Chairman's Council

The Chairman's Council represents San Francisco Ballet's family of major donors to the annual fund. Throughout the year, Chairman's Council members are invited to take advantage of an array of exclusive opportunities to witness the artistic and technical process at work: Observing the dancers in rehearsal with choreographers. Seeing a designer's vision come brilliantly to life as sets and costumes are built. Visiting backstage at the Opera House to marvel at the whirlwind of activity taking place just beyond the audience's sight. San Francisco Ballet is pleased to share with Chairman's Council members its artistry and technical expertise from a variety of vantage points—all designed to elevate your understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of every performance.

Elizabeth Miner and Hansuke Yamamoto in Balanchine's Symphony In C. (Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust; Photo © Erik Tomasson)

Elizabeth Miner and Hansuke Yamamoto in Balanchine's Symphony In C (Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust; Photo © Erik Tomasson)

Chairman's Council membership begins with a gift to the annual fund of $15,000. Members receive all of the benefits available to Christensen Society members, plus the opportunity to:

  • Watch the dancers prepare for their day during the daily Company Class
  • Request a backstage tour to see the Opera House stage from a dancer's perspective
  • Enjoy an unprecedented level of highly personalized service from SF Ballet staff, who are dedicated to making the most of your SF Ballet experience

Donors making gifts of $20,000 and above receive additional benefits tailored to their individual interests, including a single evening performance sponsorship. Gifts of $25,000 and above afford donors the opportunity to sponsor a production.

To learn more about joining the wonderful Chairman's Council family, please contact Pamela Sullivan, major gifts officer, at psullivan@sfballet.org or 415.865.6634.

Click here for a schedule of donor events.