BANK OF AMERICA
A Valued Partnership
Bank of America has been an exceptional partner of Kansas City Ballet since 2006. Charitable giving to KC Ballet from Bank of America Corporate and the Foundation has totaled more than $1.3 million dollars.
Through their generosity, Bank of America has been the Presenting Sponsor of The Nutcracker annually since 2010, invested in the Ballet’s home, the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, supported the Artistic Director search which brought the remarkable Devon Carney to Kansas City, contributed to the Annual Ballet Ball and The Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball, as well as provided general operating support.
Bank of America’s investment as Presenting Sponsor of The Nutcracker has had an economic impact on our community of more than $1.1 million dollars* and has attracted more than 25,000 people from outside of the area to Kansas City. Integral to Bank of America’s support is Linda Lenza, Senior Vice President, Market Manager, Enterprise Business & Community Engagement. She has served on the KC Ballet Board of Directors for 9 years, providing time, leadership and personal support of the Ballet. Thank you!
Thank you Bank of America for helping make this possible for Kansas City Ballet and our community.
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Elevé believes every dancer is unique and what they wear should be a representation of their personality. Dancers spend all day in front of the mirror perfecting their lines, rehearsing choreography, and trying to stand out. When they step into the studio, they want to look their best, they want to be individuals. Elevé knows it’s easy to feel uncertain in such a demanding career. Rehearsal clothing shouldn’t add to those insecurities. Elevé’s goal is to not only give dancers clothing that is comfortable and stylish, but also give them the confidence to dance and look their best. Have fun, be creative, and let your inner designer emerge. Wear Elevé and you will get noticed!
Kansas City Ballet is pleased to count on Elevé to help fund scholarships for deserving students. Their generous leadership gifts towards these promising students has been impactful and valued. Elevé also has been a remarkable partner in cross-promotional campaigns.
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Henderson Engineers, inc.
The Henderson Foundation is dedicated to impacting the community by empowering individuals, and funding efforts that complement and support the interests, values and vision of Henderson Engineers.
The motto at Henderson Engineers is Work Hard, Play Hard, Give Back, and we take each aspect to heart. Because our community is greatly important to us, we organize community service for hands-on volunteering year-round, encouraging all employees to take advantage of their paid Give Back time. Additionally, the Henderson Foundation supports numerous groups through financial contributions and in-kind donation drives.
Our core values drive us to put people first, lead with innovation, and be great partners through the entire life of a building. Our employees notice right away that we foster a family environment and value a comfortable workplace that inspires our teammates to reach their full potential. We believe happy employees go the extra mile, which results in happy clients. We are diligent about providing a best-in-class work environment that encourages delivering the best quality while also having fun along the way.
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Kansas City Ballet is pleased to welcome Roth Living as a new Kansas City Ballet Business partner. They have made a financial investment in the ballet and generously opened up their Country Club Plaza showroom for our Patron End-of-Season Party. They are passionate about creating memories and did just that by providing a Culinary Scene catering experience for special guests at this celebratory event. We look forward a growing business partnership with Roth Living.
Roth Living offers an unparalleled consumer experience. In their showroom you can see the widest variety of Sub-Zero and Wolf products. As your resident appliance design specialists they don’t just connect you to premium appliances; they bring technology, ingenuity and style to your kitchen. Roth Living strives to ensure that every selection fits seamlessly into your design and meets the needs of your lifestyle.
Roth Living’s intent is to inspire everyone from consumers to industry professionals by empowering them with the possibilities and information about the world’s finest luxury brand. Find design ideas for your new kitchen, test drive appliances, and much, much more.
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Originally opened in 1914 as a railroad terminal, Union Station — a 501(c)3 non-profit organization — is an historical landmark located in the heart of downtown Kansas City. With more than 850,000 square feet plus an 80,000-square-foot international “EDGIE” awarded Science Center, this celebrated civic asset attracts more than one million visitors annually. The Union Station organization — dedicated to science education, celebration of community and preservation of history — is not only home to Kansas City’s Science Center but also the popular Model Railroad Experience, the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium, the Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre, H&R Block City Stage featuring live theater, a selection of unique shops and restaurants, and prominent area civic organizations and businesses. A well-renowned venue for world-class traveling exhibitions, Union Station sets the bar for success. Awarded “Top Banquet Facilities in KC” by KC Business Journal, the facility regularly hosts community events and private celebrations of all sizes. Union Station has become THE place where Kansas City connects, creates, discovers and celebrates.
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annedore’s fine chocolates
Annedore’s Fine Chocolates generously provides delicious, hand-made chocolates to Kansas City Ballet for events throughout the season, including the Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball and for subscribers renewing at the theater. Annedore’s Fine Chocolates has been delighting Kansas Citians with chocolates for more than 25 years! The retail shop is located in historic Westwood Hills. Recently voted “Kansas City’s Best Chocolate Shop” by Pitch magazine, Annedore’s is known for decadent European style truffles, chocolate “Plaza Lights” light bulbs, unique chocolate gifts for weddings and special events, and customized corporate gifts. Make any day special with Annedore’s Fine Chocolates. Kansas City Ballet is grateful for Annedore’s support and unique product designs especially created to fill our needs.
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Kansas City Ballet is grateful to Belger for leadership support as a new Kansas City Ballet Business Partner and sponsor of the Belger Footnotes Series.
The Belger Footnotes are free, pre-curtain talks for all ticket holders. Dancers, choreographers, musicians, and special guests offer audience members an insider’s view on the story line, choreography, history, costumes and music prior to each repertory performance. The Belger Footnotes are held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts one hour before curtain.
Since 1919, Belger has led the crane service industry with a rich history of innovation and foresight. If a job is difficult or challenging, requiring quality, performance, and experience, “Better Call Belger.” Headquartered in Kansas City, with six locations throughout the Midwest, Belger provides crane services, machinery installation and de-installation, specialized heavy hauling, and warehousing to customers in a wide range of industries. Established in 2000, the Belger Arts Center is located at Belger headquarters in Kansas City’s Crossroads District. Singly and in partnership with other educational, community and arts organizations, it hosts rotating exhibitions of contemporary art, docent led tours and hands-on activities for visitors of all ages. Since partnering with Red Star Studios in 2010, programming has expanded to include contemporary ceramics exhibitions, ceramics classes and an artist in residence program. The Belger Crane Yard Studios, near the 18th & Vine Jazz District, opened in the summer of 2013.
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mass medical storage
Kansas City Ballet would like to thank MASS™ Medical Storage for their generous support as a second year, Ballet Business Partner for our 2016-17 season. Most recently, they chose to sponsor our Patron Season Launch Party at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. MASS™ Medical Storage owner and KCB School parent, Aubrey Guezuraga has been and continues to be inspired by the ballet’s established donors and community leaders. He is grateful for all that they do for KC Ballet, and would like to extend thanks for their leadership. MASS™ Medical Storage’s sponsorship of the Patron Season Launch Party is in the spirit of appreciation for these important members of the community. MASS™ Medical Storage is a young and fast growing company, and winner of the Kansas State Minority Business Enterprise Manufacturer for the last two of three years. MASS™ Medical Storage is clinically-focused, provides customized service, and offers state-of-the-art inventory management.
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Sprint is an industry leader in wireless innovation and offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services, bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. As one of the largest locally based public companies in the Kansas City region, Sprint is committed to using its technology, human and financial resources to help make the world a better place. This commitment infuses Sprint’s business and culture, and drives the company’s Good Works program. More than just a name, good works is also a belief: Good does indeed workSM.
Sprint demonstrates good works in many ways, including: developing and fostering a healthy, diverse and ethical workplace environment; strengthening local communities through philanthropic work; developing secure and accessible products that meet the needs of our diverse customer base; and leading the industry in sustainable business practices.
Sprint’s good works are particularly evident right here in Kansas City. In 2013, Sprint’s philanthropic contributions in Kansas City were more than $8 million. This consists of Sprint Foundation support, non-profit sponsorships, corporate memberships, employee giving campaigns, in-kind donations and employee volunteerism.
Sprint is proud to serve as advocate and a champion for our local communities. The company’s support of Kansas City’s vibrant arts and culture programs, including the Kansas City Ballet, is just one example of how Sprint contributes to a thriving and diverse community.
For more information about Sprint Good Works, visit www.sprint.com/goodworks.
Stepp & Rothwell, Inc.
Kansas City Ballet would like to thank Stepp & Rothwell, Inc. for sponsorship of the Patrons Society Intermission Suite Receptions at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Members of the Patrons Society, supporters who contribute at least $1,500 annually, gather there to enjoy refreshments, fun and camaraderie during intermissions of KC Ballet repertory performances.
Stepp & Rothwell is Kansas City’s premier fee-only financial planning firm. Founded in 1992, the firm serves individuals and families in over 30 states by providing comprehensive, objective advice surrounding every aspect of their financial lives. Because Stepp & Rothwell is an independent firm, it always acts with its clients’ best interests in mind. The firm never receives commissions, referral fees or any other revenue that would compromise its duty to clients. With a team-oriented approach and a policy of meeting with every client quarterly, Stepp & Rothwell ensures that its staff personally know all of their clients, will do more at no extra cost, and will be there for them both now and into the future. Stepp & Rothwell truly operates by its motto: “We really do what you really want.”
Stepp & Rothwell, Inc. supports the Kansas City arts community through direct contributions, an employee charitable matching plan, and board membership and patronage.
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BNIM is honored to be a committed and trusted partner of the Kansas City Ballet. The firm’s history with KCB spans many years and includes the transformation of the former Power House at Union Station into KCB’s current home, the Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity, which remains a significant source of pride for BNIM.
Established in 1970 in Kansas City, BNIM has become a national design practice with a global impact. BNIM is an innovative leader in designing high performance environments, and its instrumental development of the USGBC, LEED and the Living Building concept, combined with projects, methods and research, shaped the direction of the sustainable movement. Through this involvement, the firm has redefined design excellence to elevate human experience together with aesthetics and building performance. In practice, this multifaceted design excellence has yielded national acclaim, including the AIA National Architecture Firm Award, and consistent design recognition nationally and internationally. BNIM is Building Positive, a notion that describes how the firm leverages its collective capacity for design thinking to solve local and global issues in a way that is focused on building the positive attributes of community and the built environment.
BNIM understands the importance of a city that cultivates a thriving arts community and has shaped the design and creation of some of Kansas City’s most notable cultural and arts institutions.
Onelife Fitness is a valued Kansas City Ballet Business Council company and has been the ballet’s Official Fitness Club since 2016. Because of Onelife Fitness’ generosity, Kansas City Ballet professional Company dancers, Second Company (KCB II and Trainees) and Artistic Leadership have annual club memberships which include 24-hour access, personal training and classes. Kansas City Ballet is grateful for this important partnership.
Kansas City Ballet is also pleased to welcome RC Hahn as a new 2018 Business Leadership Council member. This group is comprised of executives from Ballet Business Council companies that invest an annual leadership-level gift. The Leadership Council serves as volunteer ambassadors and advisors throughout the season to help Kansas City Ballet grow the Business Council and its connection to the Greater Kansas City business community.
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Onelife Fitness means simply that. You have One Life. During your life you make many choices and one of the most important choices is how to treat your body. Onelife Fitness is here because it’s time, time for a fitness company to inspire people of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels.
Innovative, community-focused, convenient, friendly and affordable with an ongoing commitment to deliver unparalleled service to our members, and the results they’re looking for. Onelife Fitness is setting the standard for the world’s best fitness centers.
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Helping to prevent injuries and enhance each dancer’s full potential is the role of Performance Rehab, Kansas City Ballet’s official physical rehabilitation provider and a member of the Ballet Business Council. Through its Performing Arts Medicine program, specialized therapists routinely provide backstage and on-site physical therapy services for the dancers and help coordinate their medical needs including pre-season physicals.
“Getting to know each dancer and his and her unique medical needs to be able to continue dancing to their full potential has been a great joy of my career,” said Kendra Gage, lead physical therapist for Kansas City Ballet.
Performance Rehab is a locally-owned outpatient therapy practice with four clinics in Overland Park. In addition to specializing in performing arts physical therapy, Performance Rehab also provides a full spectrum of outpatient therapy options including hand therapy, sports medicine services and worker’s compensation services.
“Before Performance Rehab became involved with Kansas City Ballet, I knew about the organization – I went to The Nutcracker – but it never crossed my mind how the business side operated. It’s very well run, and I’m happy to be involved in promoting the organization through the Business Council,” said Brian Frank, regional vice president for Performance Rehab.
Kansas City Ballet is grateful for the professional care Performance Rehab provides our dancers and its financial support.
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For more information on sponsorships, please contact:
Karen Massman VanAsdale, Director of Corporate Relations, at 816.216.5585 or firstname.lastname@example.org