Corporate Sponsorships

Charlotte Youth Ballet is proud to announce our Preserve the Legacy capital campaign, leading up to its 40th anniversary celebration in 2021. With a goal of $25,000, the campaign focuses on securing the financial and programmatic future of CYB by increasing CYB’s endowment to support overhead, costume costs, and set designs.

 

Charlotte Youth Ballet sponsorships offer a variety of benefits at several funding levels. Sponsorship packages and experiences are customizable based on the needs of the corporation. Starting with basic sponsorship packages at each of our various funding levels, we will work with you to custom tailor a sponsorship package that meets your needs. We also welcome in-kind donations. The chart below outlines sample benefits per giving levels:

 

Level Benefit
Presenting Sponsor $5000  

Exclusive offer for one lead sponsor. All benefits outlined below, plus 10 tickets per season and the opportunity to work with the board to develop a bespoke marketing campaign.

Director’s Circle
$2500
 

Director’s Circle sponsors will be recognized on CYB Facebook and Instagram, CYB website, and in our next playbill, plus receive a small token of appreciation and 6 complimentary tickets to our next show.

Choreographer’s
Circle

$1000
 

Choreographer’s Circle sponsors will be recognized on CYB Facebook and Instagram, CYB website, and in our next playbill, plus receive a small token of appreciation and 4 complimentary tickets to our next show.

Principal
$500
 

Principal sponsors will be recognized on CYB Facebook and Instagram, CYB website, and in our next playbill, plus receive a small token of appreciation and 2 complimentary tickets to our next show.

Alternative:
$500
Dancer Sponsor
 

Sponsor an individual dancer of your choice! Individual dance sponsors will be recognized with their dancer on CYB Facebook and Instagram, CYB website, and in our next playbill, plus receive a small token of appreciation and 2 complimentary tickets to our next performance.

Corps de Ballet
$250
 

Corps de Ballet sponsors will be recognized on CYB Facebook and Instagram, CYB website, and in our next playbill, plus receive a small token of appreciation.

Apprentice:
Under $250
Any amount is appreciated! Apprentice level sponsors will be recognized on CYB Facebook and Instagram, CYB website, and in our next playbill.

WHY PRESERVE THE LEGACY?

Charlotte Youth Ballet enjoys a rich tradition of enhancing the cultural life of the Charlotte community with the only youth-based performing ballet company in the region. For over a quarter of a century, the CYB has proudly produced professional-quality Nutcracker and storybook ballets that merge a principal cast of professional international dancers and local students of ballet.

Our productions are designed to be accessible and affordable to a diverse audience with a particular focus on families in an effort to expand the reach of this centuries-old art form and to foster a lifelong appreciation for ballet. Your support will:

  • Offset costs (artistic, technical, administrative, etc.) of our virtual company team building workshops, which we’ll offer to company dancers until it is safe to perform in person
  • Increase our endowment to be financially ready to stage professional-quality productions once it is safe to do so, while keeping ticket costs and company dancer fees to a minimum

In addition, corporate funding sustains a variety of CYB outreach programs, including the following:

  • Underwriting free after-school ballet classes for underserved children in the community (our Lasting Impressions program offers the opportunity of direct underwriting)
  • Scholarships for company members, so all dancers can participate, regardless of ability to pay
  • Special events for Girl Scouts

HOW DO YOU START A SPONSORSHIP?

Please email cyb@charlotteyouthballet.org to schedule a session with our development team to begin your sponsorship of the Charlotte Youth Ballet.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR CURRENT PRESERVE THE LEGACY CORPORATE SPONSORS