Welcome to the bolender Society

Named for the beloved Todd Bolender, who transformed Kansas City Ballet with his artistry and vision, The Bolender Society is a group of enthusiastic Kansas City Ballet supporters who make a monthly gift of $200 or an annual gift of $2,500 or more.

“The name should immediately tell you what you need to know about the organization. It speaks to who we are – a company dedicated to the art of classical ballet in all of its many representations, as Todd was; a company committed to excellence, creativity, and forward thinking – as Todd was. And a community of artists and art supporters who live and work and thrive in Kansas City and help make it a more interesting, vibrant and satisfying place to call home – as Todd did. So, it is with pride and anticipation that we launch the Bolender Society!”
– Jeffrey J. Bentley, Executive Director

Learn more about the Kansas City Ballet and the world of dance through lectures by guest artists, excursions to dance events and special social gatherings to meet the dancers.

Bolender Society members believe that a great city deserves great art. The dedication of the Bolender Society allows Kansas City Ballet to bring dance of the highest quality, community education for all ages, and excellence in dance training to the entire community.

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Bolender Society Donor Levels

Bolender Society | Gifts of $2,500 – 4,999

  • Name Recognition in Programs
  • Open Rehearsal and Reception
  • Backstage Tours
  • Bolender Society Insight E-mails/Performance Preview
  • 2 Drink Tickets per season
  • Pre-sale Ticket Access
  • Invitation to Bolender Society Events & Trips
  • Concierge Ticketing Support
  • Priority Access to upgrade Subscription Tickets
  • Bolender Society Suite Access/Intermission Reception

silver LEVEL | GIFTS OF $5,000 – $9,999

  • 2 Guest Ticket Vouchers per season
  • Complimentary Parking at Kauffman Center

gold LEVEL | GIFTS OF $10,000 – $24,999

  • Invitations to Opening Night Parties
  • Dinner and Dress Rehearsal with Artistic Director Devon Carney

Diamond LEVEL | GIFTS OF $25,000 – $49,999

  • Complimentary Valet Parking at Kauffman Center

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If you would like more information on Kansas City Ballet’s The Bolender Society, please call Brent Kimmi, Director of Individual Giving, at 816.216.5608 or email bkimmi@kcballet.org.