Eastern Connecticut Ballet Corporate Sponsors

Corporate Foundations, Grants & Sponsors

Eastern Connecticut Ballet’s Nutcracker is a unique partnership between artists, schools, foundations, businesses and social service agencies.  We would like to express our profound appreciation for the vision of our community leaders who affirm the value of our work with generous grants and sponsorships.  Gifts support annual free elementary school performances for 2,800 children, our Community Free Ticket Initiative, military discounts and production enhancements.  These vital partnerships allow us to touch many lives and enrich our community.


Whaling Agent ($10,000+):

The Day
Atlantic Broadband

Captain ($5,000-$9,999):

Frank Loomis Palmer Fund
Dept. of Economic & Community Development*
The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
The Edward and Mary Lord Foundation
Sarah & Christopher Keenan

First Mate ($3,000-$4,999):

Second Mate ($2,500-$2,999):

Third Mate ($1,500-$2,499):

The Bulletin
Dominion Energy
Chelsea Groton Foundation
The Reardon Law Firm
Fluoropolymer Resources

Navigator ($1,000-$1,499):

WNLC 98.7 & 100.9 K-Hits
Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation
Dime Bank Foundation
John and Kelly Hartman Foundation
Waterford Group Charitable Foundation
L&M Hospital

Harpooner Mate ($500-$999):

The Reardon Agency
Famiglietti Eye Associates
Essex Dermatology
Bob’s Discount Furniture
Webster Bank
People’s United Bank
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Cherry, Jr.
Charter Oak Credit Union
DECD/Arts Endowment Fund

Steward ($250-$499):

Scientific Alloys, Inc.
Trumpf, Inc.
Chris McWilliams & Michele Kirk
TriTown Foods
Gales Ferry Pediatrics
Flanders Donut & Bake Shop
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Northern NE

Cooper ($150-$249):

Essex Family Dentistry
George Oullette, MD
MJ Sullivan Automotive Group
Michele & Donald D’Amour
The Plant Group
Paul Burdick Oil Co.
ASP Security

Cabin Boy ($1-$149):

Guy’s Oil Service Inc.
Weiss & Hale Financial LLC
Pennywise Oil Company
Advanced Family Dentistry of Old Lyme
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.

Friends of Eastern Connecticut Ballet

Friends of Eastern Connecticut Ballet

Friends of Eastern Connecticut Ballet support scholarship programs, performances, faculty development, and facility enhancement enabling our teachers to provide the best quality classical dance education possible. 

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to our loyal and dedicated donors.

Golden Benefactor ($10,000 & above)

Founder’s Circle ($5,000-$9,999)

Atty. Robert & Lise Reardon

Ballet Benefactors ($1,500-$4,999)

Angela Haggerty
Steven & Gina Mazzola
Christine Seymour
Jing Liu
The Thoms Family

Ballet Patrons ($500-$1,499)

Daniel & Christy Blackwood
Heather Couch
The Hausbergers
Charles & Tammy Hinckley
Kazuko Sagawa
Alyson Spedding
Kim Rick
Tong Zhu

Dance Sponsor ($250-$499)

Christina Jessuck
Carolyn Lally
Peter & Kathleen Murgio
Atty. Kelly Reardon
Donald & Nancy Ross
Vaishali Sahasrabudhe
Len & Robyn Wolman

Friends & Family ($1-$249):

Chris & Amy Brady
Michael & Linda Brustolon
Judy & Paul Burdick
Joanne & Bill Carter
The Casteel Family

Friends and Family (continued)

Children’s Tree Montessori School
Mili Ebbin
Laura & Ian Frommer
Jay Levin
Fulvia & Armen Marsoobian
Richard & Lisa Mooers
Sue Ellen Perry
Alexandra & Grant Place
Kristen Roberts
Annmarie Russell
Kathleen Schubert & Julia Angier
Dudley & Liliane Smith
The Vescovi Family
Lisa & David Wurzer
Dale Bernardoni
Kathleen & James Belisle
James & Lisa Cantey
Catherine & John Christiano
Sophie Christiano
David & Kathryn DeAntonis
Karen Doherty
Karen Doyle
Michele Drexler
Jill Flanigan
Sharon Flanigan
Armand Lambert
Charlotte Mattei
Barbara Nagy
Bo Parish
Jon Godshall & Suzanne Podurgiel
Kevin & Colleen Shay
Marie Simon
Jonathan & Cynthia Stadler
John & Elizabeth Read
Andre Tourgee
Dr. Catherine Weber & Mr. Gary Cooper
John Williams
Christian & Melissa Whitney