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We are excited to host our 2021 Season of Donor Events in the safest and most thoughtful way possible for both our artists and our supportive donors. This means not only strict adherence to state and local health protocols but also remaining flexible and responsive to the ongoing needs and concerns of our patrons.

We are arduously working with our artists and vendors to create engaging stewardship events, either virtually or in person, whenever safe and possible. Please keep your eye on your inbox as we will be sending invitations to behind-the-scenes events whenever a new donor opportunity arises. While we have already calendared many events, please know that we will also remain nimble and eager to seize last-minute opportunities to grant our donors access to our artists! Noted below are just some of the events donors will enjoy during the Season:

Please note that all events offered at your donor level and below are included in your benefits.

Opening Night Series, Program 3 | 5:30 - 6 pm
Exclusive for donors at the Sponsor's Council+ levels and for patrons who donated back their full subscription.
This event will be hosted as a Zoom webinar in the presentation-style format. During this event, guests will hear from artists of the Company for short interviews and Q&As.

Ballet Sponsor Night, Program 3 | 6 - 6:45 pm
Exclusive for donors at the Sponsor's Council+ levels.
This event will immediately follow the Opening Night Series and will be held as a separate Zoom event. During this event, donors and sponsors will have chance to meet and interact with our artists in more depth, as this event will be smaller and in a meeting-style format.

Le Grand Pre-Curtain Dinner | 7:30 pm
Exclusive for donors at the Choreographer's Council+ levels.
Celebrating the world premiere of Danielle Rowe’s Wooden Dimes with a delivered meal and discussion with our Company artists. Registration for this event has closed.

Company Class | 1 pm
Exclusive for donors at the Supporter+ levels, Jocelyn Vollmar Legacy Circle, and patrons who donated back their full subscription.
During this three-part video series, guests will have the opportunity to view different “pods” of dancers warming up for their day in the studio. The Company Class video link will be sent to you by rsvp@sfballet.org, and you will have 5 days to view.

Studio Rehearsal | 12 pm
Exclusive for Jocelyn Vollmar Legacy Circle and Christensen Society (Associate's Council+) members.
During this four-part video series, guests will have the opportunity to view rehearsals from some of the new dance films that are premiering during the 2021 Digital Season. The Studio Rehearsal video link will be sent to you by rsvp@sfballet.org, and you will have 5 days to view.

Intermezzo Lounge Evening | 6 - 7 pm
Exclusive for Christensen Society members (Associate’s Council+ levels).
Join us in a virtual version of one of our most cherished spaces in the War Memorial Opera House! Guests will have the chance to discuss the Season and sit alongside familiar faces from the Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Intermezzo Lounge.

*Dates and times are subject to change.

Contact Development Staff
Danielle St.Germain-Gordon, Chief Development Officer
Elizabeth Lani, Deputy Director of Development/Planned Giving
Brent Radeke, Associate Director of Development, Annual Giving 
Derek Lance, Major Gifts Officer


Artistic Director's Council
Grand Benefactor ($250,000+)
Artistic Director’s Council ($100,000 - $249,999)

Chairman's Council
Producer's Council ($75,000 – $99,999)
Presenter's Council ($50,000 – $74,999)
Sponsor's Council ($25,000 – $49,999)
Chairman’s Council ($15,000 – $99,999)

Christensen Society
Choreographer’s Council ($7,500 – $14,999)
Dancer’s Council ($5,000 – $7,499)
Associate’s Council ($2,500 – $4,999)

Friends of SF Ballet
Patron ($1,000 – $2,499)
Supporter ($500 – $999)
Contributor ($200 – $499)

Jocelyn Vollmar Legacy Circle (Planned Giving)

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