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We are proud to recognize the generosity of all our donors who preserve OBT’s artistic vision and allow us to continue to flourish as a premier ballet company.

Simply put, OBT exists because of your generosity and support.  As active members of our organization, your contributions help us realize our mission.  As a thank you to our donors, we offer a behind-the-scenes look at the ballet through a variety of special invitation only events. Thank you, donors!

DANCER'S CIRCLE ($100 - $2,499) Benefits

Our Dancer’s Circle members are a dynamic group of individuals dedicated to preserving the future of dance in our community. Members receive invitations to special OBT events and opportunities to learn more about the ballet from behind-the-scenes.

POINTE SOCIETY ($2,500 - $9,999) Benefits

Pointe Society is OBT’s premier support group, comprised of generous individuals who provide vital support to OBT. The Pointe Society was created to help offset the cost of pointe shoes for the company dancers. Pointe Society members enjoy benefits such as the opportunity to attend a private rehearsal at the OBT studios, special ticketing privileges, and intermission receptions during performances.

DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE ($10,000 - $24,999) Benefits

Director’s Circle was created to support OBT’s growth as a nationally-renowned ballet company and to help realize the Artistic Director's artistic vision. Director’s Circle recognizes preeminent donors who support OBT at a leadership level. Their support ensures the programs that make OBT unique, an investment which is recognized by equally unique benefits.

TOUR DE FORCE ($25,000 and above) Benefits  

Members of Tour deForce are OBT's greatest benefactors, providing financial stability for OBT's future. In gratitude for this outstanding level of support, Tour de Force offers its members a number of exclusive benefits. Members enjoy gatherings with fellow supporters committed to the highest quality of ballet artistry and repertoire.

RÉVÉRENCE CIRCLE (Planned Giving & Endowment) Benefits

The Révérence Circle is our way of honoring those who have made a gift to us through a will, living trust or other form of planned gift.


The Schumacher Fund was created to recognize and celebrate Mrs. Schumacher’s longtime commitment and influence in the local dance community.  Thw Endowment Fund helps to guarantee the long-term success of OBT.


To learn more, please contact the Development Office at 503.227.0977
or email giving@obt.org

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