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Have any questions about contributing to OBT?Call our Development department:
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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 membership.

Dancer’s Circle | $100 – $2,499

Dancer’s Circle 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 membership group. 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. Members 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 and above

Members of Tour de Force are OBT’s greatest benefactors, providing financial stability for OBT now and into the future. In gratitude for this outstanding level of support, Tour de Force offers each of its members a personalized benefits package, including gatherings with fellow supporters committed to the highest quality of artistry.


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 giving@obt.org or 503.227.0977 ext. 259 to learn more about this giving option.


Left: Jacqueline Martin Schumacher and Lew Christensen in the first full-length production of Swan Lake performed in the United States. Right: Jacqueline Martin Schumacher pictured at OBT in 2008.
Left: Jacqueline Martin Schumacher and Lew
Christensen in the first full-length production
of Swan Lake performed in the United States. Right: Jacqueline Martin Schumacher pictured at OBT in 2008.

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.