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The future of ballet looks brighter than ever before because of donors like you

Our talented students rely on the School’s world-renowned faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, magical performances, and over $45,000 in scholarships each year. Likewise, ISB relies on the generosity of our valued donors to further the School’s mission and commitment to excellence. A gift to ISB is an investment in the future of ballet in our community and the lives of our students.

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How You Can Help

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RAISE THE BARRE 2016 – 2017

Annual Fund Campaign in Support of Indianapolis School of Ballet



Indianapolis School of Ballet advances professional ballet and dance education in our community through world-class training and dynamic performances provided in a culturally diverse environment designed for the continual physical, intellectual, emotional, and artistic growth of all dancers.



Tuition and fees account for just 44% of the total costs to provide outstanding training for our students and exceptional performances. We depend on the generous contributions of foundations, corporations and individuals to bridge the gap.



Your gift to the 2016 – 2017 Raise the Barre Annual Fund Campaign provides tuition assistance for current students, salaries that retain excellent teachers, ongoing support for needed capital improvements as well as financial stability for today and security to assure our mission continues well into the future.



Please consider a gift to the 2016 – 2017 Raise the Barre Annual Fund Campaign to provide support for the yearly fiscal needs of Indianapolis School of Ballet.





Indianapolis School of Ballet needs your help to ensure we can continue to provide the best instruction, magical productions, and that tuition stays accessible to as wide an audience as possible. Although we generate income through tuition and ticket sales, we also rely on your donations. Raise the Barre offers you the chance to support us and our students through a fully tax-deductible gift.

The Indianapolis School of Ballet relies on the generosity of our community – our parents, alumni, friends, board members, staff, and the companies in our area – to meet ongoing needs. This year it will cost more than $723,995 to operate ISB. Tuition and fees alone cover just 54% of those operating costs. This does not provide the necessary financial resources to meet the needs of our students.

Supporters are recognized in various ways. Contributions of all sizes make a difference. Indianapolis School of Ballet is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations are tax-deductive to the amount allowed by law.

How to Donate

Donate Online: Please click here.

Donate vis Phone: (317) 955-7525

Donate by Mail: Download our donation form here.


Corporate partners are as important as the bond between two dancers in a performance. Take pride in the unique opportunity to develop the next generation of talented dancers. We tailor our sponsorships to create benefits to advance your business goals, including live performance experiences, fun social occasions, and high-profile brand visibility.

Learn more about our sponsorships by clicking here.

Becoming a Corporate Sponsor

Sponsor Coppélia & the 2017 Annual Fundraising Gala:

Learn about the levels of sponsorship opportunities here. Please note: Title sponsor for Coppélia has been filled.


Become a Sponsor


Make a Donation Online: Please click here.

Money can’t buy everything.

Indianapolis School of Ballet relies heavily on the generosity of our community to meet ongoing needs. At ISB, in-kind donations are just as important as monetary donations.

ISB offers many opportunities where in-kind donations help to relieve our own wallets. Whether you want to donate apparel for our Indy Ballet Classrooms, or donate tickets to an event for our Gala silent auction, we would love to talk to you about how you can help us. And if you have a significant donation you’d like to make, we’d love to work with you to create benefits to advance your business goals, including live performance experiences, fun social occasions, and high-profile brand visibility.

Supporters are recognized in various ways, and contributions of all sizes make a difference. Indianapolis School of Ballet is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations are tax-deductive to the amount allowed by law.

Please contact Susan Moritz for more information on how you can contribute.

These companies will match your donation! Don’t see your company listed? Check with your HR to for more information on how you and your company can be more involved in the community!

3M Corporation


Abbott Laboratories

ADP Foundation



Allied Signal Foundation

Allmerica Financial Charitable Foundation

American Express

American United Life Insurance Co




AT&T Foundation

Avon Products, INC.

Babies R Us

Bank of America

Baxter Corporation



Brinks Home Security

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

British Petroleum (BP)

Capitol Group


Caterpillar Foundation

Charles Schwab

Charles Schwab Corp Foundation

Chevron Corporation

Chubb & Son (Federal Ins Co)


Cisco Systems


Coca-Cola Company

Cooper Industries Inc.

Corning Incorporated

DEKALB Genetics Corp.

Deluxe Corporation Foundation

Direct TV

Dow AgroSciences LLC

Dow Chemical Company, Inc.

Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

Duke Energy

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation


Ecolab Inc.

Eli Lilly & Company

Eli Lilly and Company Foundation

Emerson Charitable Trust

Emmerson Electric Co

Expedia, Inc.

ExxonMobil Corp.

Farmers Insurance

Federated Department Stores

Federated Department Stores Foundation

Fidelity Insurance

Fifth Third Bank

Freddie Mac

Frito Lay

Gannet Outdoor

Gannett Match

Gap Corporation

Gap, Inc.

GE Foundation


General Electric

General Mills Foundation

General Motors

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)


Great West National


Guidant Foundation

Hartford Life

Hewitt Associates LLC

Hewlett-Packard Company

HJ Heinz Company Foundation

Home Depot

Honda North America Honeywell


IBM Corporation

Illinois Tool Works Foundation

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance

Indianapolis Power & Light Co.

Ingersoll Rand

Interactive Intelligence

Irwin Financial Company

J.P. Morgan Chase Co.

John Deere

John Hancock Life Insurance Co.

John Wiley & Sons

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson Controls

Jones Lang Lasalle

JP Morgan Chase


Key Bank Foundation

Key Bank of Indiana

Kimberly Clark Foundation

Lehigh Cement Company

Lexis Nexis

Liberty Mutual

Lilly Endowment, Inc.

Lumina Foundation

Macy’s Inc.

Macy Foundation

Marathon Oil Co.

Marsh Supermarkets

Marsh, Inc.

Masco Corporation

McDonald’s Corporation


McGraw-Hill Foundation

Mead Corporation

Medtronic Foundation

Merck Company Foundation

Merck Company Inc.

Merrill Lynch

Merrill Lynch and Company Foundation



Mineral Technologies


Monsanto Fund

Morgan Stanley

Motorola Foundation

National City Bank


Norfolk Southern

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co

Office Depot

Old Navy

Olive Garden

Otis Elevator Co.

Parker Hannifin Corporation

People’s Bank

PepsiCo Foundation

PepsiCo, Inc.

Pfizer Foundation

Pfizer, Inc.

Pitney Bowes, Inc.


Procter & Gamble


Quaker Oats Company

Random House


Reason Education

Red Lobster

Reebok Human Rights Foundation

Regions Bank

Rexnord Foundation

Reynolds Metals Company

Roche Diagnostics Matching Gifts Program

Sam’s Club

SBC Foundation

Shell Oil Co.


Sony Corporation of America

Soros Fund Management

Sprint Nextel Corp.


State Farm Insurance

State Street Corporation

Sysco Food Services


Temple Inland Foundation

Textron, Inc.

The Capital Group Companies

The Chubb Corporation

The Coca-Cola Company

The Travelers Company

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc.

U.S. Bancorp

UBS Matching Gift Program

Union Planters

United Technologies

United Technologies Corporation

United Technologies Group

UPS Foundation

US Bancorp Foundation

USA Funds

USA Group


VMS, Inc.

W.K Kellogg Foundation



Warner Lambert

WellPoint Matching Gifts Program

Wells Fargo & Co.

Wells Fargo Educational Matching Gift Program

Whirlpool Foundation


Wyndham Worldwide Operations, Inc.

Xerox Corporation


Make a dream come true. Help us award talented students. During the 2016-2017 year, ISB will award over $40,000 in scholarships to fulfill our mission to educate and provide world-class training.

Fund a Dream

Sponsor a Student: For more information please contact our Development team by email or phone (317) 955-7525

Make a Donation Online: Please click here.

Donate via Phone: Call (317) 955-7525


The Indianapolis School of Ballet invite you this spring to celebrate the future of ballet in Indianapolis, an extraordinary evening at the Deer Zink Pavilion on the beautiful grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Enjoy an exclusive live performance! Mingle with professional ballet dancers, delight in delectable food, and dance to live music, all while supporting the programs of ISB! This is our premier fundraising event of the year, and the Gala provides essential annual support for scholarships, world-class training, dynamic performances, and dance outreach in our community.

More information on the event page, here.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.

When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

This Holiday Season, please consider the Indianapolis School of Ballet as your organization of choice to support. You can add us as your favorite organization by clicking the logo below.


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Support the Indianapolis School of Ballet just by shopping at your local Kroger! Kroger automatically deducts a portion of your purchase and gives it back to the Indianapolis School of Ballet. All you have to do is set up your Kroger’s card to support us!


For more information on how to set up your Kroger card today, visit here!

Marsh has designated select days where your regular grocery shopping will help benefit the Indianapolis School of Ballet! All you have to do is bring the correct certificate in with you to have scanned at the cash register. See below for upcoming Marsh Care Days and links to the certificates.


May 11, 2017

June 29, 2017

August 17, 2017

September 14, 2017

November 16, 2017

We consider our volunteers to be important ambassadors for ISB. As someone with “backstage” knowledge of our organization, you are uniquely positioned to share with the community not just our work, but the effects our work teaching ballet has on the students, and the effects the performances can have on people who see them –no matter their age.

ISB relies on countless volunteers to help us do everything from keeping kids organized before, during, and after performances; to ironing costumes; to helping orient new parents to the organization; to sewing ribbons on pointe shoes at the last minute. If you are interested in volunteering for the ballet, please click here for more information on how you can make a difference in our community!

Honor a Student

At the Indianapolis School of Ballet, it’s a longstanding performance tradition to include special notes of encouragement for the performers in our printed performance programs. The dancers

(and instructors!) work so hard to bring beautiful performances to life at the stunning Toby Theater. Tell your favorite dancer how proud you are of their accomplishments!


May We Dance!

Purchase Tribute


Purchase Tribute

Put your business and products in front of a diverse audience of thousands. Considered one of the greatest comic ballets of the 19th century, Coppelia was first presented at the Theatre Imperial de l’Opera of Paris, May 25, 1870. The Indianapolis School of Ballet invites you to be part of a memorable night by purchasing an ad in our Coppélia program, our Gala program, or both!

Purchase an Ad


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