic director have I had the pleasure of viewing the quality and variety of ballet I grew up with. Thank You!”
“We have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of Oregon Ballet Theatre’s production of the Nutcracker. Thank you for giving hundreds of children the opportunity to be cast in such an extraordinary beautiful and well run production. For many children, their experience as performers in the Nutcracker will long remain a cherished memory…”
-Therese & Emma Foley, parent and child, Anchorage Alaska
“Over the past years, at one time or another, we contributed to American Ballet Theatre, Ballet San Jose, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. After I retired, and my dear wife passed away, I was looking to find a major ballet company near to home, and for which I could feel a compelling desire to support. Then, I was privileged to see the superb dancing of Yuka Iino, and that was the deciding factor for me. Also, I noticed the camaraderie of the dancers working together with each other and the artistic staff. This is an attribute that is clearly perceptible at Oregon Ballet Theatre. I am pleased to be a contributor toward the continued growth and success of your excellent company. The outstanding dancers, artistic staff, the wonderful supporting personnel, and the fine orchestra are my reasons for being drawn to OBT. As I am becoming even more familiar with OBT’s world class artistry, I know this is where I desire to dedicate my support. It is now easier for me to attend OBT performances, and I am looking forward to seeing exciting ballet productions this season, and beyond.”