Make a gift to The Joffrey Ballet, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, and support the Joffrey through the COVID-19 pandemic.

For 65 years, the Joffrey has relied on individuals and generous donors to support the organization’s work inside and outside of the studio. Individual donations have expanded programming on stage and in classrooms around Chicago, established the Joffrey Academy and Community Engagement programs, and strengthened the Joffrey’s reputation worldwide. During the Joffrey’s 2019–2020 season:

  • 1,500 new donors became a part of our donor family
  • 2,400 donors made gifts under $300
  • 900 donors donated back their tickets to mitigate financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. Gifts from Donor Advised Funds and Family Foundations are readily accepted. 

One Fund in 2021

All contributions during the 2020–2021 season support the Joffrey’s Crisis Stabilization Fund, an effort to recover $12 million in lost revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Joffrey Circle

Contribute at the $1,500 giving level and gain immediate access to the benefits of Joffrey Circle membership, including special events with the Joffrey artists.

Joffrey Friends

All contributions to the Joffrey in 2020–2021 benefit the Crisis Stabilization Fund and are fully tax-deductible.

More Giving Options

The Joffrey accepts gifts in the form of stock or securities. Contact Annie Lyonswright, Director of Annual Giving, for transmittal instructions.

Double your impact. Many employers have increased their matching gift programs. Contact Chelsea Dvorchak, Development Operations & Data Specialist, to confirm your gift. 

The relief bill passed by Congress affords taxpayers up to $300 in deductions for charitable giving. Reduce your 2020 tax liability when you file taxes in 2021. Contact Chelsea Dvorchak, Development Operations & Data Specialist, for more information.

Shop with AmazonSmile, a charitable giving program powered by Amazon, and select The Joffrey Ballet as your preferred nonprofit. Each time you make an eligible purchase, Amazon donates a percentage to The Joffrey Ballet.

For More Information, Contact:

Annie Lyonswright

Director of Annual Giving