Giving Levels

To qualify for one of Ballet 5:8's Donor Membership groups, pledge a qualifying monthly donation for at least one year, or make a one-time gift. 

Friend of Ballet 5:8 ($60+)

Donate at least $60 or pledge $5 per month; friends receive program and website recognition and the quarterly Ballet 5:8 Partners Newsletter.

Advocate ($120+)

Donate at least $120 or pledge $15 per month; advocates receive all of the above plus a complimentary ticket to a Ballet 5:8 performance or Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts student performance.*

Patron Circle ($300+)

Donate at least $300 or pledge $25 per month; Patron Circle members receive all of the above and a total of two complimentary tickets to any Ballet 5:8 performance or Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts student performance.*

Artist Circle ($600+)

Donate at least $600 or pledge $50 per month; Artist's Circle members receive receive all of the above and a total of four complimentary tickets to any Ballet 5:8 performance or Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts student performance.*

Choreographer Circle ($1,200+)

Donate at least $1,200 or pledge $100 per month; Choreographer's Circle members receive all of the above and a total of six complimentary tickets to any Ballet 5:8 performance or Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts student performance. Additionally, Choreographer's Circle members enjoy invitations to company class viewings and Meet the Company Artists events.*

Director Circle ($6,000+)

Donate at least $6,000 or pledge $500 per month; Director's Circle members receive all of the above and a total of eight complimentary tickets to any Ballet 5:8 performance or Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts student performance.  Additionally, Director's Circle members enjoy invitations to company class and in-studio rehearsal viewings, dress rehearsal viewings, and post-performance receptions with the Company Artists and Artistic Director Julianna Slager.*

Benefactor Circle ($10,000+)

Donate at least $10,000; Benefactor's Circle members receive all of the above and a total of 10 complimentary tickets to any Ballet 5:8 performance or Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts student performance.  Additionally, Benefactor's Circle members enjoy exclusive invitations to Meet the Choreographer events and post-performance receptions with the Company Artists and Artistic Director Julianna Slager.*

*Please note: tax deductibility may be impacted by the value of goods and services provided.


Anonymous Gifts: 634

This Donor Group is to recognize those who prefer to give anonymous gifts. The total amount of gifts in this category will be listed on program and website but no name will be attached in any public setting. Tax receipts are provided confidentially. "But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly."

Ballet 5:8 Partners

While individual donors make up a significant part of our support base, organizations and businesses also make a sizable impact through membership in one of our partner programs. 


Nonprofit Partners Program

Ballet 5:8's Nonprofit Partners are fellow 501-(c)-3 organizations that support Ballet 5:8 on an ongoing basis though year-long pledges of support. Nonprofit Partners underwrite Ballet 5:8's work of engaging audiences in meaningful discussion by supporting the cost of creating new works. Nonprofit partners also make it possible for Ballet 5:8 to participate in free-to-the-public and outreach performances that do not support our organization financially.   


Performance Sponsors

Ballet 5:8's Performance Sponsors donate specifically in support of an upcoming Ballet 5:8 performance. These donors, whether individuals or businesses, help us to keep ticket prices low and performances accessible by assisting with the cost of venue rentals and touring transportation, meals and lodging.