Kansas City Ballet's Bolender Society

Kansas City Ballet Donor Group

The Bolender Society

Bolender Society in Kansas City

Welcome to The Bolender Society!

Named for the beloved former Artistic Director Todd Bolender, who transformed Kansas City Ballet with his artistry and vision, The Bolender Society is Kansas City Ballet’s premiere philanthropic group. Members generously make a monthly gift of $200 or an annual gift of $2,500 or more.

Meet Todd Bolender

Our City Deserves Great Art

Learn more about the Kansas City Ballet and the world of dance through lectures by guest artists, excursions to dance events and special social gatherings to meet the dancers.

Bolender Society members believe that a great city deserves great art. The dedication of the Bolender Society allows Kansas City Ballet to bring dance of the highest quality, community education for all ages, and excellence in dance training to the entire community.


THE BOLENDER SOCIETY | Gifts of $2,500 – $4,999

  • Exclusive eNews

  • Recognition Listing

  • Invitation to Open Rehearsal

  • Backstage Tours upon request

  • Pre-Sale Ticket Access

  • Invitation to Bolender Society Events and Trips

  • Priority Access to upgrade Subscription Tickets

  • Intermission Reception Suite for subscription performances

  • Complimentary Dance Speaks Series

SILVER LEVEL | Gifts of $5,000 – $9,999

Includes The Bolender Society benefits, plus

  • Invitation to Insights: Exclusive Guest Artist Event

  • 2 Guest Ticket Vouchers upon request

  • Complimentary Garage Parking at Kauffman Center

  • Invitation to Annual State of the Ballet Luncheon

GOLD LEVEL | Gifts of $10,000 – $24,999

Includes The Bolender Society and Silver Level benefits, plus

  • Invitations to Opening Night Parties
  • Invitation to Dinner and Dress Rehearsal with Artistic Director Devon Carney

PLATINUM LEVEL | Gifts of $25,000 – $49,999

Includes The Bolender Society, Silver and Gold Level benefits, plus

  • Complimentary Valet Parking at Kauffman Center

The Bolender Society benefits are fully tax deductible and considered to be insubstantial goods and services according to IRS Publication 1771.

Join this vibrant and important group of ballet supporters!