Luz San Miguel. Photo: Rick Brodzeller.
Celebrate Michael Pink’s 10th Anniversary with Milwaukee Ballet
Make a gift by May 6 to have your name in PINK included in the final program book of the season!
Michael Pink has taken our staff, artists and audiences to new heights over the past ten years, but Milwaukee Ballet is built on the strong foundation of support from donors like you. This year, Milwaukee Ballet will celebrate Michael Pink’s 10th anniversary season.
By contributing to our annual campaign, which represents 49% of our revenue each year, you will bring guest choreographers from around the globe to Milwaukee for Genesis: International Choreographic Competition and help reach thousands of children through our community outreach programs. A gift to the annual fund will not only honor this special 2012-13 season. It will ensure that Milwaukee sustains one of the most beautiful and inspiring of the performing arts.
Enjoy the benefits of becoming a Milwaukee Ballet supporter with a gift to the annual fund. All increases in giving, (we suggest 10% for Michael’s 10 years!) will be generously matched by Donna and Donald Baumgartner, up to $100,000. PLUS, your increased gift of $250+ will feature your name in PINK in all series programs.
Donna and Donald Baumgartner have generously committed to match Michael Pink’s 10th anniversary tribute gifts and Pink Society memberships up to $100,000
The Baumgartners have been dedicated subscribers and benefactors of Milwaukee Ballet since the 1980’s. In 1989, Donna joined the Board of Directors and continues her Board service today. Over the years, the Baumgartners have supported the production of a number of major works, including Galileo, Giselle, Dracula, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Pure Dance, in addition to their commitment to Ballet special events. Their generosity of spirit, resources and time have benefitted the visual and performing arts in Milwaukee along with numerous arts organizations across the country. They have holistically supported Michael Pink’s vision for ballet in Milwaukee and should be applauded for the impact they continue to have on this community.
Milwaukee Ballet is better in the Pink!
Join the CORPS DE BALLET ($50):
Join the PIROUETTE CIRCLE ($250):
2 free passes to the Spring Series dress rehearsal, Recognition in every series program and in the Milwaukee Ballet annual report
**Increased gifts in honor of Michael Pink’s 10th Season will be listed in “pink” in the 2012-13 season performance programs. All increases in giving will be matched by Donna and Donald Baumgartner.
Join the ADAGIO CIRCLE ($500):
2 free parking passes to the Marcus Center Parking Structure, 4 free passes to the Spring Series dress rehearsal, Recognition in every series program and in the Milwaukee Ballet annual report
Join the PETIT ALLEGRO CIRCLE ($1,000):
Opportunity to be named sponsor of a dancer in the Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program, Backstage tour for 4, 2 free parking passes to the Marcus Center Parking Structure, 4 free passes to the Spring Series dress rehearsal, Recognition in every series program and in the Milwaukee Ballet annual report
Join the PAS DE DEUX CIRCLE ($3,500):
Opportunity to be named sponsor of a Milwaukee Ballet artist, Private tour of Milwaukee Ballet Studios, Backstage tour for 4, 2 free parking passes to the Marcus Center Parking Structure, 4 free passes to the Spring Series dress rehearsal, Recognition in every series program and in the Milwaukee Ballet annual report
Join the GRAND JETE CIRCLE ($5,000)
Exclusive In-Studio Rehearsal and Meet-and-Greet, Opportunity to be named a sponsor of a Milwaukee Ballet Leading Artist, musical score or guest choreographer, Private tour of Milwaukee Ballet Studios, Backstage tour for 4, 4 free parking passes to the Marcus Center Parking Structure, 4 free passes to the Spring Series dress rehearsal, Recognition in every series program and in the Milwaukee Ballet annual report
Join the PINK SOCIETY
$10,000 giving level
A new giving level honoring Michael Pink’s 10th Anniversary with Milwaukee Ballet!
Milwaukee Ballet would like to recognize you in all series program and annual report and offer you Pink Perks:
§ Two complimentary tickets to the end-of-season Big Pink Party on June 20, 2013 at Shully’s Watermark facility
§ Four box seats to a dress rehearsal
§ Named sponsorship opportunities
§ Complimentary coat check at the Marcus Center
§ Personalized concierge services provided by your own Ballet staff member with upgraded ticketing services, premium event seating, and other services upon your request
§ Complimentary parking at the Marcus Center for Ballet performances, upon your request
§ Meet and greet opportunities with artists and artistic staff/guest choreographers and artists
If you have questions regarding your benefits as a valued PINK SOCIETY member, please call Angela Reilly, Development Director, at 414.902.2129, or via areilly [at] milwaukeeballet [dot] org (e-mail).
If you have questions regarding your benefits as a valued Milwaukee Ballet donor, please call Anna Steinmetz, Donor Relations Assistant, at 414.902.2104, or asteinmetz [at] milwaukeeballet [dot] org (e-mail).
What Your Gift Supports
The Professional Company
The lifeblood of the arts, and dance in particular, is the creation of new work; especially important for its capacity to attract new and divergent audiences. With Michael Pink’s guidance, Milwaukee Ballet has amassed a repertoire rich in ground-breaking contemporary new works, as well as traditional classics performed by our international artists.
Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program
The vital force that drives the success of our community outreach programs, Milwaukee Ballet II dancers perform their own repertoire in addition performing with the Company throughout the season. The MBII program has developed into one of the strongest training companies in the nation.
Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy
The only fully accredited non-university dance school in the Midwest, Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy teaches discipline, focus and confidence to over 1,000 students annually. Many children receive financial aid or tuition forgiveness with funds raised by the Ballet’s volunteer-run Boutique and endowed scholarship funds.
Milwaukee Ballet Community Outreach
Relevé and ResiDANCE are two of Milwaukee Ballet’s strongest community outreach programs. With long lasting impact, these programs go beyond a mere introduction to the art form of ballet; they bring art to life for kids in underserved schools. Outreach programs reach 25,000 children and adults each year and include travelling performances, workshops and dance immersion programs.
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