Giving to Eastern Connecticut Ballet

Make a gift to Eastern Connecticut Ballet today so we can give the gift of dance all year long.

Do you believe that...

  • - young people thrive by learning new skills and challenging themselves?
  • - the arts bring people together and make our community a better place?
  • - school children and low-income families should enjoy performances at no cost?

If you love ballet as much as we do and believe in these goals, please become A FRIEND TO THE BALLET.  You can do this by donating to the Annual Fund or becoming a Nutcracker Sponsor.

The Annual Fund

Our Annual Fund donors share the spotlight for all of ECB's programs and achievements year-round.  They help us meet expenses from studio to stage, ensuring that our 300 students have the most distinguished faculty and the best facilities to help them reach their full potential as dancers.  Dozens of talented students with financial need benefit from full or partial scholarships from ECB.

ECB Nutcracker Kids Family Shows




Nutcracker Sponsorship

Many of our donors like the option of designating exactly where their gift will go.  Becoming a sponsor of our annual performances of THE NUTCRACKER will give you the opportunity to support our most popular program in one of three ways:

  1. Presenting two free matinee performances for 2,700 local school children
  2. Distrubuting up to 500 tickets to low income families through 20 local social service agencies, or
  3. Helping ECB to meet all expenses of a beloved tradition, from hiring guest artists to renting the theater.

Benefits include everything from free tickets to advertising in the program book and other recognition, corresponding to the level of your tax-deductible donation.

We appreciate the support of our Nutcracker sponsors and Annual Fund donors.

Nutcracker Corporate Foundations, Grants, and Sponsors

Whaling Agent  $10,000+

*Dept. of Economic & Community Development

Captain  $5,000-$9,999

Atlantic Broadband

The Day

Frank Loomis Palmer Fund

The Kitchings Family Foundation

The Community Foundation of

Eastern Connecticut

First Mate  $3,000-$4,999

The Reardon Law Firm

The Griffis Foundation

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation

Second Mate   $2,500-$2,999

Hoffman Auto Group

The George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation

Third Mate   $1,500-$2,499

Chelsea Groton Foundation

The Bulletin

Danaher Lagnese, PC

Essex Family Dentistry

Fluoropolymer Resources, Inc.

Navigator  $1,000-$1,499

WNLC 98.7 & 100.9 K-HITS

Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation

Dime Bank Foundation

Lawrence & Memorial Hospital

The Reardon Agency, Inc.

Waterford Group Charitable Foundation

Charter Oak Federal Credit Union

William & Suzzane Canning

Henry Hall Charitable Trust

Charter Oak

Harpooner Mate   $500-$999

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Cherry, Jr.

Famiglietti Eye Associates LLC

Flander’s Donut & Bake Shop

Catherine Kirk & James McWilliams

People’s United Bank

Secor Subaru

John & Kelly Hartman Foundation

Steward   $250-$499

Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England

TriTown Foods

MJ Sullivan Automotive Corner

Northeast Medical Group

Cooper   $150-$249

Paul Burdick Oil Co.

The Plant Group

A.S.P. Security Systems

Mary Richardson

Linda Korsko

Cabin Boy   $1-$149 

Advanced Family Dentistry of OL

Guy’s Oil Inc.

Pennywise Oil Company, Inc.

Yankee Remodeler

In Kind Donation of Services

Blum, Shapiro & Company - Accounting Services

The Reardon Law Firm – Legal Services

Beers Septic Tank Service

*with support from the Dept. of Economic and Community Dev., CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Annual Fund Donors

Golden Benefactor   $10,000 & above


Founder’s Circle   $5,000-$9,999

Atty. Robert & Lise Reardon

The Griffis Foundation

Ballet Benefactors   $1,500-$4,999

Kazuko Sagawa

Ballet Patrons   $500-$1,499

Todd Archer

The Donovan Family

Kimberly Dreier

Annemarie Graebe & Sriram Krishnaswami

The Hausberger Family

Pam Johnson

Atty. Kelly Reardon & Craig Smith

Dudley  & Liliane Smith

Janet Tworzyanski

Dance Sponsor   $250-$499

Christina Jessuck

Christopher & Nancy Patz

Melissa Turtoro

Christine Seymour

Marilyn & Michael Shay

Tomas & Diana Spranklin

Diane & John Wolff

Friends & Family   $1-$249

Sheila & Dean Bennett

Heather Brustolon

Michele Buetti-Weekly

Judy & Paul Burdick

Richard & Heather Cooper

Friends and Family

Catherine, John & Sophie Christiano

James & Lisa Cantey

David & Kathryn DeAtonis

Deb Moshier-Dunn

Elizabeth Eddy

Mildred Ebbin

Barry & Cecile Feldman

Laura & Ian Frommer

Helen & Michael Firriolo

Patrick Gingras

Michele Kirk

Armand Lambert

Carolyn Lally

Sophia Lin

Fulvia & Armen Marsoobian

Ken & Carol Ann Meade

Richard & Lisa Mooers

Old Lyme Veterinary Hospital

Bo Parish

Sue Ellen Perry

Melissa Beebe Roberts

Mark & Alexandra Rosenthal

Annemarie Russell

Rebecca McCue & Luis Rodriguez

Dr. Romana & Mr. Charles Primus

Atty. Kevin & Dr. Colleen Shay

Marie Simon

John & Elizabeth Reed

Andre Tourgee

The Vescovi Family

Christian & Melissa Whitney