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.
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
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.