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Ways To Give

Ways to SUPPORT Houston Ballet

Individuals may support Houston Ballet and its programs and performances by joining a variety of patron groups focusing on different aspects of the company's mission. 


Donations during this fall and winter campaign support the General Operating Fund of the Ballet, which provides for the day-to-day needs of the Foundation and its Academy. Donors of $100 and up receive the Ballet's quarterly newsletter, Houston Ballet News, while donors of $1,000 or more are listed in Playbill.


Houston Ballet Ambassadors provide essential support to ensure the Ballet remains a strong force in Houston, presenting the internationally acclaimed performances for which Houston Ballet is known. This premier group of supporters is designed for those wanting to make a philanthropic impact and connect with other ballet enthusiasts. For more information visit Houston Ballet Ambassadors.



An elite group of supporters of Houston Ballet contribute $15,000 annually and receive a variety of exceptional benefits, including invitations to exclusive events and the opportunity to observe company rehearsals. For more information visit Houston Ballet Presidents Circle.

Houston Ballet Ball

This elegant event occurs each winter and is one of Houston Ballet's two major fundraisers. Table levels start at $15,000, and individual tickets are $1,500. For more information visit Ballet Ball.

Corporate Sponsorship

By sponsoring a ballet production or educational program, corporations gain community visibility and enjoy tickets to a performance of the sponsored ballet along with entertainment privileges in the Masterson Green Room - a great treat for employees or clients. For more information visit Corporate Sponsorship.

Foundation Support

Foundations help make possible the many programs, performances, and services of Houston Ballet, such as education and outreach programs, the creation of new dance works, and the preservation of time-honored programs. For more information visit Foundation Support.

Houston Ballet Guild

Our Guild is a group of dynamic volunteers who work and run such critical events as the Nutcracker Market, the Junior Patrons program for children attending performances, and the docents program providing outreach and education to area school children. For more information visit Houston Ballet Guild.

In-Kind Donations

Companies and individuals make gifts of products and services to help support Houston Ballet's fundraising efforts, marketing initiatives, and administrative work. For more information visit In-Kind Donations.

Junior Patrons

This program provides a wonderful introduction to the art of ballet for children ages 3 through 13.  Junior Patrons may purchase exclusive seating at select matinee performances. Following these performances, Junior Patrons will enjoy a private reception in the Green Room, opportunity to meet and photograph the dancers, and a chance to view the sets and costumes up close. Membership is $60.  For more information visit Houston Ballet Junior Patrons.

Matching Gifts

Many companies match employee contributions to charitable organizations, thus increasing the dollar value of these donations. Please consult your company to find out if it has a matching gift program. For more information visit Matching Gifts.

Nutcracker Market

Each November, more than 300 merchants from across the nation descend on Reliant Center for this renowned holiday shopping "wonderland." This four-day event is the Ballet's largest fundraiser. Underwriting and sponsorship opportunities on many levels are available. For more information visit Nutcracker Market.

Planned Giving

Houston Ballet is proud to announce the launch of the Arabesque Society, a new planned giving program designed to sustain the legacy of superb dance that has flourished at Houston Ballet. For more information visit The Arabesque Society.

Share Program

This program is made possible through Houston Ballet's partnership with Randalls and Kroger. Shop at either store and a percentage of your shopping is returned to Houston Ballet! For more information visit the Neighbor to Neighbor Program.

For more information on any of these giving categories, please contact our Development Department at 713.523.6300.


Ballet: Etudes
Dancers: Artists of Houston Ballet
Photo: Jim Caldwell