Over the last decade, Kansas City has built a reputation as an arts magnet.
Feeding on the City’s enthusiasm, the company has emerged – performing at a level with the best in the country.
We would gladly assist you with ways to make a gift that is meaningful to you and has a lasting impact for Kansas City Ballet.
Please contact Jennifer Wampler at 816.216.5585 or by email.
Over the last 40 years in order to keep pace with rising costs, ballet companies across the nation have increased ticket prices. These increases, however necessary, outpaced the earning power of the audiences. And now, Kansas City Ballet, just like other national companies, must limit ticket price increases to keep attendance affordable and accessible.
With current financial projections, expenses will begin to surpass income in 2021. The easy answer is “cut expenses”. Cuts would begin to the decline of the Ballet, taking us backward and losing what so many have built.
A strong endowment is the best solution to securing Kansas City Ballet’s future and continued momentum. The arts in our community are a “need to be” not a “nice to be”. We owe future generations the best Ballet Company the region can offer. Our city is a gift, and we strive to give back to the city. As you have helped us build this treasure, we invite you to help us preserve it.
How Endowment Works
An endowment is an investment fund permanently held, and only the income generated by the fund will be made available to be used annually for Kansas City Ballet programs. Within five years, these gifts will begin to provide for Kansas City Ballet’s ongoing annual funding priorities.
A gift of $50,000 or more in cash or $100,000 or more as a legacy gift establishes a Named Endowment Fund.
A gift of $5,000-$49,999 in cash or $10,000-$99,999 as a legacy gift establishes a Pooled Endowment Fund.
All endowment gifts of $4,999 or less will be contributed to an existing Pooled Fund.
How will you be remembered?
Endowment Funding Opportunities In addition to giving unrestricted funds, you have the opportunity to support three priorities of Kansas City Ballet’s future:
Examples of possible Funds to support Artistic Excellence:
- Artistic Director Chair Fund
- Dancer Fund
- Music Rights and Royalties Fund
HIGH QUALITY TRAINING
Examples of possible Funds to support High Quality Training:
- School Director Chair Fund
- Second Company Fund
- School Pianists Fund
Examples of possible Funds to support Community Impact:
- Community Engagement and Education Director Chair Fund
- O.A.D. Residency Program Fund
- Student Matinee Program Fund
Disclosure: We encourage you to consult your financial advisor or attorney as you consider a gift for Kansas City Ballet. The information provided here is not intended as legal, accounting, or other professional advice.