Support the Grand Rapids Ballet
For almost four decades the Grand Rapids Ballet has gone beyond ballet with the support of individuals and corporations who see the immense value the company provides to Michigan and its citizens. Serving more the 60,000 children and adults each year, we are Michigan’s only professional ballet company. While we take pride in what we do, we could not do it without the generosity and support of donors like you.
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Become a Friend!
Gifts received go to the Friends Campaign supporting the Grand Rapids Ballet's professional productions, new works, Grand Rapids Ballet School, and educational programs. Become a Friend today! Donation envelopes are located in the Peter Martin Wege Theatre lobby or contact Mary Sumners at (616) 454-4771 ext. 12.
Gifts to the Friends Campaign support many great projects including:
- Junior Company
Performance opportunities for young aspiring dancers
Student ScholarshipsTuition assistance for students with financial needs and full scholarships for boys
- Dance Immersion Program Free weekly classes and dance experiences during the school day for 1,800 public school students
- Explorer Dancer
Weekly ballet classes for children with Down Syndrome
- New Works Expanding the repertoire with new dance works commissioned by the Grand Rapids Ballet such as the MOVEMEDIA series and Olivier Wevers' A Midsummer Night's Dream
Download a donation form here.
Give a Gift In Honor Of
The Grand Rapids Ballet is honored to receive gifts in recognition of friends and loved ones. If you would like to honor someone with a gift to the Ballet, please contact Mary Sumners at (616) 454-4771 ext. 12.
En Pointe for the GRB
Interested in volunteering for the only professional ballet company in Michigan? You may want to consider joining En Pointe – a group of volunteers committed to lifting the human spirit through the art of dance by assisting the GRB in the areas of fundraising, audience development, and education. They can regularly be seen ushering, managing the boutique, planning and executing special events, and much more.
Program Book Advertising
Advertising in the Grand Rapids Ballet programs is affordable and reaches people all over West Michigan through our performances at the Peter Martin Wege Theatre and DeVos Performance Hall. Over 20,000 people, representing a dynamic and diverse audience, receive our souvenir programs. This provides an excellent chance for your company’s name to be seen by many patrons as they peruse the program before, during, and after a performance. Your advertisement also demonstrates your support of the arts and commitment to the greater Grand Rapids community, which our patrons recognize and appreciate. Click here for an ad rate sheet.
Become a Corporate Sponsor
There are several opportunties for your company to support the Ballet including: Series Sponsor, Production Sponsor, Production-Series Benefactor, and Corporate Ticket Packages. For more information contact Glenn Del Vecchio at (616) 454-4771 ext. 14.