Giving Societies

The Bolender Society

Named for the beloved former Artistic Director Todd Bolender, who transformed Kansas City Ballet with his artistry and vision, The Bolender Society is Kansas City Ballet’s premiere philanthropic group. Members generously make a monthly gift of $200 or an annual gift of $2,500 or more.

Bolender Society members believe that a great city deserves great art. The dedication of the Bolender Society allows Kansas City Ballet to bring dance of the highest quality, community education for all ages, and excellence in dance training to the entire community.

Giving amount: $2,500-$4,999


  • Exclusive eNews

  • Recognition Listing

  • Invitation to Open Rehearsal

  • Backstage Tours upon request

  • Pre-Sale Ticket Access

  • Invitation to Bolender Society Events and Trips

  • Priority Access to upgrade Subscription Tickets

  • Intermission Reception Suite for subscription performances

  • Complimentary Dance Speaks Series

Giving amount: $5,000-$9,999

Includes Bronze Level benefits, plus

  • Invitation to Insights: Exclusive Guest Artist Event

  • 2 Guest Ticket Vouchers upon request

  • Complimentary Garage Parking at Kauffman Center

  • Invitation to Annual State of the Ballet Luncheon

Giving amount: $10,000-$24,999

Includes Bronze and Silver Level benefits, plus

  • Invitations to Opening Night Parties
  • Invitation to Dinner and Dress Rehearsal with Artistic Director Devon Carney

Giving amount: $25,000-$49,999

Includes Bronze, Silver and Gold Level benefits, plus

  • Complimentary Valet Parking at Kauffman Center

A gift to the Kansas City Ballet qualifies you as a member of The Tatiana Dokoudovska Legacy Society.

With determination, vision, and grace, Tatiana Dokoudovska founded Kansas City Ballet, becoming the first Artistic Director in 1957. From funding productions out of her own pocket and sewing costumes to teaching dancers how to put on stage make-up, no job was ever too big – or too small. With an exceptional dedication to excellence and a strong work ethic, Miss Tania’s dynamic spirit is the strong foundation that has made Kansas City Ballet a nationally acclaimed professional company.

Miss Tania dedicated her life and resources to create Kansas City Ballet. We honor those who wish to continue her vision by leaving their own legacy as a member of The Tatiana Dokoudovska Legacy Society.

Members of The Tatiana Dokoudovska Legacy Society receive:
  • Invitation to the Annual State of the Ballet Luncheon
  • Access to select rehearsals
  • Recognition in our publications, including programs, newsletters, and website
  • A Kansas City Ballet pin, exclusive for Legacy Society Members
  • Concierge Ticketing Support

Kansas City Ballet offers a variety of giving options that best fit your philanthropic and financial needs. Options include:

  • Remembering Kansas City Ballet in your Will or Trust
  • Naming Kansas City Ballet as a beneficiary of your IRA or other Retirement plan
  • Naming Kansas City Ballet as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy

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Please let us know if you’ve included a gift for Kansas City Ballet in your will or through a beneficiary designation. Providing us with documentation is the best way to ensure that your gift is used in the way you intend.
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The Impact of Your Giving


inspires local school children with the power of dance

With this gift, you give 125 students the opportunity to attend a matinee performance of The Nutcracker or other classic and contemporary ballets.

provides a Trainee scholarship and housing allowance

You support a talented aspiring dancer joining the Kansas City Ballet School’s Trainee Program with tuition and housing for an entire year.

funds a permanent investment in KC Ballet

A gift of this size creates a perpetual fund in your name to ensure the dancers receive critical resources for generations to come.

*Please note that these examples are for illustration purposes only and actual gift amounts may differ.
Please contact our team to see the impact you can make possible.

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