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Your support preserves OBT’s artistic vision and ignites world-class ballet right at your doorstep!
OBT is proud to recognize the generosity of contributors at all giving levels. Gifts of $100 or more secures your place in one of OBT’s giving societies. OBT invites you to discover the many benefits of your contribution.
Friends of OBT | $100 – $2,499
Friends of OBT members are a dynamic collection of individuals dedicated to preserving the future of dance in our community. They receive invitations to special OBT events and opportunities to learn more about the ballet from behind-the-scenes.
Pointe Society | $2,500 – $9,999
Pointe Society is OBT’s oldest giving society. Comprised of generous individuals who provide vital support to OBT, Pointe Society was initially created to help offset the cost of pointe shoes for company dancers. Contributors enjoy opportunities to attend a private rehearsal at OBT studios, special ticketing privileges, intermission receptions during performances, and more!
Director’s Circle | $10,000 – $24,999
Director’s Circle was created to support OBT’s growth and to help realize the Artistic Director’s artistic vision of a world-class ballet company. Director’s Circle recognizes preeminent donors who engage OBT at a leadership level. Their pillars of support ensure innovative programs, an investment which is recognized by a robust benefits package.
Tour de Force | $25,000 – $49,999
Donors of the Tour de Force level are among OBT’s most generous contributors. In gratitude for this outstanding level of support, Tour de Force donors receive a variety of unique benefits, including gatherings with fellow supporters committed to the highest quality of artistry.
Bravura | $50,000 and above
Bravura level donors are OBT’s greatest benefactors, providing financial stability for OBT now and into the future. In gratitude for this outstanding level of support, Bravura level donors are offered a personalized benefits package tailored to their interests.
Révérence Circle | Planned Giving
In ballet, a révérence is a bow or curtsey performed by a dancer to show their respectful admiration and gratitude to an instructor or to the audience at the end of a performance. OBT’s Révérence Circle recognizes those who have made a legacy gift through a will, estate plan or other form of living trust–a symbolic curtsey or bow to OBT through their bequest.
To learn more about how to become a member of Révérence Circle and/or discuss planned giving options, please contact or 503.227.0977 ext. 259 to learn more about this giving option.
Jacqueline Martin Schumacher Endowment Fund
Jacqueline Martin Schumacher is one of the foremost ballerinas in American history as well as one of the greatest teachers to work here in Portland, Oregon. The Schumacher Fund was created to provide long-term financial stability for the company. Mrs. Schumacher wanted to be recognized in a way that would serve the future of OBT.
This endowment is an opportunity to honor Mrs. Schumacher and her lifelong contributions to the art of ballet in Portland.