In April two longtime PNB supporters anonymously pledged $150,000 to match contributions made to PNB by the end of our fiscal year to bridge a funding gap.
PNB is thrilled to announce that we not only met but exceeded this goal! Therefore each and every gift was matched dollar for dollar.
This aggressive challenge was met by countless PNB supporters. Gifts to the general fund will be put to use where they are needed most, and specified gifts will fund four essential initiatives-
LIVE MUSIC is a pillar of our performancesessential yet expensive. PNB is proud to employ an orchestra of 60 local musicians who enliven 90 performances each year. Meet our orchestra.
NEW WORKS funding allows PNB to infuse our repertory with new works building PNB's signature body of work, including the new full-length production of Coppélia in June. Learn more.
Education & Outreach programs provide adult and student education to over 15,600 community members through lectures, in-school workshops and residencies in 30 public schools, and free and low-priced performances to underserved schools and students. Learn more.
SCHOLARSHIPS provide for those PNB School students who otherwise would not have the opportunity to study dance, helping to foster a future generation of artists and aficionados. Several of our current Company Dancers would not be where they are today without scholarships from the PNB School. Learn more about our School.
Your support remains essential to every aspect of PNB. Year after year, your dedication and generosity keeps us dancing. Thank you.
“The results of our spring challenge were heartwarming for all of us at Pacific Northwest Ballet. Whether we received ten dollar gifts or ten thousand dollar gifts, we learned how much you value our institution. We feel the same way about you, (but please don’t ask us for money). From all of us at PNB, we thank you for being there when we needed you most.”
-Peter Boal, Artistic Director