Richmond Ballet News

Richmond Ballet announces its $10 million Road to the Future Campaign

April 20th, 2017

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Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia, announced its $10 million Road to the Future Campaign on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Virginia’s acclaimed professional ballet company, which has toured The Kennedy Center, New York, London, and in 2015, a four-city tour in China, announced the public phase of the campaign during a celebration event Wednesday evening at Dominion Resources’ corporate headquarters on the James River in Richmond, Virginia.

Campaign Chairs David R. Beran, Thomas F. Farrell II, and John A. Luke Jr. explained that given how far the Ballet has come since 1957, “the time is now to take Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia, to the next level of support.” The Chairs were pleased to announce that $6.35 million had already been raised during the quiet phase of the Campaign. The Chairs and Board of Trustees were joined by Richmond Ballet Artistic Director Stoner Winslett, Managing Director Brett Bonda, and Campaign Director William Hancock, as well as professional company dancers, School of Richmond Ballet students, and dancers from Minds in Motion outreach program.

The purpose of the Road to the Future Campaign is to support the Core Needs of Richmond Ballet: Education; National & International Touring; Creative Capital; Building Enhancements; and Endowment. “We are at a significant crossroads in our 60 year history, and we invite you to invest with us in Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia,” said William Hancock, Campaign Director.

Founding Artistic Director Stoner Winslett has led Richmond Ballet since 1980, consistently adhering to the mission and vision, as well as cultural and financial integrity. “The Richmond Ballet aspires to help transform our world through the unique and special power of dance by training and presenting ballet dancers as the ultimate artists/athletes, who inspire us by demonstrating unlimited human potential and beauty.

For questions regarding the Road to the Future Campaign please contact William Hancock, Whancock@richmondballet.com

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