Support Houston Ballet's Recovery
Houston Ballet is grateful for the continued support from friends near and far during this difficult time following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.
Although flooding from Harvey caused Houston Ballet to cease operations for about two weeks, the beautiful Center for Dance building is back to normal operations. The storm’s most significant impact was to the Wortham Theater Center, which is closed until fall 2018.
The magnitude of losing the Wortham as a performance space presents tremendous challenges in ensuring the continuity of the Ballet’s season and will have an enduring impact on seasons to come. This is the most serious financial challenge Houston Ballet has ever faced, including more than $12 million in lost revenue and additional expenses over the next three years.
Houston Ballet must rely on philanthropic support to move forward in its recovery and prepare for the next storm. Now more than ever, each gift made to Houston Ballet is an investment in the company’s future and helps to strengthen its ongoing recovery.
Thanks to a generous $1 million challenge grant from The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, every gift made to support Houston Ballet’s recovery will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $1 million.
Contributions will directly offset costs to ensure the company remains a leader in the arts—continuing its tradition of premiering new work, growing its talented company of world-class dancers, recruiting and retaining the very best staff, and serving the Houston community on and off stage. Furthermore, Houston Ballet will explore every possible mitigation effort to protect costumes, equipment, and props from future floods.
For more information on how to support Houston Ballet, please contact Darry Hearon, Individual Giving Coordinator, at 713.535.3275 or firstname.lastname@example.org.