Join the Kansas City Ballet Legacy Challenge!

If you are considering a gift in your will to the Kansas City Ballet, now is a great time to let us know!

If we are already in your estate and/or trust plans but you have not notified the Kansas City Ballet, we want to encourage you to share more information about yourself and your generous gift. Please allow us to properly thank you and welcome you into our Legacy Society!

The next 10 documented legacy gift intentions we receive will unlock an additional $100,000 into the Ballet’s Endowment! 

$6,250 out of our $100,000 goal reached



Your Future Gift, Making A Difference Today



The Muriel McBrien Kauffman Family Foundation has pledged $100,000 in current funds to the Kansas City Ballet’s Endowment when 10 new legacy intentions are documented. They want to ensure that the Kansas City Ballet will always enrich the lives of artists and people in our community.

Joining this challenge is easy. Just notify us that you’ve included the Kansas City Ballet as a beneficiary of your will, trust, or other planned gift and you’ll help to unlock $100,000 into the fund!

To help activate the contribution, please tell us about your future gift below. Sharing your gift intention with us now will make such a meaningful investment in the future of our dancers and the company.

“Our hope is for the audience to continue to grow and recognize the treasure they have in KC Ballet. Performances are a big part of our lives, personally. We are looking forward to attending events this fall.”

How the Legacy Challenge Works

Once you have made a gift in your will or trust, or through beneficiary designation to Kansas City Ballet, you are eligible to join the Challenge! Making this type of legacy gift is an easy process that costs you nothing now and makes a lasting difference. Here are two popular ways supporters make legacy gifts to Kansas City Ballet:

Gifts in Your Will or Trust

A gift in your will or trust is easy to establish; it can be changed at any time, for any reason and it creates your legacy with Kansas City Ballet. All you need are a few simple words.

Gifts by Beneficiary Designation

It’s easy to set up a legacy gift through a beneficiary designation in your retirement plan, insurance plan, or other asset. Simply complete a beneficiary designation form from your fund’s administrator. When you do, you take a powerful step towards preserving the company long into the future.

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When you share details about your gift, you help activate a contribution from the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Family Foundation — your documented legacy gift intention will be one of the ten required to unlock $100,000 into the Ballet’s Endowment.

If Kansas City Ballet is already in your estate plans, we extend our deepest gratitude. Your commitment is enriching the lives of so many artists and people in our community for generations to come. To ensure your future gift helps unlock an outright contribution to the endowment, submit information about your gift here.

Count my Gift!

You will make a lasting impact on the Kansas City Ballet
Through your legacy gift and your participation in this challenge, you will directly support exceptional performances in our community for years to come.

You will inspire other people to support the Kansas City Ballet
Your long-standing commitment to ballet in Kansas City will be recognized and motivate other supporters to join the challenge.

You are welcomed into The Tatiana Dokoudovska Legacy Society
This special community of Kansas City Ballet supporters believe that legacy gifts are a powerful way to preserve the company long into the future.