Individual Giving

The Cowles Center Circle of Supporters are our greatest advocates, partners, and friends. Together with our donors’ generosity we are able to foster the next generation of dance artists and audiences.

Donors of The Cowles Center receive a number of exclusive opportunities to expand their engagement with our organization through select invitations to social and behind-the-scenes gatherings with dancers and artistic staff. Please take a look at our donor benefits below. 

On behalf of the students, artists, staff, and audiences who call The Cowles Center home, thank you for considering joining our family of supporters.


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DONOR BENEFITS:                                                                    

MEMBER: $1 - $99

  • Subscription to donor newsletter 
  • Advanced announcement of our upcoming season

ADVOCATE: $100 - $249
+ benefits listed above

  • Invitation to observe a private technical rehearsal
  • Email alerts on ticket discounts
  • Invitation to annual gala’s Raze The Barre after party

AMBASSADOR: $250 - $499
+ benefits listed above

  • Discount on tickets
  • Invitation to our donor exclusive Dance and Cocktail Sampler event 
  • Invitation to Gotta Dance annual gala
  • Recognition in season programs                                                                            

ARTIST: $500 - $999
+ benefits listed above

  • Private, personalized backstage tour
  • Invitations to behind-the scenes events and rehearsal sneak peeks
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Sage Awards for Dance

PARTNER: $1,000 - $2,499
+ benefits listed above

  • Personalized concierge ticketing service
  • Opportunity to watch a Cowles Center production from backstage or the orchestra pit

SOLOIST: $2,500 - $4,999
+ benefits listed above

  • Two complimentary tickets to a Cowles Center production
  • Two complimentary drinks at Mason’s Restaurant Barre
  • Free parking voucher

CHOREOGRAPHER: $5,000 - $9,999
+ benefits listed above

  • Four complimentary tickets to a Cowles Center production
  • Pre-show backstage toast prior to a Cowles Center performance
  • Chance to host a private event in the U.S. Bank Atrium or Target Education Studio

DIRECTOR: $10,000 - $24,999
+ benefits listed above

  • Backstage tour for up to 15 guests
  • Opportunity to take a private class with a Cowles Teaching Artist
  • Opportunity to be recognized as a sponsor of one performance during the season

FOUNDER: $25,000+
+ benefits listed above

  • Invitation to join visiting artists/dancers and Executive Director for dinner following a performance
  • Other exclusive experiences tailored to donor’s interest

**Listed donor benefits expire twelve months from the date of donation.

For information on stock gifts, or other questions, please contact:

Kate Tucker, Director of Development, at 312.206.7230 or