Giving Levels & Benefits

The American Dance Festival thanks those who generously support our work to preserve, promote and present modern dance.

As a non-profit organization, ADF must rely on the incredible generosity of our friends and supporters to meet more than 50% of our yearly budget. There are many ways individuals can support our programs through the ADF Fund, including donations, matching gifts from employers, or dedicated gifts in honor of someone special. In return, we thank our donors by providing many special benefits.

For information on all the ways to give to ADF click here.

For information on corporate sponsorship click here.

Supporter: <$249

  • Playbill and website listings

Patron: $250-$499

Supporter benefits plus:

  • Access to President’s Lounge at DPAC (one hour prior to performance and during intermissions)
  • Invitations to exclusive donor events (open rehearsals, Director’s tour of ADF School, and more)

Investor: $500-$999

Patron benefits plus:

  • 2 Opening Night Fête tickets ($150 value)
  • 2 tickets to a private reception during the 2016 season ($50 value)

 Leader: $1,000-$2,999

 Investor benefits plus:

  • Total of 4 Opening Night Fête tickets ($300 value)
  • ADF ticket concierge service (order your season tickets directly through ADF)

 Producer: $3,000-$4,999

Leader benefits plus:

  • Name recognition on donor screen in President’s Lounge and DPAC lobby
  • Host an evening at the President’s Lounge (welcome your family, friends, colleagues, and other ADF donors)  

Director’s Circle: $5,000-$9,999

Producer benefits plus:

  • Name recognition on screens inside DPAC theater for the entire ADF season (estimated exposure to 30,000 people)

Presenter’s Circle: $10,000 +

Director benefits plus the option of:

  • Design your own unforgettable ADF experience based on your interests

All gifts will be allocated to the ADF Fund. If you are interested in designating your gift toward specific programming, see options below.


ADF Designated Gift Options

Scholarships–sponsor a Three Week School or Six Week School student

Sponsorships begin at $500

  • Invitation to the scholarship reception
  • Listing as a scholarship sponsor on website and in playbill
  • Reserved seating at school showings

Community Outreach Programming–provide dance experiences for underserved youth

Sponsorships begin at $1,000

  • Invitations to observe classes
  • Listing as a community dance sponsor on website and in playbill

Performances–sponsor a performance during our 2016 season

Sponsorships begin at $5,000

  • Name recognition on cover of company program
  • Invitation to the company cast party

Commissions–support the creation of new work. Your gift will last a lifetime!

Sponsorships begin at $7,500

  • Name recognition in funding credit for new commissioned work (each time work is performed)
  • Invitation to the company cast party
  • Exclusive meeting with ADF Director and the choreographer of commissioned work


*Value of tickets provided is not tax-deductible. If you wish to forgo your tickets, you may donate them back to ADF and receive donation credit for the ticket value.

Contact or call 919-684-6402 for details. Donor recognition will occur in our season playbill and annual report. To be included in the current annual report, gifts must be received by September 30, 2015.