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Challenge Match & Sustained Giving Program May 1, 2018 |

Orlando Ballet is proud to announce the launch of our new

Challenge Match &

Sustained Giving Program

Which will include a 1:1 match*

Pledged by our Board President, Jonathan Ledden and his wife and fellow Board Member, Krista as follows:

The match will apply to all new or increased gifts pledged in the current fiscal year (before June 30) that also include:

  • commitment to maintain historic annual giving
  • three year pledge for the new or increased funding

*Annual cap for this match is $250,000 for potential yield of $1.5M over the current and subsequent two years.


Orlando Ballet has enjoyed loyal support from many donors of varying gift levels over its nearly 45-year history for which we remain most grateful. In order to build upon this legacy, the creation of a sustained giving program will provide for the necessary long term planning required of performing arts organizations.

This is the next logical step as the organization works to implement the Long Range Plan presented to the community in November 2017 and created with significant input from the Board of Directors and senior leadership team of the Ballet.

Please consider investing in the mission of Orlando Ballet through this program to ensure that the Ballet, its award-winning school and community enrichment programs remain available for generations to come.


Very special thanks are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Ledden for their vision and willingness to seed fund this program.


Additional thanks to the following inaugural investors in the Sustained Giving Program:

Zach Alfson & Bryan Henley

Thomas & Lauren Bolick

Lily Bounds

Candace Chemtob

Bonnie and Van Chuch in loving memory of Rispa Church and Dorothy Martin

J. Lawrence and Susan Costin

Dr. Phillips Charities

Andrea Eliscu

Katherine and William Fabian

Skip Kirst and Eric Hogan

Beth and Nick Patterson

Mark Pulliam and Judy St. Peter

Patricia and Bert Ramsay

Rob and Jenene Schaeffer

Geanne and Adrian Share


To learn more, contact:

Cheryl Collins

Director of Development

[email protected]