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

The entire Indianapolis Ballet family is passionate about making this timeless art form accessible to all members of the Indianapolis community – and your donations are what allows us to further that mission. For the 2017/18 fiscal year, there are two main campaigns Indianapolis Ballet hopes you will consider supporting:


The Indianapolis Ballet Education Fund is vital to our outreach programs that benefit children across Indianapolis. This annual fundraising campaign for the Indianapolis School of Ballet (formerly known as Raise the Barre) supports the Indy Ballet Classrooms program with Indianapolis Public Schools and provides tuition assistance for current students, salaries that retain excellent teachers, and ongoing support for needed capital improvements.


The Moving Forward Capital Campaign is the fundraising drive supporting the launch of Indianapolis Ballet, the first professional resident company based in Indianapolis in over a decade. Funds from the $1.2 million Moving Forward campaign will establish Indianapolis Ballet in the community and build a foundation for success during the new company’s crucial early years.


A gift to these two major campaigns is an investment in the future of ballet in our community, the Indianapolis cultural landscape and the lives of our students.


Click the buttons to go directly to the donation page for each of these important fundraising campaigns, and continue to the menu below to learn more details on all the ways you can provide your support to Indianapolis Ballet and Indianapolis School of Ballet – including details on gifts from Indianapolis Ballet for annual donations of at least $50 and more perks at various giving levels.


Donate to Indianapolis Ballet Education Fund


Donate to Moving Forward Capital Campaign

How You Can Help

Individual Giving Levels

See the new donor levels and donation perks you’ll receive for giving to campaigns for 2017/18

Donations to the Indianapolis Ballet Education Fund and Moving Forward Capital Campaign of at least $50 include a few “thank you” gifts that will display your support – a lapel pin, window cling and t-shirt, all featuring the new “iB” logo – and recognitions in residency programs and on Indianapolis Ballet’s website and social media channels.


In addition, donations at select levels will include behind-the-scenes experiences and exclusive events with Company dancers in our studios, at residency performances and in the community. These rewards are designed with two goals in mind:


*  ensuring your contribution goes towards funding these vital programs to the fullest extent possible


*  expanding a community of supporters that will assist in establishing world-class ballet performances and instruction in Indianapolis for future generations to enjoy


As part of that collaboration with our donors, we appreciate your feedback and encourage you to reach out Director of Development Cindy Taylor at with any questions or comments.




Individual Giving Level Annual Donation Level Monthly Donation Level
Balanchine Society $10,000 & above $833 & above
Danilova Society $7,500 to $9,999 $625 to $832
Verdy Society $5,000 to $7,499 $416 to $624
IB Ambassador $2,500 to $4,999 $208 to $415
IB Sustainer $1,000 to $2,499 $83 to $207
IB Patron $500 to $999 $41 to $82
IB Enthusiast $250 to $499 $21 to $81
IB Friend $50 to $249 $8 to $20


* All giving levels come with an “iB” lapel pin, window cling & t-shirt and recognitions in residency programs and on the Indianapolis Ballet website & social media channels


*  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.


* Behind-the-scenes experiences and exclusive Company events include:


Balanchine Society: Perks at below levels, plus an intimate, private dinner with the Company dancers and IB Artistic Staff


Danilova Society: Perks at below levels, plus a framed piece of artwork commemorating a 2018/19 Season main-stage residency, to be autographed by the entire Company and Artistic Staff


Verdy Society: Perks at below levels, plus invitations for you and a guest to attend special Happy Hour at the Barre! in-studio rehearsals and receptions at Indianapolis Ballet studios during 2018-19 Season (through April 2019) and all “Dance with Masters” classes in 2018-19


IB Ambassador: Perks at below levels, plus an autographed pair of pointe shoes from your favorite Company dancer and invitations to all Residency technical rehearsals and pre/post-performance receptions (TBD depending on Residency)


IB Sustainer: Perks at below levels, plus an invitation for you and a guest to one (1) Residency technical rehearsal and pre/post-performance reception (TBD depending on Residency)


IB Patron: Perks at below levels, plus access to an exclusive area with complimentary refreshments during intermissions at all Residency performances


IB Enthusiast: Perks at below level, plus invitation for you and a guest to attend one (1) “Dance with Masters” class at Indianapolis Ballet studios in 2018-19


IB Friend: Access to discounted tickets to 2018 production of The Nutcracker at the Murat Theatre during an exclusive pre-sale window in Summer 2018

Donate to Indianapolis Ballet Education Fund


Donate to Moving Forward Capital Campaign


Questions about other ways to donate? Please contact Director of Development Cindy Taylor at

Indianapolis Ballet Education Fund

An Annual 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 for ISB to provide outstanding training for our students, resources to host exceptional performances and support behind our community outreach programs that aim to make a difference for youths in Indianapolis. We depend on the generous contributions of foundations, corporations and individuals to bridge the gap.


Your gift to the 2017/18 Indianapolis Ballet Education Fund (previously known as the Raise the Barre campaign) provides tuition assistance for current students, support for the Indy Ballet Classrooms program with Indianapolis Public Schools, 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 2017 /18 Indianapolis Ballet Education Fund to provide support for the yearly fiscal needs of Indianapolis School of Ballet.



Moving Forward Capital Campaign

Supporting the Launch of the Indianapolis Ballet Professional Company


Since the inception of the Indianapolis School of Ballet in 2006, the vision for Indianapolis Ballet, Inc. has been to launch a professional ballet company on the solid foundation of a successful school.


With that foundation firmly in place, now is the time for that vision to become a reality through the Moving Forward Capital Campaign.


On May 21, 2017, at its annual Spring Gala, Indianapolis Ballet, Inc. announced the launch of the public phase of the Moving Forward Capital Campaign. The campaign’s goal of $1.2 million will go directly towards the launch of the Indianapolis Ballet professional company in January 2018 and secure additional funding commitments for the company in consecutive years.


Click the button below to donate via




Visit the “Company” section of for more details on the exciting return of professional ballet to the Circle City.


For its 2017/18 Season, the Indianapolis Ballet will celebrate a historic weekend for the organization by hosting its Annual Fundraising Gala on Sunday, February 18, following the final performance of the company’s debut residency at The Toby at Newfields, featuring Stravinsky’s The Firebird.

Supporters are invited to gather once again at the Deer Zink Pavilion at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields for an extraordinary evening that will cap the landmark return of professional ballet in Indianapolis.

Mingle with the professional dancers bringing world-class ballet to the Circle City, delight in delectable food, and dance to live music, all while supporting the Moving Forward Capital Campaign that will provide the foundation for the company’s exciting launch!

Ticket information for individual seats and full tables of ten will be made available in December. For more information, including how to become a sponsor of Annual Fundraising Gala, please contact Indianapolis Ballet Director of Development, Cindy Taylor, at 317-955-7525 or


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

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!

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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