Giving Opportunities

SCHOLARSHIPS |  PRODUCTIONS | EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING | THE FUTURE ...

CPYB student Krystal says it best — we do not triumph alone. 

Your support is vital to sustain our vision of changing lives through dance.  To discuss the many Giving Opportunities available, please contact the CPYB Development Department at 717.254.8477 or giving@cpyb.org


Annual Campaign

Contributions to the Annual Campaign are unrestricted and make a huge impact on everything CPYB does. By investing in the Annual Campaign, you’re directly supporting our students and the cultural vitality of the region through the development of our educational programs and initiatives.

 

Simply stated, giving to the Annual Campaign is the easiest way to ensure that your contribution has the greatest impact in the areas where CPYB needs it the most.


Scholarships

Male Scholarship Program - Housing Underwriter

Full year of housing stipends for one CPYB Male Scholarship Program student.

Encourage young men to dance! This gift is restricted to the Male Scholarship Program and would provide twelve months of housing stipends ($500/month) for one Male Scholarship Program participant. You will be given the opportunity to meet the dancer and to observe a class. 


Changing Lives Scholarship Fund

One full-year of scholarship funding to a CPYB student.*

Encourage future dancers! The full amount of the gift is restricted to the Changing Lives Scholarship Fund and would provide one full year of ballet training including CPYB’s Academic Year Program, 5-Week Summer Program and August Course. You will be given the opportunity to meet the dancers and to observe a class. 

*Student who is already matriculated and qualified by CPYB for scholarship funding. 


5-Week Summer Student Underwriter

Scholarship funding for one CPYB student to attend the 5-Week Summer Ballet Program.*

Send one student to CYPB’s unparalleled summer ballet program! This gift is restricted to CPYB’s Changing Lives Scholarship Fund and would provide full tuition and application for one dancer. You will be given the opportunity to meet the students and to observe a class. 

*This student may or may not be a year-round CPYB student. Student must be approved by CPYB for scholarship funding.


Productions

Season Underwriter | 3-years

Financial support for CPYB production season performances*

Strengthen the performing arts in southcentral Pennsylvania! Gifts will be restricted to production expenses including costuming, theatre rental, ticketing, set design, and choreography. In addition to six tickets per performance for your guests, invitation to in-studio events and Backstage at the Ballet tours, season production underwriters have the option to utilize a full-page advertisement in every performance program. This is a three-year commitment with yearly installments for your contribution.

*Performances in October, December, April, and June. 

        


Production Co-Sponsor | 3-years

Partner with the arts leader in southcentral Pennsylvania! 

Align your brand with CPYB’s 60-year commitment to excellence. Gifts will be restricted to a specific production of your choice as available. Performances include CPYB’s Storybook Ballet Series in October, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, a full-length classical ballet in April and CPYB’s own June Series featuring new works and five unique performances. In addition to 16 tickets for your co-presenting production and up to 8 tickets for other productions during the season for your guests, website recognition, corporate display in the lobby, media story, pre-performance announcement recognition, recognition on all performance marketing materials (includes print, online, television, radio and billboards), co-presenters have the option to utilize a full-page advertisement (back cover) in the performance program and attend an in-studio rehearsal. This is a three-year commitment with yearly installments for your contribution.

*Limited Availability. Please contact the Development Department at 717.254.8945 for more information.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ (2016-2017-2018)

Educational Programming

School Day Performance Underwriter

Support annual school day performances at the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg*

Bring the joy of ballet to public schools! Gifts will be restricted to CPYB’s School Day Performances to offset program expenses including transportation, ticketing, theatre rental and staffing. In addition to school day performance tickets for your guests, School Day Performance Underwriters have the option to utilize a full-page advertisement in the performance program.

*Performances in October, December and April.


Emerging Artists Underwriter.

Support one of CPYB’s choreographic initiatives, ChoreoPlan and FirstSteps

Support new choreographers! Creating new ballets on pre-professional dancers is a win-win situation. For aspiring and working choreographers, it is an opportunity to create original, classically based works on a company of CPYB dancers. And CPYB students grow in new directions. Through their participation in the making of a new work, dancers learn to pick up choreography faster and as a result, become flexible instruments for dancemakers and more marketable dancers. ChoreoPlan and FirstSteps alternate annually. With ChoreoPlan, aspiring choreographers spend 40 rehearsal hours creating works with CPYB dancers. In FirstSteps, CPYB students take on the roles of choreographer and dancer. You will be given the opportunity to meet thechoreographers and bring guests to the in-studio performances (2) in January. 

Limit 1 available.


New Works Underwriter

Critical support for a world premiere of new choreography

Collaborate with the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra! On June 16, 2017, the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra will come together to present a new work at the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg. The studio rehearsal, dress rehearsal, and ultimately the world premiere gives the musicians and the dancers the opportunity to perform in a real-world, professional environment. CPYB is pleased to offer aspiring and working choreographers the opportunity to create original, classically based works on a company of well-trained, classical dancers at CPYB. The collaborative process feeds the artists in ways they don’t always expect. And CPYB students grow in new directions after working with visiting dancemakers, leaving the students with distinct advantages over their peers. World Premiere Underwriters have the option to utilize one Backstage at the Ballet tour for four in addition to tickets to the production for your guests. 


The Future ... 

CPYB Endowment Fund

Preserve the future of CPYB for another 60 years!

Change lives through dance! Continue to build upon the vision of Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary with a gift to the CPYB endowment fund. Gifts are restricted to the CPYB endowment fund overseen by the investment committee of the CPYB board of directors. A strong endowment enables CPYB to continue to build futures filled with promise, enhance the quality of regional life and strengthen the unity of our fellow citizens. You may choose how this gift is listed in four annual performance programs. Endowment underwriters have the option to utilize one Backstage at the Ballet tour for four, four tickets to each productionduring a CPYB performance season, private invitation to attend an in-studio rehearsal, and dinner with CPYB CEO Nicholas Ade.  


Sponsorship opportunities are also available for An Evening at the Barre - Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet's annual fundraising gala.

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